This is a party! Execution phase
Christmas is coming, and with it, a lot of social and professional compromises, including, Christmas corporate parties. Last week we proposed you some advices about how to plan a corporate event to celebrate Christmas leaving its mark. Today we are going to check how to put practice in the plan and achieve a spectacular celebration.
Traditional Christmas parties, surprising excursions and activities, original animations… Let’s see how to transform your event to an occasion to celebrate also the corporative soul. Now we are going to focus on the execution phase:
1. Design a Christmas party with open and interactive spaces:
Classic dinners with seats around long tables, reduce the opportunity to interact with the colleagues that aren’t sitting next to you, but are perfect for more formal celebrations, with banquet style. Nowadays, a trend are celebrations that incorporate many uses in the same space of celebration, with tables and abundant and succulent buffet or cocktails, cocktail and beverages areas in a bar, stools and chesterfields, an animation area, a lounge and a dance floor, and a place where a central Christmas piece (e.g. Christmas tree) receive all the attention. In this way guests can move better through the space, it’s easier to start conversations, and maintain the party alive. It’s fundamental that each one of the delimitated areas inside the room dedicated to the Christmas party have its stellar moment, it means that there has to be a milestone, controlled and planned, that maintains the theme of the party, captures the attention of the assistants, and maintains as high as possible the level of the surprise. For example, the illumination of the three behind the dinner, the first dance, the revelation of a candy table, the initiation of the animation, etc.
2. An unforgettable catering:
It is not a good party without a good catering. It is essential to take a lot of care about the gastronomy, and to relate it with the theme and the colours of the party: caterings as the Arts Hotel in Barcelona satisfy all the requirements. Also it is important to look for the amounts, especially if the option chosen is a buffet or a cocktail, to assure that no guest ends up unsatisfied. Moreover and depending on the Christmas celebration chosen, catering can have attractive and interesting variations. Increasingly, many companies decide to celebrate Christmas breakfasts, less festive but more effective, because the employees feel induced to assist a celebration during day hours. But, what about invite our employees to a splendid ChristmasEnglish-stylesnack? Everything will depend on the company and employees profile, and about how you would like to surprise them.
3. Christmas entertainment:
And after the dinner, what can you do? Even if they choose activities that can be undertaken in the same room of the Christmas party, the guests would probably prefer to switch to another place. It is important to keep in mind that the animation options, which will depend, again from the corporate identity of the company, from the theme of the party, the timetable, and the number and ages of the guests. It is recommendable to include some recreational activity that invites to break the ice between the employees, based on simple games or complex contests: e.g. classes and dance competitions, cocktails, theme gymkhanas, or karaoke. If you decide to organize a costume party, it is possible to award the most original attire.
4. Animation and complementary activities to strengthen the topic of the party:
If you would like to surprise and bring your Corporate Christmas Party to another level this year, there are many trends and options that will leave a good impression to your employees. Paintball against the reindeers of Noel, a search of the treasure in a unique space with a special award, a river cruiser that combines a nautical adventure with activities to improve the communication between the employees, a night visit in a museum with a catering based in the pieces of art, a visit in a winery with wine tasting surrounded by vineyards, a Christmas gastronomic workshop with a renowned chef… These are only a few ways to celebrate corporative Christmas parties.
5. Souvenirs and corporate gifts for the employees:
A nice detail to end the celebration is to offer souvenirs that remember the occasion. For example, it is possible to hire a photographer of Polaroid’s, or even rent a photo booth where guests can immortalize moments with Santa Hats or Christmas paraphernalia. Also it is possible to offer Christmas gastronomic details (like chocolates, gingerbread cookies or cupcakes personalized with the image of the company), or many other memories that can be used during the holidays or during the year, as an ornament for the Christmas tree, a figure for the Bethlehem, bookmarks or scented candles, always with a subtle touch, or many other memories that can be used during the holidays or throughout the year, as an ornament for the Christmas tree, a figure for the Bethlehem, bookmarks or scented candles, always with a subtle touch of the corporate image ofthe company.
A Christmas corporate party, as any other corporate event, means a big effort of resources and people, but it helps to build abiding relationships between the members of the team of the company, allows knowing the employees further than the everyday routine, and contributes to strengthen the corporative culture. To make from these experiences an unforgettable experience with a real impact in the corporate identity of your company, it is recommendable to rely on professionals who understand the magnitude and dimensions of your event, and know how to capture your ideas in unique and special events.
We are ready to start celebrating Christmas with you! Let’s talk about your project.