Hosting a holiday party for your employees is one way to truly show them just how much they are valued and how much you have appreciated their efforts throughout the year. This will not only increase workplace satisfaction and morale levels but will also serve as a great marketing tool for the organization; people, be it potential clients or partners, always value companies that appreciate their employees. For this reason, our Pittsburgh transportation specialists have come with a few tips on how to plan an unforgettable company holiday party, and we hope they go a long way in making this holiday’s party one of the best yet.
First, we would like to encourage you to employ the services of a concierge car service such as our Pittsburgh limo service for all your transportation needs on the day of the event. Treat your employees and their families to luxurious transportation from their premises and back in order to spice up the experience and make it even more memorable. This will not only ensure that everyone arrives on time but also that they get back home safe and sound, no matter how late the party goes or how many cocktails they enjoy. Let our professionally trained and reliable chauffeurs take the wheel on this day and give everyone a chance to fully revel in the festivities.
Here are a few more tips on how to successfully plan a memorable company holiday party.
Start Planning Early
Start planning early, preferably at the beginning of the year, in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the event. Starting early will also build up anticipation for the party amongst employees who will have looked forward to it all year long. This will also ensure that every single employee has had enough time to clear their schedules and attend the event; it will not be much of a company party if half the office is unable to attend because they got a short notice. Alternatively, you could consider hosting the party in January when scheduling conflicts are less likely to occur.
Pick a Theme
Pick a theme and stick to it throughout the duration of the event. For example, if you are hosting the party during this holiday, you could try a Christmas theme. Encourage everyone to incorporate the theme into their outfits just for fun as well as to get attendants into the festive mood. Give awards for the most creative costume to encourage a little friendly competition and to encourage everyone to bring out their creative side.
Choose a Host
The right host can really breathe life into an event; they can guide the direction of the event ensuring that everything goes as smoothly as planned. Consider someone in the office who is both well respected and charismatic, but don’t assume the first person who comes to mind will want to take up the role, some people just don’t like the spotlight, so broaden your options. Or personally take up the role if you’re up for it.
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