From Mellow To Glam: 10 Ideas For Your Office Party

Office holiday parties provide a great opportunity for co-workers to bond and celebrate the season together. But sometimes, it can be tough to come up with new ideas for the party each year. If you’re looking to mix things up this year, we’ve got you covered. From mellow get-togethers to glamorous soirees, we’ve got ten ideas that are sure to please your colleagues and get everyone in the holiday spirit!

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Go Local Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a relaxed setting to enjoy some libations and mingle, rent out your favorite local bar & grill. This is a great way to keep things casual while still providing plenty of food and drink options.

Get Crafty

Host a holiday-themed crafting party! Give each attendee their own set of supplies and task them with making a creative, festive decoration. Not only will you have fun decorations to spruce up the office, but your colleagues will also get a chance to show off their creative side.

Take it Outside

If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony or outdoor space at your office, consider using it for your party. Put up some twinkle lights and hang strands of paper snowflakes from the railing for an extra-festive feel. Don’t forget plenty of blankets, heaters, and hot cocoa to keep everyone warm!

Culinary Challenge

Organize a holiday-themed cooking contest! Split your colleagues into groups, give them a set of ingredients and challenge them to come up with the best dish they can. Once all the dishes are cooked and ready to be judged, it’s time to sample each one and decide who made the best creation. Don’t forget prizes for the winning team!

Movie Night

Wind down after a long year by hosting an office movie night. This is a great way to relax together without any pressure or expectations. Choose from classic holiday movies like ‘White Christmas’ or something more current like ‘Elf’ – whatever suits your group best! Pop some popcorn and don’t forget the festive drinks!

Karaoke Extravaganza

If you want to let loose, there’s nothing better than a karaoke party. Invite everyone to come prepared with their favorite holiday tunes or pick them randomly throughout the night. Not only will it get everyone in the spirit but you’ll also get to hear some great singing (or not-so-great singing!).

Gatsby Glamour

Nothing says glamor like a Roaring Twenties Gatsby theme party. Rent out a vintage venue, provide savory hors d’oeuvres and tasty cocktails, put on some classic jazz music and get ready to dance the night away. Or, if you have a smaller budget, host it in your office with decorations and costumes for everyone to wear!

Go Holiday Shopping

For those who love a good bargain, plan an office holiday shopping outing. Pick a place with plenty of stores – think outlet malls or discount centers – and give everyone a set amount of money they can use to find gifts for their loved ones (or themselves!).

Backyard Bash

If you’re looking for something more casual, why not host a backyard bash? Have everyone bring a dish to share and don’t forget lawn games like horseshoes or cornhole so that people can mingle while having fun.

Secret Santa

Another classic holiday party idea is a secret Santa exchange. Have each person draw a name from the hat and buy or make a gift for them without revealing who they are. Once all the gifts arrive, it’s time to open them and guess who your secret Santa was!

No matter which of these ideas you choose, it’s sure to be a hit with your co-workers. There’s something here for everyone – so don’t be afraid to get creative! Celebrate this season with style and have fun planning your office holiday party!

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of He founded in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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