Getting tapped by the boss to plan an office Christmas party can be a great opportunity to showcase your skills.
You’ll need to be at the top of your game and insanely organized. Planning ahead is key. But as the 2021 holidays approach, the global supply chain has slowed and is very unpredictable. I strongly urge you to order your office Christmas party supplies ASAP!
What you need for a holiday office party
Christmas parties at work should be planned around guest and venue size, budget and theme. But whether you’re expecting 60 or 600 employees at a hall or private club, you’ll need basic office party supplies.
Use this handy list when planning your holiday office bash!
1. Food and drinks
First, decide if you’re planning and preparing the menu yourself or having at least some of it catered. Then get the ball rolling! If you’re making the food yourself or with assistance, don’t forget condiments, note cards to identify foods for those with allergies, serving utensils and a plan for cleanup.
Tip: Buy food and drinks in bulk to save money. Just like the warehouse clubs, local grocery stores will often give you great deals when you buy large quantities. Talk to the manager.
Napkins are a simple item that can easily be taken to the next level. Have your company logo printed on your holiday napkins and you’ll be amazed at the response! Custom napkins are a cheap way to promote the Christmas spirit at your party.
Tip: Foil-stamped napkins add holiday sparkle to any table or buffet. Learn a little about the process here.
3. Frosted cups
Want glamour without the price tag? Personalized frosted cups are your answer. These translucent, flexible cups deliver a high-end feel without breaking your budget. Frosted party cups are perfect for mixed drinks, soda, cocktails and more! As an added bonus, they help brand your company.
Tip: Our cups are measured to the brim. If serving 12-oz. beverages, order our best-selling 16-oz. Frosted Plastic Cups to prevent spillage.
Getting employees or clients to interact can make your office Christmas party into a team-building event. At the very least, it will connect guests and keep the celebration lively. Choose activities that everyone can participate in. Don’t like games? Create a playlist or hire musicians to drive the mood and get dancers on the floor.
Tip: Check out the fun Christmas party games created by our Totally Promotional staff.
We all know the drill. Wash hands, keep germs at bay. Hand sanitizer is a convenient alternative for promoting good hygiene at parties. Place small giveaway bottles of hand sanitizer at the entrance and near food tables. Our popular .33 oz. Custom Hand Sanitizer Spray easily clips onto pockets or purses for quick access before heading to the snack table.
Tip: Order custom hand sanitizer early due to high demand as flu season approaches.
T-shirts as a party item? You bet! The office Christmas party is the perfect time to thank your staff and clients with personalized T-shirts. Corporate T-shirts are actually gifts for the company and its employees. Your staff will love wearing their comfortable tees at home, to the gym and on dress-down days at work. Your CEO will be all smiles, too. T-shirts with logos are incredibly effective branding tools for the company.
Tip: Deliver custom T-shirts to remote employees prior to virtual office Christmas parties so they can be worn during the event. Just another way to bring everyone together!
7. Gift bags
Place your corporate logo and holiday artwork on gift bags filled with goodies for guests to take home. No need to wrap anything! Just fill these fun bags with thoughtful items such as candy, custom lip balm, gift cards, logo pens and can coolers. We have plenty of gift bag sizes and styles.
Tip: Celebration Mini Tote Bags are a top choice for gifting bigger or heavier items such as custom ceramic mugs.
Browse our Holiday Favors & Gifts page to find the products you need to host an amazing office Christmas party. Get inspired and place your order today!