Office Christmas Party Ideas
Tis the season to be festive, and while the build-up to Christmas and the New Year are both exciting to experience when you have an office party to plan, it can get stressful! Instead of listing a ton of venues you could consider when you are listing out all the office Christmas party ideas, we’ve put together some popular themes, instead.
Each of these Christmas party ideas can be tweaked to suit your office, the personalities of those partying it up, as well as your budget. Mostly, you need a little imagination, you need to know your office audience (is anyone really going to want a formal occasion this year?) and you need to have the most memorable night of the festive season.
So, what are you waiting for? Bust out that pen and paper and start taking notes!
The Private Xmas Party
You can customise this option SO much whilst wowing the guests you’ve invited along. Office Christmas party ideas start with venues and end in accessories, so whether you’re looking at corporate event lighting options and bar hire with Virtual Events, or you’re checking out the all-inclusive options, you need an open mind.
Creating your party from a blank canvas to suit your business brand and employee personalities are vital for the success of the festive party you are throwing. Here at Virtual Events, many of our corporate clients have made events their own by hiring our corporate image projection service or even gone as far as having something completely unique like our corporate photo booths that are branded up with their company logo.
The private party is perfect for small groups who want to chillax over some delicious mince pies and mulled wine and it’s also something that ensures seclusion and fun. You can, of course, have a private party with a larger group, where you can make it a masquerade bash or a Bond-themed event for a little more sparkle.
Long gowns, tuxedos and a live band instead of the cheesy disco music of the 80s is the epitome of a classy Christmas night. Take away the Christmas crackers in place of bespoke goody bags and private dining, and your Christmas party ideas are going to be taking off in front of your eyes.
Here at Virtual Events, we offer a wide range of services for the more-formal event. Take our corporate drapes and starcloths as an example, which makes for a truly magical party experience that your staff will be talking about well after Valentine’s Day. Or our corporate VIP red carpets to make your guests feel that extra special.
For those that want to keep the formal feel, whilst still having a laugh, a murder mystery evening can be perfect. Incorporating games into your Christmas party is a great way to keep the team building spirits high and organising a murder mystery evening can be done on the smallest of budgets. You can purchase ready-made props easily online, which will give you everything you need to make a night to remember.
Prefer something different? Well, bring on those cheesy 1980’s cover bands and a little Cirque du Soleil. Or, you can go a little bit out of the water with hiring a boat to take you along the Thames.
Perhaps you want people to get in touch with their inner child with a trip to the Zoo before offering everyone a Zoo experience and get up close with the animals. Or you may prefer something like bowling or ice skating, to get those competitive juices flowing.
At this time of the year, one way to make your office Christmas party memorable is to create your very own winter wonderland. This is a theme that your staff will not expect. Throw in some white decorations, fairy lights and dry ice and your guests will feel like they have been whisked away to Lapland.
It’s all about thinking outside the formal box and choosing to make memories with your office Christmas party suggestions.
What Are Your Office Christmas Party Ideas?
To have the best festive party nights, you need to offer people the wow factor. It’s more than the venue: it’s the DJ you choose, the band you hire, the light up dancefloor you bring in to give the place a little ‘show’. All of this is going to give you the best office Christmas party this year – embrace it! Christmas is coming!
For more information on how to make your office Christmas party stand out from the crowd, and to see how we can help, get in touch with a member of our events team today on 0118 327 3910.