According to a Gallup workplace study, only 24% of Australian staff are engaged at work. Disengaged staff result in poor morale, lower productivity and smaller profit margins. There are many ways to increase your staff engagement. As an iconic Melbourne pub and function venue, we’re experts in Celebrations. Here are four EOFY party ideas for your team to look forward, that are certain to boost morale and reward your staff at the end of a long financial year…
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Colourful costumes, childhood memories and whole lot of fun! Alice in Wonderland is a Disney classic, and there’s so much you can take from both the 1951 animation and the Tim Burton remake for your corporate event. You could have games of giant chess, croquet and even set up a top hat decoration station. This theme is also perfect for fancy dress, and the options for budget-friendly decorations are endless!
A room full of dapper James Bond’s and Femme-Fatal’s, the thrill of beating the odds and winning releases endorphins (even with play money). Set up some roulette tables and some black jack and play the night away! As you’re pushing closer to the end of year targets, use gamification to motivate your team by setting some KPI’s that result in play money for the night in the lead up to the party. Allow your team cash in the play casino cash for rewards, or let them double down at the EOFY’s party. While the games, dim-lights and sounds make for an exciting atmosphere, which is bound to help de-stress your guests from the hard slog they’ve had to face in the last few weeks of the financial year!
Think low light, plush furs and fabrics, and jazz, lots of jazz and your guests are bound to love the intimate, secretive vibe of a Roaring Twenties theme. Have them dress up as flappers and dappers, making sure they have the password to get in. Cocktails like Old Fashioneds, Sidecars and Gin Rickey’s paired with a bit of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby will inevitably lead to staff foxtrotting the night away.
There is nothing like putting on a mask to add some mystery and allure to your EOFY party. The standard masquerade ball dress code is formal wear paired with a mask. You can play around with themes like Phantom of the Opera (black and white), Mardi Gras, Futuristic, Victorian, it’s endless. Your team can dance the night away before the unveiling at midnight, adding to the mystique of the event. It’s a good idea to keep a few spare masks on hand, in case some people forget!
After hosting hundreads of successful events, we know like no one else what it takes for an impeccable experience. Check our list of five things to consider when planning your next event.