It's basically November, which means one thing:
It is OFFICIALLY company holiday party crunch time.
If you're still looking for the right venue, location, or partner for this year's company Christmas party, it's all good. The clock is ticking, but there are still tons of great places out there. We're here to help.
Here are 5 super fun places to hold the work holiday party this year:
1. Bowling Alley
We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Bowling is our top holiday party pick for 2019. It's got everything you could want for your team:
- Fun activities? Check.
- Easy food and drink options that everyone likes? Double-check!
- Time for your team to socialize? Check, mate!
We've put our own unique spin on bowling, and dialed up the fun tenfold. It's truly the perfect way to celebrate your team and give them something they'll be talking about all winter long.
2. Ice Skating Rink
Ice skating rinks are another cute, nostalgic place to get into the holiday spirit. Where else can you experience a little taste of winter weather without having to go outside? Whether your team spends time on the ice or in the lounge enjoying hot cocoa, cocktails, and apps, your company Christmas party is sure to be a huge win.
3. Sports Arena
Give your team something to root for! Going to a college or professional basketball or hockey game is an incredibly fun way to celebrate the great indoors.
Many arenas also offer reception areas, where you can play games, enjoy some food and drink, and have your very own special space. Want to kick up the fun? Make signs or t-shirts and cheer on your local team, get featured on the jumbotron, and walk out feeling like a winner!
4. In your office!
I know it sounds bizarre, but hear me out. If you've got a tight budget, you can save on venue costs and go all-in on entertainment options or food that will really wow your employees.
With a little know-how, your office can transform into a festive winter wonderland. Turn your conference rooms into game rooms, featuring esports, Pop-A-Shot, or board games. Create break-out spaces in the break rooms for holiday crafts, gift raffles, or holiday themed photo shoots. Push the lunch tables to the perimeter, hire a DJ, and turn your lunch area into a dance floor.
5. Volunteering at a Local Non-profit
You know what's a great way to bring meaning to your company holiday party? The holidays bring out a giving spirit, and it's a great idea to lean into that by finding a local charity that accepts volunteers, and helping them bring their mission to life.
Working in the community will make your team feel inspired by and grateful for the experience. After doing something caring and kind for others, treat the team to food and drinks at a local bar or restaurant.
Our point is, you can make any space special.
What's more important is who you're with, and the fun activities that bring you together.
Looking for more ideas, or want to work with a partner who can help you make some holiday party magic?
Check out our great options here!