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Top Tips to Engage Employees at the Holiday Party

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Everyone looks forward to celebrating and blowing off some steam after a productive year. Throwing a killer holiday party is a perfect way to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and it’s also an opportunity for employees to have fun and bond with each other. There are tons of ways to get a holiday party rolling that can be both enjoyable and memorable. Here’s what you can do to make the most of your celebration:

Atmosphere and Activities:
Food and drink are essential to throwing a great holiday party, but the atmosphere is also incredibly important. There’s nothing worse than forced fun or a party that feels like work. That’s why it’s important to attract and engage your employees with interesting games and activities. Whether your party is in the office or at a separate location, creating a lively atmosphere and coming up with fun activities can increase team spirit and help the team as a whole to build a stronger bond.

Cocktails and Mocktails:
It’s no secret that when the drinks are flowing, so is the conversation and engagement between your team. To put an interesting twist on the drinks this year, put together a cocktail menu that highlights a specific holiday ingredient, but don’t forget the non-drinkers. An inclusive option for people abstaining from alcohol can be anything from a delightful, fizzy kombucha or a beautifully-presented caffeinated mocktail.

Spice up the Food:
Working with a caterer to put together a menu for your holiday party is essential, especially if your party is doubling as a networking event. Not only do you want the food to be delicious, but you also want to ensure your holiday bites are easy to consume leaving hands free to shake.

Feeling inspired to plan a holiday party, but don’t know where to start? Poll some of these ideas with your employees to see which idea they find the most fun. Stay tuned for more tips and ideas for throwing the best holiday party your office has ever seen!