Planning a corporate Christmas party can be a daunting task for anyone. It’s the one time of year for everyone to unwind, have fun, and participate in productive team building. Salero On The Beach can help you throw a memorable corporate Christmas party that everyone will look forward to year after year.
Get Creative with Your Christmas Theme
One way to get everyone excited for the corporate Christmas party is to choose a fun and festive Christmas theme. The theme will be a significant component in tying together food, entertainment, decorations, and activities. Some great examples of party themes are:
- Gingerbread House
- Winter Wonderland
- Santa’s Workshop
- Candy Cane Lane
- Tropical Christmas
- Christmas Masquerade
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Christmas movies
- The Grinch
- Vintage Christmas
Once you’ve chosen a creative idea for your Christmas theme, send out teaser cards or invitations with the theme to employees.
For a memorable party, think about Christmas party decorations that will really wow your guests. Lights are always a great decoration choice for any party, as well as centerpieces, props, arches, standees, backdrops, and photobooths. Whether you go all-out with your theme or choose a more traditional route, the decorations will be the first thing your guests notice upon arrival. Event planning experts at Salero can help you bring your idea to life and dazzle the crowd.
Festive Food and Drinks
Choose a buffet-style meal or plated entree, depending on how formal or casual you would like your party to be. Think about the time of day you are hosting your Christmas party. Corporate Christmas parties don’t have to be evening events. Think outside the box and host your event during breakfast or lunch. Catering staff will take care of every aspect of the food and drink, from casual to formal. Consider a cookie or candy table that will be sure to entice guests with a sweet tooth. A fun hot cocoa bar is also a festive idea; allow your guests to get creative with their favorite mix-ins and warm themselves up. You can make the hot cocoa bar an experience as well as a gift by having corporate logo mugs and tumblers.
If you choose to have alcohol available at your Christmas party, a cocktail (or mocktail) bar can serve your guests a variety of drinks and allow you to even come up with a signature corporate cocktail. Providing guests with the recipe for the signature drink is another way to ensure guests remember the night.
Merry Party Activities
The party activities will keep the guests entertained and help with team building as the employees will interact and get to know one another outside of the corporate setting. Photo booths staged with festive scenes and photo props are a crowd-pleaser at any party. Scavenger hunts, trivia games, gingerbread house building, cookie decorating, and even a fun company award ceremony are a few options for keeping guests mingling, interacting, and having a good time.
A Time for Giving
Opt-out of a company Secret Santa gift exchange and use the corporate Christmas party as a way to give back to the community. You can set up a donation box at your party where guests can bring an item to donate upon arrival. Donations can be in the form of toys, canned goods, pet supplies, hats, gloves, or essential bags donated to shelters. Making it a tradition to give back to the community will make the event more meaningful for employees. You can also strengthen your team by coming together to show that you value your community.
Incorporating a range of activities and exciting ideas will ensure employees look forward to the corporate Christmas party each year—and remember each one for years to come. Salero On The Beach, with its full range of professional staff, can help you bring your Christmas party ideas to life, and guarantee a memorable party.