September 9, 2021

9 Unique Company Holiday Party Ideas

Have you started thinking about your company’s holiday party yet? 

It’s hard to believe it’s that time already, but after months of working from home and (for some) slowly returning to the office, we all deserve to celebrate — and celebrate, we shall. 

Regardless of what you’re celebrating, ‘tis the season to start planning the event of the year to boost company morale and increase employee retention. No pressure, right?

Instead of stressing over the traditional seated dinner or ugly sweater party, mix things up and show your employees how much you appreciate their hard work and adaptation to the times with an epic celebration. 

(Note: If your office isn’t ready to spend time in person yet, a mid-year celebration is a great alternative! Ask us about our ‘Book Now, Celebrate Whenever’ deal!)

Ready to get this party started? Check out these 9 unique corporate holiday party ideas available to host at any 828 Venue Management Company locations!

1. Axe Throwing

Photo: Crabby Axe Throwing

Introduce a little competition to your team by reserving a mobile axe-throwing trailer! Keep the party casual with a food truck, bar, and generous prizes for the team members who discover their axe-throwing talent!

2. Paint & Sip

Photo: Mirelle Carmichael

Put the ‘art’ in ‘party’ and let your employees unleash their creative side! Pair with specialty cocktails, a photo booth, and food stations to allow your team to relax and unwind.

3. Culinary Experiences

Photo: Marigolde Palo

Entice your office with a delicious meal that they’ll learn to prepare through a chef-led experience! A little team building never tasted so good. 

4. Goat Yoga

Photo: The Washingtonian

Help your company let the stress of the holidays go with a beginners’ yoga flow with baby goats – yes, this a real thing. The goats add to the cuteness factor and induce endless laughter. Your team will love watching the goats climb all over each other while trying to stay zen.

5. Cookie Decorating Contest

Photo: Leah Trib

Divide your team into groups and have a cookie decorating contest! Work with a local bakery to supply all of the decorating materials, and offer an epic prize to the winner(s)!. Categories include: Creativity, Originality, and Best Overall.

6. Festival

Photo: Andrew Minner

Get festive (see what we did there) with a DIY festival! Book live entertainment, food trucks, a face painting station, games, and more! The CEO braving the dunk tank will make for an unforgettable story for years to come. 

7. Trivia Night

Photo: Crimson-Haze

Pick a theme — think sports, movies, music — and give away epic prizes to the winners! Nothing says team building like a little friendly competition between sales and operations.

8. Tailgate

Photo: Leah Trib

Pick a theme — think sports, movies, music — and give away epic prizes to the winners! Nothing says team building like a little friendly competition between sales and operations.

9. Karaoke

Photo: Brooke Ziegler

There’s nothing like watching your coworkers belt out the top hits from the decade, especially in a space with fantastic acoustics! Check out this year’s most popular songs for karaoke.

The good news is that everyone loves a party, so you can’t go wrong with any of these choices! The best news is that each of these themes can be carried out at an 828 Venue near you.

Love these ideas? Learn more about hosting your corporate holiday party at an 828 Venue by emailing [email protected]. Once you secure the date, our Client Concierge will help you find the vendors to fit your theme!

Here’s hoping your bash is merry and bright!