Diwali or Deepawali is the favourite time of the year. It is the time which brings a lot of joy and happiness around. The entire nation lights up and comes together to celebrate this beautiful festival. Preparation for the festival started a month ago and everyone gets excited to look their best in ethnic wear, decorate their homes, indulge in delicious food, and get-together with friends, family, and loved ones.
The beautiful part of this festival is that it's not just limited to celebrating at home but at workplaces too. After all, our offices are like our second home where we spend most of our day. So, celebrating with colleagues is not only fun but a great work ethic as well.
If you are in HR, lead a team, run an organization, or work for someone else, you must share the idea of Diwali lunch as it is a perfect event for team bonding and strengthening relationships. And, to make team lunches on Diwali a big hit, we've some important tips you should consider in Diwali 2023.
Decide a Date & Venue
First things first, before setting up Diwali lunch you need to set up a date that fits everyone's schedule because people staying away from their homes take leave before going to their hometown to celebrate Diwali with their family or friends.
So, instead of last-minute planning, take a 3-4 gap to ensure all the team members' availability. Now, utilize your office space and secure an area at the time of Diwali lunch. Ensure that the venue can accommodate all staff members, food, and activities comfortably.
Hire Professional Caterers
The highlight of every party is undoubtedly the "Food". This is one of the major elements which can make or break your event. So, it's crucial to hire a professional corporate caterer to enjoy the best food and service overall. To take your Diwali lunch to the next level, collaborate with OMKITCHEN’s corporate catering service that offers a range of recipes made with the finest organic ingredients and produce.
Your team will truly appreciate your efforts in thinking about not just their taste preferences but their health as well. Moreover, OMKITCHEN has an array of recipes bursting with flavours from different states. You can easily customize to meet everyone's dietary restrictions and preferences within your budget to make the experience an unforgettable one.
Arrange Entertainment Activities
After the team is done with the lunch, you can also set up a little area with Diwali decorations and arrange some fun games to pep up the party. A photo booth, best-dressed contest, Rangoli contest, musical chairs or even an art competition are some of the many fun activities and games you can set up during lunch. This will keep the staff members engaged, and excited, and give them a space and reason to bond with one another.
We don't get many occasions to express gratitude and share our thoughts and stories. So, why not take advantage of the Diwali lunch to express gratitude to your team members for their hard work and dedication?
Consider giving short speeches or allowing team members to share their thoughts and experiences. This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and embrace the Diwali spirit.
Gift Sweet Treats
Diwali is incomplete without gifting each other sweet treats and showering good wishes. Keep this as a surprise towards the end of the event. As the celebration ends at the workplace, bid Diwali farewell by offering a box of traditional sweets. But hey! Not "Sonpapdi" this time!
Gift delicious, pure sweets that are not packed with sugar, crafted carefully with premium ingredients, and free from refined sugar. Not only does it give a good impression to your employees, but it also helps to encourage them to support pure and natural eating choices - even when it comes to sweets. Combine the sweet box with thank-you notes or messages to all team members to show your appreciation for their participation.
Diwali lunch can be very memorable and enjoyable if you follow the interesting workplace celebration ideas we have shared above. These gestures can go a long way in terms of employee retention. Everyone wants to work in a workplace that feels like home.
To have professional caters for Diwali, contact OMKITCHEN at 8882210294 and enjoy a delicious, heart-healthy homely feast or just complete our contact form to share your requirements.
We hope you have a chemical-free, fun-filled Diwali lunch!