As exciting as they seem, most office Christmas parties tend to get straight up boring! Why such harsh judgment? Well, it takes inventiveness and thinking outside of the box to really make this holiday celebration pop, otherwise, the party will look pretty much like any other Coca Cola commercial. So what can be done to amp things up? In this article, we will give you fresh DIY ideas on how to create a more festive office atmosphere and really get the employees excited about the holidays.
Trash can always be turned into treasure. And speaking of trash: Christmas sweaters will probably never find their way into the front pages of Vogue magazine because they look downright terrible, right? But therein lies the charm of this piece of clothing. If you can create a hilarious ugly Christmas sweater competition, your employees won’t know what hit them that day. It brings excitement, tons of laughter, and it will really help people get out of their serious mode. Remember, Christmas office parties are a perfect opportunity to get jolly and creative, so making a full-blown ugly sweater fest is guaranteed to shake up the office building.
If playing secret Santa in the office feels outdated, why not amp things up with a little game of who is naughty and who is nice? It can also serve as a great reflection of what coworkers think about each other and how they click on an interpersonal level. The game is simple: if you feel somebody has been nice this year, treat them with a freshly baked office-supplied Christmas cookie. If you feel somebody has been naughty, break that cookie into crumbles in front of their faces and pour them a cocktail to reveal their wicked ways. The person who gets the most cookies is the winner and gets the office-supplied Christmas present, whereas the losers will just get drunk and ready to party!
No celebration is complete without food and beverages. However, in order to avoid repeating the last year’s menu, why not add a hint of ingenuity and create sweets and dishes which brim with the festive spirit. You can make frozen Oreo snowman pops, edible Santa suit candy cups, crescent pizza stocking, Grinch kabobs with grapes and strawberries, and a whole bunch of other combinations that bring excitement in the office. Although it is easy to find these recipes online, better ask the coworkers for opinions and make it a DIY project. It doesn’t have to look perfect! The effort alone to make Christmas unconventional is what matters most.
If you have got Grinch fans out there in the office, they will surely be impressed. It is essentially a modern twist to a traditional sherbet punch, only this one is made with lime sherbet and red sanding sugar on the glass rim. Or you can make Christmas punch that contains all sorts of juices and fruity extracts mixed with some festive liquor to get the blood pumping. However, if you feel like punch is outdated for Christmas holidays, just make some Christmas sangria that will get even the grumpiest of colleagues in on the action.