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Whether you’re thinking about celebrating Christmas with your colleagues, or you just want to have the occasional social experience together, hosting a party is very often the best way to go about this. And the truth is that it’s something that can be really important for the sake of everyone bonding and becoming more of a unit. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the things you should aim for if you are keen to try and host the perfect staff party. All of the following are going to be worthwhile to consider.

To Theme Or Not To Theme?

One of the first questions you will likely ask yourself is whether or not you are going to have a theme for the party in question. There are advantages and disadvantages to this, so it’s something that you are going to want to think about from all angles. First of all, there is the fact that a lot of people find it easier to prepare for a party if there is a theme. However, you’ll also find that some people are much less keen on it. As a way to draw everything together, however, it can be really useful.

Food & Drink

It really isn’t a party without food and beverages, so you need to make sure that you are providing these as well, as best as you can. It’s the kind of thing it’s worth having a company pot for, to use every now and then, but you should take care with how you approach it. For instance, the question of alcohol is a tricky one which depends very much on the situation and what kind of event you are planning. And to make sure you get the food side of things right, consider using a party caterer who will be able to provide the best food possible.

Invitations & Politics

It can be that there are lots of politics in your workplace – that is very often the case, after all. And that can get in the way when you are thinking about who to invite. However, this is something that you should try and rise above, if possible. Specifically, you should consider the party that you are planning on hosting to be an opportunity to overcome those kinds of issues. If you can do that, you’re going to find that it helps everyone to have a much better time – and it makes things easier for you in terms of your invitations.


Of course, you’ll also need to try and find the perfect venue, and that can be something of a difficulty in itself. However, if you are keen to get it right, it’s just a case of shopping around in your local area for somewhere and trying to find somewhere of the right size, and which is an easy location for people to get to. If you can do that, it’s probably going to make a huge difference to how it all pans out in the end.

Originally Published on https://www.breakfastleadership.com/

Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.