Holiday parties can be a lot of fun, but can also lead to lingering issues both on the job and at home. Our holiday parties are usually a casual get-together with our spouses, it seems to make for a more relaxed setting. What is everyone's take on holiday parties, do you prefer with or without spouses casual or evening wear?
And the biggest question: should you serve alcohol at a holiday party?
Good question Jim. In the old days alcohol was always served,
and then you drove home.
Today there is less alcohol and more cabs or limo's.
It is very hard to generalize the rules for the holiday parties.
It has to be different by industry, size and location.
Just be SAFE.
for me no employees yet = no party. Can't say that I'm disappointed. Between all of different family parties, I already have enough to go to.
Although I look forward to the day where my business has grown to the size where I can have that holiday party.
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Maybe by this time next year you will have employees and a holiday party.
This time of year it is important to HAVE a job and BE festive.
Before we had any employees what we used to do is invite some of our top clients to our office for a little holiday get together/thank you party. We were able to gather information and have our clients compare experiences with our industry. It was a lot of fun. You might consider doing that to further your business adventure.
As far as the alcohol was concerned, we did serve alcohol and offered to drive anyone home if needed.
I can honestly say that every work related Holiday party we ever went to did not serve alcohol, made for a lot more relaxed atmosphere and no worries about drunk driving or people doing stuff they will regret the next day.