It’s almost that time of year again. How does Christmas always manage to creep up on us so rapidly every single time? It seems like it was only a few months ago that we were wrapping up gifts and doing the rounds of the many celebrations that come up at that time of year! Let’s face it though. Christmas is almost here now. So, if you’ve been left in charge of planning the office party, you’d better get moving!
Office Christmas parties can be pretty weird. There are lots of people who detest attending them, whereas, others cannot wait to get to the venue to let their hair down. The main thing when you’re organising one is to try to make it as enjoyable and inclusive as you can (and that’s a pretty hard task!)
The Benefits of Office Christmas Parties
Yes, you read that correctly – we’re talking about the plus points involved in office Christmas parties. Don’t say that you didn’t know that there were any! Put simply, this type of function is crucial in terms of staff bonding. Christmas parties can boost morale, enhance working relationships and create a general sense of belonging. Not only that but they’re a great way of bringing everyone together to relax and to let off steam. The Christmas party signifies closure and moving forward into the new year. When you throw a successful event, it’s a great way to set the tone for the coming months.
Do Your Research
It’s true that when securing function room hire perth party organisers have lots to choose from. However, if you opt to have your function in the city itself, it can be pretty expensive. So, you need to think out-of-the-box. Rather than checking out loads of different venues, ask your colleagues for recommendations. They’ll appreciate being involved from the beginning. Ask them what they need, want and expect from the party. If you hit on a good or popular idea, investigate it further.
Casual or Formal
Speak to your colleagues about the kind of party you wish to have. Maybe people are looking for a casual evening to just relax and to enjoy chatting with colleagues. Maybe, the consensus is that a more formal affair would be better.
Making the Final Venue Decision
As well as speaking to your colleagues about what they want from a venue, it’s important to keep the following in mind:
- You need to get in there fast as function venues Perth-wide are often booked up months in advance for Christmas functions.
- Everyone in your office should be able to reach the venue with relative ease. If not, you could always think about hiring coaches or booking rooms at or near your location of choice.
- Your venue should offer you everything you need without having to go over budget. Make sure you obtain some detailed quotes.
When it comes to party venues, Perth workers have so much choice, so we hope we’ve helped you find some clarity in terms of what to look for.