Corporate Christmas Party Trends for 2023

14 August 2023


Our Christmas elves work hard all year round designing, building and delivering brilliant Christmas parties for our clients. While there are recurring themes that are popular every year, we have outlined some of the corporate Christmas party trends for 2023. Take a look at what is hot or not hot this year:

Hot this Christmas

SCANDI CHIC

Scandinavian Christmas décor ties in with all things trendy, with its minimalistic tones and deep colours. So, this is the perfect theme for anyone wanting to keep their event minimal while also festive!

APRÉS SKI

With everyone’s favourite celebrities jetting off to the Alps every year for the slopes, why would we not want a taste here? Since chalet themed events and restaurants are popping up everywhere (Like Haugen by D&D), this is definitely looking to be a theme for Christmas parties.

THEMED ACTIVITIES

More and more venues are popping up with creative takes on classic Christmas themes. Offerings like the Grinch themed afternoon tea are taking over and driving people to where is new around the city!

Not this Christmas

MEAT ONLY MENUS

Whilst meat may not be off the menu entirely, we are definitely seeing a rise in plant based menu requests. For companies wanting to be better at sustainability it is looking like this may just be the trick to slightly lowering their carbon footprint. With excellent caterers like Holy Carrot, you can’t go wrong.

BUYING NEW DECORATIONS

Whether it be office decorations or a whole event set up, buying new is a thing of the past with people increasingly wanting to use hire companies. Not only does this often cut cost but it also reduces the amount of waste afterwards.

USING THE SAME VENUES

With so many new venues popping up around every city, there’s no excuse to be defaulting to the place you had your last Christmas party at. This will keep events exciting and add an extra wow factor.

Feeling inspired to plan your own corporate Christmas party? Our elves are ready to help chose the right theme, venue, caterer and make sure it all goes smoothly. Get in touch via creative@aokevents.com with your brief today.