In years gone by, Christmas parties weren’t really taken too seriously by companies across the UK. But, nowadays, Christmas party planning has become somewhat of a big deal and this means employees really have something to look forward to at the end of the year. So, how can you make your 2019 Christmas party really special and one that’s going to bring your employees together?
To help you out, we’ve picked out some work Christmas party ideas that are guaranteed to give you some inspiration for the upcoming festive season. With that being said, our team know exactly how to bring a special touch to Christmas party planning in order to create truly exceptional experiences. Get in touch with us now to learn more.
1) Focus your 2019 Christmas party around team building
Christmas is all about coming together, so why not take the opportunity to incorporate a festively-themed team building activity into your plans. Think chocolate and cake making, Christmas quizzes, who done it styled murder mysteries, or some boozy cocktail classes. These kinds of team building activities are bound to get your employees laughing together and excited for the main event.
2) Do something different by choosing an inspiring theme
Picking a truly inspiring theme for your event is an ideal way to generate some buzz around your 2019 Christmas party. While you can always go for a more classic theme, such as a masquerade ball or Winter Wonderland, there’s nothing wrong going against the norm. Consider how your party would be received employees if you themed it around ugly sweaters, Great Gatsby, holidaying on the beach, Cirque du Soleil, Christmas movies, or cultural festivities from around the world.
3) Pick a location that has some real wow factor
When brainstorming your work Christmas party ideas, you need to give some special attention to finding a location that will really bring your plans together. For example, iconic hotels brands often offer attractive packages at their fantastic locations, including lavish private room hire, champagne receptions, cocktail bars, fine dining experiences, event staff, favourable hotel room rates, and much more. However, you can also venture out to find more unusual venues, but you’ll run the risk of not having everything at your disposal as you would at a reputable hotel.
4) Go big with your entertainment choices
Your choice of entertainment could well be a deciding factor in how your overall party actually ends up being received. So, make sure that you cover all aspects during your Christmas party planning phase to avoid any disappointment on the night. Will you do something unexpected with food, hire mixologists who can flare, give the stage to a band that’s up and coming, showcase digital art, amaze with fire breathers, or pay for a uniquely skilled DJ? There are plenty of choices out there, but just try to put an extra special spin on whatever you choose.
5) Generate a buzz by mixing up your dates
You’re meant to celebrate your Christmas party in December, right? Well, not necessarily, and you’ll probably find that there are many more options available if you decide to change the date by a month or more. Not only will venues and entertainment providers have improved availability, you’ll also get better prices outside of the traditional December slot. But, it’s really about your employees and what better way to get rid of the January blues than by having a party to look forward to?
Bringing your work Christmas party ideas to life can be a challenging and time-consuming process to take care of. Thankfully, we know a thing or two about organising one of kind Christmas parties in London and across the UK. Speak with a member of our team today to discuss turning your unique ideas into a truly memorable Christmas party experience.