Your office Christmas party does not have to be boring when all you do is eat and chat among yourselves. This is the time of the year when you can have your bosses and even the most serious guys in the team relax a bit and perform entertaining acts. In this article, we will discuss ten fun ideas on how to get everybody enjoy the party.
- Go Bowling
Bowling is one of the most fun group activities that even first timers can play. You can divide your organizational teams into groups, not necessarily arranging them to belong to the same business groups. One department can be put to different bowling teams so they can meet new people as well.
- Go Paintballing
Christmas isn’t the time for office conflict, but paintballing is an active sport where everyone can have a healthy competition and have happy memories to remember. It can really get your adrenaline pumping. Don’t force those who do not want to join because of health problems; they can always be supporters or cheerers of the team at the back.
- Sing Karaoke
You never know when you’ll discover singers in the team. Singing in karaoke can be funnier than expected. It can bring out the true character of your office mate who has been hiding his comical side over work for years.
- Exchange Gifts
Why not engage in a Secret Santa exchange gift-giving? Everyone would have to draw lots from names of people in the office and choose a theme of item to buy within the agreed budget. For example, the gift should be “something large and long” and should cost about $10. Given a week’s time, everyone should have bought the gift and present it to the name drawn.
- Invite a Special Guest
It can be anyone who’s prominent in the industry or a celebrity that everyone is fond of. Having a special guest can spice the party and break the ice. A retired boss or an old office worker can add new vigor to the Christmas party when the mood starts lagging.
- Conduct Contests
Contests as simple as decorating a Christmas tree or office cubicles in the midst of singing and dancing can be fun. This type of activity would involve the whole department and every participant will feel part of a family competing with other departments.
- Hire a Movie Theater
Christmas parties should not be all about food and booze. You can have a Christmas-themed Movie Marathon to celebrate the spirit of the occasion. You can also have heartrending movies to touch the hearts of your officemates in this wonderful event.
- Take Plenty of Photos
Set up photo booths so you won’t have to go around and take pictures while busy with something else. Photos are meant to capture moments and these would carry on for the next years ahead. They remind how great a “family” you are working for one company.
- Dress in Christmas Costumes
Of course, there must be prizes to be given away to winners of the costume event. You can be a snowman, a reindeer and your coworkers can dress up as a Christmas tree, Rudolf, or Santa himself! Be creative and don’t forget to be in character throughout the party.
- Offer Great Desserts
Provide spectacular desserts and make sure that caterers or restaurants present them in the most palatable way. Everyone has a sweet tooth in some way or another and desserts can make them instantly happy.
Are your office parties normally a drag? Now, armed with these fun ideas for your Christmas party this year, you don’t have to feel bored. Flash that confident smile, liven things up and get the show going! Build up interest by publicizing the activities and make sure teams are pumped up and excited.