As the holiday season approaches, businesses are planning their end-of-the-year celebrations to appreciate and recognize their hard-working employees.
This may be the first time in years that in person events are a possibility. The holiday party you organize can have a significant impact on your employees’ morale and job satisfaction.
The question becomes how to stand out from the mundane corporate parties and throw something unique and memorable, a fun activity for you and your staff this holiday season.
Consider A Holiday Art Party!
An art-themed party isn't just fun; it provides an opportunity for team building, creativity, and bringing out the inner artist in your team which is a perfect way for your team to bond!
Whether you decide on a paint party or choose another medium, if you choose holiday designs or something more specific that reflects your group and it's culture, we are here to help.
To make sure that your event becomes the fun party idea that is talked about all year, we’ve got the ultimate guide to make your holiday art party unforgettable!
An art-themed holiday party requires a creative space. Look for venues that inspire creativity, such as art galleries, studios or even local art shops.
A place with good natural light is ideal as many art activities require well-lit, bright spaces. Ensure the space has ample seating, tables, and other necessary equipment.
Working with a professional art studio as your host can provide an appropriate space and art supplies like paints, paint brushes, canvases or paper, sculpting clays, woodworking supplies, and many more!
Not into painting or pottery? Try a group woodworking or glass activity to keep your hands busy while you chat with co-workers.
Alternatively, hire a professional calligrapher to teach the art of hand lettering or sign painting. Think outside the box and make it exciting for all!
Choosing the right theme is essential to create the art-filled ambiance. Your theme should inspire creativity and bring everyone together.
Depending on your budget and the interests of your employees, you can try several different themes, such as "Winter Wonderland," "Watercolor Christmas Tree," or "Red and Green Gatsby." With the right music and decorations, your guests will feel excited as if they're in a painting!
The Food and Drinks
You can’t forget the food and drinks! Check with the venue if they provide catering options. Otherwise, consider hiring food trucks or beverage carts for a unique culinary experience.
For a more traditional setup, opt for a buffet with festive-themed snacks like gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and eggnog cocktails.
The food is an excellent way to boost enthusiasm and keep the energy levels high!
The Take-Home Tokens
The best part of an art-themed holiday party is the takeaway tokens that commemorate the event. Consider gifting customized ceramic mugs, tote bags, or even calligraphed stationery.
Let your employees walk away feeling proud of what they created and wearing or using it over a long time to celebrate their inner artist!
With so many party ideas available, a holiday art party is a unique and creative way to celebrate the festive season with your co-workers! From the choice of venue, activities, and take-home tokens, ensure you plan your party with careful consideration to details to make it successful. Showcase your artistic flair and personality, and your guests will remember your event for a very long time. So reach out to the professionals at Sawdust and Clay and get ready to paint, chat, and let the creative juices flow!