The annual Christmas party has the potential to bring employees together or be a dull night of stale entertainment and team building. A little festive fun whilst you’re still in the office is also the perfect idea to keep spirits up during this busy time of year when everyone is winding down for the festive period. Here’s some of our favourite office Christmas party games perfect for Christmas parties and in the office.
- Guess the Number of Ornaments
- Christmas Quiz
- Two Truths and a Lie
- Couples Who Am I?
- Secret Santa
- Employee Awards
- Snowball Fight
- Toilet Paper Snowman
- Wrap Battle
- Gift Relay Race
- Ornament ‘n’ Spoon Race
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
- Pie-eating Contest
- Statue Game
- How do You Throw a Fun Adult Christmas Party?
- Question-based Office Christmas Party Games for Adults
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- Creative Office Christmas Games for Adults
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How do You Throw a Fun Adult Christmas Party?
To throw a fun adult Christmas party, start by incorporating festive games and activities like a white elephant gift exchange, Christmas trivia, or a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt. Consider hosting your party offsite at a venue like Milton Hill House, where you can enjoy entertainment options, catering services, and accommodation for a stress-free celebration.
Don’t forget to set the mood with holiday decorations, provide delicious food and drinks, and encourage guests to dress in festive attire to create a memorable and enjoyable Christmas gathering.
Question-based Office Christmas Party Games for Adults
1. Guess the Number of Ornaments
If you’ve decorated a Christmas tree, keep a note of the ornaments and get your guests to pop their guesses in a box. The closest person will then win a prize – or perhaps one of the ornaments.
2. Christmas Quiz
Find out who has the most Christmas knowledge with a Christmas quiz. You can draw inspiration from famous Christmas movies, Christmas carols, Christmas songs, and Christmas stories, like A Christmas Carol.
3. Two Truths and a Lie
A great office Christmas party game activity for between courses is to get your guests to announce three facts about themselves, only one of them isn’t true. The others will then have to work out which isn’t true. You can play this just for fun or keep score of the great liars and intrepid detectives.
4. Couples Who Am I?
A fun icebreaker for a party is a game of ‘who am I?’ where you are also trying to find the other part of your couple by asking yes and no questions about the post-it note on your forehead. For example, you could have one person with ‘milk’ and another with ‘cookies’, or ‘Santa Claus’ and ‘Mrs. Claus’.
Rewarding and Fun Office Christmas Games for Adults
5. Secret Santa
This will work best for smaller groups, as you don’t want to be waiting around for everyone to get their Christmas gifts. A few volunteers calling out names will make this process a lot smoother and make it quicker for everyone to start unwrapping.
6. Employee Awards
Hold an awards ceremony for the best or ugly Christmas sweater, most festive Santa hat or even the best Santa ‘ho-ho-ho’ as voted by the other party-goers. It’s a great way to involve everyone and give recognition to those who put in that extra bit of effort into their attire and skills.
Let There Be Snow! Creative Office Christmas Games for Adults
7. Snowball Fight
If you’re lucky enough to get some snow then you could use that for your fight but you might be better off dividing the room in half and challenging two teams to get more balloons (playing the part of snowballs) onto the other team members side before the whistle blows.
8. Toilet Paper Snowman
Much like the mummy game at Halloween, guests will work in teams to wrap a co-worker in toilet paper to look like a snowman. This can be run as a race against time or a competition of flair to see who has the best nose and buttons in their new costume.
Race The Clock With These Christmas Office Party Games for Adults
9. Wrap Battle
This can be played as a team game or as an individual, with the winner being the one to wrap a present the fastest. Points can be added for finesse and style, as well as taken away for a less-than-stellar job. You can also play this in the sense of creating a Christmas-themed rap, depending on how creative your team is!
10. Gift Relay Race
If you have plenty of room, why not indulge in a few relay races? You can do the classic back-and-forth or opt for the over-and-under pass-line approach. You could even combine it with some obstacles or perhaps a blindfolded trust exercise where you must protect the present throughout the course.
11. Ornament ‘n’ Spoon Race
A twist on the classic egg ‘n’ spoon race but with ornaments instead. Pick your baubles carefully for this race and make sure that you don’t use glass ornaments for this, as you wouldn’t want to deal with them if they get dropped!
12. Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Split people into teams or pairs and give them a list of items to find that have been hidden around your party venue. The first team to return with either the items or photographic proof of having found them will be declared the winners.
13. Pie-eating Contest
A mince pie-eating contest can be a lot of fun but make sure that you’re not going to fill people up too much if you are having a meal during the night. You could use a different type of food (like cake or Christmas pudding) if you prefer and make sure you have versions for those with intolerances.
Charades or Pictionary can be a good one between courses if you’re having a meal or if you’re having a small party. You can either give a bowl of suggestions or get people to make up their own.
15. Statue Game
This is not the classic musical statues (though you could play that if you wanted to), this fun game involves one person being nominated as the statue for the night and they must turn into a statue whenever they feel like it during the night. The other guests must then turn into a statue as soon as they see this happening. An easy game but can be entertaining to see happen and can be played throughout the night and during other games.
Looking to book a Christmas party?
At Milton Hill House, we’ve hosted many successful Christmas parties and we know that we can help you celebrate the festive season in style in Oxfordshire. When you’re ready to book a fantastic office Christmas party in Abingdon, get in touch with our events team to find out more about this year’s Christmas party.Go back to other articles