Company Holiday Party Themes: Ideas that’ll Inspire Your Party Planning
If you’re stuck on where to start your company holiday party planning, we’ve compiled a short list that’ll inspire your event planning—from start to finish.
It doesn’t matter if your company party is scheduled before or after the holidays (read about the benefits of an ‘after’ holiday party here), your corporate event is going to be just another party—unless you use a theme to tie all the details together. If you’re stuck on where to start your company holiday party planning, we’ve compiled a short list that’ll inspire your event planning—from start to finish.
A winter wonderland is a holiday party theme that’ll last throughout the season—and leave a lasting impression on your guests clear through summer, if planned correctly.
Ideas: For décor, think touches of winter, the sparkle of a Wisconsin snow fall, and the tastes of the season that warm us up on a cold winter night. Gingerbread cookies, comfort foods all coordinated with your decor to bring the wonder of winter into your venue. Margarita mac and cheese, lobster mac, mashed potato reds, a coffee station with all the sweets of the season…all these foods can make your guests feel like they are warming up in the midst of a winter wonderland.
For guests who enjoy diversity, consider a theme that caters to their tastes—both in décor and cuisine.
Ideas: Consider hosting your company holiday party at a museum for the perfect setting, or decorate a neutral venue so your guests feel like they are on a holiday trip around the world. Choose a caterer that can set up food stations in each of your different holiday regions, such as a food station with Asian flare, a Moroccan station with Lamb & Chicken stewed in a red pepper, garlic, and onion sauce, or in little Italy with sautéed Cheese Tortellini and Chicken Alfredo.
Want to take your guests back to a holiday gathered around the tree with family and friends? Create that atmosphere in a cozy setting with their family of co-workers and friends.
Ideas: Put up stockings by the fireplace at your venue. Set up a holiday tree with a pile of gifts wrapped with beautiful wrapping papers and bows. Serve your traditional holiday meal family style on platters that your guests can pass around at their tables. Set up a hot cocoa bar where your guests can create the perfect winter drink they enjoyed after an afternoon of sledding when they were kids.