Employee recognition is vital to an organization's success. The holidays are an appropriate time to shine the spotlight. Fisher reminds planners to keep in mind, ?the main objective of a good party is to get people talking, laughing and forgetting the everyday concerns.?
- Feast Upon Savings: Talk to your favorite caterers about hors d'oeuvres and desserts instead of lavish sit-down dinners.
- Using Your Resources: Have the office team bring in a favorite dish. Get a tree and have everyone bring in an ornament.
- Crystal-Ball Gazing: Few things are more intriguing than looking into the future. Set up a fortune-telling booth and hire a palm-reader, tarot card reader or any related psychic or handwriting analyst.
- Make Some Magic: Everyone is fascinated by magic tricks and illusions. "How did he do that?" makes for great party conversation. A strolling magician doing card and coin tricks keeps the energy flowing.
- Dance-Off: An interactive dance class with a talented instructor or new video game like the Xbox Kinect can provide entertainment and hilarity for a crowd used to spending their days behind computer screens.