Office Christmas Party themes to impress your colleagues
So you’ve finally found your perfect venue to fit the whole company and you’ve got the transport in place to make sure everyone gets there, now you can start thinking about the theme of your office Christmas party. Your decision at this crucial point has the potential to bring your evening from standard office Christmas Party, to the most memorable event of the corporate calendar.
At Canvas & Stone we’ve seen all sorts of bespoke Christmas Party themes pulled off with attention to the tiniest of detail, so if you’re looking for something unique, exciting and with all the trimmings then we think we have a few suggestions to interest you…
The Roaring 20’s
Think the era of prohibition, speakeasies and The Great Gatsby; the 1920’s would provide the perfect backdrop for a high class Christmas affair. Create the secretive yet luxurious feel of one of New York’s finest speakeasy joints with luxury velvets and faux fur in dark, rich colours, accompanied by the black and gold art deco style accessories the era is famous for. Your guests can gather on individual tables where they can sip on bespoke gin cocktails, and if you wanted to go all out with a dress code then give your guests the opportunity to dress as America’s most powerful mob bosses or don a flapper dress a la Daisy Buchanan. If you wanted to inject some 20’s fun to your office Christmas party, then why not offer photo opportunities with tommy gun props and cigarette holders. There’s nothing left to do than cue the jazz band and dance the Charleston!
Nightmare Before Christmas
We know what you’re thinking. Halloween is in October. But if you’re looking for an original twist on a classic Christmas party then a nod to Tim Burton’s classic will be sure to surprise and amaze your guests. We’re not suggesting you dust off all of the Halloween decorations, but consider focussing on classic Halloween colours, with black, purple and orange accents. To create the mysterious atmosphere that the film is famous for, try dry ice, suspended candles and cocktails served in potion like bottles will all help you to create the mysterious atmosphere the film is famous for. The addition of the iconic Jack Skellington throughout the room is a must, and while your guests are admiring the décor then can enjoy some wintery pumpkin canapes.
Fairytale of New York
What better place to spend Christmas than in the big apple? You might not be able to fly your guests across the Atlantic but with some of the greatest Christmas films set in New York, there’s nothing stopping you bringing that ambiance to your office Christmas party. Consider back drops of the New York skyline with iconic buildings like the Empire State, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty a must. Everyone longs for a white Christmas so some strategically placed ‘snow’ would create the perfect Christmassy feel for your party, without the need for your wellies. And if you really wanted to impress your colleagues then Ice Skating around ‘Central Park’ would make the evening undeniably NYC. Et voila, your own Fairytale in New York (listening to The Pogues optional.)
Modern themes are all well and good, but when you have the benefit of some of England’s finest heritage houses at your fingertips then a vintage Christmas party could be the perfect solution. Handmade decorations using dried fruit and plenty of red, green and gold will set the scene, while traditional Christmas carollers regale your guests with the festive classics of yonder. There’s no replacing tradition at this once, with mulled wine and spiced cider top of the refreshment list. If the vintage theme sounds like the them you’re looking for then any one of Canvas and Stone’s historical homes would act as the perfect venue for your office Christmas party.
The great thing about all of these office Christmas Party themes is you can host them anywhere. You may not have the budget for a luxurious venue, but with the careful consideration of some decorations and accessories you can turn even the most boring of offices into the perfect office Christmas party venue.