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Tips to throw a fantastic office event

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So, this year, you were the one who has been chosen. Every year, people will be put in charge of throwing an office event that is going to make people laugh, smile, and enjoy themselves. That can be tough to do, though, especially if you are not someone who is used to throwing events. If you worry that you might throw a bomb of an event, then we have some good ideas for you to stick with.

With this basic formula, you’ll be certain to find success!

Think of the basics first

Alright, so the secret to a good quality of evening for an office event stems from laying the foundations. First off, whyis everyone gathering? Is there a purpose? If so, make that central to the night. If it’s a charity event, then make sure that you raise a lot of things for donations. Add in plenty of donation spots, and try to add in a lot of extras like little labels supporting that charities that the night is aimed at.

Also, make sure that you make contact with a mobile bar hire service. They can often get you a nice deal for the evening, making sure that you are not dipping too heavily into company resources to pay for the night. You could choose to go down the ‘bring your own booze’ theme, but having a bar on the evening is always a highly recommended action

If you do that, you are much more likely to get people turning up. A lot of people don’t like going to office events as they feel awkward and out of place. Well, what better way to loosen up the whole room than with a few cheap drinks, right?

Turn to a professional if you need to

Of course, one thing that you should not do is just throw a generic, boring, average party. Take the stress out of the experience and instead make sure you throw a party that is worth attending. To do that, you often just need to look to bring in more professional experts to keep things moving and ticking along nicely.

For example, you should look to hire an event management company if you feel like you cannot handle this on your own. It is better to bring in help and pay for the expertise than it is to try and put the whole thing together and end up creating a boring, sedate night.

Your colleagues deserve a quality night, so you should be working to make sure the night follows that particular theme. If you do this, you should be much more likely to get the help that you need to turn the night around. An events management firm can often help you to plan out the layout, the event itself, and the theme of the evening. Now, you just need to concentrate on organising things as they ask and keeping on top of the budget for the evening!

Keep these factors in mind, and you should end up with a much more enjoyable evening than you would have first expected. Office events are tough to plan; but they don’t have to be impossible. Now, you can prove that – and then some – with our system above.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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