The holidays are almost here, and with it the annual end-of-year office parties. It's the perfect time to honor your team's hard work and kick off 2022 in high spirits. If you're looking for some new ideas to liven up your party, we've compiled some festive ways to celebrate the holidays with your team, whether they're in the office or working remotely.
Bring in a catered lunch for everyone to enjoy a meal together. With the stresses of the past year, this can be a great opportunity for team bonding, allowing your staff to sit and catch up with one another. If you have remote team members, consider sending gift cards to a restaurant near their home so they can celebrate in delicious style, and feel included in the festivities.
If your employees are tired of the regular Secret Santa gift exchange, consider an option that's all about giving back to your community. Partner with a local organization to adopt a family for the holidays, whether it's purchasing presents to put under the tree or donating a Christmas dinner. Contact your local food pantry or animal shelter and find out what they need most. Encourage your team to bring these items to your holiday party. Teaming up to spread holiday cheer to others could be a perfect solution to stressing about what to give a co-worker.
Everyone loves a raffle, so line up a variety of door prizes for your team members to win. Giving away gift cards to local businesses is a nice touch, but you can also offer items that are specific to your office, like an extra paid day off, use of a special parking spot for a month, or a "dress casual" day. Gather the names of remote employees for a separate drawing so that their prizes can reflect their status. Be sure to have a lot of drawings throughout the day so that your employees walk away feeling like winners!
Your holiday celebration should be a fun occasion that rewards your team for all of their efforts throughout the year. While your team may not all be in one place, the most important detail is to make sure your employees feel valued.
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