Office Christmas parties are great fun, except for the person who has to organise them. With so much to think about at this time of year, it’s easy to run out of time. But don’t panic! Here are a few Christmas party ideas that provide maximum fun with minimum preparation.

Secret Santa

This one’s a classic, and for good reason. In a large office, choosing presents for everyone can be stressful and expensive. A £10 Secret Santa keeps things affordable and fun, with the added bonus of trying to guess who your present is from. Planning a Secret Santa is easier than ever these days as websites such as Elfster allow you to organise the gift-giving quickly and anonymously via email.

Potluck Christmas Dinner

You might have noticed a theme here. The best last-minute party ideas are those where everyone chips in so that the burden of organisation doesn’t fall on one unlucky person. A potluck Christmas dinner is a great chance to socialise and will allow any budding chefs in the office to show off their skills. Just don’t forget to make sure that there is a range of sweet and savoury dishes, and that vegetarians and vegans are well catered for.

iPod Playlist Challenge

Hiring a DJ can be expensive, and you might struggle to find a good one at the last minute, so why not give everyone a turn on the decks? All you need is a speaker with a phone or iPod dock and away you go. You can give each person in the office a 15-minute slot and then vote for who has the best taste.

Leave it to the pros

If you’re looking for something a bit more elaborate, we offer a range of truly memorable Christmas party themes. Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland complete with ice sculptures, or a Vegas-inspired casino night with trained croupiers and fancy cocktails, we’ve got something to suit everyone. Get in touch today for more details.


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