Holiday Office PartyA holiday office party should be a chance for employees to take a break from work and come together to have fun and relax. Here is how you can make your holiday party stand out from the rest:
- Incorporate a special cause – The holiday season is all about giving, so why not volunteer or donate this year? An easy way to do this is by incorporating a toy or canned food drive into your office holiday festivities.
- Christmas around the world – Instead of having traditional American holiday food, try doing a potluck that incorporates Christmas cuisine from around the world.
- See a holiday show together – Go see the nutcracker or even a comedy show as a team this year. It’s something different as well as a chance to get out of the office.
- Create a homemade photo booth – Want something that will spice up your office party? Create a photo booth with funny holiday props, a sheet or banner as the background, and a Polaroid camera. This is something fun that will also allow you and your employees to capture the memories.
Office Gift Giving
Giving gifts to coworkers can get a little tricky. You don’t want to leave anyone out and also need to give something people actually want. Here are a few gift ideas to help you out this year:
- Company gifts – It is hard to give something meaningful to every employee. The easiest way to do this is to give a holiday bonus or an extra day off.
- Gift cards – Instead of taking everyone out to dinner, why not give them a gift card or gift certificate to a local restaurant. This allows them to take their friends or family out to dinner during the holiday season.
- Secret Santa – A Secret Santa is a fun way to do a holiday gift exchange and people only have to focus on buying a gift for one person. Everyone picks a person and has to buy a gift within the price limit. Have each person fill out a survey to make gift giving a little easier.
- White Elephant Gift Exchange – There are many different rules for this type of gift exchange. Play it where everyone brings a gag gift or they have to “re-gift” something they got from last year.
No matter what you end up doing for a holiday office party or what gift you give, make sure your employees and coworkers feel appreciated and have a little fun this holiday season.