How to plan a family friendly company party and why all companies should!

by Lisa Richards on Jan 25, 2020 Food and Drink 179 Views


‘Tis the season to show your employees how much you appreciate them. The best way to do this is to throw a family-friendly party at the end of the year (or even at the beginning of the new year if you have a busy December). While it is an annual tradition for some companies, it is still a struggle to come up with great, new party ideas.

At Picnic People, fun-filled interactive events are our specialty, and you can bet your employees will appreciate a private company holiday party to finish off the year. To make a meaningful impact that will last the entire year, we’ve found that inviting families to your San Diego company holiday party is the way to go! Here’s why….

Why Plan a Family-Friendly Holiday Party?

Owners and managers almost always ask the question “Why should we plan an office holiday party?” There are two great reasons to host a holiday party for your employees.

First, most of your employees are running on empty at this stage of the year, with some potentially feeling overworked and underappreciated. Providing an appreciation event does wonders to lower stress and is a great move to get the company started off on the right foot in 2020.

Second, the company holiday party is the best time to communicate your company culture in a very meaningful and memorable way. And the best way to do this is by inviting families and significant others to the festivities.

As a business, employee appreciation events present the perfect opportunity to remind and reinforce company values. Including families is the perfect way to communicate these values and the best part is that the families will also gain a deeper appreciation for the company.

Location, Location, Location!

How much fun would it be to transform your office into a winter wonderland full of fun and engaging activities, entertainment and delicious holiday food and beverages? If you have space inside your company building or in your parking lot, then hosting your employee holiday party onsite is always a great idea.

Create a very strong message of unity by inviting families to see their loved ones workplace. Hosting events onsite also helps to create a closer tie and emotional connection with the company as the memories of the parties will live long in the minds of all the attendees.

The Event Coordinators at Picnic People have an extensive list of themes, activities, entertainment, and other options that will transform your everyday office into an inviting place for fun events.

Fun and Engaging Activities and Entertainment

When planning your company holiday party, your priority should be to ensure the event is filled with fun and memorable activities and entertainment for kids and adults alike. The best way to make this happen is by choosing the right activities and entertainment for your group.

Holiday Crafts

Stocking, ornament and wreath decorating stations are great selections for families. These activity stations should always be supervised, and our fun, friendly event staff have experience with working with kids. Your employees will also appreciate activities that occupy the kids’ time so parents can mingle.

Capture the Event with Photo Sessions

As a way to relive your event throughout the year, we suggest capturing both posed and candid images of your event. Event photographers are great and a photo booth allows your guests to get dressed up and be silly.

Pictures with Santa are the perfect way to create a memorable holiday scene. Your employees will appreciate family photos with Santa set up and ready to snap. Also, in our experience, employees without children enjoy getting pictures with co-workers and Santa to post at their desks for memories that last all year!

Big Time Fun!

Are you looking for ways to really impress your employees? Here at Picnic People, awesome holiday-themed entertainment options including faux ice skating rinks and real snow sledding hills are no problem. Ask your Picnic People Event Coordinator what’s possible and don’t be surprised when the answer is “anything and everything!”

Now you are ready to plan the perfect holiday party! Keep in mind that a successful employee event won't only boost morale but also create tremendous positive word-of-mouth about the company by providing lasting memories. If you plan on making your company’s family-friendly holiday party a smashing success, contact Picnic People now!

At Picnic People, we love the motto ‘Work Hard, Play Harder,’ and that’s precisely why we are motivated to provide the best family-friendly company events in San Diego!

Picnic People is San Diego’s premier special event planning and catering company. With over 36 years of event production experience they are true experts in the special events industry in San Diego. Serving all of San Diego county, Picnic People has an extensive list of activity, theme, entertainment, decor, and food options to choose from. Contact Picnic People today to learn more.

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