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Celebrating Milestones: 5 Ways to Create Personalised Touches for Special Workplace Events

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Are you holding a workplace event that you want to be unique and memorable? It’s time to get personal with your planning, adding features that will get your clients and employees excited, engaged, and eager to share their experiences. To help you get inspired, here are five ways to create personalised touches for special workplace events: 

  1. Be Generous with Goodie Bags

Some of the most prestigious celebrity events offer goodie bags containing items attendees are excited to discover. To recreate this vibe, you can put together branded bags containing special offers, cards, samples, corporate gifts and quality promotional products relevant to your company. These goodie bags are especially beneficial when your company is launching a new product, reimagining its brand image or otherwise going through a major change. The bags can give everyone an exclusive first look at your new offerings. Consider incorporating personalized socks from Custom Sock Lab as a unique touch to commemorate significant workplace milestones.

  1. Customise Your Foods and Drinks

Lots of catering companies offer special refreshments like personalised cocktails, cupcakes, and even crisps and snacks. If you do go down this route, make sure the name and look of each customised treat is attention-grabbing, and perhaps hand them out to employees as they walk in. If you’re working with cocktails, don’t forget to make alcohol-free options too. Alcohol consumption in the US varies by religion, and the UK is very much the same. So you can never assume that everyone attending an event is happy to partake in a drink or two. 

  1. Set Up Hashtags

Setting up a hashtag specific to the event is a great way to give everybody a place to share their photos. It also extends your reach beyond the event, ensuring potential clients can search for photos and other details online. Make the hashtag memorable and consider publicising it on a backdrop. The backdrop should be bright and inviting enough that it entices people to take photos in front of it. 

  1. Add a Contributory Feature

Studies tell us that employees like to feel heard at work. Although the party is not officially ‘work’ as such, you could still personalise it with a feature that allows your valued employees to contribute their thoughts, feelings, and creativity. Depending on your company style, there are many ways to do this, including: 

  • A picture wall with a Polaroid camera 
  • A thoughts wall or tree
  • A creativity corner with adult crafts 
  • A fancy dress area

The best way to get employees and clients to engage with these kinds of features is with questions for them to respond to, such as “What does this company mean to you?” or ‘If our company was an animal, which animal would it be?” It’s a little bit of fun but also a great way to boost morale and togetherness at the event. 

  1. Create a Unique Playlist

Recent research suggests that even sad music can make us feel happier, and any music has the ability to make us feel lighter and less worried overall. So why not create a custom playlist for your event? This is an easy yet effective way to enhance the mood and create the right atmosphere for the party. If you have a bigger budget, live music could also be a great choice, adding even more uniqueness to the soirée and a sense of energy and personality you don’t get with pre-recorded music. 

Are you holding a workplace event that you want to be unique and memorable? It’s time to get personal with your planning, adding features that will get your clients and employees excited, engaged, and eager to share their experiences. One excellent addition is a photo booth to hire, which can provide a fun and interactive experience for attendees. To help you get inspired, here are five ways to create personalised touches for special workplace events:

Are you ready to hold a unique event your employees and clients will remember? With the tips above and some creativity, you’re bound to plan the perfect personalised party to celebrate your next workplace milestone.