With Christmas fast approaching, you may be starting to panic, especially if you have been appointed as this year’s office Christmas party planner. With many companies only being able to provide a small budget for this festive event, here are some ways to throw a fabulously festive corporate affair without breaking the bank.
Don’t waste money by planning something that doesn’t appeal to the majority of the staff. Do some research and find out what most people enjoy doing for their corporate Christmas events.
Boost morale by giving the morning after the party off (if you are in a position to do so). This is unlikely to be a highly productive time after all,and the appreciation your staff will show will be worth it.
If you do decide to hire a venue, or opt for help via a professional company such as Davis Events Christmas corporate events agency to organize your entertainment, food and drink, make sure you do this as early as possible to avoid being disappointed that they are fully booked.
Opt for lunch out rather than an alcohol fueled evening event. This will cost less and a long lunch followed by an afternoon off work will be appreciated by most. Choose a set meal to determine your costs upfront and ensure your budget will cover it.
Remember that any Christmas office party is an investment into the company staff. Showing staff that they are valued helps to boost morale and increase productivity.
Party within the office
For a very tight budget, transform the space you already have. Buy some twinkly fairy lights and decorate the office. Create a photo frame with props for unforgettable party pictures and a whole heap of fun. Get everyone to design and make some homemade decorations, from paper chains to paper snowflakes. Buy novelty themed paper cups and plates to save on washing up and breakages. Purchase some miniature trees to dot around the office and ask different departments or teams to decorate them. Ask everyone to wear a Christmas jumper – this can be a normal jumper adorned with decorations, and judge the best. Award the winner with time off – guaranteed to be a great incentive!