The usual corporate Christmas party with a 3-course meal in a stunning venue may not be on the cards this year, but it doesn’t mean the festivities have to stop! With so many office Christmas parties unable to go ahead as planned, companies are finding new ways to celebrate this year, mainly virtually! Let’s admit it, we’re all a little tired of the same mundane Zoom meetings and virtual conference calls. But worry not, Poptop have all the ideas to help you spice things up this Christmas – from virtual entertainment options to delicious party food deliveries, we’ve got you covered!
It’s more important than ever to recognise the achievements that have been made as a business throughout this rollercoaster of a year, and a Christmas party is one of the best ways to do so! Keeping colleagues connected with the many services available to book on Poptop instantly; there are bound to be smiles and and warm hearts all round during this magical season.
Check Out Our Top 10 Ideas to Get the Ball-ble Rolling!
1. Virtual Caricaturist 🎨
You have probably already looked at several entertainment options, but are unsure whether they could go ahead in a COVID world. Virtual caricaturists may just be the answer all of your questions! These sensational artists are able to draw live caricatures of you and your colleagues on tablets that are hooked up to the video call. This means you can watch your drawings come to life over a beer and some virtual socialising. Our caricaturists are extremely sociable by nature and they can draw your caricature onto any template of your choosing, whether its elves, reindeers or even just some Santa hats!
2. Cocktail Delivery Service
What’s your tipple? Fancy a classic eggnog or a refreshing snowball? Whatever you enjoy, you can now get all of your favourite festive drinks from home. Treat yourself and your staff to a cocktail delivery service where the alcohol and ingredients are posted to your doorstep. Have fun making your favourite Christmas drinks from home with your team. It’s a guaranteed way to to get you in the spirit!
3. Virtual Escape Room 🔑
The escape room experience has now moved online and it is one of the best team-building exercises you will find. Socialising virtually is tricky at times but with this, you and your team can solve puzzles, riddles and cryptic tasks by working together to escape the room you are virtually locked in, all from the safety of your sofa!
4. Virtual Christmas Carollers 🎼
If you’re looking for more traditional entertainment this year, then why not consider booking some beautiful Christmas Carolers to sing heart-warming tunes for you and your employees to enjoy. We wish it could be Christmas every day, but for one day this year, enjoy the magic of Christmas with one of our carolers serenading you to get you through the holiday season.
5. Festive Afternoon Tea Delivery 🍰
Whether your office is working remotely or you are still in office then consider booking a festive Afternoon Tea delivery service. These afternoon tea packages can come with all the trimmings! Think all of your favourite festive foods: turkey and stuffing sandwiches, mince pies, delightful buttermilk scones and beautiful sweet treats such as Bailey’s cheesecakes and berry tarts. Your mouth is sure to be watering just thinking about it!
If working remotely, our suppliers can deliver these boxes to your colleague’s doorstep (location depending) or if you’d prefer, drop them off yourself or get them all delivered to your office for your staff to pick up!
6. Festive Food Vans 🍕
Are going to be working hard in the office in the following weeks? A great team-rewarding idea is hiring a food van to come to your building to serve your employees some tasty grub.
Our food vans can stay just for your lunch hour or throughout the day if you have a large number of employees working at your company. With so many options to choose from and all dietary requirements catered for, your only problem will be which cuisine to choose! From a wide range of global food offerings, to classic English baps, we’re sure you will be able to find the van that perfectly suits your needs.
7. Christmas Hampers 🍱
Christmas Hampers are a great way to reward your employees for their hard work this year. They can come in many shapes and sizes and typically include locally grown or foraged produce, as well as some delicious treats, sweet and savoury. Our suppliers can offer selections in stunning wicker baskets giving it that extra special personal feel leaving your colleagues feeling stunned and valued by the business.
8. Virtual Bingo Rental 🖍
Looking for something more interactive? Virtual Bingo rental is a brand new service that can accommodate for participants up to 300. WOW! This is an excellent idea for your Christmas party if you are a larger company looking for entertainment to accommodate a higher number of people this time of year. You can choose to play for fun or for money or silly prizes. You can also even use this opportunity to raise some money for a local charity which is a great idea to do over Christmas, a time when charities need this the most.
9. Postal Secret Santa 🎅
We all love a Secret Santa but with current government guidelines it can be a little tricky to give your gifts in person. Why not send a post-box friendly parcel this year instead? You can use a Secret Santa generator such as Elfster to manage this all online. It’s the perfect way to keep everyone connected at this time and share the love with some great gifts.
10. Online Comedy Show 🎭
Comedians are always a popular hit for Corporate Christmas parties. With the power of technology, this experience can still be enjoyed virtually and our comedians are able to offer their regular service packages this way. Sets are typically around 15-20 minutes for the optimal time to keep your audience engaged and entertained. Oh, and they can perform for longer and alter their performances to suit different audiences too! So have a festive giggle with your colleagues by taking a look at some of our top comedians.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year. Fingers crossed it will be even better than 2020!
Whether you’re working from home or in office this December, it’s clear that the festivities don’t have to stop. At Poptop we believe it is essential to celebrate your companies’ wins as well as individual recognitions in your team, something which is even more important at this time of year.
We hope you and your company have an amazing Christmas party regardless of the current pandemic. Poptop would love to hear from you and help you plan an unforgettable Christmas experience for you and your employees. Contact us at email@example.com to see just exactly how we can help!