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Covid Friendly Christmas Party Ideas

It’s that time of year again! The festive season is nearly among us and celebrations are in order. It’s been one turd of a year and hosting an unforgettable Christmas party can almost feel like an impossible task, but it is the time we’ve spent apart from loved ones that can make celebrating this Christmas together even more memorable. Don’t let having to social distance kill your buzz to host an epic party. We’ve put together a list of some social-distancing friendly party ideas that can help you be the Christmas Party Hero you’re destined to be!

Satellite Events

In excellent news, the Canberra recovery plan means that aside from social distance requirements and a 200 people cap on outdoor gatherings, traditional styled Christmas parties can run very close to normal. And every party needs a DJ! Vintage Events have ample experience providing music for parties of any size, and coupled with our incredible lighting services, you and your guests can (regrettably) jam out to Mariah Carey in true Christmas style. For some extra fun, why not check out our photobooth packages to create some cringey or cute memories to last.

Outdoor Events

With all our working and studying from home, it’s fair to say 2020 may have given us all a bit of cabin fever. So why not get outside? Canberra is spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Some activities you could try with friends for include:

– Go Karting

– Mini Golf

– Ice Skating

– Lawn Bowls

– Paintballing

The healthy competition that comes with some of the activities is always a plus!

Movie Screening

Let’s be real. It’s not really Christmas if you don’t watch something that takes you down nostalgia lane. Whatever that film may be – Home Alone, The Grinch or Love Actually, you could organise a private movie screening with drinks and popcorn for your nearest and dearest.

Virtual Parties

For those of you who aren’t so new age, a virtual party over Teams or Zoom isn’t something to shy away from! It’s actually a great way to host an event with a budget and ensure everyone can still get involved in the fun from the comfort of their own home. Just set up a dress code, encourage everyone to have some drinks and nibbles on hand and, to spice things up, pick an activity to try together! These could include:

– Virtual Trivia – put your colleagues general (or weirdly specific) knowledge to the test and send over a prize for your winners.

– Virtual Karaoke – for the brave and bold, host your own Australian idol from home. The best part: if you don’t like what you hear, just turn down the volume!

– Best Dressed Competitions – ugly sweater season is here! Dressing up in a Christmas theme can be a great way to have some fun, even if it’s through a virtual call.

– Secret Santa – organising for participants to deliver a small gift to their Secret Santa’s doorstep and opening all presents over a virtual call can be a great way of making everyone feel closer together.

So, there you go! Just remember, no matter what type of event you end up hosting, any effort you make for your Christmas Party to be one your guests look forward to is something that’ll go appreciated. They deserve it after all!

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