The office Christmas party is always a highlight on any corporate calendar. Or it can be with a little creativity (we can all do better than splitting a box of beers and a pizza in the office kitchen…).
Here are some of our favourite fun team building activities for capping the year off in style!
1. A Wine and Paint Party!
A fun new activity? Check. Team bonding? Check. Drinks? Check. A wine and paint party is the perfect team-building activity for your upcoming office Christmas party! We’ll take care of everything (art supplies, aprons, even the wine!), all you need to do is show up!
Our team building wine and paint events come in a range of styles. Collaborate on one large custom mural together, compete to see which team can paint the most brilliant masterpiece, or choose your own famous work of art to replicate. We cater to small groups as well as large ones!
If it’s creativity you’re looking for in your corporate team event, nothing beats a wine and paint party.
2. An Escape Room
The ultimate team-building challenge. Split off into small groups and battle to break out of your choice of themed room. From futuristic space odysseys to fairy tale adventures and the classic Kiwi bach, there’s an escape room to suit every taste. Pro tip: for added suspense, offer an incentive to the fastest team (an extra day of leave, anyone?).
3. A Cooking Class
They say you don’t truly know someone until you’ve tried to make a meal with them. Bond the team together master a new cuisine at one of Auckland’s trendiest cooking classes. Of all the corporate team events, this one is definitely the tastiest.
4. Hit the Arcade (Bar)
While a wine and paint party is still the most fun way to share a drink with your workmates (we’re a little biased, but it’s true), an arcade bar is a close second. From Archie Brothers Cirque Electrique, to Save Ferris or the more ‘hands-on’ gameplay of Holey Moley Golf Club, there’s no shortage of ways to sip and play in Auckland.
5. Sail Away to Waiheke
Waiheke Island is a grown up’s playground worthy of its international acclaim. Bursting with fun team building activities, this gem of the Hauraki Gulf is only a half-hour ferry away. Go wine tasting, have a picnic on the beach, zipline through the trees, or do it all!
6. The Ultimate Craft Beer Tasting
The craft beer explosion of recent years has seen more varieties pop up than you could ever hope to sample (but you and your team can still try!). Book a group tour and visit a selection of Auckland’s most acclaimed breweries. Just remember to sort the after-function Ubers so everyone gets home safe.
7. Bubble Soccer
A unique mix of soccer, sumo, and an extreme sport rolled into one. Bubble soccer sees you slipping into a Santa-sized inflatable shell and trying to outscore your opponent in hilarious fashion. This is a team-building activity you won’t soon forget (just remember to take the suit off before the after-match drinks).
8. Rainbow’s End
Auckland’s favourite (and only) theme park is also a popular office Christmas party venue. With helpful event coordinators tasked with streamlining your day to a tee, the team at Rainbow’s End can cater to any sized group. A ride on the Fear Fall or Corkscrew roller coaster is a sure-fire way of bonding the team. No other team-building activity comes with as many thrills.
Did we miss something? What’s been your favourite office Christmas party event? Check out our private wine and paint party bookings here!