Planning Your 2018 Office Holiday Party

A holiday party is a great way to get the office together after work hours and celebrate all your accomplishments from the past year. Planning an elaborate party with great food, cocktails, and entertainment will show your gratitude for your employees and co-workers. Below are helpful suggestions on how to execute an extraordinary party that will be the talk of the office.

Start Early

Begin the planning process of the party as early as possible. We all know how stressful work and life can be, so in order to ensure an unforgettable party, start the planning process months in advance. This way, you will be able to reserve the venue, entertainment, and caterers you want. Holiday season is one of the busiest of the year, so it is essential to get ahead of the game. Also, if you are planning on doing a gift exchange, it is better to give your employees more time to find the perfect present.


Create a Committee

Send an e-mail blast to the company giving all employees an opportunity to help plan the party. Encouraging a committee is an easy and efficient way to gain office participation as well as delegate responsibilities to other employees (win-win!). This can also be a bonding experience for employees of larger companies if people from different departments all come together to plan this event.



A crucial part of your party to show how much you appreciate your employees is by choosing the entertainment. Do you want a party where all co-workers can get loose and show off their best dance moves (who knew John could do the worm!!)? Would your co-workers enjoy a relaxing party with background jazz or string music? Maybe a small combo with a vocalist would be more suitable so your guests could sing along to the music. Whatever you are looking for, be sure to reach out to Entertainment Exchange to see all our bands, DJs, and ensembles that will complete your office holiday party.

Entertainment Holiday Party

Gift Exchange

Another idea for a great party is to set up a gift exchange like Secret Santa or White Elephant. Set a spending cap for the presents, such as $10.00. A less-expensive gift will ensure that everyone is able to participate, and will encourage creativity in order to bring the best gift to swap with fellow colleagues.


There are many ways to have an amazing holiday party, so start here by looking at your options! We’re excited to help you make it the best one yet.

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