All you need for an office farewell party is a bit of goodwill and the approval of the person leaving.
These goodbye party events will have varying degrees of formality, and the company may have a structure for this depending on the length of service. For example, office presentation and then a bar-tab for drinks after work, if the leaving person spent three years there.
The person leaving would also have a preference for the type of get-together e.g. low key such as morning tea, or more elaborate like an organised dinner.
There should always be some kind of presentation at the workplace - everyone is already there, it is a more appropriate setting, and people are better-behaved!
Often the person organising the going away party is the closest workmate, and it may be your turn to organise something one day.
Remember, it is only a send-off of a work colleague (not a wedding), so don't go overboard, especially not out of your own pocket.
If you are good friends at work you will see that person again.
So keep it simple.
All you need to do is:
On the same note, don't get in people faces to attend, sign etc. - everyone has their own reasons for non-attendance or non-effort.
It is up to the individual to choose how they voluntarily represent themselves.
Are you having a dinner with a leaving speech? Click for farewell dinner presentation tips.
If you wish, you can make the party more elaborate - click for office party themes.
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