Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, share delicious food, and give thanks.
Give employees the option to host a potluck-style Thanksgiving dinner or treat everyone to dinner at a local restaurant. By letting your team members choose where, when, and what they’ll be doing for Thanksgiving, you’re giving everyone a chance to celebrate in their own ways.
If you choose to have a potluck dinner at your office, ask employees to submit their favorite recipes a week before the celebration so everyone can vote on the best dishes. Then, set a menu and assign volunteers to bring certain dishes. This way, you’ll ensure that every dish gets served on time, and everyone will have enough to feed their entire family.
Then, ask each employee to submit a vote about what type of cuisine they’d like to enjoy for the holiday. If most of your team prefers traditional turkey dinners, head to a restaurant that offers classic roasts and all the trimmings. If you’re planning a more casual lunch, opt for an eatery with a wide range of menu options and plenty of different appetizers to share. Again, this is a great way to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy their holiday in their own way.
The holidays are a great time to reconnect with colleagues and friends, and your office holiday party is the perfect time to do that! In particular, you may want to invite your team’s significant others and families to come to join the fun during office hours. Before sending out invitations, be sure to contact everyone’s favorite restaurants and caterers to make reservations for your group. Also, make sure to include any special announcements or notes in the invitation to give guests a heads-up.
You spend most of your waking hours at the office, so chances are good that you already have a good relationship with your coworkers and feel connected to them. So before breaking out the pumpkin pie and stuffing, think about how you can incorporate some fun into the workday!
Consider hosting a potluck or dessert party where everyone brings something to share. If everyone is busy preparing for the holiday, you could also ask everyone to just bring a canned good or box of cereal to donate to a local charity, soup kitchen, or other organization in need.
You can also plan an office-wide outing to a local pumpkin patch, Christmas tree farm or even invite the team to your office for more low-key festivities like watching football together, eating a holiday-themed meal, or decorating cookies. Just be thoughtful about making sure everyone gets to enjoy themselves as the company’s leader. You don’t want to be seen as bossing people around at a party – instead, you should be seen enjoying the day alongside everyone else.
By infusing some joy into your office celebrations, you’ll help to foster a great company culture for everyone to enjoy and be a part of. Choose Events 4 Life to make this party a fun one!
To have an amazing Thanksgiving Party, contact Events 4 Life; we will plan out every minute detail of the party. Visit us at 16633 NE 40th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052, for a discussion in person, or ring us up at (425)-737-9015 to book your appointment.