Have you decided to go ahead and start to plan a holiday party this year?

If a drive-in movie or a drive-thru light display are not of interest, how else can you show employees appreciation for their hard work during an exceedingly difficult year?

Here is a hitlist of ideas for your next brainstorming session:

In-Office Luncheon

  • Order lunch right to your office environment
  • Cast votes for the best (or worst!) holiday sweater

Private Cocktail Party

  • Invite-only, to follow restriction limits
  • Bartender staff serving guests
  • No buffet lines

Contactless Cookie Exchange

  • Choose an open area to exchange
  • Staff should be conscientious about food safety as well as covid safety

Ice Skating Party

  • Family friendly activity
  • Rent a facility
  • Serve up some hot chocolate & snacks

Pay It Forward to Local Charities

  • Spread joy with giving unwrapped toys
  • Provide for others with food bank donations

Book an Activity

  • Recreation activity facilities are reopening and can take on some of the management of health guidelines such as escape rooms and casino nights.
  • Pre-book time slots, and assign employees to teams

Regardless of the direction you choose, here are a few reminders:

  • Everyone’s comfort level is different, be inclusive to all staff but forgiving if people opt out of gathering
  • Masks should be welcome in all circumstances if not mandatory
  • Ensure cleaning & disinfecting supplies are available
  • Provide an alternative option for those who cannot attend, even if its just a gift card or even a digital Christmas card.
  • Have fun. Stay safe.

What have you considered for a Corporate Holiday party this year with consideration to restrictions in place for COVID?

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