If you're like most small business owners, the holiday season is a busy time of year. Between taking care of customers and preparing for the New Year, there's not a lot of time left over for planning a Christmas party.
But just because you're short on time doesn't mean you have to skimp on the fun. With a little creativity and planning, you can throw a holiday party that your employees will love.
Here are a few Christmas party ideas for small businesses:
Have a Potluck Lunch
One of the easiest (and most budget-friendly) ways to cater a Christmas party is to have a potluck lunch. Ask each employee to bring their favourite holiday dish to share. Not only will this save you money on catering, but it's also a great way for employees to get to know each other better.
Throw a Holiday Movie Marathon
Another fun (and inexpensive) way to celebrate the holidays is to have a movie marathon. Set up a projector and screen in the break room and have employees vote on their favourite Christmas movies. Pop some popcorn and provide some festive snacks, and you're all set!
Get everyone in the holiday spirit by going caroling around the office. You can even make it a competition by divided into teams and seeing who can sing the most Christmas carols in an hour. The winning team gets a prize, like a gift card to a local restaurant.
Have a Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Secret Santa is a classic Christmas party game that's always a hit. To play, each employee draws another employee's name out of a hat (ornaments work great for this). They then buy a small gift for that person and remain anonymous until the big reveal at the end of the party.
Hold a Holiday Decorating Contest
Get everyone in the office involved in decorating for the holidays by holding a decorating contest. Employees can decorate their own workspace or team up with others to decorate a common area. The winning team gets a prize, like an extra day off or a gift card.
Karaoke is always a fun party activity, and it's even more fun when you do it holiday-style. Make a playlist of Christmas karaoke songs and get everyone in the office singing along. You can even make it a competition by awarding points for the best performances.
Play Holiday Trivia
Test your employees' knowledge of all things Christmas with a holiday trivia game. Create teams and ask questions about popular Christmas movies, songs, traditions, and more. The team with the most correct answers wins a prize.
Have a Cookie Decorating Party
What's more festive than decorating cookies? Invite employees to bring their favourite decorated cookies to share (homemade or store-bought, it doesn't matter). Then, provide some simple decorating supplies, like icing and sprinkles, and let everyone have fun creating their own masterpieces.
Give Back to the Community
One of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is by giving back to those in need. Host a food or toy drive at your Christmas party and encourage employees to donate items to a local charity. Or, consider volunteering as a group at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, these Christmas party ideas for small businesses will help make the season bright for your employees. Merry Christmas!
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