An Office is a workplace where you perform your job and duly fulfil your corporate responsibilities, but being informal is just as necessary. It helps to maintain the employees’ morale and gives them a feeling of happiness and belongingness when a casual and relaxed environment is constructed for them. And what better way to give them this atmosphere than planning a party. Where there are so many ideas for themes, activities, games, food and more. In this article, we will discuss some of the best ideas you can take for the planning of your next office party.
An Office Brunch is one of the simplest yet most sociable ideas to have as a party. It is more personal, direct and interactive. People talk and get to know each other in a nice setting with amazing food. It can be a great party idea for rewarding the team’s hard work on a project or completion of a tedious task. You can get all the people together at their favourite place and give them space to enjoy and mingle with other co-workers. It relieves stress among peers, and they will go back to their desks with a bit more energy.
Play with a Theme
There are so many genres to explore here. Whether it is our 90s Bollywood where you could dress up like Shah Rukh from DDLJ with a mandolin or Madhur from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun with a brinjal saree. People could take on their creative style and mix it with their favourite icon from that era. Or it could be the early 2000s when Govinda was ruling with his unique style or Akshay Kumar with his vibrant personality. Whatever era you choose, it is guaranteed that it will be super fun.
If not a Bollywood era, it could be your favourite TV series. Considering the popularity of “Friends” here, one can only imagine how many guys would dress up as Chandler. Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, How I met your mother and so many more are just a few examples of how extended this idea can be.
The theme can also be based on a decade of fashion, politicians, popular characters and personalities.
The Management Team can go outside and plan for a Sports Day, with fun and relaxed games like cricket, volleyball, badminton, a unique type of racing (e.g. potato sack racing), or any such fun competition. To make it more exciting you can even have prizes like a lunch certificate or a day off for the winners. It is bound to get all staff to participate.
This idea could work at any time of the week, your whole staff can decide together on a movie they all would like to watch. You can arrange a space where they can all gather comfortably to watch a movie with lots of tasty treats too. And if you have a big outdoor space you can easily set up an outdoor movie theatre. And don’t forget to get the popcorn!
It isn’t necessary to be a great singer like Lata Ji or Adele, you can still bask in the spotlight with Karaoke as it is the ancient art of butchering popular music. Karaoke is a lot of fun and it brings cheers, laughs and good memories. You can book a local karaoke bar, and if it isn’t available in your area, you can set it up in a big room available in your office’s building. Set up lights, a disco ball, mics and speakers.
It is even more fun when you have props to add to the theme. Big goggles, crazy hats and colourful wigs will work wonders.
A bit more extravagant than the brunch party, a Fancy Dinner is a lavish and elegant night arranged over a posh dinner in a fancy hotel or function room. It will allow your staff to wear their red carpet of a movie premiere look, in simple terms – best dressed, and will make them feel beautiful, and also happy to work for such a company. Wine, pretty dresses, nice cologne and expensive dishes – they will all make the event super classy.
Having a Pop Quiz can be a great way to mix people from different departments and to have a laugh trying to answer the questions as individuals and as a team. You can have prizes to keep the energy and fun level high. It is one of the most interesting ways to get to know your peers better and get along well. It is a light-hearted enjoyable game that is very entertaining and lively.
Now it does not mean to initiate a chess game between two rival teams but is instead a take on the fun Board Games like Pictionary, Chess, Ludo or Hangman. There can be different challenges and different games and it can be played like a tournament. Again, you can make the prizes fun like a spa treatment, dinner for two, a go-karting experience or for the ladies – discount coupons.
We celebrate a lot of festivals here in India, so there is no lack of opportunities to hold a decoration competition. Diwali, Christmas, Dussehra, and many more such occasions. You can make your staff decorate their pods and judge them on the day of the festival. The winner will get a prize, which can be turned even more interesting by keeping it a surprise.
It will increase the enthusiasm level among the workforce and bring out their creative side.
A Rooftop Cookout
It is inspired by the western culture of having a barbeque cookout, but it can be turned into the desi style by cooking some of our signature dishes. People of the staff can come along and separate the duties of who cooks, who arranges items and who does other work. It is a different kind of fun when the task of cooking food – which everyone loves – is shared among peers.
People get closer, get to know each other better and have their talks around the place.
Amusement Park Tour
Usually, people doing 9 to 5 jobs have long forgotten their childhood days when going to an Amusement Park would be so exciting that you couldn’t even sleep the night before. There are a lot of things to enjoy at an amusement park, even as an adult. There are so many fun rides, places to have good food and conversation, swimming pools with rain dance and even a DJ setup for dancing. There are photo booths too for capturing great memories.
So there you have it, a brief list of epic office party ideas to make it more fun, exciting and entertaining. Hopefully, you arrange a big hit staff party next time and have a wonderful experience.
What is an Office?
An Office is a workplace where you perform your job and duly fulfil your corporate responsibilities.
What happens in an Office Brunch?
An Office Brunch is one of the simplest yet most sociable ideas to have as a party. It is more personal, direct and interactive. People talk and get to know each other in a nice setting with amazing food.
What is a Fancy Dinner?
A Fancy Dinner is a lavish and elegant night arranged over a posh dinner in a fancy hotel or function room.
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