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Summer Office Party Ideas

Summer is officially here! Whether you’re a fan of the heat or you like to keep things cool, you can’t deny that summer is one of the most fun seasons to enjoy with friends, family members, and even coworkers. When it seems like the whole world is celebrating a little time off, why not bring some office party ideas for summer into the office?

That’s what we’re all about at Boulevard Medical Properties! We want to help you make the most of your days in the sun with some office party ideas for summer that are sure to liven things up. Whether you are in a small or large office, here are some great ways to kick off the summer months! For help nailing down your medical office lease in the LA area, reach out to Boulevard Medical Properties today.

The Classics

A list from VenueScanner shows some of the more classic or familiar office party ideas for summer that you may want to start with. These can be great icebreaker events if you feel that everybody doesn’t know each other too well yet and can be a good way to find common connections. Stretch your party muscles and try these out as summer begins:

  • Beach or Backyard BBQ. Everybody can bond over the fire and some good eating!
  • Host a Fun Competition. Office Olympics or cubicle mini-golf tournaments are a great way to get everybody in the partying spirit and on track to making friends.
  • Outside City Escape. Everybody needs a break from the hustle and bustle now and then. Use this as a relaxation and reflection opportunity to encourage wellness among your employees. Take them on a nature hike or even a picnic in the park!

Ready to turn things up a notch? Keep on reading for more office party ideas that will end up being a big hit.

Big Ticket Events

Some coworkers hate the idea of small in-office parties. There’s nothing to do but have finger foods and engage in small talk. As a manager or boss, you can do better than that! Do something that shows your staff you really want them to have fun. They deserve it. HR Digest has a few ideas on how to turn on the heat:

  • Amusement Park Day. Get exclusive tickets for your employees and let them enjoy big rides and tasty treats.
  • Drinking Night. Whether it’s on a rooftop, in a lounge, on a boat, or even at somebody’s home, everybody loves coming together for a drinking opportunity. You never know what kinds of bonds will be made!

But what if you’re somebody who’s on a budget? Can’t you throw a great party too? Absolutely! Here are some ideas for having fun on the cheap to keep everyone happy and satisfied!

Budget Office Party

The best way to cut costs on a party is to hold the party during company time. Plan for a Friday afternoon, perhaps. Use what you have, whether you make your own decorations or find something cute at the dollar store. Everyone can pitch in to help.

Perhaps you’ll even start a fundraiser for some unique food and drinks. In the comfort of their own space, they can enjoy your party just as much as they would any other party. Get out there and celebrate!

Office Party Ideas for Summer in Your New LA Medical Office

At Boulevard Medical Properties, we love knowing how our clients are doing. We want to know if your party was a big hit, and perhaps we’ll throw a party here in your honor!

For more medical office needs or medical office rental inquiries, you can reach out to us at any time. To get in touch, please contact us online or give us a call at 818-882-5600. We look forward to seeing how your summer party turns out!

Easter at the Office

It’s that time of year again — April showers are gracing our skies, flowers are starting to poke out from under the warm soil, and chocolate Easter bunnies are appearing around every corner. With the call of Easter comes the ringing of spring, a time of renewal and shedding off our winter skin. You may be thinking of how you’d like to proceed with the rest of the work season as time moves into warmer climates. What ways can you improve your sales? What methods aren’t working anymore and need to be let go of? How can you implement change for your business in a way that will push you just a little further in the direction of your dreams? A perfect way to shake things up and mark this fresh start is getting your co-workers together for an Easter party. An Easter party doesn’t necessarily have to celebrate the holiday itself, but it’s a great way to encourage team-building and get your co-workers inspired for what’s to come. Here are a few tips on how to get started.

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Paint Away

One great way to celebrate Easter at the office is every kid’s favorite activity: painting Easter eggs. First, make a bowl of hard-boiled eggs and wait for them to cool. Pick up some food dye of your favorite colors and prepare them out on a tablecloth you don’t mind getting messy. Dip each egg into the dyes with slotted spoons, allowing enough time for the dye to soak through the egg and color the shell. You may continue this with other dyes, adding many different colors to the same egg, or you may even wish to decorate the eggs with fun, decorative candies, and jewels.

Egg Hunting

Another fun way to get everyone involved is setting up an Easter egg hunt within the office. This puts people right back into their childhood, allowing them to loosen up and see the office as a place of fun. You might want to hide some eggs with candy inside or place some riddles within that will guide them to an ultimate prize, like a week off from work or a large Easter basket.

Easter Baskets

Raffling off Easter baskets are also a fun activity to introduce to your team. Candy and chocolate are always great items to include in an Easter basket, but perhaps you’d like to add some things that would help around the office — such as, stationery items or a gift card to your local coffee shop. Better yet, why not play a little game of white elephant? With white elephant or Yankee swap it’s not so much about the gift itself, but the enjoyment around the game, encouraging more team-bonding.

Pin the Tail on the Bunny

Loosen things up with a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-bunny. This game also gets adults shedding their armor and getting in touch with their child-like side. This is a great way to get to know your co-workers and build camaraderie.

Take it Outside

You may also want to take your Easter party outside if weather permits. A nice courtyard outside the walls of your office is a perfect opportunity to lay out some picnic blankets, crank up the grill, and bring everyone together.

Whether you’re trying to establish more team-bonding among your co-workers or wanting to announce some important goals for the next season, having an Easter party is a great platform to do so. At Boulevard Medical Properties, we ensure that your office has all it needs for such activities. We care about the success of your business and that’s why we go to all lengths to make sure we are doing our very best to provide a secure foundation for you to build upon. If you’re interested in learning more about what we have to offer, visit our website today.

Decorating Your Office for Christmas

Whether you own your office, or you are working through your medical office rent in Los Angeles, you’re probably starting to feel a bit bare without any decorations making way for the holidays. Having a little bit of spirit here and there can really transform an office into a lively place where everyone feels like they can celebrate.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something else, there are many ways to decorate your office space that will bring a little holiday meaning to your otherwise monotonous day. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas decoration tips, courtesy of your professionals at Boulevard Medical Properties.

1. DIY Wreath

Not all wreaths have to look like traditional boughs filled with holly and poinsettias. In fact, you can get a little creative with it and bring some teamwork into the space. Try a snowman-themed wreath, colored white and topped with a charming paper top hat. Or, use items from around the office to give it a personal and unique touch.

2. Gingerbread House Galore

Have plenty of butcher paper or cardboard lying around? Use it to decorate one of the office doorways to look like a gingerbread house! Use white paper for the awnings and decorate the door handle with something sweet. Put a gingerbread buddy on the door itself, so when you swing it open to enter your office, you feel like you’re entering a charming gingerbread home. This is a great way to make the best of your medical office rent in Los Angeles without having to spend too much money!

3. Recycled Cups Snowman

Do you and your team members go through a lot of water throughout the day? Staying hydrated is healthy, but make sure you are properly disposing of all of those little white plastic or paper cups! If you need somewhere to put them this holiday season, you can try gluing them all together at the bottom to make a rounded sphere. Build three of these, and voila! You’ve got a snowman, free of charge. Add a scarf and a cute orange nose and he’s your new company mascot!

4. Hanging Lights and Ornaments

When in doubt, start with the basics. What’s the first thing people to do bring in the holiday season? Put up lights and ornaments, of course! And your office doesn’t need to be any exception. Even if you don’t have a tree to hang them on, you can tie your ornaments to ribbons and hang them from the window pane or the ceiling. Put up some string lights around the doorways and walls for something that truly jingles when you are in the mood for some holiday spirit.

5. Decorate Around Your Monitor

Are you going to be sitting at your desk for a good period of the holiday season? That’s no reason not to be festive. In fact, this is your biggest creative opportunity! You can design a paper fireplace or Santa beard around your monitor to give yourself something that truly pops with Christmas spirit. Cover your desk with felt to act like snow or put string lights all around your cubicle. Add a couple of pictures from your favorite Christmas movies, and even put out a bowl of candy if you want to share in the delight of the season!

Get Festive in Your Office Space This Month!

This is the most wonderful time of year for families and friends. You can spread your Christmas cheer with us at Boulevard Medical Properties by investing in the highest quality medical office rent in Los Angeles today. We offer excellent opportunities and great rates that will truly make you feel the spirit of the holidays. For more ideas, or to get in touch with us about your next office rent inquiry, you can contact us online or give us a call at (818) 882-5700. Merry Christmas!

Best New Year’s Office Decorations

Bring some holiday cheer into your office with these New Year’s office decorating ideas. Whether you are planning an office party or just want to celebrate the season (for the sake of clients, employees, or both,) use these ideas as starting points to get your own thoughts humming. What would you like your office to look like this New Year’s?

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DIY Office Decoration Ideas

• Make a giant moon shaped piñata

• Fold origami paper star ornaments

• Cover your champagne bottles in glitter

• Spray-paint bow tie pasta and tie it to a piece of string to make an easy garland

• Spray-paint a doily onto a light bulb, and watch to beautiful shadows reflect onto the walls

• Hang giant tissue paper pom-poms from the ceiling

• Glue silver coins onto mounted Styrofoam letters to create decorative words or shapes

• Recycle extra tinsel by gluing it to the end of drink stirrers

• Make paper cones out of colorful construction paper and decorate it in wacky ways to create your own party hats

Office Party Themes

Colorful Balloons

This is a quick and uncomplicated way to decorate your office for a party, as long as you have a pump to inflate the balloons! Make balloon chains to hang along the walls, tie streamers to the ends and hang from the ceiling, and create balloon bouquets as centerpieces on tabletops. Be creative, and be colorful! Send a balloon attached to each invitation to your employees. As a party favor, give a packet of beautiful balloons to keep the memory alive.

Starry Night

Turn the lights down low. Place twinkle lights everywhere for a starry effect. You can also use glow-in-the-dark star and planet stickers on the walls or ceilings to amplify the effect. Hang silver star balloons and white star cutouts from the ceiling. Serve food on star-shaped serving platters, and buy paper cups, plates and napkins with stars printed on them. Sprinkle star confetti on tables and serving counters. Bake star-shaped cookies as party favors.

Luau

Decorate the doorways and hallways with flowers and greenery. Wrap tables in grass table skirts, and use hollowed out pineapples, coconuts, and oranges to make votive tea light holders. Pin colorful, Hawaiian-colored cloths to the walls. Instruct your attendees to wear beach shirts, sarongs, grass skirts, etc. to make the event more festive.

Masquerade Ball

This is one of our more “upscale” ideas for those who want to dress up their holiday office party. The theme incorporates decorative masks to adorn the faces of all the guests. Ask your guests to bring whatever masks they’d like, so they can choose one that matches their date’s and their outfit. Still, buy a few extras for those who don’t bring their own. A true masquerade usually incorporates a lot of purple and gold colors, so keep that in mind when choosing tablecloths, paper plates, flatware, and cups. In the background, play eerie classical music pieces.

The Chocolate Factory

If you want a whimsical, fantastical party that reminds every one of their childhood, why not a Willy Wonka themed party? Incorporate bright candy colors into the décor. For centerpieces, fill transparent glass vases with multicolored candy pieces. Serving tables should have candy scattered throughout. Print out oversized photos of Umpa-Lumpas to decorate the walls. For party favors, what’s better than a Wonka Bar?

Have these decorating ideas got your mind buzzing? Are your thoughts brewing with New Year’s plans for your own office? Go for it! Be creative, take risks, and be yourself. Everybody appreciates a little effort, and a cheerful, festive work environment is nothing to sneeze at. Bring the best of the season to your employees and watch their spirits lift.

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Ultimate Christmas Office Party Ideas

Depending on who you ask, the office Christmas party can be an event that everyone looks forward to or an event everyone dreads. If you happen to be the one planning the big event, the pressure is on to make it a success. Read on for some great ideas to make your office party a success that people will be talking about for months.

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Location, Location, Location

Most people don’t consider sitting around the office sipping punch and eating sugar cookies a great time. The first thing you can do to liven up your event is to take it out of the office. This gives employees something to look forward to and gets them out of the place where they work. Moving it out of the building rather than down the hall, makes the temptation to discuss work lessen and helps people really socialize and relax.

A nice luncheon can also lessen some of the pitfalls of office party etiquette, like too much alcohol. Nobody wants to be the one that gets talked about for years to come because they got too drunk at the party. A luncheon at a hotel or nice restaurant minimizes the drinking aspect and keeps things focused on safer holiday fun.

Menu, Prizes, and Guests

One way to change things up is to give your menu some international flair. If you typically go the traditional route, perhaps try an Asian-inspired holiday menu. Or you can go with some traditional Mexican holiday favorites as well. These are popular options and can also give you some variety in your decorating.

Offering door prizes is a great way to generate excitement and get people engaged. The ideas for door prizes are seemly endless and can range from extra vacation days, gift cards for restaurants, spa treatments, gas or groceries are always a big hit. You can either do a traditional drawing and give raffle tickets as guests arrive or you can make it a game to win those sought-after prizes. Have your guests take a guess as to how many candy canes or red and green jelly beans are in the jar.

Christmas office parties can also be a time to recognize company success and employee contributions. One way to put the focus on the surrounding community is to incorporate a charitable cause as part of your holiday celebration. Perhaps there is a local children’s hospital or food pantry in need of supplies. Most communities have a variety of causes to support so do a little homework and ask your employees what causes they support. You might get some great ideas and really make a difference in your community while celebrating the holidays.

Some Christmas parties are limited to staff only but you might want to consider expanding the guest list and making it a family affair. For some, childcare is an issue so allowing children to attend eases that burden. And if you incorporate an activity like bowling or ice skating, this makes it much more fun for kids and spouses to attend and enjoy themselves.

White elephant or gag gifts are always a fun option, provided everyone keeps it clean! You don’t want any post-party human resource issues. One idea is to have everyone find the worst gift under $5 and have a drawing of wrapped gifts where there are only a few gifts worth keeping. Scattering a few $5 coffee gift cards in the midst of gag gifts can make it a fun drawing as well.

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Best Office Thanksgiving Party Ideas

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and if your office likes to celebrate, you might be starting to think about party ideas. Even if your office has never thrown a Thanksgiving party before, this could be a great time to start! Here are some of our best Thanksgiving party planning tips for your office.

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Send Official Invitations

Creating invitations will add excitement around the event and ensure that more people actually remember to attend. You can get creative and design flyers to distribute around your office either on paper or through email, or use eVite or another online invitation service. An added bonus of the invitation services is that they will track your invitees to see who is definitely or maybe attending, so you can get a good idea of how many people to expect.

Decorate!

Decorate your office in paper cut outs of fall leaves, different sizes and colors of gourds, glasses full of chestnuts, dried ears of corn covered in glitter, and fall colored wreaths. Ask your employees to bring in their own homemade decorations. Buy paper plates, napkins, and plastic utensils in fall colors to continue the theme.

Design Your Own Potluck

Everyone enjoys a good potluck, because they are always full of surprises and there are usually lots of homemade goodies! When planning your office Thanksgiving potluck, think about a theme. Do you just want people to bring pie? Should you hold it right after the holiday and have everyone bring their leftovers to share? Or maybe you think your coworkers will have had enough turkey and stuffing and you want to have a taco bar, your options are open!

 Thank Your Employees

What more appropriate time to thank your employees for their service than this? Make sure to take a moment during the party to thank your employees personally for their contributions. Consider giving them take-home gifts like candy bars, awards, or maybe copies of a book that you find meaningful or is relevant to your industry.

Hold a Charity Competition

Think of those who don’t have what you do, and collect food and clothes to donate. The department who donates the most gets a prize!

 Play Thanksgiving Games

Ring the Pumpkin- Line up a few large pumpkins on the ground. Before the party, create rope hoops of an appropriate size that you can throw over the pumpkins. Have your coworkers see if they can ring the pumpkin stem.

Thanksgiving Charades-Play a game of charades with Thanksgiving words.

Gigglebelly– You will need at least four players for this game, but the more the merrier! The first person lies down on the floor. The second person lies on the floor with their head resting on the first person’s belly. The third person lies with their head resting on the second person’s belly, until there is a chain of people all lying with their heads on each other’s bellies. To start the game, the first-person yells “Ha!” Then the second person yells, “Ha ha!” The third person yells “Ha ha ha!” and it continues down the line. Eventually, everyone will be rolling over with laughter!

We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your office party!

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Best Team Building Activities for Work

Don’t bore your coworkers with egg & spoon races and hot dog eating contests. Today, there are many fun and exciting ways to bond with your coworkers that will actually engage them rather than elicit disgruntled sighs. Try some of these team building activities for work to build communication channels and make friends at the office!

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Escape Room

What you’ll need: 1 key, 5-10 puzzles or clues, depending on how much time you want to spend on the game.

How you play: Lock the team in the conference room or other available office space with the puzzles and clues. Set a timer and see if they can solve the puzzles in time to find the hidden key before time runs out! This one is good for creative problem solving and collaboration.

Battle of the Airbands

What you’ll need: speakers, smartphone, costumes and props.

How you play: This one is planned a few days in advance. Form your department into teams of three or four, and ask them to form an imaginary band. They each choose a song that they will sip sync to with their own costumes and props. They can have a couple of days to rehearse. Everyone gets to vote on who put on the best performance, but nobody gets to vote for their own team. This one is good for team bonding.

Back-to-back Drawing

What you’ll need: blank paper, markers or pens, drawings of shapes or simple images.

How you play: Put team members into pairs. Have each pair sit back-to-back on the floor. One person holds the drawing or image, and the other has the blank paper and markers or pens. The person that holds the image describes it to their partner without directly telling them what it is, and their partner must try to recreate the drawing from the description. After a set amount of time, have each team compare their images to see who drew the most accurate replica. This game is good for building communication skills.

Office Trivia

What you’ll need: 20-25 trivia questions about your office.

How you play: Test your team’s observation skills with specific questions about your office. “What brand are the telephones?” “How many departments do we have in total?” “What color is the kitchen ceiling?” The possibilities are endless! This trivia is perfect for team bonding.

Salt & Pepper

What you’ll need: tape, small pieces of paper, a list of well-known pairs (think peanut butter & jelly, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, salt & pepper, etc.)

How you play: Write one half of each pair on each sheet of paper (salt on one half, pepper on the other,) then tape all the pieces to people’s backs. Have everyone mingle and try to figure out who or what they are without asking. Once they figure it out, they must try and find their matching pair. Together, they must sit down and find three things they have in common. This one is good for communication skills.

A team that works well together is not only happier but also more productive. Try some of these team building exercises with your office to upgrade your work environment.

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Perfect Office Halloween Ideas for Parties

Halloween is one of the most festive holidays of the year, but it can be tough to navigate the celebrations in the office. For employers who are hesitant to allow such an event in the workplace, it may comfort you to know that Halloween parties in the office can actually be a great opportunity for team building exercises. Camaraderie among employees can increase productivity, worker satisfaction, and help employees to feel valued and content in their position. If you are lucky enough to be allowed to throw a Halloween office party, then read on for some fun office Halloween ideas you can implement at this year’s spooky office bash!

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Develop an Office Tradition

If your goal is to build up your team spirit within the office, then you may want to consider starting an office tradition for Halloween and other holidays. This can be done in a number of ways. Go out and volunteer for one of the many food drives around this time of year with coworkers. Participate in a charity walk, run, or another event. Run a spooky themed can drive for the local homeless shelter or food bank.

Other simple ideas include starting an annual Halloween breakfast or luncheon, costume contest, Halloween trivia, harvest themed relay races, or even pumpkin carving contests. Although they may seem pointless to some employers, these group activities can help employees to bond with one another, building a more cohesive team which works more efficiently together throughout the year(s).

Spooky Team Building Halloween Games

There are many fun office Halloween ideas and games to play during a Halloween office party to increase team building. Relay races can help coworkers to learn to work together. Halloween trivia between departments can build camaraderie among employees between work departments which may have limited content at other times in the year. Pumpkin carving contests, costume contests, and potlucks can help employees get to know one another better as individuals. For games, it’s always a great idea to include prizes for the teams or individuals with the most points or votes.

Costume Fun

Many people enjoy dressing up on Halloween. You can implement work appropriate restrictions on costumes to keep things light or opt to hold the Halloween office party after hours. Enlist a voting system or panel of judges to choose the best costumes and give away fun prizes. Costumes are great conversation starters wherein employees can learn things about one another and develop stronger bonds on a more personal level.

Potluck or Catering?

If you want to keep costs low, consider throwing a Halloween potluck and ask each employee to bring their favorite spooky dish, candies or drinks. Otherwise, you may want to cater the entire event to keep things simple and reward your employees in a fun way. Another option is to host your office Halloween party at a local venue away from the office at a set time.

Whatever you choose to do, it is important to include at least one team building exercise to encourage your employees to work more efficiently as a team and also to feel valued as individuals. Halloween is one of the best times to achieve this while having a great time as well. If you are looking to open, expand, or design medical spaces, contact Boulevard LA for assistance today.

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Creative Summer Office Party Ideas

The weather is warmer, the days are longer and the great outdoors beckon your employees while they are working in the office. To boost morale and help your employees enjoy the summer while at work, think about throwing a fun office party. It can be a great way to help employees enjoy the summer while still working, and you might even see an increase in productivity. Bring the sun with some of these Summer office party ideas and games.

Scavenger Hunt

Split employees into teams for a fun scavenger hunt around the office. To encourage bonding among employees, make sure to pick the teams and put people from different departments on the same team. You can hide items for employees to find and include riddles as to the location. When they find the item, they can snap a picture on their phone. The first one to take a picture of all the items wins!

Bring Your Child to Work Day

Chances are, your employees’ children are out of school for the summer. Consider hosting a “bring your child to work day” to help parents spend more time with their kids and to liven up the office environment. You can have games, fun presentations, scavenger hunts and tours of the office for the children to enjoy.

This is a great event to help children understand what their parents do at work, and can even get them thinking about their future careers (depending on how old they are). It also promotes work-life balance, and is a great way to show your employees your dedication.

Ice Cream Social

Hosting an ice cream social for employees is a great way to bring the summer feel to your office. You can invite all employees to meet in the kitchen area to make their own sundaes. Make sure to provide a few different flavors of ice cream, and all the toppings: chocolate and caramel syrup, sprinkles, whipped cream, nuts, candy, cherries, etc. Remember to ask employees about any allergies and accommodate them accordingly.

Potluck Lunch

Potlucks are a great way for employees to show off their cooking skills – and eating skills. You can ask employees to bring in food for the potluck a few weeks before, and put out a signup sheet so that people can see who is bringing what. To liven up the potluck, consider making it themed or even hold a contest for the best tasting dish.

Game Day

Hosting a game day is a great team-building event that can help boost morale. Depending on how many employees you have, their interests and how much space you have at the office, there is a variety of games to play. You can use your office’s parking lot or an open space nearby for sports, like soccer, kickball, volleyball, etc. To see what your employees are most interested in playing, send out a survey a few weeks prior to the event.

If the activity is outdoors on a hot day, make sure to provide employees with water and sports drinks. You can even offer snack or host a barbeque after the games are finished.

Theme Parties

Make your employees feel like they are on a mini-vacation with a summer-themed party. There are lots of summer themes for a party:
• Clam bake
• Luau
• Barbeque
• Fiesta
• Beach
• Fourth of July

Once you have picked your theme, find food, drinks and decorations that align with it. You employees will love bonding over great food and drinks while having fun with the theme. As you can see, Summer office party ideas are a great way to bring any team together for the warmer months.

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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas for the Office

Office celebrations can be a lot of fun, but they’re also great for improving the productivity of your office. Office parties improve morale by giving you a chance to make sure your medical office knows how much you appreciate them and the work they do, and by giving your staff a chance to relax and bond with each other, increasing teamwork and group cohesion in your office. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, now is a great time to throw together an office party that is both fun and helpful for your practice. Let’s take a look at some of the best Cinco de Mayo party ideas for your office this year.

Festive Food and Drink

Food and drink are the best parts of any part, but for many of us, Cinco de Mayo brings to mind images of margaritas and imported beers. These drinks are best enjoyed after your medical practice closes, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options for your office’s Cinco de Mayo festivities. For more work appropriate fare, alcohol free margaritas (though you may want to keep these out of sight of your patients to avoid awkward questions) and, of course, traditional Mexican foods and their Tex-Mex cousins tend to be major crowd pleasers. Mexican colas, which use real cane sugar instead of corn syrup can also be a hit. Guacamole, salsa, and queso are all great snack options to keep in your break room for staff to grab when they have a chance.

For a more comprehensive option, try a lunchtime taco, nacho, or burrito bar for your staff. This can be quickly, easily, and inexpensively whipped up by you or a staff volunteer, or you can splurge a little and have a local restaurant cater for extra authenticity and even less effort. If you really don’t want to go without. Don’t forget to be sensitive to any staff members with dietary limitations by incorporating alternative choices that they can eat, dairy or gluten free options for any staff members with dietary limitations.

Create the Right Atmosphere

Aside from food and beverages, decor is the most important part of any party or celebration. You can go all out with carefully placed sombreros, a hanging Mexican flag, and lights and Mexico and Cinco de Mayo themed banners strung up around your office. Alternatively, for a thriftier approach, simply use store bought or even homemade decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag: red, green, and white.

Don’t forget to choose the right music to finish off your fun and festive atmosphere. Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with mariachi music, but for a more modern take, try a Mexican pop radio station, either through standard publicly accessible radio stations or through your medical practice’s internet radio provider.

Be Culturally Sensitive

Remember that Cinco de Mayo is a culturally significant holiday, so try learning a bit about the history of the holiday so you know why you are even celebrating in the first place. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the unexpected victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday, but it later became a way for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their Mexican culture and pride and has now become a celebration of Mexican culture in general throughout much of the United States. Recognize and appreciate this history – and keep your office party classy – by avoiding the stereotypes and hurtful jokes that are found in many Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Celebrate Throughout the Year

Cinco de Mayo may only come around once a year, but there are plenty of holidays that you can celebrate at your office to create a festive atmosphere, have fun at work, and keep your medical practice’s staff’s morale high. For more office party ideas, see our guides for celebrating Easter and Saint Patrick’s Day in your medical office.

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