Question: Each year, Mrs. Claus throws a wonderful Christmas morning brunch for the elves and serves her famous mistletoe punch. This year, she’d like to invite the elves’ families to attend, too. Does inviting families to the party bring risk for Santa’s Workshop, Inc.?

Answer: It can actually be a good idea to invite families to attend work-related parties like this one! Experts suggest that employee (in this case, elf) behavior improves at company events when spouse/partners and children are present. If Mrs. Claus’s budget allows, it can be a giant gesture to include the entire family in the celebration and one that many of the elves will surely appreciate. Due to the fact that having so many toymakers and their families in one place could pose risk, Mrs. Claus should review Santa’s Workshop, Inc.’s liability coverage with her broker before extending the invitations.