Planning a corporate holiday party can seem like an intimidating undertaking until you have a common holiday party theme that ties all the details together. Not just any company holiday party theme will do, but a distinctive office holiday party theme that’ll keep all your co-workers talking for months after the holiday party is over—and a venue that creates the perfect setting.
Ideas: Do everything you can to recreate a holiday getaway to the islands (minus the cheesy, cheap touches) such as tropical drinks, barbeque cuisine, Santa with a holiday suit, tropical favors (i.e. holiday tropical ornaments, fans, etc.)
Décor: Create an atmosphere that a five-star Caribbean resort would envy: palm trees, bright colors, tropical greenery, tropical entertainers (i.e. steel drum band, reggae, etc.)
Ideas: Even if there’s not a snowflake on the ground, you can always make your guests feel like a beautiful day in the snow with a wonderful holiday show or sleigh full of presents for your guests’ families.
Décor: A neutral white or off-white décor paired with uplighting, sleigh, white trees (or branches), and strategic lights make the perfect evening or day in a winter wonderland.
Cozy Winter Night
Ideas: Make your guests feel like a cozy night by the fire with a hot cocoa bar (think flavored cocoa, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, cinnamon sticks, etc.), venue with a warm, welcoming fire, cozy candles, cranberries, and favors that’ll keep them warm like a hot cocoa packet, warm afghan, or a fire starter favor.
Décor: A warm, cozy winter night wouldn’t be complete without soft lighting, velvet, and cozy lighting.
Ideas: Santa’s workshop wouldn’t be a workshop without the traditional Father Christmas and elf helpers. Use decorated cookies, and traditional holiday cuisine and entertainment to make your guests feel like a day at the North Pole.
Décor: Set the atmosphere early when your guests walk into your venue’s foyer. Decorate your registration table and venue with presents, bows, traditional toys, tree, and an area for Kris Kringle and his helpers to work their magic.
Ye Old Holiday
Ideas: Use entertainers dressed as old storekeepers or villagers in a holiday village to serve traditional holiday treats. Use traditional table coverings and décor to complete the feel.
Décor: Choose a classic company holiday party venue, and give your guests the feel of an old traditional winter village with lamp posts, lanterns, and other old traditional holiday touches.
Ideas: Give your company holiday party an international flair with cuisine from around the world, and entertainment that completes the feel of a holiday around the world. Serve drinks and desserts from different countries, and pull it together with coordinated details.
Décor: Set a colorful atmosphere that isn’t too garish. You can use trees and decorations to give a distinctive feel to each food station or area, but make sure you tie it together with a common thread.