The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning your annual staff function – the much-anticipated Christmas party at the office. If you’re in charge of organising the festivities, you’re probably searching for fresh and exciting Christmas party ideas. No worries, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll explore 10 fantastic ways to elevate your work Christmas party this year. 

We understand that this time of year can be hectic, but we also know that you want to reward your coworkers with a Christmas party that celebrates them this year. Picture this: as you step into your staff function, you’re greeted by captivating theming, sparkling lights, and exciting entertainment. The atmosphere would leave your staff feeling appreciated and valued. 

From decorations to food, entertainment, and more, we’ll help you create a memorable end-of-year function that your colleagues will love with these tips.  

1- Plan Ahead

Your work Christmas party should begin with careful planning. It may seem obvious, but starting as early as you can by creating a timeline and setting a budget will help you avoid last-minute chaos. Form a planning committee if necessary to share the workload and invite collaboration to the occasion.  


2- Choose an Exciting Theme

Make your work do stand out with an exciting theme. Christmas party decoration ideas are endless, and themes like “Winter Wonderland” or “Retro Christmas” can add a memorable touch to your event. If you‘re in need of theme inspiration, don’t forget to explore our dedicated blog post on unique corporate event themes. Simply click here to find the inspiration you‘re looking for.


3- Unique Venue Selection

Consider unique venues for your office Christmas party. It can be a game-changer for the overall atmosphere of the event. Think about hosting it at a local art gallery or a rooftop garden with stunning views of Auckland. The more out-of-the-box, the better!


4- Engaging Invitations

Create invitations that build anticipation for the Christmas party. Personalise them to match your chosen theme, and consider both digital and physical invitations for a broader reach. Digital invitations are a great, sustainable option that can still evoke excitement.


5- Fun Food and Drink Ideas

Impress your colleagues with Christmas Party Food in a buffet-style or a grazing table. Catering with a wide variety of dishes can accommodate different tastes and dietary needs. Don’t forget to include signature drinks for a festive touch, because you can’t go wrong with a Christmas themed cocktail!


6- Entertaining Activities

 Keep your work party fresh with engaging activities. Think of fun games, contests, and team-building exercises to ensure everyone has a good time. Plus, it’ll bring together teams of people who might not typically work together on a day-to-day basis.


7- Live Entertainment

 Consider booking live entertainment like a band, DJ, or a comedian. It can introduce an extra layer of excitement to your end-of-year function, offering a unique experience distinct from the day-to-day routine.


8- Creative Decorations

Set the mood with creative decorations. From lighting to table settings and props, the possibilities are endless when it comes to Christmas party decorations. This is where our expertise truly shines. We’ll collaborate closely with you to elevate your theme, décor, and planning, ensuring your Christmas party exceeds all your expectations.


9- Thoughtful Gifts and Favours

Don’t forget to show your appreciation to your colleagues with small gifts or party favours. Consider something personal that will make your coworkers feel appreciated for their year-round hard work.


10- Capture the Memories

Make sure to document the event with a photographer, a photo booth, or even a designated social media hashtag. Sharing memories with your colleagues is a great way to get closer as a team. Having a unique photo wall that matches your theme means the memories of your amazing event will live on beyond the night.

Consider a photobooth with props as an engaging and fun activity! Plus, people can leave with a photo from the night to take home. Our friends at The Photobooth Lady can help with this.  

With these Christmas function ideas, you can transform your typical Christmas party into a memorable work do that will have everyone talking for months to come. Start planning early, choose an exciting theme, and pay attention to details like decorations, food, and entertainment. With these tips, your work Christmas party will truly shine. 

We understand this time of year is busy. If you’re considering adding styling ideas to your staff function, reach out to our team. We can style events of any size and work with any budget.


Together, let’s make your Christmas party unforgettable!  



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