There are an increasing number of ways in which you can get the party started without breaking the bank or busting open the booze before 3pm.
Ice skating – Show the team that it can be fun to slip up occasionally, wrap up warm and spend an hour supporting one another around an ice rink.
Treasure Hunt – Search for and solve clues, scavenge souvenirs and snap the team in amusing poses as you attempt to become the highest scoring team.
Make a Meal of It – Don’t squeeze into a crowded restaurant, challenge the team to create a Christmas meal. Ask people to bring their favourite Christmas dish or treat. If your team come from different corners of the globe encourage recipes from home.
Take a Walk – Alongside eating together, walking together is the oldest form of team building. Why not walk a few miles to your Christmas Do, you might be surprised by the breadth and depth of conversation along the way and you’ll have worked up an appetite by the time you arrive. Click here for 20 conversation starters.
Make a difference – Rather than consuming use the time to give. You could make toys or find creative ways to give to those in your community most in need.