The countdown to the New Year is on, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by throwing a fun office party! We make our vacation plans with family and friends but we should not miss our office family. The office is the second home where we spend most of our time. So it becomes a must to celebrate happiness and festivals with office colleagues.
So to help you create a memorable office party, we are here with creative and festive celebration ideas for New Year that will make your office employees look forward to 2023!
Fun & Unique New Year’s Eve Games Ideas for Office Employees
Let’s get started and welcome the new year with lots of fun and happiness.
Who Am I?
A twist on the classic game, Who Am I? is a great way to get everyone at your New Year’s Eve party interacting in a fun and goofy way. One person will be given a stick-on name badge of someone famous, and they’ll have to act out their identity by acting, speaking, or using any other clues necessary. It’s up to the rest of the participants to guess who they are!
Build A Tower
This game is perfect for teams in an office setting. Split everyone into groups of 4-6 people and give each group a mission to complete within the time frame. It could be anything from the tallest tower they can build using empty boxes and other recyclable materials to building a bridge out of dried pasta- the sky’s the limit! Give each team 5 minutes to complete their goal and let the competition begin. The team with the most creative, thought-out design wins!
Flip Tac Toe
This is a fun and competitive game for teams of any size. This game requires teamwork, strategy, skill, and luck. The goal of the game is to be the first team to get three Xs or Os in a row with objects that are flipped in the air or tossed from one player to another. Teams must use communication and strategy in order to reach their goal. This game is perfect for workplaces that want to encourage collaboration and problem-solving skills!
Flip tac toe is a great game for all ages, as it requires no physical activity apart from flipping and tossing objects. This can make it especially suited to office environments where team members may have physical limitations. The game is also relatively fast-paced and provides an element of competition that can help motivate players. Additionally, flip tac toe does not require any special equipment—teams just need a flat surface and six small objects like coins or paper clips to mark the squares. The sheer simplicity of the game makes this a great option for those who are interested in organizing some simple fun at their workplace!
Categories with Quiz Parts
If you’ve got a group of party-goers who love trivia or guessing games, why not set up a round of Categories with Quiz Parts? Write out answers to random facts, like “countries” or “Disney movies” on strips of paper and give each team one topic. Each team should then have a limited time to come up with as many related items as they can think of. The winning team is the one who comes up with the most items!
Balancing Act Race or Line Up!
In this game, players must carefully balance a variety of items on their heads while racing to the finish line. The tricky part is that they can’t carry them or use their hands in any way—they can only balance them with their head! For added difficulty, you can use lightweight food items like candy and marshmallows, balls, sponges, or even the paper plate from the last game. Besides being fun and creative, guests will learn more about coordination and focus by playing this game.
Get each office member to write down one resolution they’d like to accomplish in the coming year. Put everyone’s resolutions into a bowl, hat or jar. Then, pick one up and ask the respective person to explain their resolution! This game can enlighten your teammates on where they stand with personal goals before beginning 2023.
Tangram Puzzle Race
Divide your employee into teams of 2 or 4 and give each team a set of 7 equally shaped tangrams that form a square picture when organized correctly. The first team to form the figure correctly wins. To make it more challenging, you can also add a time limit for each team to complete their tangram. You can also bring in professional puzzle makers to come up with unique figures that the participants must arrange to solve the puzzle. Have prizes and awards ready for those who master your puzzles!
The Balloon Cup
Want to practice your employee’s coordination skills while having some fun? The balloon cup game is to try. There are two teams each composed of four players. Each team is given a set of balloons and four plastic cups. Blow up four balloons and lay them on the floor. The goal of the game is to move the cups from one side of the room to the other, using only the balloons. Teams must take turns in blowing up the balloons so that they will lift the cup and carry it across a certain distance. In the end, the team that brings more cups to their starting point wins! The game is easy to learn but challenging to master, making it great for office workers looking for a creative way to bond with their colleagues. Once all four cups have been successfully moved, the game is over. Each team should take turns blowing up the balloons and trying to lift the cups so that everyone can get involved!
Rock Paper Scissors
This is a popular game among office teams as it’s quick and simple to play. Each round involves two players making a sign with their hands to represent either rock, paper or scissors. These signs are a fist representing ‘rock’; a flat hand representing ‘paper’; and a horizontal peace sign for ‘scissors’. The winner of each round can be determined by comparing the two signs – paper beats rock, rock beats scissors and scissors beats paper. Players take turns competing against one another in order of their numbers until there is one person who has collected the most points – they will be the victor!
Re-gifting Wrap Game
The re-gifting wrap game is a fun and creative way to celebrate the new year. Each of your office employees will first be allocated a mystery-wrapped gift. Then, they must split up into teams and wrap their gifts with paper, ribbons, glitter – whatever they want! Whichever team creates the most creative wrapping wins the challenge and gets to keep their mystery gift!
Blind-Folded Cake Decorating Contest
Test your office employees’ creativity and baking skills in this blindfolded cake decorating contest! Each team will be randomly assigned a cake to decorate and the goal is to make it as creatively as possible without even being able to see it. Once all cakes are decorated, each team will present their creations to the judges for judging. The winning team will get bragging rights and – if you choose – a special New Year’s Eve-themed prize!
Bingo is a classic game that can be easily adapted for a New Year’s Eve-themed office party. All you need to do is create bingo cards with fun and festive topics such as ‘Started a new hobby’, ‘Tried a new restaurant in town’, and ‘Watched an inspiring movie’. Invite your office employees to form teams, give them marks for completing challenges, and let the race begin! Whichever team gets five Xs or Os first wins the game.
To keep your corporate employees motivated and entertained, you should plan something special on new year’s eve. The proper balance of work and fun keeps employees motivated and productive. Above we have described some of the best fun indoor games for the office that you can follow for your upcoming office party. Get your team together to bond and have a good time with these creative offices’ New Year games. Celebrate the new year in style and create a fun and positive atmosphere at the office by trying out our suggested entertaining games!
We Wish A Happy New Year To You And Your Team. Enjoy!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Benefits Of Celebrations At The Workplace?
Celebrating successes and festivals at the workplace plays an essential role in connecting members of a team and promoting creativity, boosting morale and increasing motivation. It can also make employees feel valued by their organization and guide them that they are an integral part of any victory achieved. Celebrations can help break up the monotony, provide incentives to reach future goals, improve communication between branches, increase productivity, create camaraderie and foster overall positive working relationships.
What Are The Dos And Don'ts Of An Office Party?
When attending an office party, it is important to keep in mind basic etiquette guidelines. Do be courteous and socialize with everyone, even those you personally don’t know very well. Don’t drink too much alcohol. Do thank the host or hosts who are responsible for organizing the best new year events. Don’t gossip about coworkers or badmouth anyone at the party. Do remember that employers and HR professionals may also be present – stay professional in your behaviour and conversations. Maintaining the decorum of the office party is the responsibility of every employee and it should be followed by all.
What Activities We Can Do In The Office?
Office parties can be a great way to encourage team building, celebrate milestones, and give employees a chance to relax and have a few laughs. This is also important so that they can enjoy working. You must have heard the popular phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, so to avoid such a situation, management should host an official party after an equal interval. Some party ideas for activities may include game tournaments, contests such as trivia or charades, or even encouraging staff members to share stories or songs with one another. You can also play some popular games such as bingo, musical chair, passing the parcel, scavenger Hunt, etc.
What Are Some Good Virtual New Years' Eve Party Ideas?
With the outburst of Covid, most companies shifted to a “work from home” culture. This was an effective step to save the lives of individuals without suffering the work of a company or business. And just like in office party celebrations you can make a virtual event also successful. From virtual-themed meals to virtual costume parties, there are plenty of options when planning a virtual New Year’s Eve party. You could create a quiz night, have an online fashion show, hold a karaoke contest or even have a virtual dance-off. You can ask your employees to decorate your space and get creative with activities to make for an unforgettable night.