January 18, 2020

Why a Hosted Office Party isn’t Just Fun, it’s Good for Business

We’ve all seen sitcoms depicting an awkward holiday office party. And for too many of us, it’s been a reality. The office is decorated with cheap tinsel and one or two coworkers are trying (and failing) to be the life of the party. Someone has too much punch, and everyone pretends that the party didn’t happen when they’re back to work. 

We’ve all seen sitcoms depicting an awkward holiday office party. And for too many of us, it’s been a reality. The office is decorated with cheap tinsel and one or two coworkers are trying (and failing) to be the life of the party. Someone has too much punch, and everyone pretends that the party didn’t happen when they’re back to work. 


Now imagine your office party with axe throwing, mini bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, an elevated ropes course, and an arcade. It’d be all anyone could talk about for a month. Well, that’s exactly what a hosted office party can offer. 


Here are 5 reasons why you should leave your next office party up to the professionals and have it hosted. 


They’re actually fun 


Ever been at a party where everyone suddenly gets quiet and the only thing left is the makeshift party playlist in the background? Everyone is just left staring at their drinks desperately thinking of the next bit of small talk to make. 


When your group has activities like axe throwing, mini-bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, and an elevated ropes course there’s simply no time for an awkward lull in the party to form. Having your party hosted means fun is pretty much guaranteed. 


Forms stronger team bonds 


Day in and day out we get used to seeing our coworkers in a particular context. So sometimes, it can be difficult to imagine them in any other situation. Because of this, we tend to form one dimensional relationships with our coworkers. 


But when you add in a new context, like a hosted office party, and new activities that means you get to see a new side of your coworkers. Your office team could find connections and common ground that they never knew existed. I mean c’mon, who knew Sally from accounting could throw an axe like that!?


Builds engagement 


Today, culture in and out of the office is changing (especially here in Austin, Texas!). People no longer have the lifelong loyalty to their companies they once did. This, coupled with the ever tightening labor market, means that you have to fight to keep your best talent. 


Having office parties and outings that are actually fun is a great way to keep your team happy and engaged. Fun parties build relationships and create fond memories that play a role in creating your office’s culture. 


Helps break silos


It’s easy to see why silos form in an office. Everyone gets used to interacting with a certain set of people with whom they build rapport. But this can prevent the agile flow of information and problem solving through an organization.


With fun games and team building activities available, hosted office parties offer plenty of opportunities for people to connect who might not otherwise get the chance. It’s a prime setup for some internal networking.  So next time maybe your team won’t play Chinese telephone and find the solution right away.


It’s the easiest option 


When you choose a hosted office party everything is taken care of. All in one, you get access to catering, drinks, games, activities, and an event planner to guide you through it all. With a hosted office party there’s no juggling different vendors or worrying if your food will ever arrive. All your needs are all already there. 


Your time is your most valuable resource and coordinating an office party on your own is a time draining headache. Make party planning easier on yourself, and leave it to the professionals. 


The Takeaway


Given the ease, fun, and benefits that come with a hosted office party, there isn’t much of an excuse to let your next company outing be a dud. Do yourself and your whole team a favor by booking a team event with Epic Fun. 


Click here to book your next Epic office party today!