They may not seem like much, but company parties can actually be very important. They provide a chance for employees to interact and become closer, which could lead to increased collaboration on team projects. Parties not only bring your employees closer together, but also raise moods and morale throughout the company. Everyone loves a good party, so throwing one can be a positive for everyone involved, and can be a great way to form a strong company culture. In addition, throwing a party is one of the best employee appreciation ideas, making it a great way to reward all of your employees’ hard work. However, coming up with some creative ideas to spice up your company party can make the event all the more exciting and even more effective. Here are four party ideas that your fellow employees will love.
Although not a traditional party idea, solving an escape room with your coworkers can be a great way to build teamwork and learn more about them. Escape rooms require problem solving and critical thinking, something that you and your coworkers should be able to bring to the table. During the escape room, you can see how each of your coworkers approach problems and attempt to solve them. Not to mention that they’re extremely fun and enjoyable, and offer you and your coworkers a great chance to bond!
Who doesn’t love a good costume party? Before a costume party all attendees decide on a costume and then wear it to the event. Costume parties provide attendees with a chance to express themselves and get creative. Seeing everyone’s crazy costume ideas come to life is extremely fun and can provide some great conversation. For example, your coworker may dress up as a character from your favorite show, even though you had no idea they shared your interest. At their core costume parties are an extremely fun and crazy time that your coworkers are almost guaranteed to enjoy.
Although the origination of “Secret Santa” may be seasonal, it can be done at any time throughout the year. The idea is that each employee draws a name out of a hat and then has to give that person a gift at the party. However the catch is that the recipient of the gift has no idea who will be giving them the gift. This is a great way for coworkers to get to know each other and provide some fun surprises. After all, what puts people in better moods than giving and receiving gifts?
One of the best ways to spice up a party is to have a live musical guest attend and perform. Simply hooking your phone up to a speaker may be enough, but it offers little to enhance the atmosphere of the party. Having a live performance can create a great atmosphere for all of your coworkers to enjoy. In fact, you could even have your more musically gifted coworkers perform their own live music,. This can be a great way for the office to grow as a team and find some of your coworkers’ hidden talents!