All work and no play can make any job pure drudgery. That is why many companies include various parties and celebrations throughout the year to break the monotony and provide opportunities to socialize after hours. Planning a business party requires attention to several key elements to ensure that everyone has a good time.
Job-related parties can be especially enjoyable when they center on a theme. Some are related to holidays or seasonally motivated while others commemorate company success or milestones. A professional party planner can help to organize a smooth and enjoyable event. Any kind of theme can work if employees get excited about it with superheroes, celebrities, and mythological figures as some of the most popular thematic choices. For elaborate parties, props and sets similar to those used in stage plays may be built or rented depending on the venue. The entire event can be orchestrated to create a party setting that is as removed from the daily grind as possible.
Connecting the theme to appropriate entertainment is another party goal. Comedians, bands, DJs, and mimes have been invited to perform at business galas. Sizable party budgets may be able to afford hiring big-name entertainers, but smaller budgets will likely rely on employees or local talent for the festivities. The fun can also include popular games or TV show adaptations that coordinate with the party theme. As the heart of the celebration, the activities should be selected to suit employee interests.
Food and beverages are typically one of the party highlights and can also be matched to the party theme. Caterers offer a range of dining options from casual to buffets or seated dining. Whether to serve alcoholic beverages is up to the company policies and the event planners. Punch bowls and fountain drinks often make an appearance as well as unique hors d’oeuvres and creative desserts. Tableware can be arranged to work with the party theme. A reliable and creative caterer who brings all of the food-related tasks together to satisfy everyone’s palate will make the event extra special.
In addition to planning the actual event, it is important to prepare for cleanup afterwards. Whether the party is held at the worksite or at another area location, the area needs to be thoroughly cleaned and returned to normal when the party is over. Major celebrations that include large-item décor like banners, signs, and temporary props or sets may benefit from dumpster rental for convenient removal of leftover decorations and debris.
Working with a few experts and a detailed party plan, you can throw the best party in your employer’s history that everyone will love.