At Ideal, we always get into the festive mood for Christmas; mainly because food is involved. We have put together a list of ideas that will get you and your work colleagues ready for Christmas.
Decorate The Office
Not everyone enjoys or celebrates Christmas, so it’s best to not decorate the whole building with eye catching tinsel. However, for those who want to celebrate Christmas, you could decorate your work space i.e. your desk, with lots of festive trimmings!
Maybe you could put up a Christmas tree that has been decorated with far too many baubles. To really give your office that extra cosiness, put up some festive lights around your door frames and window sills. Another idea would be to put a bit of tinsel around your computer monitor.
There’s absolutely no shame if you want to go over the top and decorate your workspace from top to bottom- go for it!
Have a Good Ol’ Fuddle
Let’s face it. We all LOVE Christmas food. Mince pies, sausage rolls, ginger bread men or chocolate- we’ll have them all!
If you really want to impress your fellow colleagues then go all out and bake homemade goodies. Try searching for delicious ideas on Pinterest or Instagram.
If you’re not really a star baker, a trip to the supermarket will suffice (I don’t think it’s considered festive to poison your colleagues)
I love Secret Santa, even though it never stays a secret. You always end up spilling the beans on who you have, nevertheless, it’s fun to do.
You don’t have to have a big budget. I know you spend the majority your life with the people you work with, but a £5 gift is more than enough to show them you care; just make sure the budget it communicated to everyone before you take part.
Also, please try to refrain from buying any inappropriate or offensive gifts!
Get Out Your Best Festive Jumper
An ugly one, one that plays music, one that lights up or a subtle one. You could do a best /worst jumper contest if you are really competitive. Or for all of you Christmas loving lot, why not go extreme and come to work dressed as Santa?
Charity Christmas Raffle
It’s always good to give at Christmas. Ideal always partake in a Christmas Charity Raffle. Instead of Christmas cards, employees at Ideal donate money to Charity. Half of the money will go to Charity and the other half goes towards a prize.
I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say we wait all year for the Christmas Party to arrive. Christmas Parties don’t always have to include alcohol either. A fun activity could be something which the Head Office employees at Ideal participated in recently, an Escape Room, not only is it team building, it’s also fun too!
For the more traditional lot, it’s nice to put on your glad rags and go for a nice meal and a “few” drinks. There’s nothing like an awkward/funny drunken office story.