It's been a long year and you want to reward your employees for all their hard work they have put in. You don't want buy each employee a gift, but you still want to show your appreciation for them. The next best thing you can think of is a company Christmas party. What a great way to reward everyone for a long year.
Location. This is a key part of the party. You want to pick something that is convenient for everyone. While that will be hard to do, try your best and pick as central a location as possible. You also need to think about how much you want to spend. You can go as cheap as holding it at someone's house or you can rent a location for the night. Bounce some ideas off people to get an idea of what people are interested in.
Invitations. Even though everyone knows they are invited, still write up some creative invitations. It will make them feel good. Everyone likes being formally invited to something and it adds to the excitement of the event.
Food. There are a few things you can do to supply food for the party. Depending on the time of day you have the party and what your budget is, you can so something as small as finger foods all the way to a 5-course meal. Also if you end up renting a place for the night, many places will have an extra service for catering food for your party.
Drinks. Supply an array of drinks. Something for everyone since many employees may be bringing their families and younger children. You also don't want to have too much alcohol and have someone who is unsafe to drive home. When you get a head count as to who is coming, you can go ahead and make arrangements for how much and what type of drinks you should get.
Entertainment. This will depend on where you have the party. If you throw the party at a house, then you will be limited as to what you can do. However you still need to have something going to set the mood. At least have some music playing or some fun raffles that people can be interested in.
A company Christmas party is a great way to thank your employees for the work they have given you over the year. It is also a great way to get to know everyone outside the office and in a more relaxed setting. It doesn't have to be elaborate, and they will thank you for recognizing their hard work.
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