Traditional Christmas Dinner and Disco
Go retro and have a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, followed by a disco with a whiff of festive cheese. This is your slightly ironic, tongue in cheek, postmodern approach to the corporate Christmas party. If you're going to go down this route, it has be full-on, no-holds-barred festive fun. I'm talking turkey, tinsel, baubles and party hits on the wheels of steel. Don't be surprised to find yourself doing the YMCA…and loving it!
This is an easy way to get everyone into the spirit of a corporate Christmas party. Everyone has to turn up in the most tasteless or laughable sweater they can find. Bad jumpers is always a winner, and the photos will be priceless.
Booze, food, music and entertainment form the bedrock of any corporate Christmas party. However, don't forget the décor. You don't have to spend a small fortune to set the scene. Hired table centres are a quick, easy and inexpensive way to give a room some sparkle.
Industry-standard casino tables can be hired. They'll be set up for you and come complete with chips and other equipment. Croupiers in uniform can also be supplied, along with fun money so no one ends up out of pocket. Alternatively, go the whole hog with an all-singing, all-dancing Las Vegas themed party.
Christmas on the beach? Why not? If you've already had enough of tinsel, pudding and crackers in the shops, make it aCaribbean Christmas instead. Your venue will be transformed into one big beach party. The dress code is strictly shorts, loud shirts and flip flops!
If you're having a more intimate kind of corporate Christmas party, wine tasting is an excellent idea. Treat the palate to a whole host of New World wines, learn the lingo and enter team competitions to win party prizes.
Relive your glory days with retro games like air hockey and table football. Team games like giant Jenga and giant Connect 4 get guests out of their seats and involved in the fun.
One big talking point can really make a corporate Christmas party. Features don't come much bigger than the F1 simulator. This bright yellow racing car looks awesome in the middle of a room and comes complete with the latest driving games. Guests can compete in teams or go head-to-head to hit the highest score.
Got your own ideas but need help making them happen? If you have a theme in mind that requires fleshing out with additional ideas, décor and entertainment, ask for a quote for a bespoke corporate Christmas party.
Christmas means chocolate! If you've got a smaller team and want to do something a bit different, try a team building activity like Chocolate Craft Challenge. Make an original box of truffles, come up with a name, a slogan, and then pitch it to the panel of judges.
Make Your Own Pop Video
Remember crowding round the telly as the Christmas edition of Top of the Pops came on, wondering what would be the No.1 single? The videos were every bit as important as the songs. Create your own pop music promo and pay homage to some of the greatest artists and videos ever created.
Pick an Unusual Venue
This is an easy way to create a buzz and impress guests weeks before the big event. Take advantage of Off Limits' free venue finding service. You could have your big bash in a country house or hotel but how about a boat party, a museum, gallery, racecourse or ice centre?
Call the events team on 01773 766050 for more corporate Christmas party ideas.