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7 Entertaining Corporate Holiday Party Themes

employees at holiday party enjoying corporate holiday party themeEvery company holiday party is different, but there is a commonality among the successful holiday office gathering and corporate holiday event: direction. A corporate holiday party theme provides just that, guiding the decisions for almost every corporate holiday party detail. We’ve listed several corporate holiday party themes, along with the holiday party ideas that make these company holiday gatherings festive—and the entertainers that make them memorable (and a frequent topic of conversation around the water cooler!).

Ye Old Christmas

A classic holiday party should embody all the tastes, scents, and décor of a traditional holiday. Think gingerbread, cranberries, ice skates, and all those cozy and old-time holiday associations. The exact décor and entertainers depend on the audience demographic and desired event atmosphere (contact an entertainment pro to choose the right entertainer for the holiday event).

Entertainers: Home for the Holidays show, Carolers, Toy Soldiers, Father Christmas

Tropical Christmas

A tropical holiday theme warms guests up in spite of the cold Midwestern winter. In addition to a warm and welcoming venue, tropical theme details should make the holiday party feel like a day in a tropical paradise. To that end, tropical beverages, cuisine, and décor are a vital part of establishing a holiday party paradise. Contact an entertainment pro that can select the right high-quality corporate holiday party entertainment to complete the formula.

Entertainers: Steel drum band, Mariachi band, Reggae band

Winter Wonderland

With a Winter Wonderland theme, bring the beauty of an ice-cold winter day indoors (without subjecting guests to the freezing Midwestern temperatures). This beautiful corporate holiday party theme can be brought to life with snow-colored décor (and even a hint of shine like the snow of a bright day, if that is your desired atmosphere), strategic lighting, and all the tastes that warm up a cold winter day. For a twist, a Winter Wonderland can be altered to a Blue Christmas holiday party theme with blue décor and beautiful lighting.

Entertainers: Carolers, Home for the Holidays show, Father Christmas, Atmospheric musicians, Bands

Holiday Movie

Themed parties centered around a favorite holiday movie are a holiday party guest favorite. Use the primary guest demographic to determine the right holiday movie for the event. From there, choose the right entertainment, food, and décor that makes the movie a holiday classic.

Entertainers: Grinch, Scrooge, Celebrity Impersonators, Home for the Holidays show

Santa’s Workshop

A Santa-themed event deserves a venue with all the details that guests picture at the North Pole—plus Kris Kringle himself. Pack the corporate holiday menu with festive treats and activities that guests flock to, including a visit by the Santa Claus. If gifts are a part of the corporate holiday program, make sure to have elves on hand that make the delivery a jolly holiday memory.

Entertainers: Father Christmas, Elves, Carolers, Toy Soldiers, Musicians

Holiday Ball

A holiday ball should be a grand corporate holiday event, complete with the multi-course dinner, décor, and atmosphere completely fitting of a formal reception. Picture an elegant venue with an over-the-top holiday atmosphere. Treat guests to a hearty holiday menu that is fitting of a sophisticated palate, a formal reception with lighting and stylish décor, and the entertainment that ties it all together.

Entertainers: Aerialists, Carolers, Atmospheric musicians, Bands

Around-the-World Holidays

This corporate holiday party theme celebrates the holidays with all the event details from holidays around the globe. From the moment guests walk in the door, create a holiday party atmosphere that transports guests to another place with international tastes, décor, and performers.

Entertainers: Steel drum band, Mariachi Band, Reggae Band, International Performers

10 Fun Family-Friendly Company Holiday Party Ideas

girl with holiday face painting on cheek at holiday partyNothing shows employee appreciation like a company holiday party planned specifically for staff and their families. Nothing captures their attention and instills the wonder of the holiday season like these family-friendly company holiday party ideas.

Elves

Holiday elves are a company holiday party favorite for every member of the family, especially to younger guests. Elves can also play an integral role in the execution of a company holiday party family program, such as by delivering gifts, assisting Father Christmas, or helping guests with another activity.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas entertainer for office holiday partiesAn employee plus family holiday party isn’t complete without a visit from one of the most infamous holiday characters of all time. Just the mention of Father Christmas or Santa Claus can also serve as a draw for employees and their family who flock to the chance for some time on Santa’s lap. Contact an entertainment agent to hire the best Santa that guests love.

Face Painters

Face painters are a sure-fire way to please a crowd; it’s also a fun holiday party favor for guests, who are going to be busy taking photos and heading out the door with beautiful face art. To leave employees and their families with a wonderful sentiment, hire a quality face painter who does quality work that everyone can be proud to wear.

Carolers

holiday party carolers in chicago ILIt’s hard to venture out during the holiday season without hearing carols; recreate that atmosphere at a company holiday party by adding carolers to the holiday party entertainment line-up. Carolers are also incredibly versatile, either as wonderful background music during meal times or as main stage entertainers that put your employees and their families in the holiday spirit.

Toy Soldiers

A life-size version of a popular holiday toy is integral to creating a sense of holiday wonder. A toy soldier or gingerbread man can do just that, creating a whimsical holiday atmosphere to a family holiday party.

Magicians

toy soldier at holiday eventThe magic of the season shines through with a quality magician. The best magicians can customize their act specifically to the occasion (and the season). Use a magician to entertain the whole family or to occupy younger guests while their parents mingle (or ask us for other ways to incorporate a magician into an employee family holiday party).

Jugglers

Jugglers are a source of fun any season—and a unique addition to any company holiday party entertainment line-up. These entertainers are a great way to ensure that kids at the party enjoy themselves—and their parents can appreciate the gesture.

Mariachi Band

child with balloon sculpture that makes him look like santa clausA mariachi band is the perfect fit for an employee family holiday party with an international theme. A quality mariachi band is a unique entertainment that employees (and their families) are going to talk about well after the holiday season is over.

Grinch

Bring the holiday season to life with a family holiday character that guests of all ages recognize and appreciate. Contact an entertainment agent who can make any well-known holiday tale a part of a memorable company holiday party.

Balloon Entertainer

Balloon entertainers are a one-of-a-kind holiday party entertainer, producing unique balloon sculptures that every guest—both young and old—can appreciate.