The office Christmas party is a perfect way to boost morale and return the favour of your hardworking staff. It’s also a great way to spend some time outside of the office environment and enjoy the festive time of year!
Although it may seem tough to find an event or activity that will keep everyone happy, it could be easier than you think. Have a look below for some versatile and unique office Christmas event ideas in London from corporate event experts, Team Tactics.
Don’t Underestimate Importance of a Successful Christmas Event
While some may regard the annual Christmas event as more of a ‘jolly’ than a corporate event, if your Christmas party is a success, you’ll soon be reaping the rewards. Christmas parties offer the chance to engage staff in a unique way. Creating a relaxed and sociable atmosphere at an event is vital for employees to build a rapport with each other outside of work and potentially create long term benefits for your business.
Team Dynamic – Many Christmas parties now incorporate an element of team building to ensure the event unites the whole team.
Boost Morale – Events outside of the office allows colleagues to bond, which helps them to work more efficiently together.
Engaging – A successful office Christmas party needs to encourage engagement. Interactive activities can help with this by encouraging a more personable environment for colleagues to connect.
Appreciation – It is the perfect time of year to thank your team for all their hard work throughout the year. Staff are more likely to return the favour with increased team motivation, loyalty to the business and the drive to achieve results.
Think Outside the Office This Christmas!
1) The Great Christmas Gingerbread Challenge
Teams have the chance to take part in their very own Great British Bake Off inspired Christmas event. It is biscuit week this week in an ultimate Christmas edition of the popular TV show. Colleagues are put to the test as teams are tasked with baking and designing the perfect gingerbread house that is both professional in appearance and outstanding in taste. Who in your team could be the star baker? With professional chefs on hand to guide participants through the process along with Christmas hats, could it get any more festive than the Great Christmas Gingerbread Challenge?
2) The Crystmas Maze
London at Christmas transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland. Teams will explore the capital as a team, completing a festive frenzy of challenges and tasks designed for optimum engagement and enjoyment. The Crystmas Maze has a nostalgic twist as teams are tested with a mixture of mental, physical and mystery challenges dotted around four themed zones, all based on the TV show Crystal Maze. Teams are armed with the latest iPad mini complete with an interactive map which helps participants explore the various hotspots within the Industrial, Medieval, Ocean & Futuristic zones.
This is a race against time to score as many points as possible to reach the top of the live leader board. With hilarious festive challenges including photo and video challenges, this is a light-hearted event with a difference.
3) London Sports Partython
For the party animal in us all, London Sports Partython is the liveliest party in town! Combine socialising with competition as a group up of to 60 travel around central London in a luxurious party bus. Groups will stop off at two different purpose-built venues to enjoy a fun activity, guests can choose between Crazy Golf, Darts or Table Tennis. The ‘Partython Master’ will ensure every group has the best possible time.
4) Christmas Disco Party
Ignite the Christmas spirit this December and dance the night away with this brilliant interactive game. Guests are treated to an evening of immersive entertainment, where teams are brought together in a glittering night of musical mayhem. Teams will get kitted out with chunky gold chains, handle-bar moustaches, novelty Christmas hats amongst a selection of festive disco ‘bling’. From festive quizzes to karaoke and dance-offs, teams take part in an unforgettable evening full of surprises.
5) Luxury Chocolate Making
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without an indulgence or two. An expert Chocolatier will teach you the art of chocolate making with intensely luxurious ingredients. This is the ultimate event for chocoholics as you experience what it takes to create mouth-watering Belgian chocolate truffles with vanilla, raspberry and praline ganache. Guests are treated to double dipped chocolate strawberries on arrival before learning the important tips and tricks from the expert Chocolatier. What better way to treat your taste buds this Christmas?
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