Last updated on January 19th, 2018 at 05:12 am
Too many times have employees attended Christmas parties that didn’t quite live up to their expectations. It is because using the same party concept over and over again can only work up to a certain point.
So why not look for some alternatives to those overused corporate party ideas?
Check out the following lines for inspiration.
Charity Time: Focus on Giving
Everybody loves a good party. However, in the context of Christmas, it would be a good idea to focus on giving to others as a way to celebrate.
People love to make themselves useful, and there are several ways you can help them do that:
- Partner with a charity and provide the space to host a charity event
- Have your employees volunteer for a foundation in December
- Rally for a cause
- Host DIY workshops to create Christmas decorations or presents for those in need
The list could go on. If you set your mind to it, the creative corporate party ideas will start pouring in. If not, a brainstorming would be quite welcome as well.
As for the charity entertainment part, you have options. Simon Pierro – the renowned iPad magician – would make for an excellent choice. Here’s a sample of what he can do:
Corporate Party Ideas: Office Decoration Contest
Have you considered redecorating the work area for Christmas?
You can turn this activity into one of those corporate party ideas and pleasantly surprise your employees.
Instead of a party, go for a whole evening dedicated to making the workspace more homely. You can also decide whether the redecoration should be Christmas-themed or suited to a long-term vision.
Either way, your colleagues will most likely find this Christmas party alternative more engaging than a regular one.
Christmas Card Workshop
Christmas cards are not only for relatives and friends. They could also be used to increase:
- brand awareness
- customer engagement
There’s no such thing as too many “Thank you’s” for your most loyal customers or stakeholders. They appreciate you valuing their contribution, so sending them Christmas cards can only improve your business relationships.
Even more so, if you make an effort to personalize them.
How to do that?
Gather everyone in the office and set up a brainstorming for ideas. You will spend some quality together and do something useful for your business.
If you have graphic designers around, you can ask them to put your vision on paper. You can even go further and establish this as a tradition or even create a place to pin all your card designs throughout the years.
Party with a Twist
While regular parties are great opportunities to show off a gown or a new suit, they might be better suited to other occasions or time of the year.
However, if you know for sure that employees like to get dressed up for Christmas, you can still book a place to have fun.
However, add a twist, and ask them to wear personalized DIY T-shirts.
This attire will sure make the bunch of you look like fun people to be around. Also, make sure you show off your offbeat party organizing skills on social media.
Now that you got a few ideas, are you ready to kick off the holiday preparations? You can count on us to bring the best party entertainment.
Also published on Medium.