The year is flying by. Before you know it, it’s December and the company Christmas party is just around the corner. Forget last-minute event-planning panic and lackluster party games — make this the year your work celebration leaves a lasting impression.
When it’s time to start planning your company’s holiday get-together, here are our best company Christmas party ideas to help you make it an unmissable Christmas party event coordinator.
Fun Company Christmas Party Themes
Company Christmas parties can often feel like an afterthought, but it’s easy to transform them into the celebration of the year. Banish the boring with these fun holiday party themes, or mix a few of them together for the ultimate festive get-together.
Say goodbye to the traditional reds and greens, and embrace a brighter, more colorful company Christmas party this year. Decorate the office with all the colors of the rainbow, and get your team involved in the fun.
A bold, colorful workplace makes for the perfect backdrop to a fun, lively office party. You could even go further down the rainbow theme and opt for brightly colored desserts, or create your own bold company cocktails (or mocktails). Complement the theme with fun party games like karaoke, and you have an impressive and unusual party that people won’t want to miss.
Holiday Movie Party
Create a Christmas party that has a real sense of atmosphere with a festive movie-themed celebration. Make your own movie theater, set up a projector, and keep the Christmas movies rolling on a big screen while everyone mingles. Make sure there’s plenty of popcorn and cozy lighting too.
This is a party theme that you can really run wild with. Deck out your office so it looks like a scene from Home Alone or A Christmas Story, or see if everyone will dress up in outfits inspired by their favorite festive movies. You could even theme the food, drinks, and activities around your chosen movies.
While we’re past the days of visiting Santa’s Grotto, it doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the experience one last time. Get creative and transform your workplace into the perfect Winter Wonderland for a memorable Christmas party.
Embrace the whimsical and decorate your space with fake snow, Christmas trees, cheerful snowmen, and mountains of presents. Create your own Grotto space and restyle it as a photo booth, drinks station, or gaming corner. This is a really fun party theme that you can get everyone involved in, and it’s sure to make your guests smile when they walk in.
Festive Food and Drink Ideas
Some of the best parties are all about the delicious food and drink. Get ready to take your party food from bland to brilliant with these festive dining ideas.
What better way to bring people together than with great food? A potluck buffet is an ideal way to cater a company Christmas party because it means you can create a table full of food everyone can enjoy, without ordering from multiple places. It’s also a great way for foodies to share their latest creations and for star bakers to bring along their famous chocolate cookies for everyone to sample.
Speaking of cookies, a festive bake-off can create the perfect mix of Christmas cheer and competitive spirit. Set some ground rules for your company bake-off and either hand out a standard recipe to see who can recreate it the best or ask everyone to get creative with their own recipe. Ask your employees to bring their baked goods to the company Christmas party where they can be judged and enjoyed.
Hot Chocolate Stand
Embrace the warmth and festive cheer with your own DIY hot chocolate stand. Have flasks of warm cocoa ready for people to help themselves, with a selection of tasty toppings close by. Fill the stand with cream, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and plenty of syrups. Add reusable company-branded coffee cups to the stand and turn this into an experience and a gift all in one.
Cocktail (or Mocktail) Station
If you’re looking for a fun alternative to a standard drinks station, how about a DIY cocktail (or mocktail) station? Lay out plenty of mixers, juices, and spirits if you want to include alcohol. Print out recipes to inspire your guests or let them go wild and see what works together. Turn this into a fun party game by judging the best cocktail (or mocktail) of the night and making this your company’s signature drink for the year ahead.
Complete your festive party with a decadent sweets table. Serve up a mix of cupcakes, cookies, gingerbread men, and mini cheesecakes that your guests can help themselves to. Share plenty of toppings, like fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, and cinnamon sugar, so everyone can put together their own sweet creations. You could even buy some gingerbread house kits and encourage people to build their own in teams.