If hosting friends and family this Christmas was feeling a little daunting, can you imagine how much pressure businesses are under to pull off the perfect corporate Christmas party? This annual event is often long-awaited by employees and can make or break morale at this time of year. To help you ensure every employee is thoroughly entertained, we’re here to help with our top five corporate Christmas event ideas.
Select a suitable date
Instead of pulling a date out of thin air, we recommend creating a poll for your employees to fill out. This gives them a choice of when the corporate Christmas party should be held, allowing them to make the necessary babysitter or travel arrangements. This also helps to boost the number of people that can attend the event, creating a jovial, team-orientated atmosphere.
Pick the perfect venue
While staying in the office for the Christmas party is one way to keep costs down, it can have its drawbacks. Opting for a fresh, new and exciting venue located away from the office can help colleagues to see one another as more than just their job positions. This encourages a more relaxed and enjoyable environment as employees mingle and can forget about professional hierarchies.
A lot of organisation and money goes in to attending a Christmas event – including notifying the babysitter and making travel arrangements. As a result, choosing an affordable party venue can make all the difference to employee enjoyment. Even if you plan on putting on a free bar, ensuring the venue is easily-accessible for as many employees as possible and has affordable food and drinks after the free bar ends, is essential.
Check out the menu
Be it party food, a hot buffet or a formal three-course dinner, ensuring employees know what’s on offer beforehand can make your corporate Christmas party a real hit. You could even create a poll and give them a choice of meal options to ensure every employee is on the same page. Additional thought could also be given to the array of office party snacks by asking each employee to bring in a tasty treat to share.
Organise the entertainment
While a DJ and a dancefloor could be considered enough entertainment for a corporate Christmas celebration, putting a little more thought into the evening’s activities can make for a much more enjoyable time. That might mean bringing in more entertainment in the form of dancers, comedians and cabaret acts – or even, rip-roaring oompah shows – the choice is yours!
Spend your corporate Christmas at The Bierkellery
When it comes to picking the right venue for your corporate event or party, we believe there’s no better choice than a lively and entertainment-packed Bierkeller bar. Offering a wide range of beverages from ice-cold pints of Pilsner to irresistible cocktails alongside a delectable smorgasbord of both traditional and Bavarian-inspired fare.
Alongside the delicious selection of food and drink on offer, a variety of competitive games including darts and pool are also available, as well as unmissable live sports and oh-so entertaining oompah shows. With venues in Liverpool, Manchester, Halifax, Nottingham and Birmingham, you’re never far from a Bierkeller.