Unusual Christmas party themes
Year on year most companies bring out the classics. Ugly Christmas jumper party, Winter Wonderland, Santa’s grotto. These are all great and in some respects timeless, but if you are looking to change it up this year here are a few idea’s to possibly help broaden your mind!
1. Alpine Adventure – This really is focussing heavy on the ski theme, but honestly, even if you have never been skiing in your life there is a lot to work with from decoration, clothing, food, and drink (especially with the right VS venue that can provide a blank canvas to work with or already contain the elements to compliment this theme!!). But, just to get your juices flowing think fir trees, faux fur, cheese fondue/raclette (which is so en trend right now just FYI), fake snow and vats of gluhwein. Or, if you need inspiration some of you may want to turn to the apres-ski ‘big hitters’ such as La Folie Douce, Krazy Kangaruh or Moosserwirt for some help.
2. Christmas movies or a Christmas carol – We are restricted to a 4 week period across December where it is safe to watch the Christmas greats and listen to the Christmas classics. Consequently, we will happily listen to the same carols year on year out and get overexcited when we see that Love Actually and Home Alone 1,2 and 3 are on the TV. These Christmas great have some fantastic characters so, why not pick one to dress up as this year?! The options are limitless, ranging from the ‘kids’ classics of The Grinch or The Snowman to the Octopus in Love actually (“That’s a lot of legs David”). Then you turn to the carols. The good thing is no one really knows what good King Wenceslas would be wearing. One would presume some sort of robe and headpiece, but really you can do what you want and get away with it.
3. Christmas masquerade – If you are looking for a more upmarket theme that will allow you to pull out that once a year dream dress that you spent months salary on, and the men to get into the penguin suits that they look so dapper in, why not go for a masquerade. The masks can be as elaborate as you want, and you may want to insist on glitter or sequins. Whatever your thoughts, this theme will allow you to throw the ever impressive black-tie bash with a twist.