If you feel like the holiday season snuck up on you, you’re not alone. Between Q4 craziness and jam-packed social obligations, the thought of hosting a holiday party in a couple of weeks could be extremely overwhelming. So instead of hosting your annual get-together at the end of the year, why not shake things up with a holiday party in January? Keep reading for four reasons January is the new December.
Less Stress and More Flexibility
It’s hard to be jolly when you are overwhelmed with deadlines. And for many companies, Q4 is the busiest time of year. Not only will pushing your holiday party back take some pressure off, but it will also give you much more flexibility with finding available dates, venues and entertainment options.
More Convenient for Your Team
Not only is the end of the year a busy time for businesses, but it’s also a time jam-packed with personal commitments. Between travel, family and social obligations, it’s often difficult to find a date within that arbitrary “holiday window” won’t conflict with people’s crazy holiday schedules. With this in mind, hosting your holiday party in January will likely be more convenient for your guests and ensure a better turnout.
Boost Morale in the New Year
After the craziness of December, it’s easy for people to fall into a post-holiday slump. Between the short daylight hours and brutal cold, January is often anything but joyous. By hosting your holiday party in January, you are giving your team something to look forward to in the new year. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on last year’s accomplishments and celebrate new beginnings.
While people from your company may come from all different backgrounds, holiday parties tend to cater more toward people who celebrate Christmas. By pushing your holiday party past the new year, it provides an opportunity to shift away from the “holiday” theme and more toward the collective spirit of your team. While you may not choose to incorporate Santa or his reindeer, you can still capture the feeling of the season with a winter wonderland theme.
Hopefully this blog post left you feeling eager plan your holiday party in January. Click here for some holiday and winter entertainment options.