Christmas is a joyous event for every company. It’s a time of giving and appreciation for what you’ve built as an organization. It’s also a time for reflection on what everyone has done throughout the year. However, it can be pretty tiresome to prepare for such an event.
Christmas parties can be costly if you don’t want what you’re doing. Moreover, it can be time-consuming to get things prepared for your company. But, by the end of the day, it’s good to stick with what works for every company. Here are some essential Christmas party ideas that you need to implement to succeed your Christmas in the office.
Get Everyone to Decorate Your Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are essential to every Christmas event, and it won’t be Christmas without them. However, the design of a Christmas tree can be very costly. It can also be very time-consuming. So what’s a better way to maximize your time in building your office Christmas tree? Get everyone to contribute to it.
Building a Christmas tree in the office can be a way for everyone to socialize. First, contact a local tree service in your area. They might be able to offer an authentic Christmas tree as a foundation for your efforts. Then once the tree has been delivered, ask everyone to find their favorite Christmas decoration to put on the tree.
In this way, everyone can express their ideal Christmas tree. This also shows the cohesiveness of your office. A less cohesive office would have a lot of different themes on their tree, while a more cohesive office will have one overarching theme for the tree. Regardless of the design, it’s certainly one way to save money and time on your office Christmas tree.
Get Everyone to Decorate the Office
Since you’re already asking your employees to contribute to the tree, why not decorate the office as well? If you’re willing to give gifts or a reward, then hold a competition for the best-decorated cubicle. Some competition should get people going when it comes to decorating the office, and a potential reward should also push them to get creative.
Wear Your Favorite Christmas Sweater to Work!
Getting your employees to express themselves for the Christmas season can be tough. One of the best ways to do this is to let them wear their Christmas sweaters to work!
Every Christmas sweater has a story behind it. Their grandmother could have made it, or maybe a significant other has made it for them. These stories matter when the Christmas season has arrived, and it’s truly one-way people can express what they think of the season. The variety of sweaters can also make your office a colorful wonder to every customer that visits it.
Let Your Gifts to Each Other Be Handcrafted
Americans, on average, spend over $900 on Christmas gifts alone. You certainly don’t want your company to contribute to the overall spending of your employees during this holiday season. But you’d still want to play secret Santa, so everyone still needs to exchange gifts. To bypass the cost, let everyone express their personal talents and creativity by making the gifts to be handcrafted.
This is one way your office can grow closer to one another. The gifts would be more intimate than ever, knowing that each gift has a story behind it. It’s also one way for everyone to express their talents in the office. There is no better gift to give in the office than one crafted straight from the heart.
Let Your Christmas Party Be Your New Year’s Party As Well!
Here’s a fact, employees don’t want to go back to the office for a separate party during New Year’s. This is why many companies decide to have put both parties in one. This will save you a lot of money, while also giving your employees more time to spend with their families. However, if you want to hold a New Year’s party, make it optional instead. It’s good for those who have families living in another country and can’t make it back home for the holidays.
File Your Party as a Company Expense
Many business owners don’t know that they can file their Christmas party as a business expense, but you certainly can do that! This can help you decrease the income tax that your business has to pay by the end of the year. But you’ll have to abide by some rules for this to work, which varies by country.
For example, in Europe, the party can’t cost more than 150 Euros per person. Moreover, the company can only be attended by employees and business staff. Once again, this varies by country so make sure you do your research before filing your Christmas party as a company expense.
Here are the essential tips you need to know to make your Christmas party a success. It can help reduce your expenses for a Christmas party this year without sacrificing the party’s quality.