The silly season is fast approaching—you can practically hear Mariah Carey’s cheesy Christmas tunes permeating through the air.
If you’ve got the unenviable task of organising your company’s end-of-year fiesta, it’s high time you got your butt into gear. But with so much logistical rigmarole to wade through (budgets, invite lists, venues, catering, alcohol, transport, etc.), where does a stressed-out party planner begin?
Whether you’re new to the event organisation game or it’s your third consecutive year, there’s one simple solution to your woes: outsource it to the pros.
In this post, we’ll show you how to plan the perfect Chrissie knees-up through the Kiff & Culture crew.
Lock-in the Date Early
December is prime socialisation time—most folk’s action-packed calendars are already filling up fast.
The longer you take to settle on a date, the fewer staff will be able to attend. Thus, the first course of action is to confirm a time and date.
If you fancy taking the democratic approach, send a company-wide email with an online poll (Google Forms will do the trick) so staff can vote on their preferred date(s). If you’re more of an authoritarian type, set up a meeting with the office bigwigs and let them decide.
In either case, be sure to choose a time that aligns with core company deliverables (don’t expect peak productivity the next day).
Work Out Your Budget
Once your date’s locked in, the next step is to determine how much you want to spend. Only once you’ve established a budget can you begin fine-tuning the small details.
Naturally, the allocated budget will depend on the ‘Christmas spirit’ of your company’s key decision-makers. Have a chat with your boss and/or finance manager and get written approval for the final figure.
Now you know how much you can spend, it’s time to look at what you can afford.
Choose a Venue (Or Better Yet, Venues)
While the stock-standard food and beverage package at your local RSL might sound like a good deal, would its drab, pokie-strewn rooms boost employee morale?
Probably not. If you’re keen to celebrate company achievements in style, you need to put on a shindig to remember.
Experience has taught us that wineries, breweries, and distilleries are fantastic Christmas party venues. And it’s not just for the unfettered access to top-quality booze—these happening locales also have delicious food.
To really up the ante, you could weave multiple venues into the mix. How does a charcuterie-fuelled picnic followed by a quick scenic hike and a long, boozy lunch at a brewery sound?
Let Us Do the Leg Work
At Kiff & Culture, we take care of the nitty-gritty details so you can focus on your end-of-year deliverables.
Our custom fleet of chic buses and vans is on hand to ferry your guests between pristine natural playgrounds and top gastronomic haunts. Add a few fun-filled Christmas games to those frequent scenery changes, and your attendees will be extra enthralled.
Of course, if you’d rather stick to a traditional single venue shindig, we’ve got you covered, too. Whatever event you book through us, you’ll get convenient door-to-door transfers, locked-in restaurant reservations, and competitive food and beverage packages—all without lifting a finger.
If you remember to go easy on the eggnog, your Kiff & Culture Christmas party will be an event to remember.