When the time comes for the end of the year office party, you’ve got two options in front of you. You could go the safe route and try to appease your boss, or if you’re the boss, you could throw an awesome party that your employees will talk about for years to come. Just think about it: would you rather have a party with horderves or a party with strippers and topless waitresses? Depending upon the setting, you could have the office party outside of the office and at a location with topless barmaids.
The downside is that it might be offensive to some of your employees, so let them know ahead of time. Here are a few more steps to take to ensure your office party is one that is nothing short of amazing.
Set a date and time well in advance.
Make sure your employees have time to clear the schedules and can plan ahead. It might be a better choice to hold the party on a weekend rather than a weekday, as anyone who chooses to drink can do so without worrying about the hangover at work the next morning.
Figure out your budget.
Extravagance can be a lot of fun, but you also don’t want to spend too much on the party. Plan out your budget and take pains not to go over it. If you have to answer to anyone else, they’ll be impressed by your forethought; if you’re the boss, then you’ll save yourself money that way. Don’t allow the budget to make the party boring, but don’t go wild with it, either.
Plan out the party.
Events, food, booze, decorations, and theme. That should be your mantra. Keep all five of these elements in mind as you plan for the party, and you can be sure it’ll be a hit. Knowing the kind of food and entertainment to provide – whether it’s a covered dish or topless barmaids – will keep the party at just the right level of fun.
Establish an ‘outside of work’ theme.
Your employees should feel free to speak and act freely without worrying about their jobs when the weekend is over. After all, if they’re at a party with strippers and topless waitresses such as these girls from Cover Girl, work is likely the last thing on their minds. Make sure they know that the party is strictly for fun and to be themselves, rather than the model employees they normally strive to be.
Making sure all of this is understood will mean your employees have a great office party they won’t soon forget.