‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for many, this involves the mammoth annual task of organising the office party. Luckily, office Christmas parties are not the embarrassing drunken knees-up in the committee room that they used to be. Many companies and venues specialise in creating imaginative and bespoke office parties, tailored perfectly to the spirit in which you want to celebrate.
Shared Christmas parties are increasingly popular nowadays, with a wide variety of venues from museums to swimming pools hosting their own nights. You won’t have exclusive use of the venue, but everything will be organised and sometimes accommodation is provided, meaning no taxis necessary!
For an unforgettable Christmas party, organise around a theme. Look at the interests of your team. Do they enjoy a particular film? New releases at the box office like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are bound to spark a trend in Christmas party themes. Check out a site like Pinterest for tons of great ideas for catering, decorations and costumes.
Specialist party event management
To remove the stress from organising Christmas work nights out, many event management companies have branched out into festive party planning. There are many different options if you are outsourcing your corporate entertainment this winter. Davis Events Christmas corporate nights out, for example, can involve anything from a subtle and sophisticated hotel dinner and dance to a flamboyant private themed night.
Focus on the venue
You may already have distinctive ideas about venues, or you may be open to suggestions. There are many guides available on the internet which can give you inspiration about the type of party venue that will appeal to your team, for example https://lovindublin.com/best-of/15-unique-places-to-book-your-dublin-xmas-party-this-year. If you hire an event planner, they will do the research for you and will have a database of contacts who provide unique and memorable Christmas party venues, often at a discount.
Intimate, private parties
You don’t need to go the whole hog this Christmas. Particularly if you have a small team or business, there is nothing wrong with a quiet meal at your local pub. Experience days such as clay shooting or horse riding can also be wonderful team building exercises and they give everyone a chance to spend quality time together away from the screen and out in the fresh air.