The holidays always seem to arrive way too quickly. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your company’s holiday party, you’ve come to the right place!
So let’s get this Christmas Bucket List filled with fun things to do! Start enjoying this holiday season in early December or even sooner before “holiday party exhaustion” sets in.
Here are some fun ideas for a fantastic party to get you in the spirit of joy.
HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR
Gather your friends or coworkers for a lighthearted party that won't take up an entire night. Serve holiday-themed big-batch cocktails and appetizers, and stick to a set time in the early evening so people can plan a late dinner.
This traditional holiday game allows everyone to pick a new mystery gift or steal an already-opened gift. An online version of this holiday pastime, Virtual White Elephant, can be planned anytime during your party.
HOLIDAY BEER & CHEESE PAIRING EXPERIENCE
Wine tastings are so passe. Get more modern with perfectly paired craft beers and cheeses. Eating cheese and sipping beer together is the perfect way to bring cheer to any holiday celebration! Get everyone together and begin the tasting. Later on put out some holiday cookies, and fun swag like bottle openers.
THROW IT BACK
Tell people to wear 1980s or 1990s-style formalwear and create a photo booth that mimics the one in your high school gym for the winter dance. Then clear the way for a dance floor and play some throwback hits. This mixes especially well with beer tastings and happy hours.
ADD LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
You have food, booze and theme. All that’s left is live entertainment. Whether booking a comedy show (get a quote from us), magician or musician, having professional entertainment makes your night more memorable.
If doing a tasting, consider hiring a beer-elier - like a wine sommelier but for beer.
When hiring live entertainment, it’s key to control how long people drink before the entertainment begins. 60 minutes is the ideal time between inviting guests and starting the show. We want the guests to make new friends and laugh but avoid conversation lulls. Not to mention, too much drink time increases the odds that a guest is interruptive or rude during the performance.
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