The Alternative Office Christmas Party

For many of us, the Christmas party is a staple in the office calendar, but these parties can often become dull and unimaginative. However, this year you can transform the Christmas season into a festive, fun-filled holiday period for the whole team.

We’ve listed below a couple of ideas which we hope will help you to get your creative juices flowing to make this Christmas in the office one that will spread joy throughout the office!

The Christmas Crafternoon

At the beginning of the Christmas season, instead of buying decorations from the local supermarket why not have an afternoon of crafts in the office and enlist the whole team in creating this year’s office decorations? All whilst listening to a cheesy Christmas playlist, drinking a couple of hot toddies and trying to resist the temptation to wrap the desk of the team member who was unlucky enough to be out sick.

The Holiday Filmathon

If you fancy a relaxed alternative to the traditional Christmas office party, why not host a Christmas themed movie marathon? Clear the furniture, layout some large comfortable seating and order in the snacks and drinks.

The Elf Party

Rather than a mundane party which is just water cooler chat with alcohol added to the mix, why not plan an evening filled with fun, festive themed team-building exercises? From gingerbread house building competitions to group present wrapping races, team bonding will make the evening all that more enjoyable.

The Scavenger Hunt

If you wish to take the party out of the office, why not host a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt? Split into teams to hunt down the party supplies needed for the ultimate Christmas party waiting at the end of trail. If your customers are based locally, this can also be a good opportunity to include them in your festive games by having them host the item locations.

As the days grow darker and colder, keep your team’s spirits up by planning the ultimate Christmas party for them to look forward to!

Jody Miles
Qualified Chartered Management Accountant with more than 10 years practice experience. Very different from the stereotypical accountant but professional and diligent none the less. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young family and volunteering on the Calshot RNLI Lifeboat.

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