Make it A Wonderful Works Do Not A Works Don't

23 January 2018

Corporate parties are what every employee looks throughout the working year, and it's not only at Christmas you can thank your staff for all the hard work and successes they bring to the business. It’s a great morale-booster, encouraging employees to stay loyal and work hard for the coming months ahead. A happy team is a productive team so what better way to show them just how vital they are.

But what if you are the one that has been tasked with the organising? Planning a corporate party can be a challenge as more goes organising than it would appear. Here is a list of tips to make your life easier and ensure your shindig goes off without a hitch.

After choosing an appropriate date, one that ensures no one will need to be at work the next day as no one wants to do that, ask for feedback on the last party the company held. Specifically, make sure to ask their likes and dislikes and what they would prefer not to have happen again. Remember you can't please everyone all of the time, so majorities rule here.

It may help to send the questions to no more than 20 or 30 people, including differing departments, and randomise as much as possible. This way you don't have to trawl through hundreds of responses, trying to work out the best for everyone.

If you are looking for maximum attendance, you need to get the invitations out as soon as possible. Send out invitations no later than six weeks before. This will ensure the party is a factor in all your employees’ plans.


A themed party tends to be a winner, whether your colleagues soak up the atmosphere of a roaring 20s party filled with gangsters and their molls, casinos and speakeasy or turn up the heat and opt for a tropical theme. Thinks flamingos, palm trees and cocktails

Money Money Money

Most companies have a set budget for parties, understanding the importance of the employees. However, it’s your job to make that money stretch as far as possible.

Best Venue For You

What type of venue should you look for is entirely up to you and your preferences for the party. Party halls such as are devoted to hosting parties, and well used to modifying their space into a room dedicated to fun and dancing!

Food & Drink

You can be sure a good number of employees attend as they are happy to eat, drink and be merry on the boss's wallet. So don't skimp. Choose a caterer that will give you a delicious menu but don't be too fancy. Remember this is all about them, so plenty of great food that they are comfortable eating is the way to go.


You may believe this is important, but it unquestionably is! With so many things that can potentially go awry, having someone on hand is essential. This takes the stress off your shoulders; you are there to enjoy yourself too.

With a little planning and attention to detail, your party will be the one the employees are talking about around the water cooler for months to come, and all will be craving for the next one.

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