8 Office Christmas Party Themes and Outfits You Should Do This Year With Some Tips on Where You Can Celebrate
You’ve probably done almost every thinkable and possible Christmas/Thanksgiving/Whatever-You-Wanna-Call-It Party the past years in the office. Without a doubt, it can be tough to think of party themes and ideas when there’s also so many things going on these last few months of the year.
Don’t worry though. Once again, we got you. Here are another 8 office Christmas party themes that are totally doable for this year:
1. Black Tie
Literally. If your office is the all-day-everyday-casual-wearing setup, you might want to dress up just a bit more formal for a change and do a black tie event. You can have your ladies in dresses or take things literally and have everyone literally don a black tie. Ladies look gorgeously powerful in a good suit too.
For this theme, you might want to check out some speakeasy bars. If you can find book hidden ones like Prohibition and Bank Bar, even better. Get that Mafia, New York in the 20s vibe, going on without looking too costume-y.
This is a fun theme if you’re just planning to do your Christmas party in the office. Grab some fake plants and vines from your local department store and dress up your space like a scene from A Midsummer Nights’ Dream or The Secret Garden. You can soften the lights with some colored cellophane and tulle as well. Basically the goal is to look unreal and soft and fairy-ish as possible.
Guys can wear soft pastel colors or anything light. It would be perfect if the girls can wear soft dresses and flower headpieces. You can even create a makeshift photo wall with fake plants (or real leaves if HR gives the go on the budget, there’s lots in Dangwa) and fairy lights. Super cute! An Aperitif-style catering would be perfect for this theme if you can dress up the table with clean leaves and flowers.
Let’s be real - everyone has at least a set of clothes that’s a perfect hypebeast look. You don’t even have to wear the luxe pieces. Just as long as you go in tasteful streetwear, all should be fine.
2018 is a successful year for Drag with RPDR bagging an Emmy and the nationwide success of It’s Showtime’s Ms. Q&A. What better way to celebrate and have an incredibly, unforgettable party than having a drag party? Best part is if the bosses would join in, amirite?
If you want to do it in the office, there’s no need for props. Just make sure you’ve got the fanciest, draggiest looking cocktails around. Your queens will give life and character to whichever venue you pick almost instantly. This would also be a fun theme to do even when you’re booking a restaurant or bar. Campy or glam, queens just belong anywhere anyway.
5. Marvel Cinematic Universe
If there’s anything I personally learned this year, it’s that wearing costumes and assuming a character can be super fun. So why not go all out and invite the whole office to do the same?
MCU is celebrating their 10th year and if you have a lot of Marvel fans in the office, I’m sure they’d love this idea.
Celebs got all the shebang this year too. Pop culture was on the rise and everyone was involved in a celebrity’s life in one way or another. Why don’t you do an impersonators’ themed Christmas party? You can do either local or foreign celebs or both!
Props to those who actually get mistaken for the celebrity they’re impersonating.
Who says you can’t have summer in December? Celebrate your office Christmas party in shorts, flip flops, and sunnies this year! It’s a time to rest and relax after a whole year of hard work, it’s only fair that you do a summer-themed event, right?
This theme is best enjoyed in the office, I think. Like, who wouldn’t laugh at the idea of your co-workers on their desk in their tank tops with maybe a beach ball in hand?
8. High Fashion
We’re not talking red carpet Oscars/Met Gala vibes. You’ve probably done that one before. We’re talking high fashion. You can either be haute couture or even go wild with some avant-garde looks. Remember though, you don’t have to spend. Just make your own outfit pieces look expensive.
This would be another cool just-in-the-office theme since you don’t need so much props except for the mindset that you’re all working in Vogue. But this is totally doable outside of the office too. Check out Salon de Ning, High Street Lounge at Shangri-la at the Fort, and The Cellar at the Grand Hyatt.