Celebrate the holiday season in style with an unforgettable office Christmas party. Great office Christmas party themes set the mood for the celebration and create a starting point for all party planning efforts.
Nothing says holiday spirit more than a great party that benefits a local charity. When considering office Christmas party ideas a Santa’s Workshop theme is the perfect combination of whimsical fun and a way to give back to the community. Plan to have each guest bring a new toy to be donated to a local charity. Decorate the venue space as Santa’s Workshop with an archway set for photo ops and a Christmas tree to place the donated toys under. Place nostalgic kid’s games like Rock-em-Sock-em Robots, Lite-Brite and Etch A Sketch as centerpiece features on the buffet table.
Ideal for smaller office parties, the Mug Mania theme works as a gift exchange that can be customized to best fit the group. Typically, most everyone in the office uses a mug for coffee, tea or even water. Instead of a Secret Santa gift exchange where guests have little direction for the type of gift, a Mug Mania theme makes shopping less complicated. Still draw names from a hat to match up gift giver and recipients, but set the gifting rules plus a price limit. Everyone gifts a fun mug and each much can be filled with some type of edible treat.
A versatile theme, White Christmas can be adapted for any size office Christmas party, any venue and used for a casual or formal event. The principle is simple; the color white is the base for everything from décor to food. Think snow, icicles and accents of silver, silvery-blue and glittering white. Décor should make your guests feel as if they’ve stepped into a winter wonderland. Use backdrops like a gorgeous snow scene or cover walls in shimmering silver foil curtains accented with dangling snowflakes. Ask the guests to dress in white and enjoy a unique office Christmas party everyone will remember.
Ugly Sweater 2.0
The Ugly Sweater Christmas party theme continues to gain popularity. However, for your office Christmas party, take it to the next level with the Ugly Sweater 2.0 theme. Challenge the guests to create their most spectacular ugly sweater outfit. This challenge goes beyond just digging out the weirdest holiday sweater that’s hiding in the closet. The ugly sweater outfit must include over-the-top/tacky Christmas accessories. From light-up jewelry to elf shoes, anything goes with this theme. Set the mood with great decorations that include the sweater weather pine tree props and a customized banner to welcome party guests.
Classic movie theme: A Christmas Story
Another versatile theme that can be adapted to fit any size party or venue, A Christmas Story theme requires mostly traditional decorations. Must-haves include a decorated tree with wrapped presents underneath (don’t forget to include something round to represent the dad’s bowling ball), lengths of shimmering garlands and strands of colored Christmas lights similar to the ones used to decorate Ralphie’s house. On the buffet table be sure to include roast turkey and the trimmings as well as a few Chinese food dishes to connect back to the movie theme. Create a photo op area with a traditionally decorated tree, small table and a replica of the iconic “leg” lamp.