Office parties are a fun way to strengthen your company’s team, let off steam and foster camaraderie among employees that will last all year long.
Don’t get stuck in the same old traditions. Make this year’s Christmas party one to remember by embracing one of these five office Christmas party ideas!
Office parties are a chance for workers to get to know one another on a more personal level. While it may be a work-related function, your company Christmas party should be a chance for employees to feel appreciated, let loose and get in the spirit of the season.
1. Make It a Game Night
Transform your office lounge into a retro arcade with all the classics like Nintendo, Sega, and PlayStation. On the other side of the room, get some board games everyone loves and remembers from their childhood to foster conversation, encourage teamwork and create some friendly competition. Have the best playlists from the ’80s and ’90s playing on Spotify so people can take a break from gaming to bust some moves on the dance floor and sing along to their favorite songs of decades past.
2. Host a Company Bake-Off
With one of our programs, like Just Desserts, your employees can make some epic sweet treats together. Each team must come up with their own name and a unique “battle cry” that can have people in hysterics before the real fun even begins. The best part? Your employees will get to enjoy a team-building exercise then dine together on the Grand Buffet, where the fruits (or should we say sweets) of their labor will be displayed.
3. Get Cuddly with Puppies
Work is stressful, and what better way to unwind at the office Christmas party than with some adorable puppies? Puppy Party will send some local pups available for adoption over to your office for employees to snuggle and love on throughout the night. Someone may wind up even finding a new fur-ever member of their family.
4. Make a Fashion Statement With a “Make Your Own Ugly Sweater” Party
The ugly Christmas sweater trend is still in full swing, and it’s also one of the most creative office Christmas party ideas! Make a memory out of the craze by having employees work together and craft their own holiday sweaters to keep them cozy throughout the season?
Tell each attendee to bring their own plain sweater (thrift-shop quality isn’t just recommended, it’s preferred!) and let them go crazy with iron-on appliques, gems, pins and more that you can pick up from the local craft store. Don’t forget to take a group photo to commemorate the evening!
5. Host a Company Movie Night
After another long year of hard work, employees will enjoy a low-key, no-pressure chance to kick back and enjoy some yummy holiday treats while watching some Christmas classics like “A Christmas Story” and “Home Alone.”
Encourage office workers to dress up as their favorite characters and offer a prize for the winner of the Christmas costume contest!
Don’t let another office party pass by with lackluster decorations and a ho-hum snack bar. Take advantage of the final days before Christmas break to come together as a team, express your appreciation for one another and strengthen your bonds so you can come back and kick off the new year on the best note possible! Choose from one of these office Christmas party ideas or use them as a springboard to come up with your own unique way to celebrate the holidays together!
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