8 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Holiday Party For Work

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It’s likely that you’ve attended a holiday office party that doesn’t fill you with the holiday spirit – in fact, it may have been so dull that most employees wished they could just sit back down at their desks and resume their workday. Fortunately, your office doesn’t need to suffer the same fate. If you’ve been tasked with planning a…

When to Plan Your Company Holiday Party

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It’s never too early to get the ball rolling on planning a company holiday party, especially if you host it off-site and incorporate vendors like catering and entertainment. Planning early means you’ll have less stress as the holidays roll around. Here’s our guide to planning the perfect holiday bash for your office! When to Start Planning Large companies that host…

Planning A Corporate Holiday Party – Infographic

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Planning a Corporate Event Checklist Infographic PaperDirect

Have you been tasked with planning the company holiday party? Are you now realizing that there is way more to planning a corporate event than just setting up a table with snacks and drinks? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At PaperDirect we understand the ins and outs of event planning and we are here to help. Take a look…

How to Create a Seating Chart for Your Holiday Party

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How to Create a Seating Chart for Your Holiday Party

Ah, the holidays, a wonderful time of year when you can happily gather all your friends and family for a great holiday party. And no holiday gathering is truly complete without a scrumptious meal to keep everyone’s tummy happy. Of course, any veteran host can tell you that the meal takes some strategy, not just in the kitchen, but in…

Corporate Party Checklist 2016: Big & Bold Holiday Party

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If you’re in charge of overseeing your company’s corporate party, the task can seem like a daunting one. Sometimes, expectations are low: employees haven’t been wowed in the past, and don’t expect to be wowed this year. Other times, though, someone truly rocked it the year before, and you’ve got some seriously large boots to fill. Whatever scenario you’re facing,…

When to Start Planning Your Holiday Party. Hint: Soon!

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A holiday party might seem like a simple-enough event to organize. However, those with experience planning a company-wide holiday party know it is no easy feat to host a successful yuletide gathering. For those new to holiday party planning, or those who are looking to make the process easier than years past, use this timeline and these tips to put…

Prepping for Holiday Season Employee Recognition

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Holiday Season Employee Recognition

Sure, the weather is still warm and sunny but before you know it, the holiday season will be here in all of its winter wonderland glory. As a business owner, you have a million things to organize for the holiday season, from client gifts to end-of-year accounting tasks. With your yuletide to-do list longer than Santa’s, prepping for holiday season…

How to Jazz Up Holiday Networking Events

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‘Tis the season to mix and mingle! If you’re organizing a holiday networking event, make it a memorable occasion by adding a few personalized touches. After all, you don’t want bored employees burying their attention in their smartphones or ducking out early. Set up a raffle. As each person arrives for the party, hand them a raffle ticket. Show them…

The 2015 Office Christmas Party Checklist

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It’s pumpkin spice-everything season, and you know what that means? The holidays are just around the corner. So, it’s time to start making plans for the coolest office Christmas party yet. Dig out the favorite caterer’s phone number and set a date. It’s almost time to party! The Basic Party Plans Before you get too far into making plans, you…

Submit your Embarrassing Christmas Party Stories!

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Submit your Embarrassing Christmas Party

Have an embarrassing Christmas story? We want to hear it! Whether its an drunken office party foul, family dinner gone awry, or a childhood memory that evokes fear and humiliation, we want it. Go ahead, don’t be shy! Submit and we’ll publish and choose a winner right before Christmas. Come on, you know you want to. [gravityform id=”2″ name=”Embarrassing Christmas…

How to Throw a Christmas Party Worthy of William & Kate

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The Christmas season is filled with beauty and wonder with lights shimmering and goodwill overflowing. It is the perfect time to hold elegant gatherings and welcome family and friends into our lives to celebrate all we hold dear. Throwing a perfect Christmas party requires some planning, and when it comes to elegant Christmas parties its success rests in the details….

5 Lavish Ideas for your Company Christmas Party

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There is an old saying that “being kind helps your bottom line” and that’s especially true at Christmas.  Christmas parties are the perfect time to show your appreciation and build bonds of loyalty with your employees.  They’ve worked hard so why not surprise them with one of these lavish ideas for the company Christmas party? Rent a Museum or Art…

5 Out of the Box Ideas for Your Company Christmas Party

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Formal dinners and cocktail parties are great, but they are not for everyone. If the traditional company Christmas party just doesn’t fit your company culture, it may be time to think out of the box. Celebrating the holidays can be even more fun and memorable when you mix in a bit of the nontraditional and even a little wacky into…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #7 – Gifts & Goodies

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #7

As guests gather for the Christmas party and toasts are made, plan to send home a token of gratitude and Christmas appreciation. Whether your guests are your best friends or your employees, celebrate them. A simple verbal recognition to the group, followed up with a gift or certificate presentation, makes the party extra engaging. For the Office Party: If you’ve…

10 More Office White Elephant Gifts

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Okay, let’s face it. Most people dread the office white elephant gift exchange because it’s so difficult to come up with something funny and appropriate. Then there’s the holy grail of office white elephant gifts—ones that are fun and appropriate AND something people will actually kind of (in secret anyway) like. We listed a few ideas last year which still…

Christmas Party Planning Tip #6 – The Drinks

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #6

Celebrate the holidays, but do it safely! Since most Christmas parties include alcoholic beverages, have an action plan in place to keep employees out of harm’s way. Things to Consider: Use drink tickets. Give each guest a set number of complimentary drinks via a ticket system to limit them to two or three beverages. If they want more, they will…

Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Successful White Elephant Bash

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If there is anything more fun than the White Elephant Party in encouraging a hilariously good time, we do not know of it. The wacky tradition encourages the exchange of small, often useless, always creative, and completely funny gifts among friends. But even “almost anything goes” parties need a few guidelines, so here is the ultimate guide on throwing a…

Which “The Office” Character are you at the Christmas Party?

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Have you ever wondered which “The Office” character you would be if you worked at Dunder Mifflin? Angela? Dwight? Michael? Jim? Find out by taking our quiz below and then share your answers with your friends. Pass this quiz around your office before your epic Christmas party this year and collect the responses. Then proudly display your Office character or…