TIP 1: BOOK EARLY
Cooler temperatures may have set in and it may not feel like party season is in full swing but don’t be mistaken! Many companies choose to reward their employees at EOFY (and rightly so!). So get in quick - or risk missing out!
Involve the team in EOFY party planning. Your team will value your request for their opinion and you’re more likely to increase attendance if you design a party that’s exactly what they want to do. Once the melting pot of ideas have been received, pick out 3 suggestions and request the team vote for their favourite.
TIP 2: SELECTING THE VENUE
There is plethora of venues in Sydney ripe for a vibrant EOFY shindig from private function rooms in premier restaurants and hotels to more unique venue spaces in iconic buildings and landmarks. Be sure to choose a venue that is reflective of the company, the brand it’s people.
Many of the best venues in Sydney are renowned for their al fresco spaces, rooftop terraces and balconies. If you opt for an outdoor party in Sydney make sure the venue can provide a few heaters – or tell your staff to wrap up warm!
An EOFY Cruise is also a popular choice to blow out the cobwebs. Plus great off-season prices are usually available for EOFY parties in Sydney held in the June - July period. Just make sure the vessel has sufficient indoor space to accommodate the full party in the event the weather or temperatures are adverse.
TIP 3: PROMOTE MINGLING
The EOFY party is not only a great forum to say ‘THANK-YOU’ to your team for their hard work throughout the year. It’s also the perfect opportunity to encourage staff to mingle and interact in an informal out-of-office environment and creates a sense of team cohesion. As such we recommend incorporating a fun party activity component to the EOFY party to promote team integration and conversation. It can also serve as a much needed distraction away from the bar! Popular EOFY team activities include a Cocktail MasterClass, Viva Las Vegas Style Casino Gaming, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Lawn Bowls, Go Karting, Cupcake Class, Karaoke + Bowling plus many more. Team this up with a great dining and drinks package and you’re on to a winner!
TIP 4: GRUBS UP
The choice of catering for your EOFY party needs to be carefully considered and is largely dependent upon group size and the formality of the event you want for your team. For smaller groups a formal sit down dinner can work well, however for larger groups a more social canapés or buffet style setting tends to work better to give everyone an opportunity to get out of their seats, catch up and mingle.
TIP 5: MAXIMISE ATTENDANCE
In order to maximise the turnout make it easy for your team. Either 1) Choose a venue near to the office or 2) Select a venue close to public transport for an easy ride home or 3) Lift the teams spirits with fun PartyBus or LimoBus Transport from the office to the venue. Enjoy a few drinks on-board, move around and mingle in a fun environment whilst cruising to your venue in VIP style. Your team will be blown away with your efforts!
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