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Granted we’re in COVID mode and not entirely sure what this Christmas will look like yet, but let’s work on the assumption that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. You’re in charge of organising the office Christmas party, and the pressure’s on for you to outdo last year’s event, the brainchild of accounts manager Karen…

If you truly want to make it bigger and better and leave your peers demanding that this becomes your annual gig, then this article is for you. Follow these simple steps and you may as well add ‘Christmas Party Planning Guru’ to your job title now:

Music

Music is undoubtedly a make or break move. Choose the right set and you’ll have everyone searching for band-aids the next morning, miss the mark and your guests will be coming up with all kinds of inventive excuses as to why they have to leave early.

Guaranteed floor fillers such as ‘Jacuzzi Soup’ are sure to create a party atmosphere…

However, if you’re after a more chilled out, afternoon event, we can vouch for musicians Jon Doe and Ngalii-bawi-li, regulars here at the Broken Hill Outback Resort.

An Experience Station

It’s a given that your guests will expect delicious food and yummy treats, it is Christmas after all! But what they wouldn’t necessarily see coming, and what would certainly set your event apart (from Karen’s little soiree), is an interactive food station. Think a desserts station, where guests could dunk their chosen delight into a chocolate fountain, dip their piping hot donut into cinnamon sugar or a selection of icings, thread their own bamboo skewer with a variety of fruits or fill a Christmas box with their lollies of choice! This station is guaranteed to turn even the most seasoned savory campaigner into a sweet tooth for the night.

And while on the topic of savory, this station would work just as effectively, with a selection of cheeses, antipasto, seafood, charcuterie, fruits, and nuts.

Whatever your fancy, offering food this way is both entertaining and fun!

Dress up for the event

We all have that special outfit in the cupboard that we keep for good, but really, how many opportunities do we get to wear it???

Make this event, that event! Get your guests excited about donning on their finest for a party that will match in class and style!

Capturing the event

Your party will live on for weeks, if not months, with the help of a centralised photo hub. Set up an event hashtag and send it out to your crew before it rolls around. Not only will this help create a buzz of what’s to come, but it will encourage your guests to be trigger happy at the event and be geared up to share with the team. You could even go one step further and hire a photo booth for added pizazz…Capturing memories is a great team bonding experience. And don’t forget to tag @brokenhilloutbackresort while you’re at it!

The perfect venue

And of course, none of the above would work or have any impact at all without the right venue…cue, the Broken Hill Outback Resort!

Now is the perfect time to touch base and secure your preferred date. With a variety of spaces for a multitude of uses over the festive period. Smaller teams after a more cool, private vibe may opt for our Coach House, while the Garden and Deck is ideal for a much bigger soiree, where we can accommodate larger groups, with a dance floor, live entertainment and more!

We love nothing more than a fabulous party – and we’d be honored to bring yours to life!

So what are you waiting for? Lock in your date now so you’re not disappointed later on, Fridays and Saturdays will book up fast.

We pride ourselves on:

        • Groups from 12 – 300 guests
        • Packages to suit every budget
        • Beautifully prepared food & beverage packages
        • Daytime & evening Christmas functions
        • Just 15 minutes from the town centre.
        • Transport options and parking available
        • Discounted accommodation for event bookings.  $125 normal price is $155 for king cabin and $140 normal price is $175 for Spa Cabin but book early to avoid missing out. Only available for event attendees.


          We look forward to working with you to create something truly unforgettable, an event that will leave Karen and the rest of your team awestruck!

Get in touch with our Events and Group Manager to ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred location and date!

ENQUIRIES:

MAHAELA JACKSON Groups & Events Reservations Manager
E: groups@ootoo.com.au
P: 0448 381 097

 

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