Rewarding your staff in the festive season should be a priority that everyone lives by. Working hard and playing harder keeps the office environment healthy and happy. One of the best ways to show your appreciation for your employees is to host a killer party, with everything included. Think about what you would like to receive and give it to your employees.

Be sure to account for everyone:

Multi-cultural offices, and offices with different age groups can leave you in a bit of a pickle when it comes to planning a Christmas party, as not everyone will want to think about all of the things that others may be open to. It’s important to take your time to plan something that everybody will enjoy, which is why it is important to speak to your employees and keep them involved in the planning process, this will prevent disappointment and will make everything better. If somebody doesn’t want to drink, then provide alcohol free drinks and if somebody doesn’t want to eat meat, then provide meat-free alternatives, cater to the individual to keep everybody happy.

The location is important:

The location can make or break a christmas party, and hosting a party in the office is becoming an extremely worn-out and dated process. Try and branch out and go somewhere that is exciting and that people will get excited about. The perfect venue will have a lot of atmosphere and the environment will be free-flowing and fun, but at the same time, it needs to be at a point where you can also have a conversation with one another and can even present silly office awards. If you have the budget, you could even explore the idea of having a Christmas party in a different city, for example, some of the christmas parties Manchester has to offer are supposed to be the best around.

Entertainment for the night:

Conversation is never enough, if you’re hiring a function room, then be sure to have some entertainment, whether that is a DJ, or simply just music playing out of the speakers. Music helps to create an atmosphere and to have a really good night, people need to be able to have a good sing and dance!