Throwing a corporate event in Montreal to celebrate the holidays is a nice way to treat your employees but organizing a corporate Christmas party that will really show how much your company really appreciates them can be a daunting task. We’ve assembled our top 10 tips to ensure that your Corporate Christmas party will be a hit and remembered for years to come.
- Christmas Photo-shoot
Setup a Christmas-themed backdrop with Santa/elf hats, fake beards, and speech bubbles with your favorite Christmas catch phrases. Get creative with this one! Your guests will love the instant memories they get to take home and it’s a great way to get the shy one’s of the office to let loose!
- DIY Chandlier
Repurpose a broken umbrella into a unique chandelier. Paint the frame of the umbrella and twist Christmas lights around it. This is the easiest way to get that mystical feel that any Pinterest follower will die for. Hang multiple around the room from the ceiling and voila, the ultimate Christmas wonderland decoration!
- Christmas Party Aroma
They say smell is the strongest of the senses, and that a little goes a long way – Simmer vanilla, lemon, and rosemary on a stove and place decorative bottles of your Christmassy potion around the room to really make the party feel like the holiday season. Send people back to Christmas at their grandparents with this sweet and spicy aroma!
- Christmas Beverages
Let’s be real here, the best part of your corporate Christmas party is the drinks! Make it extra special and create festive cocktails everyone will be raving about for weeks. With the peppermint martini and cosmopolitans with a candy cane hanging off the side, your guests will feel that sugar rush excitement of Christmas they remember so well. Green and Red Jell-O shots can also be a little incentive for people to really let lose and enjoy their night
- Christmas in a Jar
By placing model pine trees in tiny mason jars, you can create the perfect Christmas in the bottle effect decoration. Hang this around the room or place them on tables for that extra special little touch of holiday magic
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Whether they admit it or not, everyone has t
hat ugly Christmas sweater in the back of their closet. Encourage your guests to bring the sweaters for the Ugly Sweater parade where everyone shows off their worst of the worst. The one with the ugliest sweater receives a gift basket at the end of the evening.
- Secret Santa Gift Exchange (Pink Elephant Edition)
Because everyone loves surprises, and everyone has a competitive side. This is secret Santa with a twist – everyone draws a number, number one picks a gift out of the designated gift area, then number two either picks a gift from the pile as well or has the option to steal number one’s gift this goes on until everyone has their turn! This gives the classic secret Santa game a little mischievous twist.
- Santa Limbo
Get your guests moving with a fun game with a holiday feel. The classic game of limbo is played, however, your guests are forced to use a pillow to create a Santa belly either under their shirts or tied around their waist.
Let everyone see how hard Old Saint Nick really has it with that big bowl full of jelly.
- Cookie Exchange
Each guest brings enough small cookie packages to exchange one with every other guest at the party and every guest leaves with a little bit of everything! They can also bring copies of the recipe to give out as well.
- Gingerbread House Decorating Competition
Have a station of professional gingerbread house decorators there to entertain and amaze your gift. Add an extra house for your guests to contribute to engage everyone. Create an auction for the beautiful homes for charity, in the spirit of giving
We recommend booking your corporate Christmas party about 4-5 months in advance. If you want to have any of these ideas incorporated into your Christmas party, contact our event planning team.