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 #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…

5 Gift Ideas for Office Secret Santa

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An office-wide Secret Santa or gift exchange brings the joy of the holidays to your business. But, figuring out what gift to give can be tricky for employees, especially if they pick the name of someone from another department or someone they don’t know well. Help your employees find the perfect present with these gift ideas for office Secret Santa….

Funny (but Appropriate) White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Spice up any office Christmas party with a white elephant gift exchange where each employee brings a creative or funny gift to play a ridiculous swapping and stealing game. The success of the event depends largely on whether people manage to find the balance of gifts that are funny, yet still appropriate for the setting. Try some of these funny…

8 End of the Year Party Ideas

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Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to celebrate with your employees and coworkers. Your company probably throws an annual end-of-the-year bash, but that doesn’t mean it has to be predictable. These 8 end of the year party ideas are not only creative and unique, but also fun and festive. This is sure to be the unforgettable year…

14 End of the Year Company Party Ideas

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Looking for end of the year company party ideas? We have compiled 14 of the trendiest end of the year company party ideas to ring in the new year in style at this year’s Christmas or holiday gathering. End of the Year Party Ideas: Comedy Show Comedy shows are typically inexpensive if you buy tickets in bulk. These are sure…

5 Christmas Display Ideas for the Office: Winter Wonderland

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Holiday decorations in the office can help spread the festivity and good cheer of the season. Whether a subtle effect is your preference or a more ornate, elaborate scene is desired, there’s no shortage of Christmas display ideas for the office. Before you start, be sure to check your office’s policies and be considerate of your co-workers; a large display…

Reindeer Games: The Top 5 Christmas Games for Groups

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Your company’s Christmas party gives everyone a chance to unwind, celebrate the season and exchange presents. Planning entertainment can be challenging, though, as you take different personalities, preferences and interested into account. Consider engaging everyone at this year’s party with five fun Christmas games for groups. 1. Employee Trivia A few days before the party, invite your coworkers to share…

Fun Christmas Games for Everyone from the Intern to the CEO

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Holiday Christmas parties can either be either a drag or a blast, depending on how well you plan. Rather than carrying office hierarchies over to the company party, choose games that will help everyone feel like equals – and have some fun! Try these Christmas games for everyone at your party this year. Puzzled Cards Divide the number of guests…

8 Corporate Christmas Party Ideas

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The office Christmas party is back. Whether you have a lot of employees or just a few, ring in the holiday season this year by holding an event to celebrate a year of hard work. Go beyond the basic office party with one of these corporate Christmas party ideas. 1. Hawaiian Luau Throw a Hawaiian luau to get your employee’s…

Holiday Party Tips to Throw a Festive Christmas Bash

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The holiday season from Thanksgiving to after New Year’s Day is a favorite time of year for many people, but some consider this time of year to be stressful. If you are hosting a holiday party, you may be feeling more fearful than festive. But with the proper preparation and time-saving tricks, throwing a holiday party can actually be fun…

Gift Etiquette: Is Re-Gifting Practical, Forbidden, or an Art?

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Re-gifting is a nice way to utilize unwanted or un-needed gifts that others may really need or enjoy. When it may be impossible or just impolite to make a return, re-gifting has become an acceptable practice (in most cases) for getting use out of something you really can’t use. Some people justify re-gifting by imagining gifts they’ve given to others…

Creative Corporate Holiday Party Ideas

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Are you the lucky office manager who has been charged with planning this year’s big holiday party? Lucky you!! With Thanksgiving already behind us, you know what that means–time’s running out to finalize your party plans. If you work in a small office, your stress level should be manageable and you may even have fun planning the shindig, but if…