Theme Ideas for Your Next Corporate Christmas Party
As the last month of the year rolls around, it's time to celebrate your employees' accomplishments and reign in the new year. With a little research and creativity, you can plan a party that will be talked about for years to come. Here are some theme ideas that can turn your next corporate Christmas party into a blast rather than an obligation.
James Bond, 007
A 007 themed Christmas party is the ultimate mixture of cool and class and will guarantee a great time for all employees. Imagine a swish city venue, cocktails aplenty, black ties and glamorous dresses.
We catered an event just like this at the YOTS cafe at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Check out some photos below!
We Aussies know how to turn the tables on a white Christmas, so let's embrace a summer-themed corporate extravaganza. Substitute the traditional Christmas tree with a palm tree, set up tables with umbrellas, make sure beach balls are aplenty, and bring your best pair of shades. Hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, corn on the cob, and potato salad will bring summer's warmth to your party. Don't forget to play Vacation by the Go-Go's and California Girls by the Beach Boys.
Bring the joy and magic of a winter wonderland to your corporate party with white and winter-themed decorations. White chairs, tablecloths, ornaments, angels, snowflakes, and snowmen will liven spirits and set the holiday mood. Artificial white Christmas trees can mimic a snow-covered forest, and accents of silver can create the sparkle of snow glistening in the light. Have your guests wear white attire to complete the scene. Light-colored foods such as eggnog work best for this theme, though all types of cuisine are welcome. Just tread carefully around dark-colored sauces and drinks, which can stain white clothing.
Christmas Around the World
Celebrate the diversity of your employees with an internationally themed holiday blowout. Of course, food will be the star of this show. Have your employees bring their own traditional dish, or set up food stations featuring different cultural cuisines. For example, you might have a Japanese station with sushi and onigiri, an Italian station with lasagna and pasta, and a French station with crepes and pastries. With so many different cultures, you'll want a spacious venue to accommodate the decorations. Check with your employees first to make sure the decorations are tasteful and genuine. If you have the budget, you can also hire cultural performers to make your party a true hit.
Nothing says fun like a circus! Invite the office to a night out at a spectacular venue to watch contortionists, fire-breathers and other circus performers while they sip on refreshments and enjoy canapes.
We catered an event just like this at Fairground Follies .
Fairground Follies, located at the Antique Mechanical Music Museum, features a most exciting and unique collection of fairground and mechanical music and is available for functions and tours.
This venue and theme combo would be a great talking point for your employees for the entire year!
While the previous two themes focused on color and food, this one is all about music - as performed by your employees. Pass around a signup sheet and have your employees write down their song of choice. Rent a karaoke machine, and let the fun begin. If that's not enough, turn it into a competition with solo and group categories, a "remember the lyrics" segment, or even a musical video game segment. After all is sung and danced, make sure to have a DJ or live band to finish off the night in style. Decorations can include cutouts of famous music artists, musical notes, and famous lyrics printed on napkins or tablecloths. The menu can range from light appetisers to a buffet style station to traditional dishes. Musically-themed desserts add a nice touch.