One basic idea to ensure a good company or office holiday party is to poll employees as to what they would like it to involve, and this will also be useful in ascertaining dietary preferences and allergies states Entrepreneur. At the party itself, group activities and games are ideal for bringing together party guests who might not ordinarily mix in a social setting. Possible activities include ping-pong or video game tournaments and board games.
Choosing (or polling for) a theme is a good idea that will help create an environment distinct from the corporate atmosphere that employees are used to. Some ideas for themes include specific time periods or iconic movies according to CNBC. Prizes can be awarded for the best costumes if a theme involving fancy dress is chosen.
While it is important to create a distinct party environment , company holiday parties are also an opportunity to strengthen employees' loyalty and motivation. Entertainers skilled in team-building and inspirational speakers are therefore popular additions to office parties. Another way to build morale as the CEO of a company is to keep the holiday party a total secret until the day. Employees can then be pleasantly surprised when they turn up for work only to be driven to a specially-prepared party venue.