Sep 26th 2013

Still Need Office Christmas Party Ideas?

Still Need Office Christmas Party Ideas?

Tired of going to the same place each year for your Christmas party? Desperately seeking some inspiration for something different to do?  In need of fresh Office Christmas party ideas..and quickly?  We may just have the solution with 10 ways to make this year’s office party something different – whatever the budget:

COOK YOU OWN – create a culinary competition within your office by splitting into teams. Under the guidance of a professional, or even a celebrity chef, cook your own 3 course festive meal.  Eat, enjoy and then hit the dance floor!

PUB CHALLENGE – hire a room in a local pub and then fire the team spirit with some traditional pub games.  Bar skittles, hoola, giant snakes & ladders and hoopla to name but a few.  Follow with traditional pub food and plenty of beer.  Christmas party ideas don’t have to be lavish in scale to be huge in the fun stakes!

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LAS VEGAS CASINO – very on trend with lots of celebs choosing Las Vegas as a style for their parties this year.  Also ideal for larger businesses who can hire a function room and create their own Vegas casino with roulette and blackjack tables.  Bring a touch of the ‘Las Vegas’ atmosphere to the UK. Glamorous showgirls, a ‘club’ room with fantastic DJs and maybe even an Elvis or two!  Gamble for prizes and not money.  Serve chic cocktails and make this a black-tie affair, to create a really glamorous night.  Some casinos also have rooms that you can hire for just this type of event, so worth checking this out.

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 –GO TO THE BEACH – yes, Christmas party ideas for the luxury event and those with a larger budget.  Fly your team off to the beach for a Caribbean style BBQ on the edge of the surf.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS – not the usual murder mystery event.  Hire the Northern Belle and create a lavish murder mystery experience which will leave people thinking “who dunnit?”

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DINE IN THE DUNGEON – create a spooky night in the dungeons of a castle. Serve cocktails on trays of dry ice, bring in tarot card readers and fabulous illusionists to keep the guests jumping!
GO AL FRESCO – create a fabulous garden party with drinks on a terrace (large heaters will keep the night chill at bay), fire eaters and entertainment on the lawn, use a marquee dressed with crisp white linens topped with lush garden foliage and flowers for the dinner and finish with a spectacular firework display.  Many stately homes and country houses in the UK can offer space for this type of event.

SEE SANTA – why not take the team to Lapland – home of Father Christmas – where you will be met by his elves, stay in log cabins around a lake, enjoy a range of winter sports and also see Santa’s Grotto!
GO TRADITIONAL – hire space in a country house for a traditional Christmas dinner.  Carol singers on the lawn, roaring log fires, drinks reception in the library and a traditional 4-course dinner.  Make use of a ballroom, or create one, and hire a live band to round off the night.

DANCE FEVER – create the hippest nightclub in town.  You can often hire nightclubs or create one in a warehouse space.  The key here is to hire the very best New York or London DJs and dancers.  Get everyone involved by creating a massive disco-dance class with expert dance tutors.  Blow the budget and if there isn’t one already in the venue, build a mezzanine level as a chill-out area that overlooks the dance floor. This will be the coolest Christmas your team has ever had!

Office Christmas Party Ideas

I hope my Office Christmas Party Ideas have been helpful….but….

my last tip is to provide the unexpected and whatever you choose, be sure to include a few surprises for the guests.