To host or not to host. Thanks to the festivity in the air, an office Christmas party is another perfect opportunity to promote quality team bonding among your employees. More than just an ‘increased pay check’, it is a special way of appreciating them for their valuable contributions to achieving your company’s goals and objectives all year round.
So, rather than think of it as an ‘extra-expense’, you need the start planning the most cost-effective office Christmas party ever. And, this is not you acting like a cheap skate. This is just you making the most of whatever fund you have to give your employees the treat of the year. Here are 4 tips to help you host the party on a budget:
Planning a party has never been the easiest of things to do. Rather than wear yourself out with party details, you can get aspects of the planning to some of your employees. Not only will you be surprised at the level of creativity and inspiration they will bring on board, you will also create the sense of them being very important in your organization.
Rather than spend more money printing paper invites, you can design beautiful E-invites and send them to your employees. Whether you choose to do this via email or using some other design tool, just ensure that every employee gets an invite. Based on the RSVPs, you will know how many attendees you will be catering for and the number of employees you will have to appreciate afterwards.
Ask employees to help out with decorations
Though this festive season is a great opportunity for you to invest in party decorations which you can use subsequently, you can ask employees to bring in a couple of theirs. You can also ask them to help decorate the venue for the party. And, if the party will be taking place right there in the office, you can ask them to assist one another in decorating their tables.
Organize a potluck
Put your employees’ culinary skills to the test by asking them to bring in a potluck. Not only does it guarantee a wide range of tasty dishes, it emphasizes the theme of the season, loving and sharing. On your own end, you can provide the drinks and other dishes that fit right into your budget.
Doubtless to say, your employees matter a whole lot to you. Making them feel well-appreciated and loved this Christmas season will motivate them to put in their best in the new year. To further spice up the party, you can give gifts to appreciate teams, departments, and individuals at put up remarkable performances. Having a karaoke wouldn’t be so bad an idea. Whatever you do, just make sure that everyone leaves the party with a smile on their faces.