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Throwing the Ultimate Office Party

So, you’ve been tasked with throwing the office party. It could be a birthday, it could be someone from accounting that’s finally retiring, Christmas, or maybe your work buddy is moving on to pastures new. Whatever the reason behind your office get together, you’ll need these tips on making it one to remember.

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The Food
Food is an integral part of any party. Some would go as far as to say there is no party without it! So, with that in mind, here are some party food ideas that are sure to get all your guests in the mood to party.

  • A hog roast. If you’re party venue is spacious enough then why not go the whole hog and hire a hog roast? You’ll literally have the food covered in one fell swoop, and with minimal clean up and no constant refilling crisp bowls, you can enjoy the party as much as everyone else. Check out this website to find out more. 

  • A make it station: this could be anything. If the venue permits you could hire a pizza oven and have the party guests create their own pizza masterpieces, a taco bar where they could pile toppings and fillings onto their taco shells or maybe even an ice cream bar; where your guests can scoop up their favourite ice cream flavours and top them off with anything and everything they want! Sprinkles, chocolate sticks, sauces, nuts, wafers, crumbled cookies – the possibilities are endless. 

  • Ice Cream van. Got enough room outside? Hire a local ice cream van and treat everyone to some gorgeous creamy ice cream treats and cool refreshing ices! Everyone will thank you for it!

Escape the room
If your planning on a little trip out somewhere away from the office then why not consider an Escape the room experience? You and your colleagues will be locked in a room and be tasked with finding a way out by following a series of clues and solving cryptic puzzles within the room itself before the time runs out! These venues are proving popular and their popping up all over the place, so simply have a quick Google search to find your nearest venue.

Escape the room is a perfect way to spend a few hours together – if the boss asks, just say you’re team building!

Bowling Night (with a twist)
Everyone loves bowling. It’s a leisurely activity that requires as much skill and effort as you want to give. You can be split into teams and then do a play off or bowl at your leisure, sit and drink with your work buddies or stuff your face while you’re waiting for your turn.

You could make it a little different by giving the evening a theme! Is your work colleague leaving to go travelling in Australia? Have an Australian theme and get everyone dressed up in costumes. If they’re leaving to pursue a career in medicine, go dressed as doctors and patients! The possibilities are endless – all you need is a little imagination.

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