It’s been proven many times that organizing some group activities with your colleagues can boost morale, promote better teamwork and overall strengthen the bonds between co-workers. And what better time to organize a party and let off steam then during Christmas? Here are 5 great ideas you can use this year for a successful office party!

Travel Together

You don’t have to go to the Bahamas or something extravagant like that. Have you ever thought about having a shared Christmas work party in Derby? You won’t have organized a huge party by yourself, someone else will do it for you. Furthermore, if you’ve never been to Derby why not use this opportunity?

The great thing about shared Christmas parties is that apart from not having to organize it by yourself, you’ll also get the chance to make new bonds with your co-workers and by going someplace new with them you’ll get a great shared experience.

Mouth-watering food, refreshing drinks, and exciting entertainment will all be provided for you. The only thing you and your colleagues will have to do is dress nice and enjoy the party. Having a couple of drinks and loosening up a little will most certainly result in making new friendships and shared memory you can all look back to!

Secret Santa

Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? If you are too modest to admit you love it too, we understand you, but this can be a pretty fun experience none the less. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of Secret Santa it goes like this. A group of friends or colleagues exchange presents pretty simply huh? But the trick lies in the person you are going to give the present to. It can be anyone.

Usually, you get a box, hat or some kind of container, you write your name on a piece of paper and throw it in the container of your choice. Then you randomly choose a piece of paper. So maybe you’ll end up giving a present to your close friend or someone that is a complete stranger to you.

That’s why this is such a great activity. You’ll get to ask around about that person, get to know them a little and give them a thoughtful present. It doesn’t have to be anything super expensive, but a small and thoughtful gift will surely warm up their hearts. The date you set for the gift exchange can serve as a great party trigger accompanied by food, drinks, and good music!

Christmas Food Fest

A belly full of mouth-watering food makes us all happy, to say the least. We all love to use the excuse of the holiday season to indulge in our favorite foods. And it is a great excuse. If you’ve been having a clean diet the whole year, why not relax for a bit and enjoy the tasty festive food.

So how to organize a Christmas office food fest? Simple you and your colleagues make your favorite dishes, bring them to work and the party can start! If your office is a multicultural place, you’ll get the chance to taste some food you haven’t even heard of before.

If you’re not that big on cooking or just don’t have the spare time to make something you know that is going to be quick and tasty. So some no-bake cookies, cake or some finger food will also do the drink. The most important thing is to have fun while cooking and fun while eating right?

Christmas Inspired Cocktails

Cocktail hour can be any hour if you are brave enough. Just kidding. But the thing is cocktails can be so refreshing and tasty. They are, after all, consisted mostly of sugar. But because it’s during the holiday season you can overlook that caloric problem for now.

If you are good at making cocktails and have some colleagues who would love to try out something new, this can be the perfect opportunity. You’ll get to teach your colleagues something new, and have fun all while drinking cocktails.

But how to make Christmas inspired cocktails? Well, it’s pretty simple. When shanking your cocktail use syrups and liquors in green, red or white colors. Garnish them with some snowflakes made from coconut, candy canes, cranberries, cinnamon, etc. Mix and match the ingredients until you get the perfect Christmas cocktail.

Organize a Theme Party

Theme parties are great fun. You get to dress up, listen to some theme originated music, and geek about that era, movie or TV show. In the past couple of years, there have been a few recurring theme parties with the rise of TV Shows like Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and so on.

So if you love these TV shows, you don’t have to make a strict Stranger Things theme party but a ‘80s themed party. The same goes for other shows, movies, etc. With an ‘80s themed party, you’ll get the chance to listen to some old hits from Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and all the other Glam Metal guilty pleasures.

You can get dressed up some of your favorite characters from that era. Jack Skellington or Skeleton from He-Man, Treasure Trolls, Mike Myres, some of the kids from The Breakfast Clubs and so on. The same goes for the rest of the potential theme parties.


Whether you decide to travel, surprise one another with small gifts, organize theme parties, make food and drinks, the most important thing is to have fun, make new bonds with your colleagues and just enjoy the wonderful Christmas Spirit!