Everybody has been to the office party where Sally has a little too much to drink and ends up sitting on the boss's lap while his wife watches in horror. And nobody wants to repeat that event. In fact, many professionals will avoid attending office parties because of the opportunity for such embarrassing events to happen.
But the office party does not have to become a horrifying and embarrassing experience for anyone. Here are a few fun options that don't include over imbibing in the spirits of the season:
1 – Present a Dance and Cover Band Challenge
Hire two bands, schedule them to play two sets, and have the attendees decide which band is the best. You'll want to do this event early in the season with plenty of dance time, food and tables for conversational discussions among the different teams. And selected teams who are designed to confer over the dance bands to determine who is the best band. By encouraging your teams to work together on their selection based on several factors, you'll be growing team efforts, and building relationships, while keeping them focused on a specific project.
End of the night, the best band gets a repeat performance at another party later in the season. Much like the Winter Formal and Prom, the first one is a practice run for the Grand Event.
2 – Motivational Speaker or Comedian
Stand up comedy can bring a whole different spectrum to the Holiday Event, if your crowd wants to be entertained, rather than participate in the entertainment. Nothing is better than a Tony Robinson event to move your team off-center, grow some team-building spirit, and walk away from a fun event exploding with energy and desire to move through the season making more effort to achieve greater goals. And even the most driven motivational speaker can offer solid comedic hilarity to an evening out.
3 – Impersonators Roaming the Room
Didn't you ever want to dine with Elvis Presley? What about a dance with Taylor Swift? Can you imagine sitting at the same table as Marilyn Monroe? Or how about just a chat with Abraham Lincoln over current political challenges? Sometimes the most exotic forms of entertainment can be the least staged, and still the most well planned events.
And nobody does gratitude better than Elvis, "Thank you, Thank you. Thank you, very much."
Building your team through events where entertainment, connection, and relationships mix can be fun, successful, and well-structured. Don't look now, but Elvis is in the room!