Christmas is just around the corner and slowly but surely, the holiday craze is coming to the office.
If your colleagues are already starting to bring Christmas cookies, the office smells like cinnamon, and the Jingle Bells ringtones replaced your usual office phones’ sounds (that is at least what the MoBerries office sounds like at this moment), chances are high that your office Christmas party is also already being planned.
To (ginger-)spice things up a little this year, we have collected 8 unique (and low-budget) Christmas Party office ideas for you to make sure you do not end up in the same boring restaurant all over again.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Let us admit: We all have that ugly Christmas sweater in the back of our closet somewhere. Make this a fun night with your colleagues and enjoy seeing your boss with a reindeer sweater…great photos guaranteed!
Every team member picks another person’s name blind-eyed and gets them a nice gift. Set a budget before to make sure people do not go too crazy or too low-budget. Exchange gifts at your Christmas party like a cozy Christmas Eve. This is fantastic for connecting different kinds of people with each other.
Two words: Escape Room! What could be better for team building than being stuck with your colleagues in a dark room, having to solve riddles under time-pressure? Think about it…
Around The World Party
Especially startups tend to be very multinational. Instead of the never changing routine of eating at the same restaurant every year, ask every nationality to introduce Christmas traditions from their countries.
No matter how big your team is, every hand can be a helping hand. This Christmas, organise to help in a soup kitchen, do workshops for refugees or hand out your unneeded clothes and blankets to help the unsheltered to stay warm.
In most Karaoke bars you can reserve your own booth, which makes singing along the Little Drummer Boy and Last Christmas an especially fun night out with your colleagues.
Transform your office kitchen into a Christmas cookie bakery. Round up the smell of cinnamon, gingerbread and nutmeg with a nice and warm eggnog or mulled wine and the holiday season kick-off in your office will be perfect.
Let everyone suggest which games they love to play with their family & friends. Mix teams up by putting together people who work in different departments and let the charades battles begin. It gets even better if you also have a ping-pong table or Playstation!
In addition to the named above, you can order some of your favourite catering or takeaway and make this a very special get together with your amazing team.
We hope you Ho-Ho-Ho-joyed reading our tips for your next Christmas office party!