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How to Throw a Holiday Party Your Coworkers Will Love

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Holiday parties can be a blast, or they can be stressful. Want to make yours one for the scrapbooks? If you need a corporate caterer for your party in Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C., choose Saint Germain Catering. There is no more experienced or attentive business caterer than Saint Germain Catering.

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How to Throw a Holiday Party Your Coworkers Will Love

  1. 1. How to Throw a Holiday Party Your Coworkers Will Love Holiday parties can be a blast, or they can be stressful. Want to make yours one for the scrapbooks? Here are easy ways to make it memorable: 1. Get out of the office. Nothing says “work” like, well, the place where you work. When you hold your holiday party in the office, it can easily end up feeling like a sort of afterthought, no matter how much planning and care went into it. Plus, the conversation tends to end up being all about work stuff: projects, deadlines, office politics and gossip. You can break up that vibe by holding the office party somewhere off-campus but nearby. 2. Mingling, not sitting. When you have a sit-down meal it means that most people are going to stay very close to the people they already know and there will be less socializing and mingling. Consider instead having a more open space with treats or hors d’oeuvres so that coworkers will be on their feet and drifting from conversation to conversation. 3. An early start means better turnout. Lunch parties can be a fizzle because people have to return to work afterward, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait till end of business to get the party started. If management approves, it’s a great idea to have the work day end a little early— say 3 p.m.—and the party start right after. This gets people more excited about the party, builds anticipation all day, and a lot of people who wouldn’t give up a whole evening for a work event will take the time to come along. 4. Unusual venues are more fun. Why rent a room at a restaurant when there are so many other options for party venues? Take the team out for a holiday bowling party, or book the event room at the local art museum and do a guided tour followed by wine and cheese. Anything that breaks out of the “cookies – coffee – leave” mold is a step in the right direction. 5. Do you need a theme? There are different schools of thought on whether a themed office party makes it more fun, or simply adds an extra layer of planning work. If you’re going to use a theme, the trick is to make it something that people can easily participate in: having a Nerd Prom where everyone dresses a little geeky (great for a tech company), for example, or Vintage Christmas where guests are encouraged to wear old-fashioned clothing. 6. Have fun, easy activities. If you’re going to plan activities they should be silly, easy, and infectious. A treasure hunt is an easy activity to plan and it encourages people to work together and explore the venue. And of course, excellent food is a deal breaker! If you need a corporate caterer for your party in Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C., choose Saint Germain Catering. There is no more experienced or attentive business caterer than Saint Germain Catering.

Holiday parties can be a blast, or they can be stressful. Want to make yours one for the scrapbooks? If you need a corporate caterer for your party in Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C., choose Saint Germain Catering. There is no more experienced or attentive business caterer than Saint Germain Catering.

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