Office parties can be boring. Or worse, they can run to the other end of the spectrum where someone gets sued or sacked. You really want to have a nice office party, but you do not want it going beyond what the corporate bigwigs in the Human Resources department can handle. I found a company that offers unique corporate entertainment. I hired them for our office party. The trick for us to having a winning corporate event was to provide great catered food and something for the guests to do.
We scheduled things for the guests and made arrangements that there would be quieter areas to talk and noisier areas where the fun was at. This way every type of party attendee could have an enjoyable time. When you plan an event, the people attending are looking to you for direction. You have to tell them what to do and guide them. Really, if you leave them to their own devices, there is no telling what may happen. For corporate parties you need to draw the shy out of their shells and contain the boisterousness of the bold. You find that balance, and then everyone gets to go home happy remembering nothing but a great time.
The boss wanted alcohol served, so I made sure we hired trained bartenders. They are able to keep an eye on those who are imbibing and control their intake. There is nothing worse at an office party than one of your coworkers getting intoxicated and acting out. You need responsible barkeeps to keep that from happening. The entertainment is the thing people will remember the most. The food is right up there at the top too. It is not too tough to pull off a winning corporate event if you just do a little planning and put some forethought into what can go wrong.