The office Christmas party can be stuff of dreams but quickly turn into the stuff of nightmares. Depending who you get stuck talking to, or who you end up sitting with, or even which colleagues starts awkwardly dancing with you after a few drinks. There has to be a better way to do the annual celebration though? Let’s take a look at 5 fantastic Christmas party ideas for work which are that little bit different.
Shoot Your Boss
Let’s clear this up straight away, we’re talking about paint-balling. Why not get the team together and enjoy an afternoon of paint-balling before simply going for a pub meal and a couple of drinks? Not only do you get to shoot your boss with little balls of paint (which quite often hurt & leave bruises, if that helps!) you also, as a company owner, get to have different departments and employees working together. It would be even better if it snowed, extra festivities to roll around and hide from your colleagues in finance. This is a great way to boost teamwork and enjoy a slightly alternative festive time together.
Ugly Christmas Jumper Competition
Even if you decide to hit the town or have an organised corporate event, up the stakes with an inter departmental ugly Christmas jumper competition. There are some fantastic Christmas jumper available to buy now-a-days but you might be better getting something from the past. You know, properly dated, fairly dodgy on the fashion scale. The winner gets to come in late the next morning, although not too late that they miss out on those necessary bacon sandwiches.
Christmas Cinema Club
Why not stretch your Christmas celebrations out over the entire month of December rather than just one night? There are lots of cinemas that show Christmas films, new and old, over the weeks leading up to Christmas Day. You could leave the office and head straight to the cinema. Popcorn, sweets, Christmas flicks. Maybe some great festive Disney films too! Just be aware of anyone sneaking off to the back row. You never know, office romances could begin as people enjoy The Holiday together.
One Of You Is A Killer
Next on our list of Christmas party ideas for work, is one of you becomes a killer. We’re talking about a department murder mystery evening! Get dressed up to the nines, maybe some fabulous fancy dress. There are fantastic companies who will set this all up for you and all you need to do is arrive, enjoy a meal and figure out which one of you committed the crime! This will have the office talking for years and be an awesome way to bond as a business.
During The Day
Maybe you’re all a little bit sick of hangovers and nursing the old noggin the day after? Perhaps this year you could do things different and maybe even keep them simple? How about a festive breakfast? A company that pencils in a morning of awesome breakfast and chat for the employees is likely to get a more productive team in the afternoon with no hangovers stopping work the next day. Perhaps there’s a sporting event that starts before work would usually finish and you can all enjoy it together. By keeping your celebrations during the day, it allows everyone to get home to their families. A day out of the office can have many benefits.
What are your best Christmas party ideas for work? What do you remember doing with a previous business and what do you miss from your current company Christmas celebrations?