Staff Christmas Parties for 2019

Planning a Christmas party for a workplace can be challenging for small and large business owners. However, we’re here to help by offering shared and exclusive Christmas team activities such as casino nights, cocktail making classes and smartphone pub treasure hunts. These festive celebrations are available across the whole of the UK in venues or held at your office. Our staff are passionate about arranging  the best company office parties and have a enter­ta­iners, suppliers and party venues ready to deliver a unique Christmas themed event.

Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

  • Pub quiz & bar crawl in one
  • Self-run, so start anytime
  • Great value, app technology
  • Perfect for Christmas parties
Rating 4.8 of 5

Cocktail Bar Hire for Christmas Parties

  • Pop up cocktail bars
  • Professional bartenders
  • Variety of drink packages
  • Flair bartenders

Pub Olympics

  • Indoor pub style games
  • Air hockey, casino, darts
  • Everyone involved
  • Dry hire or event managed
Rating 5.0 of 5

12 Games of Christmas

  • Test your skills
  • Variety of fun festive games
  • Fun festive atmosphere
  • Scrooge event host

Smartphone Pub Treasure Hunt

  • Fully organised pub quiz hunt
  • Self run – start any time
  • Test general pub knowledge
  • Hilarious team challenges
Rating 4.9 of 5

Casino Themed Evenings

  • Feeling lucky?
  • Classic casino games
  • Managed by us
  • Giant dollar signs, cards etc.

Gin Masterclass

  • Learn about gin making
  • Gin based cocktails
  • Play team games
  • Can also include food
Rating 5.0 of 5

Mobile Cocktail Making

  • Learn to mix & shake cocktails
  • Professional bartenders
  • Drinks, glassware, ice, etc
  • Run in offices, hotels, venues
Rating 5.0 of 5

Escape Rooms

  • Interactive escape rooms
  • Challenges, puzzles, clues
  • Themed rooms
  • Will you escape in time?
Rating 5.0 of 5

Cocktail Making

  • Learn to mix & shake cocktails
  • Shake, muddle and strain
  • Play team games
  • Can also include food
Rating 5.0 of 5

When Should You Organise the Office Christmas Party?

Quick answer – the early the better! But most businesses book from September onwards. If you leave organising the office Christmas party too late, you might not be able to have one at all. You might be surprised by the early birds who arrange their Christmas do months (sometimes a whole year) in advance to secure a place, especially if it’s a big team or a popular venue.

Both of these elements count towards when you arrange Christmas team activities. If you’re organising festivities for hundreds of people, it’s always best to get booked in at least 4-5 months in advance. Plus, this gives the work Christmas party attendees more time to get excited and plan their outfits. Availability can also depend on the type of work Christmas party ideas you’re planning. If it’s in-office, you’ll be fine to leave arranging the Christmas team building games until last minute. If it’s the city’s most popular restaurant, get scheduled in as soon as possible.

Top 5 Popular Christmas Party Activities

1. Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt

Our most popular Christmas party team activity. Quiz questions, challenges, pub trivia, funny photo oppor­tuni­ties. Great value for money.

2. Cocktail Making

Learn to make and shake cocktails in fabulous bars for your Christmas party night. Bartenders to demonstrate how to make cocktails then it's over to you!

3. Pub Olympics

Large collection of indoor fun activities like pool tables, football tables, Wii, connect four, table tennis.  Event managed to make it a competition.

4. Pub Crawl Challenge

Using the latest smartphone technology navigate to different pubs on this Christmas party activity. Complete pub trivia, challenges and quizzes while having a drink or two.

5. Cocktail Bar Hire 

Mobile bar hire with bespoke drink packages to suit your business brand. Bars can be personalised with logo. Fully event managed with trained bartenders.

Are You a Small Business Looking for Christmas Party Ideas?

We offer Christmas team activities for orga­nisa­tions of all shapes and sizes. From small business owners to huge brand companies and everything in between. Office Christmas party ideas like a few drinks or some food are all well and good, but why not add an edge and make it memorable? Include some festive games or book Christmas team activities like the Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt to wow all your staff!

Small business Christmas party ideas can be more elaborate, as you’re funda­men­tally paying for less people to enjoy themselves. This leaves more budget to treat each individual before the festive break. Christmas themed team building exercises like cocktail making or the hilarious pub Olympics are sure to get all the team energised and in high spirits for Santa Claus.

Whats the Difference Between a Shared & Exclusive Christmas Party?

The first port of call when organising the best Christmas party ideas is whether to opt for a shared Christmas party, or go all out with an exclusive Christmas party. Both have their pros and cons, but one direction may fit your staff and budget better than the other.

Looking into it, a shared Christmas party is altogether easier to organise. Big venues will arrange an extravagant Christmas event that you can buy tickets to or purchase a table, and all you need to do is look forward to the festivities. This might be perfect for small businesses, or teams wanting to mingle while celebrating the end of the year. Plus, it could turn out cheaper than if you booked something yourselves – saving you time and effort too.

On the other hand, exclusive Christmas party ideas are much better for meeting goals and expec­tations. There’s budget-friendly and more expensive options, and this means you can choose the elements of the work Christmas party.

Essential Office Christmas Party Planning Ideas

Sometimes the best thing to do to get your team in the festive spirit is to add some office Christmas party ideas. But we understand it can be hard trying to bring these planning ideas to life, we are here to give you some ideas and inspiration for the festive period. Some of our essential office Christmas party planning ideas include office secret Santa. A great and extremely simple addition to your office Christmas party that everyone will love. Gather some inspiration from our list of funny office secret Santa gifts. Put everyone in the offices names into a hat (preferably a Christmas hat) and let each person pull a name out the hat, this is who they will be secret Santa for. We always suggest setting a budget so nobody goes over the top, a good price range is £10-£15.

If you’ve got secret Santa under your belt already but you’re after some more office Christmas party planning ideas, we still have some more inspiration for you. We’ve put all our amazing ideas for office Christmas party games for large groups in one place for you. This way you can see all the best games, ideas and inspiration that will get everyone excited for Christmas. From fun and quick games like pin the nose on Rudolph to our favourite Christmas themed treasure hunts like the Christmas smartphone treasure hunt and everything in between. You will be able to transform your office Christmas party into something festive and memorable for your team.

Why Choose Us to Organise Your Work Christmas Party?

We understand it can be hard trusting a company to organise your work Christmas party. There are so many things you have to think about. But at Funktion Events, we pride ourselves in organising 100s of amazing team building events every year, especially during the festive period. We can save you time and hassle with a free venue finding service if you are wanting a team away day. We have also worked with top brands like Tesco, Sky, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Google as well as being ABTA bonded. Have a browse through all our amazing reviews we have gained over the years.