It’s that time of the year again! The festive season is upon us, and we want everyone to be merry. Employees are going through the last stretch before the holiday break, and for many companies, an office holiday party is a yearly tradition. If you are in charge of planning this year’s event, why not shake it up a bit with these creative party ideas.
The Secret Santa game is one of the easiest ways to include your entire office. All the names of the employees and bosses are thrown in a hat, and you have to buy a gift for person’s name that you draw. You could also stick to a budget per gift so that everyone is comfortable with the amount. At the end of the day, you’ll save money because each employee only has to buy one gift. Make it personal by creating a personalized t-shirt for your colleague, or buy tickets to a show that you know they would love.
A Potluck Lunch
It might be the case that you didn’t budget for a big office bash this year, which means you’ll have to cut some corners. The festive season is all about giving, so organizing a potluck lunch for the office is a brilliant idea. It’s the ideal opportunity for those hidden foodies to showcase their talents. If you’re not a foodie, browse this list of amazing potluck recipes ideas.
Decorate to Celebrate
Maybe you are the type of team that wants to keep the celebrations low-key. You can include bits and pieces of the festive season without going overboard. For instance, ask each employee to decorate their cubicle according to their own festive style. This could mean the Game of Thrones lover turns his/her chair into the Iron Throne, or the cat-lover decorates their cubicle with Christmas cat-themed ‘wallpaper’. Celebrate their spirit at the party by offering an award to the employee with the most creative cubicle.
Get it Branded
Celebrate both the festive season and your company’s success this year, by creatively branding your Christmas Party. Custom branded shirts allow your team to show their Holiday spirit. Instead of using your normal logo for the print, add a festive design, or add some humor by changing your slogan to something seasonal. Encourage your team to wear them at the office party, or at work on the days leading up to Christmas. It’s a great way to boost morale and having your team feel unified. For larger companies – inspire some healthy competition by asking each department to come up with their own design and holding a contest.
Donate to Charity
As mentioned before, the festive season is about giving. During the build-up to Christmas, a lot of charities and organizations need a helping hand. Consider donating company time by volunteering at a soup kitchen, or spend a day making Christmas baskets for orphan’s, there are many ways in which your company can give.
These are just a few ways in which you can be innovative at this year’s festive season Christmas party. If your office has a creative idea, or if you use any of these ideas, we’d love to see it. Share your stories in the comment section below.