As more and more of us head back into the office and more businesses are open on a “normal” basis, we have to ask the question: are you planning a company holiday party this year?
We all missed out last year, and plenty of people are planning to make up for it this year. There are many things to take into consideration before planning your event, though.
Has your team returned to the office, or are you still working from home? If your team is still working from home, a virtual event might be the way to go; or, an in-person event could be the catalyst to returning to the office!
If your team is in the office, but socially distanced, an in-person event is a great way to bring everyone together outside of regular work hours! Whichever route you take, make sure you plan an event with your team members and their individual comfort levels in mind.
If you and your team are looking for company holiday party ideas, you’re in the right place! Catering St. Louis has a great selection of beautiful venues to fit any kind of holiday party you can dream up. Continue reading for a few company holiday party ideas to get your creativity flowing!
Murder Mystery Party at the Whittemore House
The antique elements of the Whittemore House at Washington University create the perfect ambiance for a murder mystery party with your work friends! The grounds, large fireplaces, grandfather clocks and grand staircase will make you feel like you are in an Old World mansion and match the tone of your event perfectly. With plenty of room to hide (and find) clues and spread out, your guests will have ample room to spread out and be comfortable, as well as mingle with their team members.
Oliva on the Hill hosts regular Wine Down Wednesdays, and a happy hour here with your team is a great opportunity for everyone to relax and enjoy some good food and fun drinks. Create a holiday themed cocktail menu filled with cranberry, ginger and cinnamon flavors, and create a menu with warm winter foods for everyone to enjoy!
Ugly Christmas sweaters are a classic piece of the holiday season. Think back to Christmases when you were young—do you remember your great-aunt Sheryl’s light-up Christmas cardigan? Of course you do! Make this night one to remember with your team, and make sure everyone goes all out for this party. Encourage sweaters that are vintage, homemade or anything under the sun. Have fun, and make sure you find some really good prizes to give out at the end of the night!