Throwing an office party is a great excuse to let your hair down and get to know your coworkers on a less professional level. Planning the party, on the other hand, is a lot less relaxing. To ease the pressure of organizing this big event, check out these tips and tricks.

  1. Use Office Catering Services
    Since professional caterers serve a party of 100 to 250 people, you don’t need to worry about running out of food. But what food should you have for your coworkers? To keep it casual, go for a good old-fashioned BBQ. Comfort food like BBQ ribs and wings are great for everyone. Just make sure to serve a vegetarian option as well.
  2. ‘Invite All’ Through Email
    Inviting people to parties can be a pain. Luckily, your office email service can easily do it for you. Select the option to ‘Invite All’ in your work email’s contact list. It doesn’t get any easier.
  3. Don’t Book a Venue
    You already have a perfectly good venue. Use your office to save money and planning time. Bonus: everyone will already be there during the workday.
  4. Set Up a Committee
    There will likely be too many things for one person to handle, even with these tips. Get a group of your coworkers together and delegate responsibilities for maximum efficiency.
  5. Keep it Casual
    Just like the food, you want to keep the atmosphere as relaxed as possible. You might be partying in your office, but that doesn’t mean you should act like you’re at work. Make sure people know that it’s a casual dress code and that drinks will be provided.
  6. Hire a DJ
    You can’t have a party without music. And no, that boring mix you found on YouTube doesn’t count. You will want a professional DJ who can read the room and take requests so no one fights over the aux cord.

Office parties are meant to be a break from the banality of daily life. That means that your coworkers shouldn’t need to hold themselves to work decorum standards, and you shouldn’t stress about planning the party. So, hire a catering company, chow down on some delicious BBQ wings, and dance the night away!