Westbury, UK, 7th Dec 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, There are no two ways about it; last year’s Christmas was a complete wash-out when it comes to parties and social gatherings. Taking place at the height of lockdown, nobody had the chance to celebrate in style, which is why this Christmas is going to be extra special. Christmas 2021 is going to be big because we’re all making up for what we missed out on last year.
The office Christmas party is something everyone looks forward to, as a chance to let your hair down with colleagues and really get into the festive spirit. If you’re planning your workplace Christmas do, here are just a few ideas to make this post-pandemic party something really special.
A Christmas sweets bar
When you think of Christmas, you inevitably think of the chocolate and sweets you probably enjoyed as a child (and as an adult). One of the best ways to celebrate at the office Christmas party is with a sweet bar, where employees can help themselves to some sugary goodness. Candy canes, chocolate orange, Quality Street, toffees – you name it, you can add it to your sweet bar. This is a great idea if you’ve been enjoying a buffet or Christmas meal because it takes the place of a dessert and allows people to mingle.
An international affair
Different cultures have different Christmas traditions, and it’s nice to celebrate that diversity. In Japan, for example, people often celebrate not with a roast dinner, but with KFC fried chicken, while the Germans tuck into stollen bread. You could do your research and lay on a food spread that pays homage to Christmases around the world, as long as you’re careful about cultural sensitivities and stereotyping.
Who doesn’t love a little flutter around the festive season? You could think about hiring your very own casino for the night and give people the chance to place their bets. Whether it’s poker, blackjack or roulette, fun casino hire is a great way to get everyone talking and mixing as you celebrate. You could even request James Bond themed attire or black tie, to make it feel special! Check out companies such as Fun Casino Fun, but book early to avoid disappointment because they do get popular around this time of year.
Who doesn’t love a funfair, especially one with a Christmas theme? Instead of horseshoe throwing, you could have advent wreath throwing, and tossing darts at Christmas themed balloons. Setting up Christmas themed funfair stalls gives people the chance to indulge in a little nostalgia and get a bit competitive. This is a great idea if there are going to be any children in attendance, but you can have just as much fun if it’s a grown-up only event!
Appetiser making classes
It’s not cheating to have your employees sing for their supper, and appetiser making classes are great fun. Your team can learn to make a range of delectable hors d’oeuvres and canapes, including Christmas classics such as brie and cranberry tartlets or smoked salmon pâté. One nice idea is to have everyone submit their own personal favourite appetiser recipe and compile them into a little Christmas cookbook you can hand out at the end of the event.
Holiday trivia quiz
Everyone loves a pub quiz, and a festive themed quiz can be a great way to get people in the spirit. Have drinks and bar snacks to hand, then, divide your staff into quiz teams and see who knows the most about yuletide in the UK and around the world. It’s a sneaky way of slipping in a little team building at the same time as having great fun and celebrating the season.
This year is the year of the office Christmas party, as we make up for lost time. The important thing is that the Christmas party is a way of bringing people together, celebrating the good things in life and allowing staff to let their hair down and socialise. Give your party a unique theme and people will remember it for years to come!