Who doesn’t love a party? While you’ll find almost everyone loves them, the same sentiment isn’t true for those who are hosting parties. However, with these tips you’ll find it’s easier to plan and host a great staff party. You can even have as much fun as your guests while doing so.
Choose a Theme
While you’d think the fact it’s an office party would be enough of an incentive for someone to attend your party, unfortunately you’re wrong. So, in order to entice your staff to go, your party needs a great theme. This will also give your guests something to talk about so they spread the word about the party and increase the likelihood of more people attending.
Set the Mood
Now that the anticipation about the party is building, it’s time to decide upon the details. For instance, what type of food and drink will you serve? Of course, you should make this as low maintenance as possible. So, consider ordering pizza or picking up some party platters. Make sure you also have disposable plates, utensils, and napkins available to use. Also, don’t forget to have some drinks available to help lighten the mood. For this, you should consider hiring a portable bar company.
It’s also important to make sure the office’s conference room is nice and tidy, if that’s where you’ll host the party. If you’re hosting the party elsewhere, it’s equally important to make sure the place is clean since nobody wants to party in a dirty venue. This is also a good time to think about splurging on some party decorations to spruce the atmosphere up a bit. The point here is to make sure everyone will feel welcome. Since the mood you’re in will set the mood for your guests, make sure that everything is ready at least 30 minutes before the party begins so if anyone shows up 15 minutes early you’re ready.
Once you’ve got the room all set up, it’s time to turn on some music (base your choice here upon the party’s theme) and add any finishing touches you may have forgotten about before. Make sure there are a few appetisers out for when guests first arrive, but also have some yummy smells wafting through the room to entice your guests to stay and find out what they’ll enjoy eating later. If you’re running behind and someone arrives early, there’s no harm in asking them to help you with these finishing touches. In fact, this is a great way to start a conversation in what would otherwise be an awkward time spent waiting for the other guests to arrive. Even those times are often awkward, so make sure you also have some ice breakers available.
Enjoy the Party
Now that everything is in its place, it’s time to show off your great personality by roaming around the room, talking to your guests. Regardless of what may happen now, it’s important to stay calm. By doing so your guests will enjoy your party.