5 reasons to hold a staff Christmas party in January
Start as you mean to go on
What better way to kick start 2020 than a team get-together? It’s a fantastic opportunity to motivate your team and look ahead to the targets and challenges of the year ahead. You could also use it as a team-building exercise to help your team bond and work more efficiently together. Just don’t forget the party bit!
Upgrade your venue
After Christmas and New Year, January and February are typically quiet months in hospitality. That means venues are often much cheaper (but shhh… don’t let on to your staff). On a practical note, you could use the savings to upgrade your venue, throw in some free drinks, or squeeze in some extra entertainment. Find some venue suggestions here.
Easier to schedule
Everyone’s busy at Christmas, and the last thing you want is to settle for a cramped corner of a restaurant with only half of your team, because the others already had plans. In January, there’s generally less going on and more chance that everyone can make it. You should have a much better choice of venue, too.
Beat ‘Blue Monday’
The most depressing day of the year, billed Blue Monday, falls in January. In 2020 it’s said to be on 20th January, when the festivities and excitement of the New Year have fizzled out. So why not keep your spirits up and give your team something to look forward to? Of course Blue Monday is a completely unproven concept – but it’s certainly an excellent excuse to organise a staff night out!
Too stuffed for turkey?
Your January party doesn’t have to carry a Christmas theme. By then, who wants to see another Santa hat anyway? More importantly, if your employees have alternative faiths or religions, you can steer clear of Christmas altogether. Just enjoy the chance to get together with your team, and revel in the fact that roast turkey is completely off the menu.