5 New Year’s Party Ideas That Won’t Get You in Trouble with HR

The New Year is all about ending and starting the year with a bang. If you are one of those people who have to work amidst all the partying on the 31st, fear no more – we’ve got 5 great ideas for you and your co-workers to try out in the workplace.  Don’t worry, these ideas are pre approved by HR experts and guarantee a grand time without the hassle.

Decorate

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Whether you are throwing the party in the pantry or conference room, make the atmosphere a little more festive with decorations! Dimming the lights, hanging festive wall ornaments and see how they can make a difference. Browse Pinterest and YouTube for inspiration on how to turn your office into party central.

Throw A Contest

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A potluck can really cut the costs of a party. Although most companies host Christmas parties, New Year celebrations are often shouldered by the staff.  Instead of hiring a caterer, you and your co-workers can bring your own specialty dishes. Make it even more interesting and vote on your favorite!

Go with a theme

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How about a theme to tie it all together? You can go for winter wonderland, Marvel vs. DC or even a red carpet themed New Year Party. Have fun designing your costume!

Hire a professional photographer or a Photobooth

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A professional photographer knows how to capture all the candid moments and fix the lighting to ensure that everyone looks great in the photos.  A photobooth comes with all kinds of props you can use for a great picture!

Minute to Win It

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Have you seen this show? They use everyday items like red cups, paper clips and playing cards for the most intense one minute games!

It’s prudent to let your immediate supervisor know that you plan to throw a party and get all the necessary permits before the date. Also, it is important to never let customer service suffer because of the party.

Other than these two points, have fun at your party!

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