Celebrating Thanksgiving In The Office

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LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION … Pick a location near work or near to employees homes, you can always do a party on any budget.  Ask employees they might just want to cater in and have a nice party in the office.  Music is always important for a great party, send around a paper and ask employees to put down 2 songs that are there favorites.  This might help if you are not sure to have a band or get a DJ.  Find out from employees if they would want a sit down dinner or a buffet.  Maybe even just finger foods and desserts.  A great corporate party is the memories and the fun between fellow employees, but a personalized cocktail or an appetizer named after one of the company products is always a nice thing to remember.  Little gifts on the table, a gorgeous centerpiece, a pretty location, it is always nice to have a night to remember with your coworkers.  Of course cash is usually an issue with many people so you would not want to go overboard on a fancy restaurant that some people might not be able to afford the clothes to go to the event.  A Holiday bonus is always a nice gift to receive, but again some companies also do not have the extra money either – there are plenty of gorgeous and affordable gifts out there.

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Marcia, J. November 25, 2016 at 10:34 am

I agree that anyone can do a party on any budget. Most folks at my office are amazing at cooking and/or baking so there is always something great to eat at our holiday gatherings and it doesn’t break the bank.

Sandy November 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Love the idea of having a Thanksgiving Celebration at work. I think its a great way to remind everyone that we have so much to be thankful for in our professional lives as well as our personal ones.

Sandra November 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

If money is an issue maybe the Thanksgiving get together should be combined with the Christmas party-

Joe December 5, 2016 at 11:44 am

Great Idea! Everyone has Christmas office celebrations but Thanksgiving gets forgotten. Its a nice way to celebrate the holiday and enjoy some good food at work.

Penny December 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm

We always have everyone’s leftovers around the office the next day – as if we hadn’t eaten enugh the evening before. BUT it all gets eaten!!

Christian December 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

Nothing lifts the spirits of employees better than sharing a special moment with each other in the presence of delicious food!

Amy December 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

I like a holiday celebration at the end of the year. Its great to reflect and relax at year end.

Thatcher January 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

We did Thanksgiving after Thanksgiving because we had to come in that Friday. Everyone brought in leftovers and we had a second feast.

Erin January 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

We don’t do anything for Thanksgiving because we are all so stuffed from our own parties, but we do have a huge Halloween celebration and a party for Christmas. I just appreciate having my two days off to recover from the food coma!

Trisha January 14, 2017 at 8:18 pm

I work in an office where food is always on a table or counter somewhere. It feels like Thanksgiving every week the way we eat!

Tera January 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday. Love the idea of doing it at work to extend my favorite day haha

Dina January 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because virtually everyone celebrates it and it is not a religious holiday. All the more reason to celebrate Thanksgiving with your work family!

Ivan January 24, 2017 at 10:11 am

I don’t think I could handle another Thanksgiving at work. We do too much already at home.

Damaris January 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

We actually make an effort to celebrate every holiday and birthday we can. Even if it is just a cake or something small, it still adds office morale and makes people happy – with such a simple gesture.

Claire January 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm

I think no matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving in the office, with a catered party or with leftovers from home, you should consider having a cash & coat collection for the homeless or for any needy families in your area.

Tonya January 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

My office has big feasts for every holiday lol! This is practically a weekly event for us.

Candace January 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

We have a great supermarket that caters and delivers. We have to work the day after Thanksgiving and they are happy to give us a discount on their leftover turkey & trimmings. A few of us live too far away to visit our families so it’s nice to have a belated holiday meal with our friends from work.

Wilma January 31, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about giving thanks. I personally fell thankful for the people I work with. A small celebration is great. Doesn’t have to be turkey.

Eli February 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

My company is very generous: each employee can choose–for free–either a pumpkin or apple pie to take home, the day before Thanksgiving. They don’t have to do this, but they do!

Kelsey February 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

We ended up doing a food drive rather than a big feast this year. We eat so much in the office even for non-holidays that we chose to take a break with this one!

Todd February 13, 2017 at 8:03 am

Why would someone be worried about the clothes and not the cost of the fancy food?! Yesh. I think if the company is hosting the party, they should pay for it.

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