Alternatives To Another Boring Staff Christmas Lunch

Turkey lunch? We’ll pass, thanks.

Christmas is fast approaching. It’s the time of the year when offices are shutting early to go for a Christmas lunch or Christmas night out. We suspect you’ve organised the usual, either a turkey lunch with a few drinks after, or a boring three course dinner followed by your boss getting too drunk and you getting a kebab on the way home.

Today on the Blue Glove Jobs blog, we’re looking at alternatives to the traditional staff Christmas gatherings. Take a look…


Escape Rooms.

Nothing screams Christmas like trying to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using logic, hints and strategy to complete the objectives. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the escape rooms. They’re surprisingly challenging, but a lot of fun! It’s always interesting to find out who is the most competitive in the team!

Cocktail Making.

It’s becoming more and more popular, with most modern bars offering cocktail-making lessons for groups. Get behind the bar with your colleagues and see who is the master mixologist. It’s a great laugh and is usually accompanied by nibbles or a buffet put on by the bar. Most cocktail masterclasses see participants making up to 4 cocktails – usually old classics that you’d recognise!


Smartphone Pub Quiz.

Gone are the days of snatching the answer sheet from your mates and knocking over pints in the process. Smartphone quizzes are the new way to do the pub quiz. Smart Quizzing apps prohibit cheating, and all you need to do is tap the screen to enter your answer. Surely between you all, you could manage a decent score! It’s a cheap alternative to an expensive night out, and it’s guaranteed fun! Find your local smartphone pub quiz by clicking here.

Have an in-house pot luck Christmas dinner.

Christmas is a really expensive time of year. Keeping your Christmas lunch or night out low key doesn’t mean you need to compromise on fun. Host a pot luck Christmas dinner where you work to keep the costs down and means everyone can attend. It can be a turkey-free zone if you want! Find out who in the team is a Masterchef and find out who should stick to calling Dominos. All everyone needs to do is bring a dish of food – a sweet or savoury dish for everyone to share. BYOB means you can drink what you like and not pay extortionate prices either! Keeping it in the workplace means that everyone is also able to attend and won’t have to travel out of their way to go.



Go Crazy for Crazy Golf.

More and more ‘urban crazy golf’ venues are popping up across the UK, mostly in bigger cities such as Glasgow, London, Birmingham & Manchester. Usually accompanied by indie music, street food stands after every few holes and twisted cocktails, crazy golf makes for a fun day/night out for all ages. Tipsy crazy golf? Harder than it sounds. There’s usually digital scoring too, so there is no cheating either!


Will you be opting for an alternative Christmas Party this year with your colleagues? We’re pretty much over the turkey lunches at this point – we’ll take some cocktail making or crazy golf over that any day!

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