13 Nov How to Plan the Best Office Holiday Party
Holiday Office Party Ideas Everyone Will Love
The office holiday party is a highly anticipated event of the year as it presents the office community with a festive opportunity to mingle with those from other departments, take a step back from work and, of course, get into the holiday spirit. If you have been designated with the stressful, yet highly praised, title of “party planner” – we’ve got your back. Yule love this guide as it will show you how to really spruce up your in-office holiday celebration.
Set the Tone of Your Holiday Office Party with a Theme
Kick off the party planning by picking a theme that’ll set a tone for your event! Since there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the season, spread holiday cheer in your office in a way that reflects the personality and interests of your coworkers. Here are some ideas to inspire your holiday office party theme.
These are just a few suggestions to get your creativity flowing, but you get the idea. You can make the holidays as traditional or as alternative as you see fit to your office atmosphere!
Must Haves for Holiday Party Decor
There are endless ways to incorporate your theme into the decor. Though it may seem overwhelming, don’t let it bah humbug you. Here are a few items that truly embody the holiday spirit:
- Holiday trees
- Twinkle lights
- Candy canes
- Nut crackers
- Games and puzzles
It’s up to you to interpret and present these items as you see fit. Remember: not all of your party decor must be red, white and green, you don’t need to wear an ugly Christmas sweater and there does not need to be a Santa Claus in the room (fake or real). This list is for the unconventional Christmas celebrators to showcase the holidays in a way that works best for your office atmosphere.
Holiday Themed Activities for the Office
Party entertainment can come in a variety of exciting and unique forms. However, there are a few musts when it comes to entertaining your crowd. First, music. Since you have already determined your theme at this point, the rest is easy. Create a playlist of your own or find one you like to complement your theme. Second, find an activity that is as related to your theme as it is engaging. Here are some ideas:
- Hot chocolate bar
- Gingerbread house making
- Cookie decorating contest
- Ugly holiday sweater contest
- Gift exchange (including gag gifts)
- Ornament exchange
- Holiday movie trivia
- Holiday inspired photo booth
Once you have your decor and entertainment of choice, you’re one final step away from throwing an office party worthy of five golden rings.
Holiday Inspired Food
We saved the best for last: food. Cooking for your entire office is a lot of extra pressure and store bought food doesn’t really say “Happy Holidays.”Argyle Catering provides a happy medium between the two that takes the stress off from you. Since we provide insulated food carriers, you don’t have to limit yourself to serving room temperature food, which opens a lot of doors for more menu options. Here are some of our wonderful menu items that will not only be crowd pleasers, but will bring the flavors of the holiday season. For some holiday snacks, we have a rich crab dip and a flavorful sausage and cheese tray. Our entrees are mouth watering and are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Try our glazed, boneless ham, herb roasted pork loin or lemon pepper chicken breast. Pair these with our cranberry salad, herb roasted potatoes and green beans almondine to create a wholesome, spirited meal. However you choose to celebrate, our chefs at Argyle Catering will provide the food that ties it all together.
For a more in-depth look at what we have to offer, check out our full menu!