The Vox Theatre has several businesses and organizations host their Holiday parties with us and each one has their unique traditions!

Epoxy Coating has hosted their holiday party at the Vox Theatre many times. Each time employees and their families are invited to come enjoy delicious food, fun games, and a huge white elephant gift exchange!

Epoxy Coating’s white elephant gift exchange gifts are all bought by the owner of the company and wrapped for employees to choose and unwrap in front of everyone. Each gift can be “stolen” twice before it is safe with its final owner.

 

Guests enjoy appetizers throughout the night while playing bingo to win prizes.

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has also hosted here at the Vox Theatre. Being a fun group of beer and photo loving photographers they had The Photo Bus KC drive into our event space for guests to enjoy!

     

Along with the Photo Bus, ASMP went all out decorating our space with cute themed decorations to really get people in the mood for the holidays.

              

And what would a holiday party be without something sweet?

Now that you have seen some of the wonderful parties hosted at the Vox Theatre why should you host a holiday party at all? Well, research shows employee appreciation can inspire increased productivity, retention and satisfaction among employees. An end-of-the-year party provides an enjoyable evening for employees and allows companies to show their appreciation in a more personal way.

What are the top four reasons to host a company holiday party?

There are many benefits to having a company holiday party, but the top four reasons you should consider one this year are that they build culture, morale, relationships, and they show gratitude in a personal way.

Building Culture:

If you’re trying to establish your company culture (or if you already have and want to reinforce  it), the holiday party is a great opportunity to demonstrate what you’re all about. If you try to prioritize individual recognition, have an awards ceremony during the party. If establishing strong customer relations is your thing, consider inviting clients to the celebration.

Boosting Morale:

Ending the year on a high note with some fun and festivity can boost  morale, leaving employees with a high opinion of the company and their work as they break for the holidays. Plus, it can present an ideal way to kick off the New Year on optimistic footing, empowering your team to return ready to run at full speed.

Building Relationships:

Getting to know your employees as people, not simply as workers, is essential for teams to succeed. Interacting with your employees  at a social gathering is an excellent way to accomplish this goal. Often times at the office, employees only get to interact with others within their department. Having an inclusive company holiday party affords your co-workers the opportunity to meet and mingle with people they might not otherwise get to talk to on a regular basis. Employee bonding in a social context is a key element of team building, which is necessary to produce the best results. And regardless of the bottom line, it’s just fun to get to know new people, especially in such a festive setting!

Showing Gratitude in a Personal Way:

Employees are the heart of a company, and a holiday party is a great way to express your appreciation and thank your team for another year of hard work.

It’s true: giving your employees a year-end cash bonus or extra PTO is a pretty good way to say thank you for their hard work. However, they will also appreciate a more  personal way of showing gratitude. Having a party for them says that you value them as both employees and people—they aren’t just a faceless entity you can throw a check at and call it personal recognition. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can hand out “awards” to employees at the party to show them that you truly appreciate their contribution to your organization.

Plus, parties are fun! Your employees want to have a good time. While it might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, having a holiday party shows you’re a company that values employees’ happiness—and that you’re a genuinely fun place to work.

Now that you’ve decided to host the party, get started by booking your event with us!