02 December 2019
It’s that time of year again: Home Alone is on TV, ugly Christmas sweaters bring out the holiday vibes and employees look forward to the customary Christmas office party. Are you in charge of organising a holiday event for your colleagues this year? With these five tips from our Seminar Consultants, you’re guaranteed to celebrate the New Year in style. Let’s get started!
Spice up your party with a theme
Themed parties are the best parties! Leave your ugly Christmas sweater in the closet this year and choose a 1920’s flapper dress instead, or dust off your old Buffalo shoes and bring back the 90’s. Do you prefer to fantasize about the distant future? Make it a futuristic night out and see what out-of-the-box outfits your colleagues come up with.
To toast or not to toast
Nothing beats celebrating the team spirit in your company with a toast. You can toast to the new year, to great business results or to good health - and with a well-delivered motivational speech, you’re sure to lift your colleagues’ spirits even higher and banish any trace of winter blues from the venue. Do you want to make your toast the highlight of the evening? Let your colleagues enjoy some savoury snacks with their drink! From a slice of red beet with smoked eel to mousse with Ardennes ham: there are options aplenty.
Rocking around the Christmas tree
Have you set up a Christmas tree in the office already? We do hope so! Traditionally, Christmas trees are decorated with ball ornaments, but you can try something different to spruce it up even more. Take your camera and decorate it with cheerful and funny office pictures to make your tree stand out!
3, 2, 1... It’s the New Year’s countdown!
If you’re organising your party or event on New Year’s Eve, you can put up a wall full of countdown timers. Prepare glasses of bubbly in a strategically-chosen corner and you’re all set to count down to midnight with your colleagues.
It doesn’t have to be turkey
A traditional Christmas dinner is always a fine choice, but switching things up can be a good idea as well. Make it a Mexican night and serve chili con carne, for example, or treat your colleagues to a pizza buffet. People will eat plenty of traditional dishes in the Christmas period already, so unique ideas are the key to make your festive menu extra memorable.
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Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help you organise a party to remember, fully tailored to your wishes.