5 experience days for the office Christmas party

by Stewart 3. December 2013 18:47

The Christmas party can be the best night of the year for you and your staff and so it should be!
If you want to take everyone on an exciting trip then have a look at our 5 favourite experience days for the office Christmas party:
This is a great outing if you have lots of competitive types in your workforce as there’s nothing more likely to bring out a love of winning than a racetrack!
Take your whole team along for a day of competitions but remember to brief them on dress code first so that they don’t all turn up in black tie.

Comedy club
If you don’t think your employees will enjoy a day of high-speed racing fun then maybe a few laughs will be more to their taste.
Some comedy clubs offer cheaper rates for large groups and you’re always guaranteed a hilarious night out, whether your laughing with the comedian or at them.

If the team is full of young ones then let them burn off some steam by running around a field firing brightly coloured paint pellets at each other.
You can split the company into teams to really amp up the competition; everyone will love the chance to get the boss

Cocktail making

This is one for everyone!

There are very few people who don’t enjoy a cocktail or two throughout the festive period and you could even have a mixologist come to your office and teach you in house.

Just remember to have virgin cocktails for the drivers.

Salsa class
If there’s one thing that Strictly Come Dancing has taught us it’s that men love dancing too.
Ask your staff to dress up and take them for an evening of dance tuition with a professional; even if they’re wary to start off with they’ll soon be polka-ing with the best of them!

For great hampers to serve at your Christmas party head over to our office Christmas hampers page.

How to plan the office Christmas party

by Stewart 13. September 2013 18:37

Stereotypically, the office Christmas party can be full of mischief and mishaps.

But if you’re in charge of planning this year’s party, don’t worry! Here are our top tips on planning a great Christmas do:

1. Get out of the office

The office atmosphere can be too professional for Christmas; so look beyond the office for a venue that allows people to let their hair down.

Bowling, a comedy club, the function suite of a restaurant or - for the more adventurous among us - a day of paint balling, are great places to choose.

2. Choose the right day

If you decide on an evening event, a Friday night is the only option.

Fuzzy heads wont be appreciated by the boss and a Christmas party on a Monday definitely won’t be as full of festive cheer as one at the weekend!

3. Feed everyone

Food is a great way to get everyone chatting and it’s not Christmas without something special to eat. If you’ve got the budget then a meal can be great fun but it’s not the only way.

How about a luxury buffet instead? A selection of cheese and crackers, chocolates and mince pies creates a great seasonal spread

4. Give great presents

Giving presents is a sure-fire way to make your staff feel appreciated and employee gifts are proven to boost morale.

You could even give bottles of champagne and whisky personalised with your employees’ names for a great keepsake.

5. Absolutely no mistletoe!

Everyone should have a good time but under no circumstances should this be the time for an office romance…

Steer clear of the mistletoe and your staff will see the Christmas party in a whole new light!

If you need some inspiration for Christmas party gifts then take a look at our selection of Christmas hampers.


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