5 things companies should do this year to relieve the stress of organising Christmas party entertainment
It’s that time of year and every company, organisation and business have christmas on their mind. For some, such as those in the travel industry or the retail industry, christmas time is peak time. It is the one time of the year when you don’t get a chance to even look up, let alone go Christmas shopping, organise work parties, family parties, school holiday entertainment.. the list goes on. But for others Christmas is the ‘wait it out’ time… slow, a bit of work here and there but really it is a time that costs a lot of money and brings in not much at all. So, whether you are waiting or doing at this time of year there are still 5 important things you need to know when preparing a staff Christmas party. It’s early November, you still have time… don’t leave it til the last minute.
- Come up with an idea to show your appreciation to staff and clients. It doesn’t have to be anything that costs a fortune but a small gift, even a Christmas card goes along way. If you are throwing a Christmas staff party, here is the perfect place to distribute them.
- When booking Christmas parties for your dedicated employees, choose a theme. Don’t just decide on a venue and then everyone is left to get sideways on the expensive bar tab. Make it something they will remember. A theme gives everyone a chance to dress up, play and engage a whole lot more. It’s fun and it also encourages staff members to play a part in the organisation.
- Choose an employee to run the show. They will love it. It’s a compliment from the boss to be told you are planning the one big event of the year. Give them a budget and a theme and let them take the reigns. This takes the pressure off you and allows others to get creative.
- When deciding on entertainment, be sure you have covered all avenues. Stage entertainment, welcoming entertainment, background music, team building workshops to end the year with an engaging interactive activity, staff engagement activities, menu, snacks or meals, unlimited bar tab or capped at $2000. These are just a few things to consider when arranging an event.
- Stay away from package bookings. Rely on yourself and your team to create a great event for your business, you know your staff better than anyone. Packages are always expensive and can be very impersonal.
So there is a few tips to keep Christmas party planning as easy as possible. If you are interested in Rhythm Culture team building workshops or wild, jungle themed African drumming entertainment click here for more information. You can also phone Bec on 0434585992 to chat about your entertainment requirements. Make it fun this 2016! Merry Christmas!