Years ago, in the age of the baby boomers, offices were hushed and serious – not to mention stressful – but things have changed in today’s age. Office parties are held regularly and play a major part in the reduction of work-related stress.
Workers want time to relax, and they want it to be sporadic. When you know and understand that you have free time, plans are always made to get work done instead of just laying back and taking a break. Imagine the surprise when you come to work expecting to bust your butt, but instead find a collage of fun activities.
And, boy, the activities that there are. We are all children inside, and the simple time-wasting games are, irrefutably, still enjoyable (of course, time you enjoy wasting is not time wasted). Magic cubes, paddle ball games, Monopoly (oh boy) – anything will work. Just stay away from the Rubik’s cube: those bring more stress than relaxation, in my opinion.
There is something about the little spice in life when a party is thrown, too. Maracas, flowers, and disco balls make their way into the workspace, and it seems easier to just take your mind off things for a while. Who doesn’t like a game of mini-golf, after all?
In any case, go crazy. Consult with your boss, your workmates, get the festivities started! The world of impeccability is over the end of the cliff, just jump off. There are no consequences, just fun. In fact, you are bound to find out how you really act under no amount of stress – the person that you actually are.
Kick off your now-planned (nice job) party with one of our costumes. We have everything you could possibly think of, including the now-popular pirate costumes, the ever-popular convict costume, and some that you probably haven’t heard of.
There isn’t any down-side to an office party. You have an excuse to get an awesome costume, you get to relax, and you get to party! Honestly, if not for the lack of productivity (unless you worm it into your party), office parties would be completely mandatory.