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Top 5 Tips: Planning Your Christmas Party


Christmas-time is already busy enough so there is no need to add extra pressure when organising your Christmas party. Keep reading for our top 5 tips on how to keep your planning stress-free.

1. Get the basics rightunderstanding the who, what, where, why as well as “how many” is always a great start, especially when you need to make sure the event comes in on budget.

2. Understand the brief what style of Christmas party is your boss or team expecting? A simple lunchtime BBQ, a swanky cocktail party or a table at shared event? By having this clear up front, you’ll avoid wasting time exploring options that won’t get the tick.

3. Location, location, locationwhile the latest inner city hot spot may be on trend, really think about who will be attending the event and choose a venue they are going to feel comfortable in. Easy access from motorways is always a positive, as is complimentary on-site parking if you are expecting guests will drive.

4. Tailor the experience consider choosing a theme that you can bring through in the event décor, music, food and beverage. A “Kiwi Xmas” theme could feature pohutukawa centrepieces, a kiwifruit punch and fresh New Zealand seafood on the BBQ…

5. Enjoy – make sure you choose a team of suppliers – venue, catering, AV, theming – who you know will be all over the details so on the day you can sit back, relax and enjoy a well deserved beverage to toast the success of your Christmas event!

Ellerslie Event Centre offers a selection of specially-designed Christmas party packages starting from just $65+ gst per person. Get in touch with our Account Managers to discuss how we can help with planning your festive celebration.


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