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Unique Alternatives to Regular Office Parties

by Scarlett Stark 2 months ago in travel tips
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Say goodbye to the ol’ boring corporate parties! Check out these unique ideas to impress your peers with a one-of-a-kind experience!

Harbour Cruise Christmas Party

It’s only a matter of time before companies start throwing office parties or after-hour activities to celebrate a year of hard work and commitment. This time of the year is also an opportunity for employers to show appreciation to their staff. But throwing any mediocre party is not enough. The last thing you want is a room full of awkward handshakes and uncomfortable smiles. It’s up to the host or organiser to assemble a party or event that can build camaraderie among workers and revitalise them to go back to the office on Monday.

Here’s how you can put a different spin to the usual holiday parties!

The Christmas Party Harbour Cruises in Sydney

Cruises offer the perfect setting to connect and show love to each other. Celebrate by bringing a cake and savouring it while looking at some of the most stunning sights of the city. If you’re looking for your colleagues to canonise you for the most spectacular party ever, then this is it! Whatever the occasion–business meetings, conferences, award ceremonies, workshops–the cruises are an excellent venue. There are many vessels for you to choose from but the one that stands out the most is the classic paddlewheeler. The old-world charm and the overall class which is seen throughout this legendary vessel is second to none and with a multi-course menu, you are guaranteed a memorable time out in Sydney! Add that to the fully -licensed bar and the wide range of beverage upgrades and you got yourself the best harbour cruise for a Christmas party.

How about a themed party ?

Throw it back to the 80s or 70s, to your college days, or even try setting up a theme party of your favourite sitcom. Do a poll beforehand to know which is the fan favourite show among your colleagues or friends. For example, if you’re hosting a How I Met Your Mother office party, you could rent out a pub or bar for one night and blow the roof off the place. Fill the night with tons of slap bets, yellow umbrellas and never have I evers. You can also surprise them with a laser tag or paintball! Play a couple of games involving a stolen pineapple, life-sized stormtroopers or blue-french horns, sip on some of the finest scotches and play a series of “ Have you met..”. You can even ask the workers to dress up as their favourite characters and play respective roles!

Give Back

Holidays typically ooze a delightful, vibrant energy but it is also one of the most stressful times of the year, due to the packed schedule and over-expectations. As a boss or organiser, you can cook up something to show your colleagues that you care about them and encourage them to get through this last stretch of the year. Set up an award ceremony, make sure everyone is involved, make prior lists of who gets what so that no one is left behind and maybe even deck up the office. If possible, try making the awards monetary as it will be of great benefit if its during the holidays

Slay a weekend away

If you're looking to wander away from the big smoke and plan a quick trip away, then there are few options worth considering. If only just for a weekend there's plenty of options that are synonymous with the hippie lifestyle, from glamping and camping to farm stays. If you have all the necessary gear, just pack everything up and head to some of the most glorious camping locations across the state including The Basin, Glenworth Valley, Mystery Bay Camping Area and more! Sometimes all we need is a little time out in nature with the best company, so don’t even think twice on this pick!

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