How to convince your boss to host a good office party

Oct 23 2018, 10:25 pm

Work parties can either be the highlight of your year, or a drag. A poorly planned event with sad decor, no atmosphere, and poor entertainment can make for an awkward evening that you just can’t see the end of. Even the food and drink seem to be an afterthought, and you leave still hungry.

The good news is that you don’t have to endure an evening like that this year, and hopefully, you never will. You’ve still got plenty of time to convince your boss to plan an amazing, memorable office party before the year is out. The Lazy Gourmet is here to make your vision a reality from start to finish

We’ve put together a few key points to help make your case for the best party you and your co-workers have ever experienced.

Unique office parties encourage socializing and boost morale

Ever noticed how easy it is to get stuck in work conversations at parties? Sales, orders, printers, toners — ugh. One way to get people to loosen up is to include interactive stations like a turkey dinner buffet or pho station, or a bartender bootcamp where guests can mix their own drinks.

Wine bar/The Lazy Gourmet

Your team could even channel their inner child with a “build your own gingerbread house” team competition. This encourages staff to mingle, work together, and talk about something other than the 9 to 5 routine. Besides, a healthy dose of competition often brings more reserved people out of their shell.

Happy employees = productive employees

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Perhaps it’s been a busy season or maybe even a busy year at work. Busy-ness means the company is thriving so your team should celebrate their successes and be thanked for their hard work. Schedule an awesome office party before year end when everyone typically breaks to spend time with family and friends.

This will give your team something extra to look forward to before the new year starts and new goals and projects begin; and will remind them that they are valued and appreciated. Happy employees are more engaged, productive, and better leaders.

Sharing photos from the event on social media

We live in the age of social sharing and special occasions are great for the ‘Gram. Let’s say your company has a huge team-building party with interactive games, entertainment, and amazing food, an environment where staff can enjoy themselves. The more impressive the presentation and experience, the more your employees and guests will want to share photos and videos of the event to their own networks.

This demonstrates to other companies, as well as current and future clients, that the business has a positive employee culture. It can also help create a positive image for the company and pique the interest of future employees if they see it as a fun place to work. This is a great organic marketing opportunity for your company, and it doesn’t cost anything extra.

Planning the party is a total breeze

Turkey dinner/The Lazy Gourmet

Your boss might be reluctant to host a party if they feel it will take too much company time to plan, or be over budget especially at year end. This is where you come in and explain how it can be done with the help of The Lazy Gourmet.

Regardless of if your event is hosted at the office or at an outside venue, the Lazy Gourmet’s skilled event and catering team will come to you and take care of everything from the food and drink, design and décor, logistics, lighting, entertainment, service, valet, and even take away gifts. Whatever your budget, their event planning team can come up with some creative options to plan a party to remember.

Party food/The Lazy Gourmet

The Lazy Gourmet is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and offering a special holiday package for delivery of a full turkey lunch or dinner with all the fixings.

Whether your company is hosting a simple festive lunch or a large evening event; or you are hosting a private event at home, reach out to The Lazy Gourmet for a custom quote.