The perils and pitfalls of staff Christmas parties can be avoided to ensure the Festive Season doesn’t turn into the “Silly Season” this year, according to advice from a leading employment and resume expert according to this article . Spice (http://www.spicenews.com.au/) caught up with Eyob Yesus from Memphis Events where they believe that the “Silly Season” can be well managed and engaging if it is a well planned event.
Here are 5 great steps that you need to take to organise a safe, well managed and exciting Christmas party for your staff this year.
The build up – From a well prepared risk management plan to marketing the event as a positive initiative that excites staff, creative messaging around safety, rather than rules can go a long way in building the atmosphere for your function.
The drinks – Be creative with what type of beverages you serve. This can go a long way to excite your staff, minimise the alcohol and avoid the beer and wine hangover. Why not talk to the venue about providing lower alcohol signature cocktails that are tasty and create buzz for your event.
A continuous flow of good food – Providing a continuous supply of food and nibbles throughout the function will assist in maintaining a balance in alcohol intake and add to the engagement of the function.
A quirky host and great entertainment – A great host that keeps your attendees engaged (comedians and magicians as hosts to keep it light and fun) and great entertainment in the form of a band, DJ or a showcase will keep your party jumping and pumping.
Engagement products – Flipbook photo booths, visual simulators and ‘mind reading’ devices – there are plenty of engagement products out there that will add that extra piece of engagement that your staff are looking for.
Make sure you check us out on www.memphisevents.com.au and let us give you some ideas for your next christmas function.