Every year it seems like Christmas comes quicker and quicker, and before you know it, there’s barely any time left to plan your annual Christmas party. This can leave people feeling stressed, unorganised and worst of all – no longer in the festive spirit.
Now is the ideal time to book your Christmas party for 2018, so you can stay ahead of the game and avoid all the fuss that comes with last minute rush. Putting it off for too long will not only put a damper on your holiday grind, but it might even make planning your party impossible as venues and caterers get booked up fast.
December is a busy time of year and your office Christmas party faces a lot of competition from other that may be seen as more desirable than your invitation. So how can you have the kind of company Christmas party that people want to come to and even look forward to being invited to next year? Follow these three tips.
1. Book a unique venue now!
Consider hosting your party at an interesting venue, whether that be at a trendy underground bar or a beachfront venue. Start your research early and to avoid disappointment book that perfect venue venue now. No matter what your budget is, make sure that the place you choose will entice your staff and guests. Popular unique venues include laneways, rooftop bars, hidden gardens, etc. No matter how big or small your party will be, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane has an impressive variety of venues that can be used as the perfect blank canvas for even your wildest dreams.
2. Pick an interesting theme/activity
For example, you may decide to host a team building event, a luxury retreat or a cocktail function. Depending on the personalities of your co-workers, there is a myriad of fun options to celebrate the festive season. Love getting dressed up? A group meal at a fancy establishment is a low-key idea that suits most. However, if you want to escape the confines of corporate clothing and really relax, a competitive night of bowling is always good for a few laughs.
3. Mix up your guest list
Instead of hosting a Christmas party that's just for staff, widen your guest list to include extended family, friends, office neighbours, and business associates (suppliers, sponsors, etc). Mixing up your guest list makes your party more interesting for attendees as they'll get a chance to meet new people and have less chance of being trapped in endless shop talk. It is important to make sure that you advertise that you are inviting different people so people will be more excited to attend your event.
If you need extra help to relieve some of the burden of planning your Christmas party, then give us a call so we can get started today. We can assist you with everything from booking the most exclusive venues to hiring the most sought after caterers. We will work with you to ensure that your night is full of Christmas cheer and that your guests have a fun experience to remember. Click here to register your interest for 2018 Xmas.