Getting Ready For End Of Year Events

Did you know it’s only 86 daysuntil Christmas? We repeat – 86 days!!!! That means that the festive season is right around the corner. Don’t let it sneak up on you (again). This is your chance to read our tips and get ahead of the game, before the smell of spices are in the air and sugarplum fairies dance everywhere….

LEARN FROM THE PAST

Re-assess what happened last year. What worked well? What didn’t? What parts of your office celebrations were successful? What do you remember from last year’s end of year celebrations as a hindrance? Or what can you remember wishing you had done? These lessons from the past are often all you need to prepare and plan for the perfect holiday season!

THE OFFICE PARTY

Has the planning of this bad boy fallen to you? We advise to lock in your plans NOW!! Those key Friday and Saturday dates book out months in advance at all the best places *cough San Remo*, so get on the phone and call us/them today!

SECRET SANTA

Let’s be honest, everyone loves receiving a good KK or Secret Santa, yet sometimes struggle to come up with the perfect gift! We recommend giving your crew as much time as possible to go gift shopping. Try to draw names on the 1st of December and set a reasonably early date to have gifts in by, around a week before you close for Christmas, to give everyone plenty of leeway.

THE DRESS CODE

Another fun little stress is the “what to wear”. We recommend finding out what the dress code is well ahead of time (or communicating it to your team ages before). This will mean that when the day comes around you’re well prepared. Ps. When in doubt, black.

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT SKIPPING THE PARTY

As the festive season approaches you may see your calendar becoming quite full with events. You might also find yourself beginning to draft your list of possible excuses. We recommend never skipping an event – especially when invited by a colleague. To show your commitment, even a 30minute pop in and hello is acceptable. Lesson of the day: always assume company gatherings are “must attend” events.

 

Are you excited for the festive season? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 top tips for the best Christmas party or New Years Eve celebration

For those awarded the job of organising the epic office end of year celebration, today’s blog is all for you. Read on for our tips and tricks on how you can guarantee your position at the top of Santa’s nice list, aka ensuring that everyone loves your partae*

*read: the best party ever

TEAM EFFORT

Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start! *cue Julie Andrews, Sound Of Music*. Form a committee. At the end of the day, the end of year celebration is for the majority, and what better way to put on a show that everyone will love than by having “the majority” plan it!

LOCATION, LOCATION

As much as in-office parties have a tendency to make everyone feel “at home,” we vote no. Book a venue off site and let the team relax and switch off from the daily grind. Have you heard of San Remo Ballroom? Check out how great our space is for Christmas Parties here!

GET THE WORD OUT EARLY 

Start your event communication nice and early by sending out a save-the-date email first and foremost. Once the date and venue are locked in, this is your moment. Then, once you have details regarding timings, theme (if applicable) and further logistics, send out an actual invitation.

WHEN IN DOUBT

Three words my friends: Simple. And. Elegant. You don’t need to go too overboard to have a great end of year party. As long as you provide a nice location and a drink or five, your employees will have a ball! Let the venue take care of the rest.

FOOD AND DRINKS

This is likely what every will remember. When in doubt go for crowd pleasing items, and your venue will likely be able to point you in the right direction of what these might be. Sit down or a cocktail menu, pair with ice cold beverages and serve.

 

What are you going to do for your end of year celebration? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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