Five Ways to Take Your Thanksgiving Office Party to the Next Level

It’s November in Nashville, and that means that we are moving into the happiest time of year: the holidays. There is ample research that showing appreciation for your employees, coworkers, and colleagues through this time of year can help boost morale and make going to the office more fun. Today, we have the top five ways that you can take your Thanksgiving office party to the next level. It’s not all about the food, but some of it is. Let’s be honest: it’s mostly about food.

Thanksgiving Office Party

Food Makes the Party a HIt

Get everyone involved

We know that drawing all of your coworkers to a consensus can be a difficult task, o, maybe asking everyone to weigh in on decor may not be the best idea. Thanksgiving is all about the gratitude, and there are many ways you can encourage your coworkers to show that spirit through the coming weeks. Set up an office canned food drive, post a wall of thankfulness where people can publicly write down what they’re grateful for, or donate to local causes. And if everyone’s working in a spirit of gratitude, you can assume your office will be a happier place to work.

Mix the classics and the new

Everyone loves turkey. Everyone loves dressing. Everyone loves– fill in the blank with a favorite Thanksgiving dish. While your coworkers are going to come expecting all the classic Thanksgiving favorites, throwing in some proverbial curve balls can add a little bit of spice to your party. For example, this recipe for Curry Gravy sounds both delicious and exotic. If your office does a potluck style party, encouraging people to think outside the box with their dishes can add an extra special something to the event.

Everybody loves swag

If you are in a position of leadership, showing your employees a little extra gratitude with a small Thanksgiving gift is a great way to say “thank you” for the work your people do all year. Mugs, gift cards, small little remembrances that make your employees feel like you notice how hard they work can go a long way.

Don’t neglect decor

If you’re in charge of your office Thanksgiving party, don’t shy away from making your party look great. If you’re in charge of a large company party, we can help provide you with everything you need from tables and chairs to plates and flatware. If you’re part of a smaller office and limited to the conference room, a nice bouquet of flowers can add an extra little something that will put your party attendees in the holiday spirit.

Music, Games, and More

Most office Thanksgiving parties take place during normal business hours, which means that serving a classic cocktail at your party may be out of the question. But remember it’s the thought that counts. The more you do to make your office party special, the more chance your coworkers will have to enjoy the event. So while everyone is getting stuffed on stuffing, maybe set up a speaker and play some tunes.

At Grand Central Party Rentals, we believe that any party is a good party.  We are a Nashville industry leader in event rentals. We can help you find the perfect tents, tables, and more for your next event. Contact us today and talk to one of our event consultants. Whether you are planning a small office gathering for fifteen people or a large corporate party for 500, we wish you all the success for your Thanksgiving office party.

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