Veronica Brundle - Nov 1 2022, 2:16:06 PM
It’s the most festive time of the year. While everyone starts adding their PTO to their calendars and gets ready for some much-needed relaxation time, don’t forget to get your team together for one last celebration before the start of the new year.
With Christmas party company ideas, you can invite your team to sit back and connect with their coworkers on a deeper level. This is a great opportunity to share a few laughs, sip on something sweet, and reflect on your accomplishments.
However, before you send out a company-wide calendar invite, you’ll need to think through some of the party logistics and brainstorm fun company Christmas party ideas your team will love.
Here’s everything you need to know to get started:
A few months prior, you’ll want to look at your company calendar and choose a date that works for everyone. Always consider how busy your team is that week and the workload on their plate. Depending on the industry, some months during Q4 can get pretty busy! A Christmas Party is meant to be fun, so you'll want everyone to come ready to party and step away from their inbox.
Next, it’s time to invite your team to the party. When you book with Elevent, we send invites from our platform once your experience is booked. However, don’t be afraid to get in the Christmas spirit by sending out a Christmas meme in the slack channel or a more festive invite!
We'll be honest with you: It’s not always easy planning a Christmas party, especially if it’s completely virtual. As the party coordinator, it’s your job to keep your team engaged from start to finish. You don’t want to have to be combating awkward lulls and moments of silence.
If you don’t have the bandwidth to come up with your own Christmas party company ideas, don’t worry! The team at Elevent is here to help. If there’s one thing we can all agree on: We know how to throw a fun virtual event everyone will remember. Elevent handles all of the details, including the calendar invite, invitations and making sure everyone has all of the event details.
A virtual happy hour is arguably the perfect experience for a virtual Christmas Party. They provide a social atmosphere where your team can connect and learn more about their coworkers. All while sipping on a cocktail of their choice and enjoying some tasty snacks. What more could you need?
Our Holiday Happy Hour invites your team on a fun-filled, holiday-inspired adventure. Your team will meet via Zoom to enjoy wine-0-bingo and five natural and organic wines. Together, they'll talk through different holiday music and movie pairings and taste a festive mulling wine spice pack.
Secret Santa is a great activity that will bring your team together and inspire new connections in the workplace. Names are matched up randomly, providing your team with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone to get to know someone they may not get to work with daily.
Once the gifts have been mailed out, and your team is ready to open their gifts you can segway into a Christmas holiday party for everyone!
Sugar cookies, warm pies, and peppermint treat: What’s not to love about the holidays? With a holiday-inspired virtual baking class, your team will get to indulge in their favorite holiday treats and learn a new skill or two in the kitchen.
Our Holiday Cookie Decorating is perfect for creative individuals with a sweet tooth. Your team will learn easy cookie-decorating techniques they can use at home. They'll decorate their cookies with festive red, green, and white and create beautiful creations they can share with friends and family. (Only if they want to!)
Not sure if your team still believes in Santa or not? There's only one way to find out... With our Remote Call From Santa, your team will get to meet a carefree, let-loose Santa ready to party. This is a great way to upgrade your holiday celebration and give your team something to remember.
It’s time to put your party pants on, split your team into groups, and have a fun-filled game night. Games are the perfect experience for the competitive nature of team members. It gets everyone excited and looking for ways to take home the win before someone else does.
Our Christmas Fun & Games is designed to maximize the engagement between your team members using multiple themed games. Together, they'll play games like Price is Right, Scattergories and Undercover while wearing the most festive attire!
Is it even the holidays if you don’t wear at least one ugly Christmas sweater? With Christmas spirit events, you can get everyone in the Christmas spirit and encourage them to enjoy the holidays with their team. However, you can't just invite your team to join the zoom with an ugly Christmas sweater on.
We recommend pairing it with our sixty-minute cocktail classes. This Holiday Movies Cocktail Party invites your team to learn how to make three delicious cocktails perfect for holiday parties. With their ugly sweaters and a sweet drink to sip on, your team will engage and socialize throughout the Zoom party experience!
There's no better time to use our office Christmas party ideas than now! As a business, when you take the time to plan fruitful experiences for your team around the holidays, you're showing them that you care about them as individuals. It's a great way to increase productivity, keep your employees happy, and improve your retention rate.
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If you love our work Christmas party ideas, take a look at our Holiday Party Collection for more ideas.
Originally published at Nov 1 2022, 2:16:06 PM.