9 Summer Office Party Ideas to Boost Morale

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While many companies note a decrease in productivity during the summer months, there are many ways to combat this! The summer season offers employers the opportunity to have some fun with their staff. Summer office parties are a great perk for employees and also serve as an effective method for building comradely. “I saw good responses to perks that weren’t…

How to Throw a Christmas Party Worthy of William & Kate

Christmas & Holiday Party Tips

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…

The Do’s and Don’ts of an Unforgettable Office Party

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17It’s almost that time of year again. You know the one. Office party time! Office parties can be a great way to show employees appreciation and give them a chance to relax and socialize. And it’s not just fun for employees; it has real workplace benefits like idea sharing, morale building and turnover reduction. However, it’s important to structure office…

The Ultimate Office Party Planning Checklist

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Whether your idea of an office party is hosting your company’s version of Michael Scott’s Dundies or simply relaxing with a can of beer and a slice of pizza, you’ll want to make a point of acquiring all the necessary supplies ahead of time. No, you do not need an entire party planning committee to complete the job, but the…

Tips for Your Company Holiday Party

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The holidays mean it’s time to party! Nearly 90 percent of offices hold a yearly holiday party to celebrate and reward employees for their hard work. When you’re brainstorming company holiday party ideas, you might run into some road blocks. Don’t stress! These holiday party tips will help you achieve a fantastic Holiday office party! Tips for Holiday Party Costs:…

Songs for the Company Christmas Party Playlist

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You’ve created your guest list. You’ve selected the Christmas invitations. You’ve picked out party favors, office-appropriate decorations and have made food and drink arrangements. Yes, the office Christmas party you’ve been tasked with planning is humming along nicely – all that’s left to really take care of are some of the smaller, minor details. But with that being said, one…

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…

25 New and Improved Office Christmas Party Ideas

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Christmas is around the corner, and with it, the opportunity to partake in the usual awkward office festivities. But why should your company party be awkward? Throw a bash employees can actually enjoy — try incorporating one or more of the following unique office Christmas party ideas: 1. White Elephant Party: Have all attendees bring gag gifts and then randomly…

15 Ideas for Employee Only Christmas Parties

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Budget reductions have led many companies to host employee only Christmas parties instead of holiday gatherings that include partners and family. Your employees will quickly look forward to the next employee only Christmas parties once they discover the fun you’ve planned for them. These ideas will help you increase turnout as well as fun. Plan Your Best Employee-Only Holiday Party…

How to Host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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Every office party should have food and drinks, but an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party should have a few additional elements that make it unique. Check out a few tips on how to host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party so you ensure the gathering is festive, fun and honors all those who had the courage to show up in their most…

7 Ways to Bring Joy on a Small Christmas Party Budget

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Your company might not have the biggest budget or money to spare for a massive office Christmas party. But, even with a small Christmas party budget, you can still hold a festive event and help your employees get in the spirit of Christmas. 7 Small Budget Christmas Party Ideas: Hold a Cookie Swap Instead of having a Pollyanna or Secret…

9 Big Christmas Party Ideas for Small Offices

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You don’t have to have a big group to have a great office party: a little bit of creativity goes a long ways with Christmas party ideas for small offices. Use themed papers for invitations and announcements to get everyone in a party mood, then get ready to have a great time. Black and White Elegance: Make your Christmas Party…

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…