Are you having a Christmas party in 2020? Well just like everything at the moment that’s much easier said than done. Although things are different this year, it doesn’t mean that fun is over. We need to think slightly differently and adapt (eugh – that word!).
We’ve been working with some of our clients to create their Christmas party in 2020. We’ve come up with tones of COVID safe ideas which you can easily replicate for your own Christmas party. Before reading on, please note this piece has been written on the 21st of September 2020 and complies with current guidelines. Please get a reality check here if you’re readying at a later date.
One of my biggest tips is to keep your Christmas party in the office. That might sound boring, but it’s one of the best ways to minimise contact. If you’re out in a bar or restaurant, your team will immediately be in more contact with a higher number of people.
Keeping the party to the boardroom will allow you greater control of how many people are accessing the spaces, and therefore reduce the numbers of people mixing.
That might not sound thrilling, but there are ways to transform a boardroom for a brilliant party. Trust me; I’ve done it before. From a bright yellow and lime green takeover for BP, to a sophisticated, intimate dinner company CEOs, our team have plenty of experience transforming boardrooms.
So, activities. Now you’re in the boardroom, what can we do to make a fun Christmas party that’s COVID compliant?
At the moment, smaller is safer. Creating a series of smaller events within one more comprehensive event is a great way to ensure safety, but also fun in variety. Plus, smaller groups which rotate between rooms are more manageable with cleanliness too. Breaking people into smaller groups will allow quick cleans in between rotations.
Ideas for a Christmas Party in 2020
If there’s anything that a Christmas party in 2020 needs it’s fun. Fun is at the heart of everything we do, so we’ve brainstormed some mini activates that will work inside the boardroom. Here are some of the 2020 Christmas Party ideas we came up with:
• Dance matt room
• Whiskey bar
• Beer Keller
• Street food market
• VR festival
• Ping pong/beer pong
• Lazer tag
• 90s Party
• New York speakeasy
• Air bar
• Want more ideas? We have over 50! Speak to the team for help creating a cool Christmas party in 2020.
Due to the situation, flexible contracts are essential to planning a Christmas party in 2020. Unfortunately, we don’t know if they will be able to go ahead, so designing with flexibility will allow for last-minute reschedules to a safer time should that be necessary. And if your party has to go on in February, then hey! It’s still a party.
I hope this has given you some ideas on how to host a Christmas party in 2020 safely. Things are different, but life isn’t over. If you’d like some more ideas or extra assurance, please feel free to book in a chat with one of our team.