Holiday season is upon us and that means it is time to start officially planning your annual holiday office party. At Wild Blue Ropes, we try to make your life as effortlessly fun as possible. That is why we have put together a list of dos and don’ts to help you not only survive, but thrive at planning your next office bash in Charleston, South Carolina.
Do get out of the office.
Just because the water cooler is now the boss’ famous Jungle Juice doesn’t mean employees will forget that they are actually still at the office. Allow employees to relax and bond in an environment that really brings the group together in a unique way. Hosting a fun holiday party is the perfect way to advance team building!
Don’t skimp on the food and beverages.
Be careful on cutting corners when it comes to food and alcohol. Ditch the potluck style buffet setup around the cubicles and consider booking a food truck for the evening. There are so many great options to choose from in Charleston!
Do take the party to the ‘next level’.
Holiday traditions are great and all, but an office party at the Red Lobster for six years in a row can become stale. Instead, try throwing a party that encourages even Linda from HR and Jerry from Accounting to splurge on a sitter and make an appearance.
Don’t limit parties to employees only.
The more the merrier, right? If budget allows, consider encouraging employees to bring a plus one or even extending the invitation their family and kids. This will really let them know how much you truly respect their hard work and support.
Do remember to have fun!
Holiday office parties are intended to boost team spirit and reward employees for their hard work and dedication. Host an epic party that reminds employees how much they are valued and appreciated.
Staring at a computer screen and sitting behind a desk all day can take a toll on morale. And let’s face it, you see the same people throughout the entire work week, so why would you want to hang out with them outside of the office too? Hosting a holiday party at Wild Blue Ropes gives them an excuse to hang loose and have fun. So go beyond and bond with your co-workers on a whole new level. Raise the bar for holiday parties, 35 feet above the ground to be precise.