While pub crawls and movie marathons have earned their place on the Christmas party ideas list, why not think outside the box and get creative this year? The festive season is a chance to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest, or get to know your work colleagues better. Either way, we’re here to help you plan a party that delivers on Christmas cheer.
Looking for inspiration? Whether you’re brainstorming family-friendly ideas for a Christmas party or masterminding your end-of-year office bash, these group-oriented activities are guaranteed to spark festive spirit. And yes, you can absolutely wear your favourite bauble earrings, ugly Christmas sweater and reindeer antlers!
1.Wreath making classes
From traditional evergreen boughs to native Australian flowers, wreaths are quintessentially festive. Keep things classic with velvet bows and red berries or give your wreath a contemporary twist with eucalyptus leaves and dried wildflowers. A dried flower wall hanging workshop is one of the most fun things to do in Melbourne, combining festive feels with expert guidance from qualified florists.
There’s no need for any flower arranging experience, with all Christmas wreath making classes designed for beginners. This makes them great Christmas party ideas, as they allow you room to be creative and get into the festive spirit, rather than worrying you’re doing it wrong! Whether you hang your wreath proudly on your front door or use it to decorate the door of your office, your new work of art is guaranteed to bring a dash of Christmas cheer to December.
Perfect for family gatherings and corporate Christmas parties, cooking classes unite your guests with a love of food. The festive season is the ideal time to brush up on your cooking skills and gain the confidence to throw that Christmas party or New Year’s Eve bash you’ve always wanted to host.
Choose from a huge range of themes including authentic Italian pizza and BBQ masterclasses, and more traditional dumpling making workshops. For something a little different, try our native Australian cooking class which spotlights local ingredients like wattle seed and Kakadu plum.
All our cooking classes are beginner friendly and ideal for everyone on your guest list, from your bestie who’s known for whipping up MasterChef-worthy meals to your co-worker who even burns toast. Seasoned chefs will guide you through the entire process, teaching you insider tips and tricks along the way. And since it’s Christmas, there’ll be plenty of chances to uncork a bottle of bubbly and share a few laughs along the way.
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Between shopping for gifts, planning meals and coming up with fun Christmas party ideas, December can be pretty stressful. Textile classes like punch needle workshops and embroidery lessons for beginners are a great way to step back from Christmas commitments and enjoy some much-needed downtime.
Macrame wall hanging workshops are also great if your guest list has some younger additions, with the handwoven home décor still one of the decade’s hottest trends. The chance to spend quality time with your loved ones while learning a new skill makes our textile classes one of the most fun things to do in Sydney at Christmas.
4.Christmas craft classes
If you plan ahead, Christmas craft classes can be a great way to celebrate with your crew and help everyone prepare for the festive season in the process. You’ll love getting together to make handmade cards, baubles and decorations under the guidance of Australia’s top craft connoisseurs.
Stay traditional with a greeting card workshop or opt for quirky classes like our best-selling zero waste Christmas decorations workshop, where you’ll learn to transform trash into treasures. If your workplace champions sustainability and environmental initiatives, it’s the ideal Christmas party theme. Use your new trinkets to trim your tree or wrap them up as gifts for family and friends.
Christmas is the ultimate excuse to overindulge in rum balls, mince pies and gold-wrapped Lindt reindeers. Almost everyone has a sweet tooth, making dessert classes one of the most versatile (and yummy) Christmas party ideas.
Get together with your girlfriends for a festive night of chocolate tempering and truffle rolling or take your office Christmas party to the next level with a macaron making class in Perth. Live in another state? From chocolate making masterclasses on the Sunshine Coast to cake decorating workshops in the Sydney CBD, we offer dessert classes across Australia. And, if you can’t finish all your handmade goodies, you can always wrap them up and give them away as unique Christmas gifts.
7.Alcohol tasting classes
For most Aussies, the festive season is soaked in wine, beer and cocktails. If those closest to you love a glass of Shiraz with dinner or a craft beer on the weekend, alcohol tasting classes are sure to be one of the most popular ideas for your Christmas party.
Held at some of the trendiest bars in Melbourne, our cocktail making classes will have you stirring, shaking and garnishing like a pro. There’s no need for prior experience, with expert mixologists guiding you every step of the way. As well as celebrating with friends and family¸ cocktail making classes are also great for an adults-only work Christmas party. Stepping behind the bar with your colleagues is a guaranteed way to get people mingling and ensure there’s plenty to talk about at the water cooler next year.
8.Gingerbread decorating classes
Fun and family-friendly, gingerbread decorating classes will delight both kids and adults. You’ll love bonding with your fellow decorators as you decide what colour icing to use for your roof tiles and whether you should decorate your window frames with Smarties. Best of all, when you’re done, you’ll have an edible work of art to take home with you. While gingerbread decorating classes are always a hit with kids, they’re also a great option if you’re brainstorming booze-free Christmas party ideas.
Not only do activities like cooking classes and craft workshops make excellent social events, they’re also fantastic gifts. Whether you’re looking for something special for a close friend, or you’re shopping for a Secret Santa gift that will be the envy of the entire office, unique experience gifts are the perfect way to spark festive spirit this Christmas.