It’s hard to believe that there are less than 2 months left in 2019, but here we are! If you’re looking for employee appreciation ideas to thank your team for all of their hard work this year, congratulations—you found it. Read on to learn why you should host a roller skating party for your employees at Rainbow Roller Rink.
Reasons to Throw a Company Holiday Party
While it may not seem as necessary as the cost of replacing toner cartridges or stocking up on office supplies, throwing a company holiday party is an important way to keep employee morale high and show your team that they are appreciated.
According to one study, throwing a company holiday party can lead to happier employees, increased sense of satisfaction with work, and higher employee retention rates. People need to feel appreciated and feel a sense of belonging—both of which can be communicated by throwing a really fun party for your employees.
So, now that you know why to throw a holiday party for your employees, how can you make sure it’s a hit?
Corporate Events and Company Outings in North Tonawanda
Throwing a successful company holiday party requires a few key elements:
- A fun venue – Rule number one of throwing a great office party is to take it out of the office! Your employees spend enough time at work, so don’t make them hang out in the office after hours.
Choose a fun venue that can easily accommodate your group, whether that’s a local bar or restaurant, an event hall, or… a skating rink!
The venue you choose will set the mood for the whole event, so make sure to select a location that is fun, festive, and has adequate facilities for your group. Skating parties are particularly smart because they have entertainment built right in. Most people have fond memories of skating as a kid, and strapping those skates on can make anyone feel like a kid again. Add in some fun music and atmosphere, and you’ve got an instant, crowd-pleasing party.
- Good food – Food and drinks are a must-have party staple. They don’t need to be fancy; classic fun foods like pizza and popcorn are usually popular with party guests. When you book a private event with us, we ensure that your group can snack away with a fully-staffed concessions room serving up cheese and crackers trays, chips and dips, a variety of sodas, pizza, popcorn, and more. If you’d like, we can even provide a cash bar.
- Employee recognition – Don’t forget to set some time aside during your company party to ensure that you recognize the hard work of your team. Some CEOs will hand out awards to top performers or employees who have achieved notable goals during the holiday party, while others make a speech thanking everyone for their hard work. You could even award some silly superlatives like “Most Exciting Desk Decor” or “Most Likely to Charm Clients.”