Some Of The Best Holiday Party Ideas That Don’t Involve Ugly Christmas Sweaters
The holidays are a time for people to come together and enjoy the simpler things in life, putting the stresses of work and everyday life on hold for a few moments. Company Christmas parties are important for staff to let loose, have fun, and get to know each other better—but coming up with company Christmas party ideas and themes that haven’t been overdone can be a challenge.
Skip the worn-out ugly Christmas sweater theme, and choose something a little off the beaten path. A family friendly venue will have the space and features you need, freeing you up to focus on something fun that’ll include everyone.
Here are a few great company Christmas party ideas to inspire you:
Give your staff an excuse to dress up and dance to good music. A holiday ball can include a nice dinner, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, festive drinks, classy holiday decorations, and a photo booth. For the music, hire a DJ or come up with a playlist, combining upbeat holiday music with hits for everyone to enjoy.
Karaoke brings out the fun at company parties, especially when there’s plenty of eggnog going around. Even those who didn’t think they could sing will break through their stage fright and belt out their favourite tunes. Mixing in some holiday songs on the karaoke list will add some festive cheer to the party.
Holiday Movie Trivia and Costume Party
Guests can dress up as their favourite holiday movie characters and play holiday trivia games while indulging in festive food and drinks. Fun prizes can be awarded to the best costume and the winners of the games.
With the Snowsuit Fund and the Food Bank being in high demand during the holidays, why not help out and collect donations from your staff during your holiday party? You can add a bit of excitement and friendly competition to the event by awarding prizes to those who bring in the most donations.
Divide your guests into teams and have them complete timed holiday-themed obstacles, such as dressing up as Santa, answering trivia questions, decorating trees, building gingerbread houses, playing charades, singing songs, and wrapping gifts. Prizes can be awarded to the winners, and the wrapped gifts can be used for a gift-swapping game.
Host your company’s holiday party at a venue with plenty of games to play, such as arcade games, air hockey, bowling, and redemption games that award players with tickets for prizes. Your staff and their families will enjoy playing games while mingling with other guests.
No matter what theme you choose for your company Christmas party, your guests will be pleased if there is good music, food, drinks, and a fun and relaxing atmosphere. But do try to avoid the ugly Christmas sweater theme—your staff will thank you for it.