As an employer, you probably know better than anyone just how fast time passes, and just how important pre-planning and organisation is for your company. With that said, the same rule can be applied to your company events. So even though it is still a few months away, getting started on planning this year’s office Christmas party events is wise.
By planning in advance, you’ll be more likely to put together the kind of party you envision, on the date you want, and within the budget you have set.
To help you with the planning process, here’s a look at five fun theme ideas that you may want to consider for this year’s Christmas party.
A Christmas Cooking Class
Christmas is well-known for its fabulous treats when it comes to cooking. Let’s face it, the holidays are a great time to get together with friends and loved ones and share great food and drinks. So why not use this premise as a theme for your Christmas party?
You can arrange a Christmas cooking event that gives employees a chance to try some new recipes, socialise, and then share some fabulous creations. This is also an event that is just as fun for the guys as well as the girls in the company.
Pick a Favourite Christmas Movie as the Theme
Another idea can be to pick a favourite Christmas movie, and use that as your theme that you can build upon. For example, let’s take the movie Elf for example. You can easily find a number of Elf-themed Christmas decorations, you can put out some of Elf’s favourite foods, and play music from the movie.
You can really take a movie theme as far as you want to, hiring on characters to attend the party, building a whole menu around the movie, asking employees to dress up as their favourite character, etc. Of course, you will want to have some AV equipment set up so the movie you have picked can play in the background.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Theme
If you are looking for something a bit more low-key, casual, and budget-friendly, why not use the popular ugly Christmas sweater theme? You can then carry this theme into the foods by having “ugly” Christmas sweater cookies made, and other confections that are over the top and rather gaudy. Encourage employees to go all out with their ugly Christmas sweaters, and then you can hold a contest to pick the ugliest sweater of all and present that employee with a prize.
Christmas Carolling – Karaoke Style
Of course, Christmas always involves carolling, so why not use this as a theme and transform the office into a karaoke bar that plays nothing but Christmas songs? You can even pick up a few fun costume items such as Santa hats, Elf ears, jingle bells, etc. that employees can wear while they sing.
A Scavenger Hunt through Town
This kind of event usually takes a fair amount of planning, so it may be best to use an outside party planning service. A scavenger hunt through town gives employees a chance to get out of the office, enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, and they will be able to socialise with each other and share all kinds of laughs as they work through their list.
It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning
When it comes to your office 2018 Christmas party, it truly is never too early to get started on the planning process. This will ensure the party goes off without a hitch, and that your employees feel like they are appreciated for all their hard work.