Looking for an awesome idea for your next office party? It can be a lot more of a challenge than you might first imagine. After all, nobody’s going to be interested if you just do the same thing you did last year, and you’re probably going to be on a tight budget, which makes working office party magic a serious challenge.
If you’re not sure what direction to take, check out this collection of epic office party ideas below. One of these is bound to be just what you’re looking for.
The Great Escape!
Escape Room parties have become a huge “thing” in recent years, and are insanely popular. The idea is a lesson in simplicity. A small group of people are trapped together in a locked room. The only way out is to work together to solve a series of cryptic puzzles.
These are generally timed competitions, which is ideal for an office environment, because small groups can compete against each other to see which group can make their escape the fastest. Even better, a party like this only requires two rooms, one where all the fun takes place, and one for everyone else to hang out in while they wait their turn.
This is a fun idea that’s easy to implement, because the employees wind up doing most of the heavy lifting. Everyone comes to work dressed in attire supporting their favorite sports team (any sport). At the end of the day, a big party is held, complete with pizza and watching some type of sporting event on a big screen TV, with awards going to the most spirited sports fan.
The Flashback Party
Pick your favorite decade. 60’s? 70’s? 80’s? Something a bit more recent?
Whatever it is, create a playlist of period music, ask everyone to come dressed in period attire, and decorate to your heart’s content. This is another party idea where employee participation really makes or breaks it. You don’t need to go crazy with the decorations, because your costumed employees will be the real decorations. The more completely they embrace it, the better it’ll be, so be sure to pick a decade that the bulk of your team can really get into!
An “Around The World” Potluck Supper
What better way to celebrate your company’s diversity than sharing a meal together?
This one’s a lesson in simplicity. Ask your employees to bring their favorite dish that celebrates where their ancestors came from. It’s a great way to gain exposure to a wide range of flavors you might have never gotten the chance to try otherwise, and learn a lot more about the people you work with every day.
Obscure Holiday Party
A quick look online will reveal that just about every day is a holiday, so this is one you can enjoy any time of year. Just pick a random, quirky holiday that almost no one has heard of and run with it!
What about celebrating Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21st)? Or Embrace Your Geekiness Day (July 13th)? National S’mores Day (August 10th)? Or perhaps Plush Animal Lover’s Day (October 28th) is more to your liking.
Just pick something fun and build a party theme around it. It’s as simple as that!
These, of course, are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. If nothing here grabs your attention, hopefully these ideas will serve as fodder to help you zero in on the perfect theme for this year’s office party.