Christmas is a time for spending time with family and friends, so why not bring the party to work? It’s not only a great way to bring your team together and boost morale, but it can also be a lot of fun. With the Christmas period only around the corner, now is the time to start preparing and planning for the big night. Being in charge of organising such a big event can be daunting at first, but not to worry… we are here to help. Here are 5 unique ideas for your work Christmas party:
This event is perfect for organisations that want to celebrate the season and really bring the magic of winter to life. To help with this, we’ve outlined some of our favourite elements that can be used to decorate your work Christmas party venue and make it look like a winter wonderland:
- Christmas lights
- Santa’s Grotto
- Christmas tree and garlands
- Christmas carols playing in the background
But, if you are looking for something a little more elegant and would like to move away from the DIY aspects, we have a Winter Wonderland package that continuously blows guests away. From LED GEO bars to crystal globe centrepieces, we really put the wonderland in winter!
Festive Fun Casino
A fun, festive casino night is a great way to bring the office together to enjoy some holiday fun. It’s also a great way to get people who don’t know each other very well to talk and engage which can help boost team morale and bonding. What better way to spend the night than experiencing the thrill of an authentic casino!?
Here are some ideas for creating your own Christmas Casino Night:
- You can set up tables around the room with various games on them or you can divide up your guest list into teams so they can play against each other in different rooms or areas. Or if you don’t want to have all guests out of their seats at once, then simply play one game at each table!
- Another idea would be to create themed tables with decorations matching whatever theme you choose – perhaps ‘Gangsters n Molls’ or ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’.
- To host a really successful festive casino night, having real croupiers will really take the authenticity up a notch and your guests will love being entertained by them!
Family-friendly parties are a great way to include both children and adults in your event. You should make sure that there are activities for the whole family, including games, food, and maybe even a gift exchange. If you’re at all worried about keeping the kiddos entertained, it’s best to opt for a venue that is particularly family-friendly—a bowling alley or arcade would be ideal. Whatever you do, don’t forget to include a buffet with food items that appeal to kids—pizza and ice cream are always winners!
As we know, Santa Clause is a Christmas hero (I mean, who doesn’t love free gifts!?). Why not set up a traditional log cabin grotto or let the little ones run wild in Santa’s workshop? These are great options if younger children will be attending the party, and of course, before they know it, the parents will get into the swing of it too! Let’s have a closer look;
- Traditional Log Cabin Grotto
A log cabin grotto is a fun alternative to the typical work Christmas party. The setting is much more practical than a bar, and it’s something you can set up in your office, not to mention, super kid-friendly. When people walk in they will be greeted by the sights, sounds, and smells of winter. There might be snowmen outside or even an ice rink!
- Santa’s Workshop Experience
If you want to make your office Christmas party a little less traditional and more fun, consider having an experience that’s sure to be memorable. Why not transform your office into the ultimate workshop!?
You can make it family-friendly by offering it as an optional activity for guests over a certain age who would like to participate in creating gifts for children (and adults!) around the world. You can also host a more traditional Christmas party if that suits your company better. When thinking about what kind of food and drinks to provide, go ahead and consider how you might incorporate Santa Claus into your theme.
For example, there are plenty of ways to serve some festive food items like Buddy the elf cookies or reindeer horns made from cinnamon roll dough—or even meals including foods such as stuffing balls or turkey drumsticks on skewers! As far as drinks go, think about serving hot chocolate with candy cane stirrers or mulled wine mixed with fruit juices instead of alcohol (but feel free to add some rum if you prefer!), and of course plenty of soda for the kiddies.
Night at the Races
Organising a night at the races themed Christmas party is a lot of fun, almost as much fun as experiencing it on the night itself! With this theme, you can get super creative with visuals, audio, race booklets, and fun money packs.
If you really want to make your guests feel as though they are on the race course, you can hire professional race commentators and tote staff for the night. Don’t forget to include a whacky race, such as a Pig or Dog race, for some added fun!
Are your office coworkers movie buffs? If so, they’ll love walking through the magical wardrobe and into Narina. This is a unique twist on traditional Christmas themes, but with the right props, music and food, your guests will feel like Lucy Pevensie in no time.
Make sure to keep your guests cosy in the world of Narina by proving them with delicious, warm cocoa, and other Narnia themed party food. If done right, this is a theme your coworkers will talk about for years to follow!
Whatever you decide to do for your Christmas party, make sure that it is memorable and fun for everyone. And if you would like to have a theme but are struggling to find one, we suggest going with something that screams “It’s Christmas!” as it can be customized for any type of event.
If you would like a helping hand with your Christmas party planning this year, contact us to discover bespoke packages and expert advice.