Office Christmas Parties can sometimes be quite daunting, especially if this is the first time that you are socialising with colleagues in a non-work environment. Office Games are a very effective way to break the ice and to get to know the colleagues you work with on a daily basis, yet may not necessarily speak to.
Here we have listed some of our favourite, creative office games to really include everyone and bring great entertainment to the Christmas Party!
The Human Christmas Tree
This is a great teambuilding game that gets everyone involved and really gives your co-workers a chance to let their creative, competitive side out!
All you need is tinsel, glue, sequins, battery powered lights, baubles and other various seasonal craft supplies oh, and someone willing to be the Christmas Tree! Split your colleagues into pairs, set a timer for 15 minutes and let the competition begin! At the end of the 15 minutes, the host (the boss?) decides which ‘Christmas Tree’ is the winner!
Wrapped Up Chocolate Game
This one is a personal fave of ours, the chocolate bar may be the reason for this! All you need is a hat (a Santa hat is preferable), a scarf, gloves, sunglasses, a dice, a knife and fork and of course, the main item a large chocolate bar – still wrapped. Sit your colleagues in a circle and take it in turns to roll the dice, if you roll a 6 you then must put on every item of clothing as quickly as possible and begin to attempt using the knife and fork to open the chocolate bar wrapper and eat as much as possible, before the next person rolls a 6! You MUST not use your hands to open the wrapper or to pick up the chocolate. This is a fast-paced, fun office game, where the prize is chocolate… Winner?
Office End Of Year Awards
What better way to celebrate the end of a successful calendar year and to show your colleagues appreciation (whilst poking fun at a couple of colleagues) than hosting your very own End Of Year Office Awards. The great thing about this game is that the awards can be customised to your work place. Here are just a couple of the many funny awards that you could present;
- The ‘Eternally’ Late Award – for the colleague that is never on time, to anything.
- The Caffeine Addict – for the colleague who spends most of the time in the kitchen.
- The Social Butterfly – for the colleague that always has plans outside of work, weekday or weekend!
- The Office Prankster Award – for the colleague that is always joking.
- The ‘Half A Job’ Award – for the colleague that will never finish a job before starting another.
- The Office ‘Parent’ – for the colleague who looks after everyone else by bringing in medicines and coffee supplies.
These are just a couple of MANY awards you could present to your colleagues. Download awards online or come up with your own, personalised awards to make it that bit more special and awkward for your colleagues!
Now here are a couple of ideas for companies that are strictly 18+…
Christmas Sing – Along
For all you mature colleagues that enjoy getting a bit ‘merry’ over the Christmas Period, this one is a great, fun game to help in the process! All you need is a table (not mandatory), enough shot glasses for all participants and a good knowledge of all Christmas Songs and Carols! You then take it in turns to choose a song to start off the sing-along by singing the first line of the song, the next person will then have to sing the next line and so on. Seems easy, right? Well the catch is if you hesitate, sing out of tune (to a certain extent may have to be acceptable for some people) or forget the lyrics, you then take the shot in front of you! Make it more of a forfeit by pouring different spirits into the shot glasses and mixing them up, the longer you go on, the harder it will get!
Taboo – Drinking Version
Now, this is not necessarily a game and more so an on-going challenge for the whole evening. All you need is enough cards for all guests stating either a phrase, word or action. Hand one of these cards to each guest when they arrive, every time a person hears someone else say or do what was on their card, they have the power to shout Taboo and the guilty person then must take a shot! Try and think of phrases and actions that are bound to come up/happen on the night but not so often that people become wise to it to make it more fun. The good thing about this, is that you can ‘play’ it throughout the whole night, during other games and even when you’re mingling and having conversations with your colleagues – catch them out when they least expect it! Here are a couple of examples of what you could use;
- Words – Party, House, Music, Work
- Phrases – I don’t know, have you ever, would you be able to
- Actions – Touch hair, two-step when dancing, lose their drink
Hopefully this blog post has given you a lot of inspiration for your next Christmas Party Games Night, if you need further ideas or want to find out more about our Christmas Parties and the entertainment we are providing, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to be of assistance!