Fun Christmas Party Ideas

By the time Spring comes around here in the Southern Hemisphere, searches for fun Christmas party ideas go through the roof!

Whether your company has done the same kind of things for years, and you’re in desperate need to do something a little different, you did something fun last year and want to do something equally as fun this year, or the options presented to you are a little underwhelming, a fun Christmas party is what you’re after! And, perhaps there are so many choices, you just don’t have time to go through them all. After all, this is just something extra you’ve got to do on top of your already busy workload.

So we’ve compiled just 5 fun Christmas party ideas to inspire your next work function.  

Amazing Race Themed Challenge

If you would like to combine team-building into your Christmas party, an amazing race challenge can be a great option. Depending where you are, there are companies out there that you can do this with, otherwise, it’ll take a little more planning and work on your behalf.

This classic scavenger hunt style event suits large or small teams, gets your group outdoors and creates some competition to make things a little more interesting.

Depending on your overall group fitness, you might want to keep it reasonably short, but you could include things like getting a photo in front of an iconic location, answers relating to exhibitions at the museum, taking public transport to a specific point to get a clue and so much more.

Boat Cruise


As Brisbane is a River City, it is hard to go past an experience along the iconic river. If eating, drinking and having a good time is high on the agenda for your Christmas party, something like a private boat cruise screams fun!

Usually these come with set food and drink packages, which you can choose based on your budget, length of desired time and even group size.

In some cases you’ll have options around music like organising your own band, which can also help you tailor the vibe you’re after.

Depending on your group, you might want to consider a sit down portion of the experience or even combing in with an onshore dinner option.

If you are looking for something in Brisbane, there are a number of companies to check out, including, Brisbane Cruises, Yot Club, and Oasis Cruising.

Cooking Class

Cooking classes can be a fun idea if your group isn’t too large. They’re interactive, hands-on, and also encourage team work. Plus, you get to feast on the fruits of your labour.

Most places will include a drink package option or allow you to bring some in to complete your feast.

I’d also recommend mixing in a class with something else like a nice dinner or cocktails afterwards. Perhaps, an experience like our Delectable Taste of Moreton Bay Farm & Cooking Class experience.

We’ve done classes with The Golden Pig Restaurant & Cooking School and Vanilla Zulu in Brisbane, and can also recommend Spicers Retreats and Spirit House Cooking School if you’d like to consider a regional option.

Fancy Dress or Theme Party


Okay, admittedly some people hate dressing up and that’s fine, but it doesn’t mean you can’t throw a theme party.

For a family friendly Christmas party, a circus or magic theme with performers can be a lot of fun. Or, for the adults, you might like to throw a Casino Royale party, have some poker tables and a few other games, get everyone to dress up nicely and make an evening out of it with cocktails and canapes.

Food or Wine Tour


Being a food tour company that provides a variety of foodie experiences and tours it would be remiss of us not to mention this as an option.

These are best for smaller groups and provide a great way for everyone to mingle, explore different places and cater to different tastes. By visiting a variety of venues you can tailor the experience to suit a variety of different people so that everyone gets something that they will hopefully really like out of the celebration.

However, if you have a larger group and love the idea of a food tour, a specifically designed experience for a bigger group is a great option. Plus, it can also provide inspiration for designing a customised experience for your group.

Check out our various tailored private group food tour packages.

Would you like some further insight and a step-by-step guide to impressing your clients or colleagues with exceptional experiences?

Delectable Tours isn’t just about creating food tours, these experiences are also designed to give people like you an opportunity to unwind, enjoy and be taken care of. Through years of working in events and marketing, we’ve had the privilege of putting together various events.
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