It’s Beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas! And while for many people It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for those tasked with organising the office festivities it can be more like the Nightmare Before Christmas.That’s why we’ve come up with a list of ten Christmas party ideas that Jingle Bell Rock without the expense of whisking your whole team off to go Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
Pop-up Picnic in the Park
Living in Australia does unfortunately mean that we are forever dreaming of a White Christmas but on the upside we can have incredible picnics and parties in parks and botanical gardens, with nibbles, great fun and of course… White Wine in the Sun.
If All You Want for Christmas is a Silent Night then this Christmas party idea could be perfect, and it is a really simple one especially if your team is too spread out for an office shindig!
Gather your elves together and tell them that this year they should take themselves and their partner or friend out for a meal and you will reimburse them up to the tune of $200 or a figure of your choosing.
Done! Now all there is left to do is… Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Join in MANY Reindeer Games
Christmas is fun you Grinch! And what better way to spread Joy to the World than with a Christmas themed games day? Pin the nose on the Rudolph, bauble & spoon races, Ho Ho Hot potato… It’s fun, it’s easy and you can brace your elfs for a Sleigh Ride of good times.
It’s Christmas Come Early
Nothing gets your team Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree more than throwing your Christmas party during working hours. If your team has to rush about outside of their work schedule to organise the Christmas bash then Do They Know it’s Christmas Time at all?
Nothing says Here Comes Santa Claus like a party starting on a Friday afternoon… And you can combine this suggestion with another off the list to make the perfect Christmas cracker.
Thank God it’s Christmas Karaoke
You may have noticed through some clever subliminal messaging so far, that we quite enjoy the odd Christmas song. However like many people we don’t quite have the voice to match our Christmas spirit… but we do have awesome wrapping skills…. (Sorry)
So if you’ve got the courage (liquid or otherwise) to organise a spot of festive karaoke for you and your subordinate Clauses then in the words of Bing Crosby… Do You Hear What I Hear?
This one might seem a little out of left field but a Holly Jolly Christmas at live standup comedy evening is a fun night out and a change of pace for a lot of elves that may not have done something like this for years, or ever. There’s a reason Christmas crackers have jokes.
We’ll even start you off…
What is Good King Wenceslas’ favourite pizza?
One that’s deep pan, crisp and even.
Deck the Halls
Do your elves think you’re a bit of a Frosty the Snowman? Well why not Deck the Halls and throw open your doors to a Christmas party at your place? It’s cheaper to buy in the eggnog than to take them out for a slap up turkey feed and it’s got a personal touch too.
You might need the 12 Days of Christmas to return your house to its unpartied in state but it’s sure to be a Wonderful Christmastime!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town… to play lawn bowls over a few schooners. This one is a simple Christmas party but it’s a good time for you and your whole crew.
If lawn bowls isn’t your thing then substitute laser tag, tenpin bowling or any other Santa Claus approved competitive festive fun, so you can sleigh all day!
Run Run Rudolph
Treat your team to a day at the races and if you’re feeling extra festive, you could dress up as ol’ St Nick yourself and give out random envelopes with different amounts of money within for the elves to gamble with.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer… wins the race by a very shiny nose… followed by Dancer, Prancer, Comet and Vixen. That will teach them for never letting poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
The Santa’s Workshop
This is a good one! Basically you insist that that your team works full-time right up to midnight on Christmas Eve…
Sorry, just a joke please don’t come over and beat us up… All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!