Do you have plans for a company holiday party this year? After having to forgo in-person events last year, many companies are getting back to the norm this year. Office holiday parties are a great way to thank employees, offer recognition and build a sense of camaraderie.
To ensure your holiday party isn’t a bore, it’s best to plan some festive games and activities. Raise the stakes by handing out prizes to those who win. This is a great time to utilize your promotional products. Your employees will love getting new swag, and you’ll get free advertising as well.
Below are some ideas for company holiday party games. You can find more Christmas-themed activities here.
Guess Who Game
Ask your employees to bring in a picture of them as a baby. For a festive twist, request that the photograph was taken during the holidays. Post the pictures on a bulletin board at the front of the office and ask everyone to guess who’s who. The person who makes the most correct guesses wins!
If you have an active, outgoing work culture, a mock snowball fight will likely go over well. For the snowballs, use soft items like cotton balls, balloons or yarn balls. The game works like dodgeball where you divide everyone into two teams and they throw “snow” at each other. Just be sure to set some ground rules as you don’t want any injuries!
Name That Tune
Another fun activity is Name That Tune. Play popular Christmas tunes like Jingle Bell Rock and Carol of the Bells. Ask everyone to write down their guesses or divide people into teams for a more interactive game. The person (or team) with the most correct guesses wins a festive swag kit or promotional item.
Ugly Sweater Contest
Ugly sweaters have become a staple at holiday parties. Launch an ugly sweater contest and have prizes for the top three winners. You can also ask people to vote on different categories, such as Most Colorful Sweater, Ugliest Holiday Sweater and Most Festive Sweater.
Decorating Gingerbread Houses
Decorating gingerbread houses is a great team-building activity. For added fun, share photos of the gingerbread houses on social media and let customers vote on the best. Give the winner a nice gift such as a holiday-themed gift basket or “points” to spend in your online store. This is a fun activity and great PR.
Order Promotional Products for Your Holiday Party Today
Don’t let the holiday season pass without showing your employees gratitude. By recognizing their hard work and rewarding them with promotional products as prizes, you can strengthen your work culture and spread your brand further. Contact Inkwell to place an order for custom branded merchandise.