5 Ways You Can Liven Up Your Christmas Party Reception

5 Ways You Can Liven Up Your Christmas Party Reception

Tis’ the season for mince pies, gift giving and the annual work Christmas party reception. December is a busy month and spending an evening with your work colleagues should be a festive highlight when planned properly.

You want to attend a Christmas party that is full of cheer and fun, rather than one which you can’t wait to leave. However, there are a few ways that you can liven up your Christmas party and add a little festive fun for you and your colleagues with a little planning.


Find A New Location For Your Christmas Party Reception


Although it’s cheap and convenient, there is nothing worse than having a Christmas party at your office. You spend the majority of your week there, so having a little break from the office won’t do you any harm and you’re likely to get on better with your colleagues. Find a new bar to visit after work one night, enjoy a meal at a fancy restaurant or even look for a Christmas event that you can all get glammed up for.


Employee Award Ceremonies


Everyone loves winning, and no Christmas party is complete without a fun, and slightly awkward, employee awards ceremony. Whether you stay traditional with the categories or go slightly more unconventional, think of things that are unique to your working environment. If you want to go even further, you could print out certificates and buy some plastic medals to hand out to the winners.


Book A Glitter Makeup Stand


If you already have your Christmas party or night out booked, then why not arrange a little something extra for your coworkers? If you’re heading to a fancy Christmas party reception event, then we can visit your office or party and have your team looking Christmas party reception ready in no time with our glitter and makeup booths. Your coworkers will feel super glam with the help of our glitter and makeup team. Not only will you have some great photo memories, but everyone can get involved, from glitter beards to glitter makeup!


Add A Fun Theme


Although not everyone’s idea of fun, adding a theme to your Christmas party will allow people to dress up and completely switch off from their everyday look and style. Encourage everyone to dress up and include some kind of novelty prize or incentive for the best costumes. Whether you go for an 80s, Hawaiian or Christmas theme, people will love looking for something a little different at a time where there is a lot of stress.


Make A Day Of It


If you’re heading out in the evening after work, you risk some employees not turning up. It’s nearing the end of the year and people are likely to be tired and ready for a much-welcome break. Combining a few festive events together in one day is a sure-fire way to keep everyone interested and in the Christmas spirit.


Plan a Christmas jumper competition in the morning, followed by some hot drinks and mince pies in the afternoon. Have a few things lined up during the day, especially if you are still working, to keep employees motivated. You could even get rid of the working day completely and enjoy a few festive games and a Secret Santa gift exchange and a Christmas buffet. When you reach your Christmas party reception, your coworkers will be ready to enjoy the evening rather than being stressed after a full day at work.


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