30th June. Judgement day… or, as Australia calls it, the end of financial year.
For some, everything before this becomes a stressful period of financial pressure and tight deadlines. With the bad times, come the good, too. It’s time to celebrate making it to the end of financial year in one piece and celebrate all of your companies’ achievements together.
From directors to juniors, throwing an end of financial year party is the perfect way to get every employee under one fun, glitzy roof, and let off some much-deserved steam.
There’s no need to fear the awkward office disco (think ‘The Office’ Christmas party special – yep, none of that). It’s all about extravagant parties, tasty cocktails and city views for the cool kids of the corporate world.
Keep scrolling for some of our 3 major tips for smashing your end of financial year party, just as well as you smash your targets.
The Right Venue is Key
Choosing a venue that factors in your corporate culture, guestlist size, budget and location is vital to nailing your end of financial year party. Look for something that’s both accessible and centrally located, so that people have the choice to get to the venue via public transport too. Then, think about how many people you have attending your party.
Is the whole company attending? How about hiring out the whole of Baroq for an exclusive night to remember. Hosting an intimate dinner for the directors of the business? Drinks and dinner in the aesthetically superior Mon Bijou could be the one for you.
Entertainment & Activities
Hiring out a great nightclub is well and good, but you may find that your colleagues need a little conversation starter to help them get in to the party mood. One of the best ways to get everybody mingling and up on the dancefloor is simple (we’re not talking about cocktails but yes, they certainly help!). We’re referring to hiring some entertainment to get the party started, of course!
From DJ’s playing the best old school tunes, to comedians or even a magician, no idea is too ‘out there’. All you need to do is work with an events coordinator to plan the perfect entertainment to match your corporate culture.
Delicious Dining & Drinks
Want to nail your end of financial year extravaganza and get your employees taste buds tingling? We’ve got you covered. Gone are the days of ham and cheese sandwiches– quirky cuisine is in and it’s going nowhere. Remember to take in to consideration the vibe that you’re hoping to create when it comes to your event. For smaller groups, fine dining is always a win. Huge company parties? We recommend sharing platters of different cuisines, from modern Japanese to French canapés of dreams, give your team something to talk about whilst they feast. Full stomachs, a versatile drinks menu and a welcoming setting are all you need to make your end of financial year event the party of the year.
Our event spaces get booked up fast, so speak to an events coordinator at Collective Establishments today to organise your end of financial year party and prepare to plan the biggest blow-out that Melbourne’s ever seen.