5 Work Christmas Party Themes That Are Hilarious

Ah…the work Christmas party… loved by most, dreaded by some. This is the one night of the year where you get to see all your work buddies in a totally different light! Away with the suits, work-place formalities and stressful work loads, you get to see your colleagues as not just another office slave, but as an actual human being.

So how do you ensure that everyone is able to throw away that metaphorical suit and tie and actually enjoy themselves? Fun and silly work Christmas party themes! From completely ridiculous party games, to dress themes that are interesting to say the least, here are 5 work Christmas party themes that guarantee the night will be full of giggles!

The Grinch

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If your boss is laid-back and up for a laugh, they may want to play the part of the Grinch themselves. However, I wouldn’t advise that you suggest it! The rest of the office can go all-out crazy and dress like the theatrical residents of ‘Who-ville’!

Just the hair is enough to make any sane person erupt into fits of laughter!

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Food

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These cute little Grinch kebabs are sure to please the more health-conscious of your colleagues!

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This ‘Grinch juice’ could really get the party started! Opt for a vodka-infused cocktail for those who want to drink and create a virgin fruit version for any designated drivers.

Decor

A Grinch theme is the perfect excuse to go for the classic Christmas red and green combo. However, switch out that Christmas tree green for something more lime hued.

For fun tables that look like they have been stolen directly from ‘Who-ville’, begin by layering your table with the hand embroidered table cloth in red. For that Grinch-y vibe, add the hand embroidered table runner in green.

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Dress As Your Decade

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If you have a very eclectic work place with a mish-mash of age groups, this is the creme-de-la-creme of all Christmas party themes! Let your colleagues get all nostalgic, as you all dress up as the decade in which you were born. This hilarious theme could result in a handful of Mod’s, some Eighties lycra and even the odd Spice Girl!

Best of all, this theme is the ultimate  conversation starter! Get ready for your older colleagues talking about ‘the good old days’, whilst you take a trip down memory line and discuss the decade you remember for your childhood.

Food

There are so many party food options to suit this theme. The general rule of thumb is: keep it nostalgic!

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Retro cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Decor

The best thing about table layouts for this theme is that it can be a total mish mash! However, we recommend styling up a table for each decade between the 50s and 90s for something really memorable!
Go for a retro damask style table runner for the 1950s table runner and top with the typically feminine floral embroidered placemats.

For the 1970s table, opt for a nostalgic bohemian theme. The exotic oriental table runner is perfect for this.

Christmas Down Under

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Let’s get things straight: we can only see so many snowmen, snowflakes and Santa’s until we want to rip our own hair out! To be completely different, opt for a beach themed Aussie Christmas Down Under! Beach balls, Hawaiian shirts and sandals are an uplifting change from Winter-y knits and bobbly hats!

Christmas party games can include giant, inflatable beach balls, balancing on surf boards and a variety of hilarious beach-themed games that are sure to get even the shyest member of your office involved!

Food

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Keep it all beach themed! Dot blue cupcakes and macaroons among beachy table decor for a unique dessert display. As for the main, go for a classic Aussie barbie! (Shrimps included!)

Decor

Go for vibrant oceanic hues with pops of sand to recreate Bondi Beach! The chic jacquard table runner is perfect for this.

12 Days Of Christmas

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If any Christmas carol could provide hilarious costume inspiration, it’s this one! Grab your work colleagues and prepare to indulge in a number of fun costumes, including drummers drumming, french hens and of course the partridge in a pear tree!

Food

A great idea here is to do 12 different dishes! If you really want to get creative, you can decorate your dishes to represent the twelve days.

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These partridge in a pear tree biscuits are a work of art!

Decor

Make your table decor as brash and Christmassy as possible! Begin by layering your tables with the ornamental embroidered rectangular tablecloth. Next, add a festive metallic edge with the luxurious artistry table runner.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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This one’s a classic! Best of all, everyone in the office already owns an ugly Christmas sweater, even if they deny it! Make your ugly Christmas sweater party a little bit different by presenting an ‘awards ceremony’ awarding the ugliest, tackiest, most colorful and most sparkly sweaters.

Food

Anything goes with this one! As ugly Christmas sweaters remind us of the older relatives who have lovingly knitted them for us, go for snug comfort  food like pies, cakes and casseroles.

Decor

Keep it classically festive with an array of reds, greens and metallics. We recommend the arabian velvet table runner and the hand embroidered table placemat set.

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How To Throw A Vintage Tea Party

2016: The age of Instagram, reality TV, the never-retiring and the I Phone. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get in some sort of time machine and go back to a simpler time? News flash: You can  and you can make it an actual social event. And no, I don’t know the scientist from ‘Back To The Future’! A vintage tea party is the perfect way to indulge in the simpler things in life.

What do you need? A plethora of vintage tea ware, floral fabrics, retro tablecloths and strings of pearls. Get ready to send out those floral embossed invitations, as you are about to throw a vintage tea party!

One Word: Shabby Chic

The magic of a vintage tea party lies in the atmosphere. You want your guests to feel like they have walked into your home and gone back to the 1940s. How do you achieve this? One phrase: shabby chic! Transform your abode with a plethora of ditsy florals, lace-y garnishes and damask-style patterns. Drape pearls over vintage tea cups, make bows out of chiffon and add an array of fresh flora.

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If you are looking for something really original for your vintage tea party, treat your lovely ladies to a spot of tea in a cosy outdoor area. Simply layer a floral picnic blanket in your garden and add a plethora of our printed pillow covers. Then, sit back and talk about how you used to have similar tea parties with your teddies.

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Vintage Attire
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What makes themed parties fun? The chance to dress like someone completely different from yourself without snickers from others! When it comes to vintage tea party attire, just think of your Nans curtains and lace tea coseys….got that image? You’re halfway there! Rock a 1940s tea dress in a fit and flare shape and opt for lace fabrics and floral patterns. Indulge in your inner lady with lashings of pearls, floral headpieces and silk gloves. Sure…you and your friends may look like rejects from a 1940s finishing school, but it’s all in the name of fun!

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Get a quick retro, floral injection with our spring roses wool scarf.

It’s All About That Table-scape

If there’s one thing that really matters at tea parties it’s that table layout. It needs to be so cute, girly and shabby-chic that it would melt Marie Antionette’s heart. In need of some inspo? Here’s some tea party table porn…

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Well doesn’t this look fit for some sort of fairy tale woodland princess? Cherry red pops from under soft layers of dreamy crochet. Shabby chic burnished metal contrasts stunningly with pastel roses and crystal embellishments. And just when we thought that it couldn’t get any prettier, they throw on a glittery table runner!

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Go for a cherry red vibe with our damask style table runner.

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Who knew that old books could make such a stunning centerpiece? To recreate this shabby look, adorn your table with a white table cloth and layer on a beige table runner. Take the oldest books you can find and arrange in a stack on your table’s center. Layer dainty tea cups on top and fill with fresh flowers. Finally, take a string of pearls and drape nonchalantly across your books.

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If you want more glam, less shab, adorn your table with our stunningly retro hawthorn leaf table runner.

Black & White

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It doesn’t get much prettier than soft pastels, floral cups and frilled plates. Opt for a soft vintage palette of calming mints, whites and pops of blush. The lacier, frillier and more floral, the better.

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Place your cutlery on folded floral embroidered place mats for an overdose of femininity.

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Finger Foods

Going to a tea party without fingers foods is like going to a McDonalds with no fries! Long story short, you’re going to need food! The trick is to keep it classic and cute and serve it up vintage style. Here’s some munchies that are pretty and tasty!

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Layer up cupcake stands with pastel-toned macaroons and cream-topped cupcakes. The flowers in stacked teacups make the prettiest garnish ever!

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Ah…. cream scones… does it get any more quintessential?

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5 Dinner Party Themes To Wow Your Guests

It’s official: staying in is the new going out. But before you make another Facebook event called ‘cheese and wine night’ or ‘get together’, why not go a little outside your comfort zone and try something different?

A themed dinner party is sure to be the talking point of your social circle! With themed decor, menu and costumes, transport your guests into another world and have a whole lot of fun whilst your doing it!

Not sure which themed dinner party route to take? Check out our five dinner party themes that are sure to wow your guests…

Great Gatsby

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Following the Baz Luhrmann movie adaptation of the classic novel, Great Gatsby themed parties are certainly trending! As well as being on the pulse, this theme is surprisingly easy to pull off at little cost. Plus; it totally gives you the excuse to don lashings of pearls and feather hairbands, Daisy style. The only thing missing is your own Di Caprio! Maybe make your other half wear a mask? If it’s not too creepy….

Your Menu

Keep it upscale with a bit of American charm. Add some little canapes and champagne if you want to go all out.

To start- Pan seared scallops

The Main- Oven baked brisket

Dessert- Creme brulee with a raspberry compote

Your Table

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Go for metallics and sharp, art deco prints. Stick to a palette of gold, silver and black and make it as lavish as possible. Sparkling glass wear, diamond-textures and tall, gold candles will all add the luxurious air.

Our Picks

Give your table a luxurious, deep base by adorning it with the hand embroidered rectangular tablecloth in black.

Then layer on the exotic oriental table runner in gold for some much-needed art deco vibes.

Your Costumes

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This is the fun part! Ladies, embrace your inner flapper of opt for embellishments, ruffles and fringing. More is totally more when it comes to Gatsby dressing, so pile on those pearls, get out your silk gloves and wear an abundance of diamante and feathers in your hair. As for color palettes, pastel tones , creams and black were all popular choices, but they key here is embellishments!

Gentlemen, you have it a little easier! A two piece black suite, a crisp white shirt and a bow tie will work wonders! Don’t forget that dapper hair though! Simply part your hair to the side and smooth down with gel. Leo, eat your heart out!

Alice in Wonderland
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One of the famous tea parties in the history of literature came courtesy of Lewis Carroll and his Alice books. If you have a long table and a lot of vintage tea wear lying around, why not take your guests on a trip down the rabbit hole!

Your Menu

I think that the menu here all comes down to presentation! Serve canapes in tea cups and attach ‘eat me’ and ‘drink me’ labels and all will be well!

Starter: Hearty carrot and lentil soup (served in teacups) with bread-and-butter-flies

Main: Meat pie with crushed potatoes

Dessert: Gourmet tea, homemade ‘eat me’ biscuits and apple tarts

Your Table

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This one depends on your table! If you go for a long, slim table, as illustrated in the novel and Disney cartoon, opt for a candy-toned tablecloth with shabby-chic patterns. Top with quirky vintage tea wear, fresh flowers and random bits and bobs, such as vintage books, packs of cards and clocks. If you are joining several tables together, opt for different table cloths, as in the Tim Burton movie. Don’t stress about the chairs, make them as random as possible! After all, Lewis Carroll himself was influenced by surrealism.

Our Picks

The damask style table runner and jacquard paisley table runner are suitably shabby chic.

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To be really authentic to the novel, why not layer ‘drink me’ bottles on top of the floral embroidered place mats?

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Your Costumes

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With so many characters to choose from, it is quite easy to create an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ costume using the contents of your own wardrobe! Ladies can dress as Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mouse, the Rabbit or the Cheshire Cat.

Gents: embrace your inner goofball and go for the mad hatter or show your softer side and dress as the red rabbit, the playing cards or tweedle dum and tweedle dee.

Hawaiian Luau

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With Summer on the way, what better time than to host a Hawaiian themed dinner party? This vibrant and positive atmosphere is sure to be a hit with your guests!  Plus: this theme is the perfect excuse to play as many silly games as possible.

Your Menu

Treat your guests to a new culinary experience by serving up some traditional Polynesian food.

Starter- Poi with soy sauce and taro rolls.

Main- A hog roast

Dessert- Fresh tropical fruit platter

Your Table

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Go for a mixture of bright colors and natural textures. I suggest putting grass fringing around the sides of the table, then topping with a vividly hued table cloth or runner. Finally, add faux tropical flowers, glowing candles and shells for a beachy look.

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Add some bright florals to your table with our hand painted deluxe floral table runner.

Echo the natural fabric of the grass fringing with our shimmering spiral hand embroidered placemats.

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Your Costumes

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This has to be the easiest costume to throw together ever! Grass skirts, floral lays and flower crowns are a must. Shyer party-goers can still get into the spirit in a vibrant Hawaiian-print shirt.

Cinco Di Mayo

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Get your maracas out, as Mexican is coming to a table near you! Vibrant and spicey in both colors and food, a Cinco Di Mayo themed party is perfect for everything from birthdays to baby showers. What will you need? Several sombreros, some tacos and perhaps some stick on mustaches all in the name of fun! It’s time to embrace the Mexican theme!

Your Menu

Mexican of course! This food is always such a crowd pleaser!

Starter: Chilli and avocado nachos

Main: Sizzling chicken and beef fajitas with all the sides

Dessert: Cinnamon dusted churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce

Your Table

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This one needs to be the definition of vibrant! Begin with a sangria-red table cloth and clash with orange table runners. Add colored perspex glasses and decorative chillis to make it a little spicey. For your centerpiece, place a sombrero on a large candle holder. This can even be used as a cupcake holder (as shown on the above photo).

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Add some colorful, Aztec charm to your table with our ornamantal embroidered tablecloth in red.

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Your Costumes

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Olay!! Gentlemen, get those mustaches out! Add a sombrero and a rainbow poncho for something really stereotypically Mexican. Or if you want to be sauve, you can take the el matador route.

Ladies, get out your flamenco skirts! Dresses in rainbow colors and Mexican sugar skull makeup are easy options too.

Bollywood

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Transport your guests away to far away exotic lands by throwing a Bollywood themed dinner party. Grab your incense, don a sari and get ready to tempt with some spicy treats! If you’re looking for something truly unique, this theme is the one for you!

Your Menu

A Bollywood themed party deserves some Indian delights.

Starter- Homemade vegetable samosas with mango salsa

Main- Tandoori butter chicken served with basmati rice.

Dessert- Mixed fruit khulfi

Your Table

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Adorn your table with rich, warm tones with metallic detailing. Quintessential Indian prints to opt for include paisley prints and sari borders. Make it really vibrant by combining two table cloths or a table runner and table cloth in different colors. For plates, opt for pieces with gold or silver edges, burnished metal would also be a great choice. Complete your Bollywood table with colorful candles and fresh flowers.

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Create a vibrant and patterned base through combining our saree border table runner and Arabian velvet table runner.

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For more of a color contrast, add the hand embroidered seven piece table runner and place mat set into the mix!

Your Costumes

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If you’ve ever wanted a stunning, hand-embroidered sari, this is the perfect excuse to buy one! Team with with chunky gold coin jewellery, gems and a jeweled hairpiece for a regal look. If you are looking for a piece you are more likely to wear on a daily basis, why not treat yourself to one of our solid color scarfs?

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Gents:go for an oversized white shirt and white pants A bit of bling never hurt either!

Enjoy your dinner party!

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