- Set up a red carpet outside the meeting space (check your local remnant store for deals).
- Station a photographer to pose as paparazzi as guests arrive.
- Serve “mocktails” to make the evening festive.
- Have a professional comedian or someone funny serve as the emcee for the event.
- Hand out funny certificates to the winners.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Christmas Office Party Themes
Corporate comedian Larry Weaver outlines a very inexpensive and memorable Christmas office party theme in his newly updated book "Funny Employee Awards: Your Complete Guide to Organizing a Humorous, Entertaining, and Rewarding Recognition Ceremony." Weaver recommends an office “Awards Show” theme to maximize impact with a limited budget.
Employee awards ceremonies are nothing new, but Weaver has added a humorous twist with funny award certificates designed especially for the office.
Sure, you could gather everyone together and hand out plaques reading “Best Salesman” or “Most Valuable Worker,” but where’s the fun in that? “Your employees don’t want to sit through a dry presentation any more than you want to give one,” advises Weaver.
Weaver's book gives tips on how to organize a corporate event to show gratitude and motivate staff. He suggests many low-cost touches to make your awards show special:
"Very few company awards shows make employees feel special. But a little creativity in your awards shows your staff that you really put some thought into it this year," Weaver said.
Weaver has employee award categories for teamwork, leadership, appreciation, achievement and excellence. Most of the awards "poke light fun." He encourages companies to only give those awards to employees with a sense of humor. For more sensitive types, the book contains a selection of "job well done" awards that range from congratulatory to silly.
"Funny Employee Awards" by comedian Larry Weaver contains everything you need to know about organizing a humorous employee recognition ceremony. And most important, you’ll get 101 printable certificates and templates that are appropriate for everyone around the office, no matter the type of business.
About Larry Weaver:
Larry Weaver is a professional comedian and creator of the Funny Office Awards Show. With nearly 20 years as both a corporate comedian and office worker, Larry brings a humorous perspective to corporate events. His Fun Awards blog has free printable awards, office Christmas party games, and staff appreciation ideas from successful office parties around the world.
To order the funny office certificates, visit http://www.funawards.com