The best work Christmas party ideas are a little unique and a whole lot of fun. If you’re in charge of planning an office Christmas party, here are a few creative office Christmas party ideas from the Moda Events team to inspire your festivities. 

Creative Office Christmas Party Ideas

Work Christmas Party Idea #1: 12 Days of Appetisers

This work Christmas party idea is sure to make jaws drop with joy. What better way to thank your employees for a hard year’s work than to treat them to a fantastic lunch or dinner with ‘12 Days of Appetisers’ at Moda — a deluxe gastronomical experience where your food is hand-crafted by Brisbane’s most gifted chefs?

A team member can help you build your 12 days of delicious appetisers. Ideas to get you started: our delicious pulled pork belly fritter with apple puree and five-spice sauce, our tasty braised beef cannelloni with tomato, bacon and parmesan, or our mouth-watering cured salmon with a summer salad and gribiche dressing. Trust us: your employees will love getting pampered by our chefs. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #2: Christmas Movie Dressup Party

Looking for a unique corporate holiday party idea? Why not host a costume party themed around your office’s favourite Christmas movies? Simply ask everyone to nominate their favourite Christmas movie and invite everyone to don the identity of their favourite character for the night. From traditional costumes like the Grinch to Will Ferrell’s hilarious elf Buddy to Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa, your guests have plenty of options. Combine with a Christmas movie trivia game to test your coworkers’ knowledge and hold a contest with fun prizes for the best costume. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #3: Gingerbread Making Contest

Perhaps our favourite idea from this list: Host a gingerbread making contest! It’s delightfully simple: Divide your employees into teams and invite them to compete to make the most imaginative gingerbread house. Set up one of our gorgeous event rooms with Christmas decorations. Moda Events can help supply everything you need to make the gingerbread competition a success, from gingerbread pieces to melted white chocolate, mini marshmallows, gumdrops, liquorice, peppermints and lollies. Your team will love the opportunity to show off their creative gingerbread house-making skills and getting to eat the finished products too. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #4: Christmas Karaoke Party

Christmas karaoke is a classic party theme that never gets old. Karaoke is a fun and easy Christmas activity that’ll encourage your employees to bond and let loose. From ‘name that tune’ to ‘karaoke roulette’, there are lots of fun variations on karaoke to entertain your employees and keep them laughing and singing the whole night long. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #5: A Day At The Beach

Celebrate Christmas the Aussie way with a ‘Day at the Beach’-themed BBQ and beers. Invite coworkers to wear Hawaiian shirts and beach attire to enjoy an expertly-cooked BBQ on Moda Events Portside’s balcony. We’ll keep the beer flowing, the meat sizzling and ensure your guests have an amazing, laidback Xmas with stunning views of the Brisbane river. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #6: Casino Night

A Casino Royale theme is always a winner. One of the most elegant Christmas party themes, this high-class event will require our guests to wear sharp and sophisticated black-tie attire. Decorate with fun touches such as a red and black balloon archway, themed lighting and casino props, such as full-sized gaming tables, gaming chips and professional croupiers. Serve cocktails and martinis alongside live cocktail music from the James Bond franchise. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #7: 1950s/1960s Drive-In Movie Night

When it comes to corporate Christmas party ideas, it’s hard to go past a classy (not to mention classic) Christmas party with a fun vintage twist: A Drive-In Movie Night. Think ladies mingling in stunning vintage frocks, gents rocking dapper suits, and Moda Events’ house projector playing a classic vintage movie while your guests drink cocktails and relax. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #8: Gastronomical Dining Experience

This staff Christmas party idea is ideal for a small group: a private dining experience to enjoy Moda Events’ gastronomical delights. Treat your guests to a sumptuous feast with an intimate sit-down lunch or dinner at Moda Events Portside. Imagine the delight employees will feel as they discover creative interactive food and beverage stations dotted throughout your event. From creative cocktail canapés to a cocktail bar or a live dessert station, we will keep your employees well-fed and in high Christmas spirits. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #9: Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Invite your staff to step into an amazing white Winter Wonderland created by a vendor of your choice, or choose from Moda’s preferred list. 

Decorate Moda’s spacious entertaining space with a spectacular winter backdrop, including an iridescent Christmas tree (dusted with faux snow), strings of twinkling fairy lights, glittering crystal decor, shiny silver and white snowflake baubles, stunning wreaths, and dramatic blue lighting. Adorn your tables with snow-white tablecloths, tinsel accents in blue and silver, snowflakes and glass ornament icicles. Create a formal centrepiece with silver candelabras, or use small, flickering tea lights for a casual feel. 

Work Christmas Party Idea #10: A Christmas Masquerade Ball

Inject a bit of glamour into your end-of-year Xmas celebrations by hosting a masquerade ball. Treat your employees to a decadent 3-course seated menu or delicious cocktail dishes with an open bar.

For this theme, think harlequin patterns and Venetian style masks. Set up a photo booth where employees can have fun with silly props (moustaches, fairy wands and feather boas) and a mask-making station, where guests can get creative with coloured cardboard, string, felt pens, feathers and glitter. 

Are you looking to throw a fun yet elegant office Christmas party? Moda Events Portside offers a variety of Brisbane Christmas party packages. Get in touch with the Moda Events team for more fun work Christmas party ideas in Brisbane.