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Christmas office party ideas can be a great time to get to know each other a little better, and have some fun doing it.
If you are in charge of planning your party, you will want to visit our page on Company Christmas Party Planning to make sure you have everything covered.
At one party for a large office, a photo booth was created. I say created because that is exactly what they did - they made it! They partitioned off an area with sheets and boxes to make it a small "photo booth", then set up a digital camera so it would take photos at regular intervals. Co-workers could go inside and take funny photos, just like at a carnival.
If that sounds too hard to include in your Christmas office party ideas, you can always rent a photo booth and have it delivered for your party.
Small offices sometimes have a party gift exchange such as a white elephant exchange.
This is where everyone brings something they don't want or something crazy - you set the rules - and then have fun exchanging it all around.
This is fun because folks can bring something from home and not have to worry about buying anything, especially for an office event.
Other fun Christmas office party ideas include dividing into teams and having a Christmas themed scavenger hunt.
You could have it around the office or go out into the community, depending on what type of hunt you set up.
More info about planning a Scavenger Hunt.
Challenge everyone to decorate their office, cubicle or workspace and hand out prizes.
Sometimes an office will go out to eat at a nice restaurant - you can read about a fun christmas office party (submitted by one of our visitors) with the company picking up the tab.
A popular option is to close the office for lunch, this way everyone gets to celebrate but you don't have to take an employees personal time away from their home and family in the evening.
You can also have food catered in for lunch or after work. One office party I went to was at the boss's house - including dinner and gifts from the boss. If doing this option, try to keep it a fun buffet style affair with lots of activities planned. A sit down dinner and no other activities can lead to everyone just having to sit and pay homage to the boss...
Have fun doing some things a bit differently, such as having some fun office Christmas party games, singing karaoke Christmas songs, or even going caroling.
One boss surprised the office and closed for the day. They played "hookey" by having a chartered bus take everyone out to go ride go-karts, have lunch, go bowling and shopping, getting back to the office by 5:00 to go home.
If money is tight, check out some of our ideas for a fun but economical budget office party.
Do you have a great party theme or party game for a Christmas party? Share it!
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