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How to throw a memorable office Christmas party

Christmas is the time to reward your employees for their hard work during the entire year. Since most of the employees will be looking forward to time off that comes with the holidays instead of partying with their co-workers, it’s your job to throw an amazing Christmas party that everyone will look forward to. Here are some ideas that will help you make your office Christmas party memorable.

#Where to host the Christmas party

Venue of the party is deciding factor for the rest of the details. So, make sure to book your venue early since they fill fast in this time of year. Avoid partying at your office building, splash out on an off-site location instead. A location other than the office will help the employees get into the festive spirit.

#Party Theme and Invitation

You can start your party off on the right foot by sending cool invitations. If you are arranging a theme party, mention it in the invitation so that the guests can be prepared. Themed office Christmas party ideas work well to get people socializing and loosen up a bit. It also helps to decide the decoration part. Choose the theme for your office party, here are some options:

The 60s, 70s, or 80s: This theme will be great for music and dancing. The costumes will also be easy to find and it will be a great photo opportunity!

Gift Exchange: You can combine the white elephant and Secret Santa which can start a week before the party. Everyone can bring their final gifts to the party for a chance to swap.

Hawaiian Luau: Help everyone forget that they’re in winter with a tropical destination theme. Or maybe Christmas in the Australian style.

Karaoke Night: You can set a party with karaoke theme. Let the employees show off their singing talent and reward the best singer by voting for each performance.

#Some games and activities

A few fun games and activities will entertain everyone at the party. You can reward the winners of each game with small prizes to spice up the competition. Here are your options, to choose from:

Share Christmas memories: Make every guest write down their favourite Christmas memory on a paper and those stories can be shared over dinner. Or you can just pass a random story to every guest and guess the person who wrote that story.

Photo booth: Set up a photo booth at the venue with lots of holiday or fun props or maybe a Santa. Everyone can collect the copy of their photo after posing for holiday pictures.

Two truths and a lie: In this game, every person will name three worst Christmas gifts they ever received, out of which two will be true and one will be a lie. Everyone else will guess which gift is a lie and enjoy as the ‘lies’ get more hilarious.


Having everything great from the party theme to decor and games, but not having great food will be enough to flush your arrangements in the drain. So having great food and drinks is really important to make a party amazing. There’s no need of a grand Christmas meal, as they’re going to have it on Christmas anyway. You can get creative with your food. Include a different variety of food on your menu and make it better by adding numerous drinks.

Throwing such a party will surely make your employees feel appreciated and will help employees engage better with the company. So start preparing your to-do list and book your venue for your office Christmas party before they’re all filled up. 

Anna Verasai

Anna Versai is a Team Writer at The HR Digest; she covers topics related to Recruitment, Workplace Culture, Interview Tips, Employee Benefits, HR News and HR Leadership. She also writes for Technowize, providing her views on the Upcoming Technology, Product Reviews, and the latest apps and softwares.

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