It’s that time of year when Christmas decorations are beginning to outshine Halloween costumes in many shops around the country. While some of us are happy to say we’re excited about the approaching festive season, others think it’s too early to be thinking about Christmas. Whatever camp you sit in, it’s definitely time to start your Christmas party planning.
Even if you’re a well-known Grinch, corporate Christmas parties come hand in hand with happy employees and a healthy workplace culture. Showing your staff how much you value them is a sure-fire way to boost morale and retain employees.
There’s no better way to show staff they’re valued than with an end of year celebration. And what’s not to love about getting together outside of the office and celebrating the year’s achievements?
One thing is certain, you don’t want to be known as the boss who doesn’t do Christmas parties.
No more excuses – prioritise now
But it’s only October!
I’m far too busy!
Christmas parties aren’t my thing.
After-work drinks will be enough.
I pay my staff – what more do they want?
There is a multitude of excuses that could see you avoiding Christmas party planning at all costs. But, the reality is, corporate Christmas parties are the most important staff event of the year and planning them should be a priority now that we’re into October.
For the small amount of schedule shuffling you may need to do, you’ll see a number of surprising benefits come from a great Christmas party.
To put it simply, corporate Christmas parties are a show of appreciation to the people who keep your business running: your staff.
In the 12 months that have passed, your staff have worked hard day in and day out. There have been ups and downs, high-pressure situations, and days without lunch breaks – all to keep the business running smoothly.
For all of this, staff deserve to be celebrated. You deserve it too.
Throughout the year, it can be very difficult to find a date for a staff event that suits everyone. However, at Christmas time, people more-or-less expect that there’ll be some kind of celebration, thus making it easier to secure a date and have all of your staff in attendance.
Christmas party planning can be easy, here’s how
It seems the closer Christmas gets, the busier we get. We know that Christmas party planning is easier said than done for many managers and business owners but it’s vital that it’s done somehow.
Option one: create a Christmas party committee
There’s bound to be a few staff members who take Christmas so seriously they bring their own baubles to work.
If it’s not the case, ask around and see who would like to take on this ever-important responsibility. Give the committee a few key pieces of information (ie. the budget) and leave the rest in their hands. Ensure you get the final sign-off once they’ve put the Christmas party proposal together.
Option two: book your Christmas party with Markovina
This option is by far the easiest.
With just one phone call, your Christmas party planning could be complete. Simply tell us your preferred date and the number of people attending and we will do the rest. You are free to contact us at any time leading up to the event if you have any questions or concerns.
Our Christmas party packages are such a simple way to plan your Christmas party. We provide food and beverage, a DJ, a dancefloor and themes within our exquisite venue. And best of all, we’re happy for you to take the credit for all of it. While it required very little effort on your part, your staff will be none the wiser!
There’s also no need to worry about fussy eaters within your group. We cater to all dietary requirements. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan – everyone will be full and satisfied after a Christmas event at Markovina.
Yes, we know it’s only October but we also know how quickly our Christmas bookings fill up. Spaces are already being snapped up so now is the time to book with us if you want to secure your date.
We make it as easy as possible to plan an epic Christmas party.
Call us today to book and cross this important task off your to-do list.