Looking for unique and fun office party ideas? Then Peerspace has you covered! Don’t dread planning the yearly office party — finding a fun venue and incorporating activities that everyone will love can be easy! Here are 12 fun office party ideas that are quick to set up and seamless to organize. Everyone around the office will be talking about what a great time they had for years to come. While the venues we list are in the UK, do note that Peerspace also has thousands of office party-perfect venues for rent by the hour in North America and beyond, too!
1. Host a black-tie affair
A traditional black tie affair office party is always fun — especially if the venue for your event is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Take this 1920s historical venue in Bloomsbury Square, for example. This space comes with an absolutely stunning ballroom, beautiful leather seating, and immense versatility. Check out all the pictures of this gorgeous venue and find others like it near you on Peerspace.
2. Celebrate with a backyard band
Enjoy the warm weather with outdoor office party ideas! Like how about enjoying a backyard band in a local beer garden? And if it starts to drizzle, not to worry. On Peerspace, you can find venues with flexible outdoor and indoor areas so the party can be moved inside or outside at the drop of a hat. Check out this converted textile factory in Manchester for inspiration!
3. Celebrate strong female leaders
Historically, people have overlooked the many accolades of women — but not at this office and not at this office party! Celebrate the strong female leaders in your company with a woman-led office party in a venue designed for just such an occasion. On Peerspace, you can book this Islington historical building that’s known as one of the birthplaces of modern Western feminism due to its connections to activist and writer Mary Wollstonecraft.
4. Book a private performance
Looking for unique office party ideas to wow the crowd? How about booking an entire theatre for the performance of your choosing, like this massive Hackney theater and event space! Find a theatre space near you on Peerspace and once you’ve found the perfect venue, Peerspace Concierge can help you book the night’s entertainment. They can accommodate almost any request!
5. Paint and sip
Paint with coworkers, sip on the drink of your choice, and enjoy a night filled with creativity and laughter! Paint and sip events involve hiring an artist to teach a group how to create a certain piece of artwork. It gives each employee the supplies they need to follow along with the artist, creating their own piece of art during the event. Find an artistic venue to get everyone’s creative juices flowing on Peerspace, like this unique industrial space in Homerton. Then, let the Peerspace Concierge service help you find quotes for catering, artists and art supplies to make your event come to life!
6. Admire artwork
Love the idea of including art in your artist but not feeling very creative yourself? How about admiring beautiful artwork during the office party! On Peerspace, you can find bookable art galleries to host all your office party ideas. You can even choose to book one of the most prestigious Old Master art galleries in the world, like this central London venue.
7. After-party drinks
No need to end the office party early — book a space that has plenty of room for both dinner and after dinner drinks and conversations! This London bi-level bar venue offers an upstairs and a downstairs space with enough room for 600+. Gather everyone upstairs for dinner and head downstairs afterwards for drinks together at the bar.
8. Take stunning team photos
Don’t miss the opportunity for some great company photos during the office party. As part of your office party ideas, hire a photographer and book a venue with stunning views and great backdrops. This central London event space with gardens, courtyards and historic significance would be ideal for getting a variety of beautiful shots.
9. Dine in Africa
No need to take a trip abroad to make your office party feel worlds away. This African-inspired venue is one of the most sought after in London and you can book it in a matter of minutes on Peerspace! The venue offers several semi-private areas, a fully equipped green room for performing artists and a state-of-the-art Martin Audio sound system. You can also ask the host about creating a special canape or corporate menu tailored to your event needs!
10. Hire a motivational speaker
You may think of motivational speakers as just being for conferences — but they can be a fun element to add in for an office party as well! We recommend finding a venue on Peerspace that offers top-of-the-line AV equipment with support from an in-house team if any issues arise, like this giant event space in Covent Garden. State-of-the-art wall screens are also a great way to make the event more professional and interactive!
11. Host a game night
An office party doesn’t have to just be about drinks and food — bring the fun! Book a space like the Shoreditch Auditorium with plenty of room to spread out, play games, and enjoy the night together. Set up ping pong tables, put out board games, rent a foosball table and more. Your employees will have tons of great options for fun when you include a variety of office party ideas and games!
12. Include break out rooms
You won’t be able to get everyone in the office to agree on what they want out of an office party — so why offer a variety of different options for every taste and interest? Book a space that has a mix of meeting, conference and reception rooms, like this central London historic event space. In each room, plan for different activities. For example, standing tables with canapés and drinks can be served in the large reception area. A craft area can be set up in another room for employees with children and live music and drinks can be served in yet another room.
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