This year’s office holiday party is fast approaching and you want to make this one memorable. There are a lot things you can do to make any office party memorable, but you and your coworkers will get more from your holiday party if you use that party for the reason it was intended. While a holiday party is a fun activity, it is also a team building exercise that can be a lot of fun if you know how to make the most of it.
How To Make Your Office Party Different
Go With A Group
According to Fast Company, most people completely miss the purpose of an office holiday party, and that can mean missing out on what is supposed to make the party fun. An office party is supposed to be a social bonding time for you and your coworkers. It is intended to bring you and those you work with closer together so that you can become a more productive team in the office.
If the purpose of this fun activity is to be a team building exercise, then that is how you should use it. Employees should put together groups that will go to the party together and one employee can offer to be the designated driver. If you go as a group with your coworkers, you will find the office holiday party to be a lot more fun.
Rent A Limo Or Party Bus
You can make the office holiday party memorable before you even get there if you rent a limo or a party bus. When you rent a limo, you are eliminating the need for one person in your group to be the designated driver, and that frees everyone up to have a good time. Since there is now a group of you going, you can spread out the costs of a limo or
party bus and easily afford party transportation in style.
Try Games You Have Never Tried Before
Games at an office holiday party can be risky because it is difficult to know what the human resources department will and will not approve of. But the experts at HR People give an idea for a game called “Follow The Leader” that can be fun, and is also very human resources friendly.
When you arrive at the party, your group should choose a leader and everyone in the group must follow what that leader does throughout the night. The leader can make this fun by getting very creative and even using table props or something else to make it interesting. The point is to have fun without offending anyone or getting hurt. As you and your group continue to follow the actions of your leader, the rest of the party is going to wonder what is going on and they may even join in.
All In Good Fun
Jazzing up the company’s holiday party can be difficult because you do not want to anger the people you work with, or the people you work for. But when you use the holiday party for the reason it was intended, and when you get a little creative with some fun and harmless games, you can create holiday party memories that will last for years.