We have put together the top 6 tips for organising your staff Christmas party!
1. Secure a date
Christmas is a busy time of the year, with many a social event. It is important to secure a date early to ensure you get the vessel you most prefer and encourage high staff attendance.
We recommend sending potential date options around the office to get an idea on everyone’s availability and gauge approximate numbers. Once the date is decided upon, it is important to send out a ‘save the date’ so that you then have plenty of time to arrange catering, beverages and entertainment.
2. Establish the type of party you are organising
Are you looking for a formal event or more relaxed celebration? This will affect the type of vessel you may decide on. You may also want to consider theming or decorations for the vessel.
3. Getting everyone to the event
It is important to decide on a wharf location which is easily accessible to all those invited. If you would in Sydney CBD, there are a number of wharves around Circular Quay and Darling Harbour which are great meeting places. A number of wharves are also available in the Eastern Suburbs and North shore.
We recommend telling everyone to meet at a bar first for a drink so you are ready to board when the vessel arrives.
4. Catering – filling the bellies
Food is a key part of any event! The vessel may be determined by your preference for a fully catered or BYO cruise. Many of the larger function vessels on Sydney Harbour offer fully catered packages. You can decide whether to go for a sit down or canapé style event. From here, you can choose from a wide range of gourmet menus and options depending on your style of event!
5. Beverages – getting everyone into the party spirit
Beverage packages are the best way to celebrate in style aboard one of the vessels. This is also the most cost effective way if higher amounts of alcohol will be consumed. The luxury vessels on Sydney Harbour also offer consumption bar if this is preferred for your event. Beer, wine, bubbles and cocktails are sure to get your party started and will be flowing throughout the event!
The entertainment on the evening can be one of the most talked about aspects of the whole event and can really help to bring everyone together. A band, DJ, Comedian, Magician or laser clay pigeon shooting are great additions to your event on board a vessel.
Sydney Harbour Exclusive has a number of great vessels for hosting Christmas parties and the professional staff can assist with the planning process! Book in early to secure your preferred date!