Corporate Christmas Party Ideas: Do something different in 2019
We know you’ve only just got into the swing of summer, but in the blink of an eye Christmas will be here, so the time is now to start organising your Christmas party.
We know a thing or two about organising a big do and Christmas is our favourite time of year. So we’ve got some corporate Christmas party ideas we think will help you plan your best Christmas do to date.
The Christmas do is the time when everyone in the company comes together not just to celebrate the previous year but also to bring in the new one.
It’s your chance to say a big thank you to your colleagues and treat them to an evening when they can let their hair down.
It’s your turn to give back to them, but sometimes you need a little inspiration, which is why we have some great corporate Christmas party ideas to share.
Although you should of course always try to throw a Christmas get together that will please everyone in your company, not least your bosses, Christmas is a time to experiment so do something different.
Buck the trend with some unusual themes that’ll surprise your Guests. Why not try putting on a winter festival?
Think live music, street food, glitter galore and a festival dress code. Throwing a Christmas do in London that’s completely different to any event you’ve hosted before or even attended before will really get your Guests talking.
1. Christmas Party Venue
Long gone are the days of boring, stuffy corporate venues. More and more companies are opting for unusual Spaces for their Christmas parties. If you want a Space with some industrial flare then why not opt for The Yard in Shoreditch or the Mail Rail at The Postal Museum.
These industrial, almost blank canvas Spaces give you an alternative backdrop to explore this Christmas. If you fancy planning a minimalist style corporate Christmas party, these venues are a perfect choice.
If you want to add a little extra oomph to your corporate Christmas party, why not go for a venue where activities are built in? Spaces like Puttshack, All Star Lanes or Swingers give you the chance to get a bit of competition going between your Guests.
Incorporating activities into this year’s corporate Christmas party will really make it stand out from the crowd and give your Guests something to remember.
If you wanted a large-scale Christmas do but you just don’t have the manpower or the budget to pull it off, why not choose a shared Christmas venue?
London is home to plenty of amazing shared Christmas party venues. You can purchase a set number of allocated tickets then let the venue do all the hard work for you.
From the Cutty Sark to Battersea Evolution, these beautiful shared Christmas venues don’t do anything half-heartedly so expect fake snow, plenty of props and an unbeatable festive feel.
If you want the best Christmas party venues in London you’ve come to the right place. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our favourite venues here.
2. Christmas Party Food
You know the drill; corporate Christmas parties are often associated with drab mass-produced food that doesn’t do anything to impress.
Take your planning up a notch and bring in some of the best food your budget can buy.
Think outside the box. Instead of serving your Guests the fifth Christmas dinner of the season, push the boat out with some delicious street food that is sure to satisfy.
Giving your Guests a choice in what they can eat will always go down well. The more options the better so don’t stick to festive themes or cuisines. Why not offer culinary delights from around the world? Spoil your Guests with unexpected delicacies.
3. Corporate Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas
Rather than just going for a few drinks in your local, a corporate Christmas party is all about splashing out on something a little more stylish. So when it comes to your corporate party entertainment ideas, consider classy activities that you know your Guests will love.
Christmas parties are a chance for your Guests to try something new, so a great interactive entertainment idea is a cocktail making class. Let your Guests experiment with different flavours and become a mixologist for one night only. Do your party-goers thrive with a little bit of friendly competition?
Corporate Christmas party ideas which encourage a bit of competitiveness are great to get everyone involved. So, get everyone in teams and run a competition to come up with the best cocktail, with an expert on hand to help and to pick a winning drink.
4. Guest List
Why not open the guestlist to friends and family? After all, Christmas is all about spending the time with your nearest and dearest. Extending the guest list to your attendees’ friends and family would be a great act of kindness to get everyone in the festive spirit.
5. Christmas in January
We all know the festive period can get a bit hectic. In between breaking up from work and the endless Christmas get-togethers with friends and family, your company has got to squeeze in the Christmas do too. Dates are very competitive in the last working week of December and a lot of venues get snapped up quickly.
Throwing your Christmas party in January gives your Guests something to look forward to after the holidays and will undoubtedly help them to beat those January Blues we all know so well.
With so many unusual choices on our doorstep, 2019 is the year to push the boundaries and treat your Guests to something different. Our Christmas ideas are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Don’t get stressed about sourcing the perfect venue, we’ve got plenty to choose from. Take a look at some of the city’s most unusual venues here.
So, there you have it. Our whistle stop tour on corporate Christmas party ideas to make 2019 a year to remember.
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