As the children get back into their school routines and the leaves begin to turn, fall reminds us that the holidays will be here before we know it. Planning celebrations in the workplace doesn’t have to be a hassle, especially if you start thinking now. One way to get into the holiday spirit at work is to host a Thanksgiving office potluck, inviting each of your colleagues to contribute a dish or beverage for all to enjoy while coworkers mingle and celebrate. Below are a few tips to help you plan a successful and fun potluck party.
Make Proper Invites
Often times, the office party gets overshadowed by other, more extravagant events in our lives. This year, go the extra mile and get official invitations made for your office potluck. This gesture will set the tone for the rest of your event. Etsy is a great resource for custom invitations that won’t break the bank. Just remember to order them in advance because the seller needs time to customize, print, and ship.
Provide a Sign-Up Sheet
Prevent a barrage of pumpkin pies by placing a sign-up sheet in the breakroom or any communal area on which participants can record what they plan to bring. You can also make a list of items needed, allowing employees to claim a pre-stated dish or beverage.
Prepare in Advance
Be sure that you get what you need for the party by preparing in advance. Will you be renting folding chairs or tables? Or perhaps a raffle drum to raffle off fun prizes throughout the party? Assessing your needs in advance will ensure that you get what you want and have a variety of options to choose from when the time comes.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to creative ways to celebrate. To supplement your potluck contributions and surprise your employees, consider renting a cotton candy machine or hosting a chocolate fountain for fun dessert options! Games can also be provided for people to enjoy while they eat and mingle. Don’t forget about decorations! Perhaps, invite office workers to bring in holiday artwork created by their children or even themselves! This is a great time to get to know each other better, strengthen bonds and encourage team-building.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Save yourself time and stress by planning early. Contact AV Party Rentals today to discuss your needs!