The days of the stuffy or awkward office party are gone. With so many possible office party themes, entertainment and food options, there’s no longer any excuse for hosting a bland corporate function for your staff members.
An office party is super important to raise the spirits of your staff and sometimes these fun breaks help them to be more productive.
Today, businesses will gather to celebrate in a fun or unique way for all kinds of reasons, from employee appreciation events to corporate anniversaries, charity fundraisers to holiday parties. These parties or activities boost the morale of the team and help employees to feel valued by their company.
While an office party can be held anywhere, it’s not a must to have it under the roof of the office, events can be arranged outdoor, over the galleries, or on the rooftop and it will make more joyful or fun.
However, Christmas is just around the corner, and with all the buzz that comes with this festive season, one less thing you need is to worry about how to plan the perfect company holiday party or Christmas get together in the upcoming days.
Supper Club YVR brings you the best catered Corporate Party Ideas, it will turn your events into a bomb of success. Cheers your every single staff member whether it’s your Manager or Junior employee.
1. Classic BBQ
You can arrange it outside of the office, everyone can be comfortable in their casual apparel, make a theme and name it as ‘little less formal BBQ’. That creates a laid-back atmosphere where employees, shoot the breeze of a relaxing environment and connect the whole office staff across the company.
However, this event becomes one of those corporate parties that doesn’t end up feeling so corporate.
This event can also be set up in a park nearby lake or your office garden. For decor, you should go for the big white tents, picnic tables covered in stripe tablecloths, and balloons. And if you want a clearer picture for understanding the event decor, go through with the attached image below.
Well, don’t overthink about the food just set your menu with burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob or fries, you must get the idea, but still, have any sort of confusion contact us. For beverages, go with cocktails because caffeine will not support the theme.
If you arranged the activities, it creates a fun environment for everyone. Some outdoor game suggestions are as follows; croquet, badminton, through ball or corn hole.
2. Winter Wonderland
As it’s for the holiday parties, it’s important to be comprehensive — but that can make it a little tough to choose a theme. Something that highlights the season festivity with a simple & decent theme, but it should be effective.
Also, guests always enjoy dressing up for the season, so you probably don’t need to set a concrete dress code to get everyone to show up in their holiday best. Just set the colour theme and keep it a little more on the formal end.
For food, go with traditional plated options such as tenderloin, chicken, salmon, or grilled portabellas for a vegetarian option. Reason the formal theme. For drinks, play off the season’s flavours, serve hot toddies, flavoursome cocktails, red wine, and dark winter beers. Believe us, everyone is awed with the foodie options.
For activities, as it’s the end of the year, it is the perfect time to share a company holiday video and a recap of the year’s wins of your staff. After that, a little music and dancing would be more perfect!
Supper Club YVR would love to suggest keeping it in the office meeting halls or utilizing the rooftop. For decoration, the options are endless. You can add sparkling jewel tones or a white-on-white colour palette.
Winter classics like Christmas plants, fireplaces, and cosy blankets over sofas will add to the ambience. And you should probably include a snowflake or light music ‘Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell – Jingle All the way’.
3. Dance Party Theme:
Setting up a neutral space that you can decorate with memorabilia from the ’50s to the early 2000s works well. You can escape the fixed decade, it’s your choice at the end of all. For decor, you can go damn crazy from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s! To keep everything consistent, try to pick 1-2 primary theme colours and as per the decade.
Since this theme incorporates a lot of different trends, you can mix and match your food options, although classic American fare covers all the bases. But again choose as per your decided decade of the Music era. The beverage can be anything from old-fashioned milkshakes to absinthe will do.
Dance the night away with the greatest hits from all the decades and encourage guests to dress up as their favourite era. Make sure you have a costume competition too, will add an amazing fun element to the party.
Feeling a little Musical, right now. Ta Ra Ra Tum…
Are you imagining the dance steps?
4. Hollywood (Special Film/TV series theme):
Most people love movies or tv series and they would also love the chance to be treated like a star.
Let’s rent out a local movie theatre, gala space, or anywhere you can roll out a red carpet. Or we would recommend the ballrooms. However, for decor, you can either use the Golden Age as your inspiration or Harry Potter 20th year celebration is also around the corner, you can opt for that too.
If you are just booking a cinema, then keep the food menu like; popcorn and light snacks or, for an additional option, go all out with steaks and lobster, after the movie.
But if you are planning a theme-based then set a corner table of delicious snacks like mini hamburgers, salty cookies or mini bites of fried chicken- or any other you would like to add. Theme based cupcakes or cookies will highlight the event a little sweet.
Champagne, wines and sodas are perfect in both cases.
There are many other ideas that you can incorporate for office events like; casino night, food truck roundup or tour-based activity. So the options are unlimited! All you have to choose as per the psychology of your staff, keep them on the watch to know their likes and dislikes, to hit the best catered corporate party.
If you want any professional help to arrange the best catered corporate party, contact Supper Club YVR anytime you like.
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