Earlier this month we held our Christmas party at the office in Dresden. The day started with annual review and forecast presentations to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next. Once the strategic part of the event was concluded we split up into 4 groups and got involved in a game show.
We sang Christmas songs and whichever team knew most of the lyrics from heart scored a point. Even those team members who are usually quiet sang at the top of their lungs and a couple of active choir members got to show off their talents. We also tasted and guessed food wearing a blind fold, participated in an egg run, gargled and guessed songs, got involved in a quiz, and attempted pantomime. In the end, the team “SenoOnes” claimed victory after a hard-fought competition.
Matthias from team “SenoOnes” blind folded for the food tasting
Andreas from team “The Pinkys and the Brains” involved in a game of pantomime
Gameshow team and winner of the competition “SenoOnes”
After several hours of games everyone was hungry and gathered in the lounge for a delicious Christmas dinner. With several meat and vegetarian options there something for everyone’s taste. After dinner we sat together and exchanged our Secret Santa gifts.
Christmas decorations on the dinner table
The team exchanging Secret Santa gifts
The Secret Santa gifts
Another highlight of the evening were the chaos cards we received in the start of the party. Each card contained a task that we had to fulfill throughout the night. For example, one of us had to start a polonaise dance and motivate as many other as possible to join. Someone else had to join in on every conversation people were having about presents by commenting things like “Back when I was a child, we would have been happy with just a few oranges.”
We danced to 90s music until late into the night and a few of us stayed until 4am in the morning – talking, laughing, and playing table football. The Christmas party was a great success that offered another opportunity to bring the team closer together.
Late night table football
Gameshow team “SenoGuys”
Gameshow team “The light waves”
Gameshow team “The Pinkys and the Brains”
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!