Our Favourite Ideas for an Irresistible Corporate Christmas Event
Every September, staff work hard to avoid drawing the short straw. Being picked to plan and organise a corporate Christmas event is tough.
You worry that not everyone will enjoy your party. So you spend hours trying to come up with cool and quirky corporate Christmas event ideas. You want it to be memorable and for everyone to have a good time. But you also want to do something that will bring the team together.
September and October are the busiest months we get for Christmas party bookings, so we wanted to help you get a head start on your planning.
We’ve done all the hard work for you and hope you get inspired by our list of the best corporate Christmas event ideas we could find. We’ve split it into different categories, from small party games to all-day events.
An Evening Get-Together Christmas Party
This is considered a classic for many smaller businesses, as it is simple and easy to arrange. The usual party involves meeting at a bar for a meal and some drinks. But that’s too boring for this blog. Here are some ways you can spice up this type of Christmas party.
Make Bowling Competitive and Interesting
This is possibly the safest option on the entire list. That’s probably why it’s a common Christmas party idea for businesses. However, the fun-factor is boosted if you include some extra side-games with the bowling.
Most bowling alleys today will offer alcoholic drinks and cocktails. When you have this available, the competitive element of bowling can be a little more fun. Let’s face facts here and admit right off-the-bat that almost all Christmas parties involve alcohol.
The alcohol can be as little as a few glasses of wine with your meal, or considerably more. We’re not here to judge you, we’re just giving you some fun corporate Christmas event ideas.
The best example we found was related to shots: If one of your team scores a strike, everybody from the other team has to take a shot. If one of your team scores a spare, they can choose someone from the other team to take a shot.
This makes for some very wild bowling! Everybody feels pressure to score a strike in order to make the other team take a shot.
Your scores will be considerably lower, especially when the shots start to take effect. Because of this, a lot of the bowls end up in the gutter.