Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year, but nothing ruins that magic faster than a dull office party. You all know the types of parties we’re talking about! They’re the ones where people alternate between standing around awkwardly and taking advantage of the free food and drink.
There are bells and holly, carols, and Christmas trees, but there isn’t much to be merry about if it feels contrived. The problem with Christmas parties—especially office parties – is that they’ve all been done before. We’ve heard those carols a thousand times, and they don’t always get us in the festive spirit as anticipated.
If you want to restore energy to your next Christmas party, try putting a fresh twist on the Christmas spirit. To give you some inspiration, here are five ways to reinvent your office Christmas party.
1. Have an ‘Ugly Sweater Party
Nothing says Christmas quite like an ugly sweater. Everyone’s acquired one over the years – whether it was from a well-meaning aunt or a slightly cruel friend. Turn these festive disasters into a talking point for your party by making ugly Christmas sweaters the day’s theme.
Hilarious patchwork designs and creative use of color will surely be a great conversation starter. You can even have prizes for the best—or worst—dressed.
2. Reinvent the Wrapping Paper
Getting appropriately wrapped is the only thing more complicated than buying the right Christmas presents. If you’re like many, your gifts are held together by misshapen cuts of wrapping paper and a lot of sticky tape, misplaced and visible.
If you want to bring the fun back to wrapping, make it an essential part of your party. Encourage guests to get unwrapped presents and a few supplies and have everyone wrap their gifts. It will be hilarious to see who can cover and who can’t, and it will be a fun and easy group activity.
3. Make it An International Affair.
There’s a lot to celebrate during the festive season, and it’s about a lot more than Christmas. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are celebrated around the same time, and different cultures and families bring their traditions to the table.
Use your party to celebrate this diversity by serving food and creating decorations from different cultures and traditions worldwide.
4. Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?
A white Christmas might feel like a bit cliché as here in Australia, we celebrate it in summer. It’s usually a beautifully hot day, a little at worst. Create a white Christmas theme at your party by setting the décor, the food, and the drink to a white piece.
Those are just five ways you can make your Christmas a unique one. If you’re throwing a Christmas party in Adelaide – whether for the office, your family, or friends- make sure it’s memorable!