Having a positive workplace environment and a good team spirit is essential for the success of a company.
After working all year long, organizing a workplace party can be a great way to cool off and let your employees bond over food, music, and drinks.
In 2022, office parties are a norm and can be an uphill task for the human resource department; from budgeting to ensuring people are present for the party among others.
Organizing an office party is hard, organizing a memorable party will be harder. However, here is a complete guide to how you can organize a mind-blowing party in 2022.
Knowing how much money you have to work with determines to a large extent what kind of party you deliver. Once you have a realistic budget, you can easily allocate resources effectively.
You can decide on the amount you will spend on catering, drinks, decorations, and music in such a way that one aspect doesn’t suffer because of another.
It is also advisable to decide on a budget early and add 10% for any unexpected expense that pops up.
Employees should enjoy the party without feeling any scarcity of food, drinks, or good music.
Choose A Theme
Once you have set your budget, the next course of action will be to choose a theme for your party. Party themes spike more interest among employees than most standard office parties.
You need to think out of the box with an idea that will make employees feel excited to attend the party. Dedicate time to figure out what the unique thing about this party will be, throw options out and let members of your workplace decide on what they find most appealing.
Decide On The Guest List
When planning an office party, it is crucial to determine who will participate in the event. Recently a lot of people have been working remotely or in hybrid jobs making it harder to know how many people will come to the party.
You need to draw up a list of your expected guests so you can plan properly for the event. If you decide to include family and friends, a good idea will be to have your employees put down the number of people they will invite to the party to help you budget properly.
When you know the number of people you are expecting it makes it easy to draw up a budget and determine the quantity of food and drinks.
Create A Committee
Creating a committee is the first to throw a memorable party. Using an event itinerary platform, collaborating with volunteers from your office and vendors is simplified when you’re not doing it alone.
When you get your committee together, you need to outline the different aspects of the party. This way you can delegate them to colleagues who choose to volunteer in the office.
This promotes inclusion and participation, people enjoy the party more when they are part of the decision-making and planning process.
Play Good Music
Terrible music has a way of dampening the mood of a party, while a good playlist might be the most enjoyable part of a party. Spend time curating a playlist of the most popular and recent music based on your theme and the members of your workplace.
If a Dj was included in your budget, get one that understands his role and will deliver premium services. If not, create a fire playlist and good sound that will keep people on their feet all through.
A party with good music to dance to makes people feel like they are having the best time of their lives.