3 unique corporate holiday party ideas

Holiday cocktails

‘Tis the season to start planning that company holiday party…and sorry Scrooge, a boring potluck at 3 p.m. isn’t going to cut it. Hosting a fun staff Christmas party is the perfect way to show appreciation for everyone’s hard work throughout the year, by bringing together your team and celebrating in a festive fashion.

If you’re not fortunate to have an event planner on staff, don’t worry: we do, and we’re here to help. Global Sessions has almost a decade of experience planning team building events, and throwing unforgettable corporate holiday events is something we look forward to every season. Here are three of our favorite creative office Christmas party ideas.

Make-Your-Own Ugly Sweater Party

An ugly holiday sweater

We start this company party with cocktail hour and an ugly sweater build-off, where each person gets a blank sweater as their canvas to create the ugliest sweater they can dream up. We provide all the supplies, including cheesy Christmas ornaments, tinsel, glitter and bows to battery-powered LED lights, reindeer horns, Santa beards and yes, even mistletoe.

After the designs are complete, we lead a catwalk-style fashion show where everyone struts their stuff for a chance to win the coveted “Ugliest Sweater” trophy.

Additional services: Facilitated Secret Santa activity, Beer Game Olympics, venue, food and beverage management, DJ, photo booth, professional photo/video package

Kentucky Derby Party

A Kentucky Derby-themed holiday party

This fun holiday party has a series of facilitated games and activities throughout the night, which award pretend money used to buy real prizes. We love the Kentucky Derby theme as an alternative to the traditional holiday party- it’s colorful, lively and playful, but also fancy and formal. The group is divided into teams, and throughout the event we facilitate a variety of short games and contests that are guaranteed to get progressively more hysterical as the night goes on.

Additional services: Venue, food and beverage management, DJ, photo booth, professional photo/video package

Holiday Cooking Experience

A cooking experience with Global Sessions means a lighthearted, hands-on and slightly competitive event where we create a healthy and wholesome holiday meal together, then sit down and enjoy it as one united team. This can be a thoughtful and meaningful way to connect with your group, without the pressure of having to take shots of Fireball off of a ski with your coworkers (although we do have a ShotSki if that’s your speed).

Additional services: Cocktail challenge activity, venue management, live music, photo booth, professional photo/video package

Our Global Sessions elves are ready to start brainstorming unique corporate holiday party ideas to fit your group’s needs. Contact us today, to help plan a company Christmas party that would make Santa proud.