Our Top Tips for Planning Your Corporate Christmas Party!

Our Top Tips for Planning Your Corporate Christmas Party!

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Christmas parties are a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements and milestones of your business, recognise the contribution from your employees, and motivate staff for the year ahead. And now that we’ve entered the second half of the year, this is the perfect time to start planning your 2022 corporate Christmas party!

From choosing the right venue to theming and styling your event, there are a few important elements that need to work together to ensure your Christmas party is a success. If you’ve been tasked with planning your end-of-year celebration, keep reading for our expert tips on planning an unforgettable corporate Christmas party this festive season.

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Start Planning Early

Organising a corporate function requires careful planning, so we recommend putting the wheels in motion as soon as possible! Remember, popular venues can quickly book out over the festive season, so you’ll want to secure a location early.

Your employees will also have family and social commitments over the holidays, so it’s a good idea to lock in a date and notify your team ASAP.

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Consider the Style of Your Event

Before booking a function venue or choosing a theme, you’ll want to think about the overall style and flow of your event. Do you want to host a sit-down dinner, or a stand-up cocktail party? Will it be a formal event, or more casual and relaxed?

If you work in a large organisation with hundreds of employees, a sit-down dinner may be a more practical option. But if you have a smaller team, a cocktail-style event could work best.

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Find the Perfect Corporate Christmas Party Venue

Once you’ve decided on a sit-down or cocktail event and confirmed your guest list, it’s time to start looking at local function venues. Consider the following details to help you choose the perfect events venue for your corporate Christmas party:

  • Location. Is it easily accessible for your employees?

  • Capacity. Is it large enough to comfortably accommodate your guest numbers?

  • Catering. Is on-site catering provided, or will you need to organise this separately?

  • Style. Does it suit the theme of your event?

  • Parking. Is there plenty of parking on-site or nearby?

  • Logistics. What time can you access the venue, and what time do you need to leave?

  • Coordination. Is there a function manager at the venue, or will you need to coordinate the event yourself?

There are plenty of great function venues for your corporate Christmas party on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay. Need some help finding the perfect venue for your corporate event? Get in touch and we can provide some suggestions!

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Bring Your Theme to Life With Decor and Styling

Now that your venue has been secured, you can think about theming and decorating. Details like furniture hire, centrepieces, flowers and lighting can all help you create a memorable atmosphere for your corporate Christmas party.

Some event theme ideas could include:

  • Havana nights

  • Tropical fiesta

  • Great Gatsby

  • Winter wonderland

  • Carnivale

  • Festival

Think about how you can use decor to bring your chosen theme to life. For example: you could create a beautiful Winter Wonderland using sleek white and gold furniture, elegant charger plates and crystal glassware. Or, style a fun tropical fiesta using colourful lounges and seagrass umbrellas.

Need some event theming inspiration? Check out our events gallery here for more ideas.

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Create a Photo Opportunity

A statement photo backdrop is essential for any corporate event! Why not create a beautiful photo opportunity for your guests to enjoy throughout your celebration using our custom backdrop wall or Havana swing?

Consider Entertainment Options

Finally, use entertainment to create an unforgettable atmosphere for your Christmas party. Think: live music, comedy acts or even circus performers depending on your venue and the style of your event! You may even want to incorporate some awards, speeches or slideshows into your Christmas party to acknowledge the achievements of your team.

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Plan Your Corporate Christmas Party with Hampton Event Hire

We would love to work with you to plan a memorable corporate Christmas party on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and beyond! We have a modern range of furniture hire collections and a dedicated team to help you create a custom mood board and furniture plan for your event.

Get in touch for a copy of our latest hire catalogue here.

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