'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to infuse your workplace with holiday cheer than with some festive and fun company activities? In this blog, we'll explore five delightful holiday activities that can bring your team together, spark joy, and create lasting memories. Let the festivities begin!
Ugly Sweater Contest and Cookie Swap:
Embrace the joy of the season with an "Ugly Sweater Contest." Encourage your team to don their most eccentric holiday sweaters, and let the laughter ensue as everyone parades their festive fashion. Complement the contest with a cookie swap – a delicious way to share treats and showcase culinary creativity. It's a sweet celebration that's sure to bring smiles and sugar highs.
Here are some vendor suggestions for your Ugly Sweaters and Cookies:
Secret Santa Gift Exchange:
Spread the joy of giving with a Secret Santa gift exchange. Have your team draw names to determine their gift recipients and set a budget to keep things fair. The mystery of not knowing who the gift is from adds an extra element of fun. To enhance the experience, consider incorporating a wrapping paper competition or a guessing game to keep the anticipation building until the big reveal.
Here are some fun novelty items at a reasonable price point:
Deck the Halls Showdown:
Transform your workplace into a winter wonderland with a friendly "Deck the Halls" competition. Divide your employees into teams, each responsible for decorating a designated area of the office. Provide a budget for decorations and let creativity run wild. Judges (or even the entire staff) can vote on the best-decorated space, and the winning team can earn a small prize or, better yet, the title of "Holiday Decorating Champions."
Holiday Movie Marathon:
Create a cozy space in the office or virtually for a holiday movie marathon. Compile a list of classic holiday films and let your team vote on their favorites. Provide popcorn, snacks, and hot cocoa for the ultimate movie-watching experience. Encourage everyone to wear their comfiest holiday pajamas and enjoy the festivities. For virtual teams, choose a streaming platform that allows everyone to watch together and chat during the movie.
Team-building Gingerbread House Challenge:
Shake up your typical team-building activities with a gingerbread house challenge. Supply your teams with gingerbread, icing, and an assortment of candies, and let their creativity run wild. Not only does this activity promote teamwork and problem-solving, but it also adds a delicious and festive touch to the workplace. Judges (or the entire team) can evaluate the gingerbread houses based on creativity, design, and overall holiday spirit.
This holiday season, let the festivities bring your team closer together with these joyful company activities. Whether it's decorating the office, donning ugly sweaters, exchanging gifts, enjoying holiday movies, or constructing gingerbread masterpieces, these activities are sure to infuse your workplace with the warmth and merriment of the season. Let the holiday celebrations begin, and may your workplace be filled with laughter, joy, and shared memories!