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Unusual Christmas party ideas for your office party

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Bella Jolly

Brand Lead

With 10 years' experience working in brand and content for some of the UK's biggest hospitality brands under her belt, Bella takes ownership of the Togather brand. Bella's passion for the events industry shines through in her work, ensuring the stories of amazing suppliers and unforgettable events are effectively communicated through various mediums such as video, photo and the written word.

Outside of work, she can be found scrolling TikTok or enjoying a spicy margarita.

Published on Wed 11 October 2023

Want to think outside the box this Christmas? Whether you’re working with a lower budget, have too many people for a sit down dinner, or you’re already sick of the thought of more turkey, we’ve got you covered with alternative ideas for office Christmas parties and catering. 

Host an après-ski themed Christmas party

Can’t take your team to the slopes? Bring the après-ski experience to your office instead. Think Tartiflette, raclette, bratwurst, and winter warmers like grilled cheese sandwiches, truffle mac & cheese or loaded fries. And of course no festive apres-ski event is complete without the delicious aroma of mulled wine…

A very international Christmas

The beauty of using Togather is that you can access and book almost any type of cuisine, whether it’s Ethiopian from Delina, Vietnamese from Lo Viet, or Filipino BBQ from BBQ Dreamz. Celebrate your team’s backgrounds or introduce them to some new flavours with a truly international lineup - and if you still want some more traditional festive flair, some of our suppliers are even doing Christmas-sy fusions like Lo Viet’s Pork Belly & Cranberry spring rolls. 

In-office movie night 

Perfect for small companies and startups looking for Christmas party ideas: set up a projector and get cosy with some classic Christmas movies. Of course, you’ll need snacks. Grazing boards or even boxes (for handheld, pass-around-able deliciousness) are perfect as you can cater for multiple different tastes, including dessert based, charcuterie, cheese, and vegan selections - and they add to the Instagrammability of your event. You can also bring in a hot chocolate cart - Minibean offer a movie-night-ready Ultimate Hot Chocolate with Flakes, Biscoff, wafers and giant marshmallows all available for the ultimate indulgence.

Create your own Christmas market 

If you’re blessed with a lot of space at your office - maybe you’re based in an out of town industrial estate - and have something like a car park or a roof terrace at your disposal, consider going all out and creating your own mini Christmas market with multiple street food setups. Your guests will love being able to choose their own options, and our suppliers are more versatile than you might think when it comes to setting up in unusual spaces - so let us know what you’re working with and we’ll be happy to help. 

Spread the festivities over a few weeks 

This can be a great option for lower budget winter celebrations, companies whose teams are rarely in the office together, or those that have satellite offices spread around the country. Treat them to weekly popups from festive suppliers with a different theme each week: we have suppliers all over the UK, so we can organise a churros week at each of your offices, or bring mulled wine, gourmet hot chocolates and mince pies for an end-of-week festive treat in the lead up to the holiday. 

Feeling festive? Our Christmas parties are getting booked up fast, so get in touch to make sure you can secure your perfect party.