Office Party Planning
The 101 on how to avoid workplace function disasters!
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Organising an office party can be fun and exciting, especially in Melbourne where you can find an amazing party venue for any type of office party you want to throw. Unfortunately, like any other events, disasters can happen. While you'd planned for a flawless office party outing, problems can arise in many different shapes and forms. What's more annoying is that these party bonkers tend to happen when you least expect it.
So how do we make sure the office party will be a success without having too many mishaps? Here are some factors you can consider:
If Plan A doesn't work, there are still 27 letters left!
Always have a back-up plan. It never hurt anyone to think ahead of themselves. Just because you have hired the most sought-after caterers and picked out the most awesome party venue with stunning views, you can't just sit there and expect for everything to turn out perfectly. Newsflash: Nothing's perfect. So make sure you have a contingency plan in case something goes wrong. If it helps to be a paranoid just to make sure your boss won't consider firing you the next day because of your party, then, do it! You can thank us later.
Alcohol takes everyone to the next level
One of the things that you need to decide is whether to serve alcoholic drinks or not in your office party. While having a little vodka or wine at a party sounds fab, you still need to think about your colleagues - especially those who become problematic when they start drinking. One of the reasons why office parties can turn into a frat party afterwards is because of too much alcohol consumption by the guests. So, before you start listing down the possible alcoholic drinks served in your office party, you can consult your boss, HR, or whoever has authority on whether you can serve responsibly or not at all. If you're not going to serve alcohol - it might be an idea to inform your guests prior to them arriving at the venue, to try and avoid any awkward moments at the bar.
But, when alcohol is allowed, (because it's never a party with a little drink, right?) make sure that the secret to having a successful party with lots of booze is to have it with moderation and balance.
Be friendly, even if you don't particularly want to be
These parties are made to get all departments as well as the bosses mingle and get to know each other. No matter how annoying that lady from the copy department may be or even though you want to punch the life out of that guy from editing, you can just forget all the hatred during this social event. Nobody died from talking to the person you hate, right? Plus, you might bump into some unexpected stock holders, so keep that smile on! Keep it casual and you'll live Ð It's only for a matter of hours and then you can go back to hating them again.
Just another fun BUSINESS event
With the emphasis being on business - because you may need to remind guests how to dress appropriately at the party, and ensure they dress properly. It is a business function after all.
While the tips above may talk to the host, you as a guest should also observe proper party decorum. Do the planner and the rest of the guests a favor and behave yourself. Keep in mind that there is always an unspoken rule to remain on your best behavior. Party responsibly!
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