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Booking your Christmas party – Top Tips (Brisbane & Gold Coast)

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While August may seem an early month to start planning your office corporate Christmas party – in fact, it’s the ideal time if you want to ensure you get the best date, best venue and best entertainment.

See our 6 top tips to ensure your 2015 corporate Christmas party is remembered as a fun and memorable event.

Set your budget

It makes good financial sense to set a budget. If you can find a Christmas party that includes all your food, beverages at one set price then this is perfect. The last thing you want is an unexpected bar tab at the end of the night, you also want your staff to have the freedom to enjoy what they want, when they want.

Decide on a venue

Queensland in particular has a large choice of venues that can be used for corporate Christmas functions. Key factors to take into consideration here are the number of people likely to be attending your Christmas party, location, budget and any theme if applicable.

From Luxury hotels, Wineries, trendy bars and private rooms the choice is vast.

Book early

Year after year we hear from companies who have left it to the last minute to book their corporate Christmas function. The pressure is certainly on if you are still planning your Christmas party in October or November as by then, all the best venues will be booked up and you may be forced to have your Christmas party on a night that isn’t your first choice.
Organise the entertainment

Once your Christmas party has kicked off and everyone is enjoying themselves, it is of paramount important that you have the right entertainment organised. Popular options are a live band and DJ so that as the evening progresses your employees can let off steam and enjoy a dance.

Book your entertainment early, this way you will have the best choice, as a lot of the more popular entertainers get booked up very early.

Choose the right food and beverage package

It’s important to think about what food and beverage package is right for you and your team. Canapés are a great option if you are looking for a fun evening of dancing and drinks and it’s always a good idea to have food available to help soak up some of the alcohol. If you prefer a more intimate affair, then a sit down meal might be best for you and your team; plus it’s also crucial at a successful long evening that people are well fed so they can last the night.

Overnight accommodation?

Make sure your corporate Christmas party event has good accommodation options so you can cater for your interstate guests and staff. It’s also a treat for staff if they don’t have to worry about getting home that night.

Based in Brisbane or the Gold Coast? Then for Christmas party entertainment, wedding entertainment or corporate entertainment, call Bespoke Entertainment agents.

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