A Christmas party is a fun event, if you make sure that it is. There are many people that look forward to all of the parties that they are likely to stop at and have their schedules filled with. But, Christmas parties are not always fun because people often do not do what they need to do to make them fun. If you want your party to be the party that they want to go to this Christmas, plan from the start to make it fun and enjoyable. Most importantly, do not make it overly stressful.
Plan your party on the weekend, when people are not coming in after a long day at work. Determine if the Christmas get together is going to be held at a home or at some other location. Make sure it is a comfortable location with plenty of places to sit and relax. The party should have good foods that people enjoy rather than foods that are too difficult to eat in a party situation. The Christmas get together should not be full of highly stressful things like games and boring ceremonies. Just get the people together to talk and to relax.
There are also things to consider when it comes to the Christmas work party too. You do not want to put pressure on people to be there because they will not enjoy themselves. But, give them all the opportunity to come. Make sure that everyone knows that there is no need or reason to bring gifts as those that can not afford them will not want to come. Make sure that seating is set up to be open and easy to handle so that those that may not like each other are not stuck sitting next to the person they do not like. Christmas is not the time for gossip and brown nosing either. A relaxed party is perfect.