Don’t be a Grinch! Make sure your office is warm, welcoming and festive this season! Treat your employees and favorite vendors to a fun and cheerful holiday party. Let The Party Goddess! explain the do’s and don’ts for an office holiday soiree!

TIPS:

* Do Give in Style! Give gifts, save the environment and market your company all at the same time! Instead of wasting all of your time wrapping gifts put the gift in a fun reusable bag with your company’s logo. This in return will act as marketing for your company when your guests go out shopping!

* Do Serve in Moderation! Serve your guests a signature cocktail for all of the hard work they have put in over the year. Don’t forget the fun names such as “5 o’clock somewhere” and serve a festive holiday cocktail like a peppermint martini.

* Don’t Drink & Drive! Set up a car service for your employees so they can enjoy the party and the bar. If you are trying to save some money make sure a cab phone number is handy! Even place the info in a picture frame.

* Do Indulge! Grab a skewer and a marshmallow and line up for a FABULOUS s’mores buffet. With this cook-it-yourself idea, it will not only be an icebreaker for your guests but a sweet activity. Display the sterno’s in a long box filled with black stones and let your guests toast away.

* Don’t Talk Shop! Ditch the go-to work talk this holiday season. Make it a social hour not a board meeting! Let your employees and co-workers see other aspects of you.

Random Office Party FACTS & FIGURES:

* Studies have shown that employee morale is directly tied to productivity.

* An office party is a chance to build morale and reward your team for their hard work after a successful year

* 62% of workers view office parties as the best way to have fun with their fellow colleagues after a long working year

* Over 60% of employees are engaging and bonding as a team better when working for a company that have a regular office party

* 75% of employees said their companies party enabled them to meet people in the office they did not know or to get to know co-workers on a more personal level

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