Some forethought in organising an office Christmas party

November 18, 2009 at 7:26 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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At long last, the time has come for year-end office parties – the time for breaking the ice, barriers, resentment, rivalry and all other negative forces that are sometimes rampant and almost always inevitable in an office atmosphere.

Surely that’s enough reason to give some forethought and consideration before you organise the most eagerly awaited event of the year! Let’s look into some pre-requisites while organising an office party, or any party for that matter, that we have to be mindful of.

The age groups of the guests is an important factor to be considered before organising every aspect of the party, be it fun and games, music and dance, food and beverage menu or the dress code. There should be something that caters to or appeals to every age group.

Whether the catering should be buffet style or whether silver service should be provided depend greatly on the age groups of the guests. It would be ideal to have both styles of service to ensure that all are comfortable.

Where would you have the party – a place that is trendy and happening or one that is serene and tranquil? Is the place easily accessible and is there parking facility that is convenient for all prospective guests? Besides the location, the time and date of the party should also be generally convenient.

Choosing a colour for dress code would make it flexible enough so that the guests can wear clothes that they feel comfortable in and choose clothes that they would love to wear, for, part of the fun unarguably lies in dressing up for the party! A flexible theme code would equally suit the purpose.

Last but never the least, give most, if not each, of your staff members some significant role in the party to make them feel they belong.

And as a closing note, if you have to put all of this together properly and in time, you had better plan well ahead!

Shopping for Christmas at Glebe Street Fair, Sydney

November 12, 2009 at 7:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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What would you like to buy this Christmas – something arty, something trendy, or something that’s a bit of both? Or would you like to collect something offbeat, quaint, or outlandish? Or, to put it simply, would you like to buy something oh-so-different from the usual conventional stuff?

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Just hit Glebe Point Road on November 15th where will be held the annual Glebe Street Fair. Books and painting, art and jewellery, candles and toys, crafts and carvings, clothing and rugs, artefacts and curios  and a thousand other strange but interesting odds and ends will be on offer along with food and fun and a lot of entertainment, what with all the buskers and the clowns!

There will be no traffic plying the road from Broadway to Bridge Road but only shoppers hunting for that special thing that they have always wanted to buy but couldn’t find anywhere else! While the adults go crazy over the knickknacks on offer, the kids can freak out on the joy rides and the fun games!

Glebe Street Fair – the right place for just the right gifts for the right people!

Christmas time in Darling Harbour

November 4, 2009 at 11:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Christmas festivities in Darling Harbour are absolutely fun, fascinating and free! The celebrations begin on November 28, Saturday. Darling Harbour will have the tallest Christmas tree in Sydney, standing magnificently tall at 21 metres.

The Family Christmas Concert will present all the popular Christmas songs, and Santa Claus’ arrival towards the finale of the concert will add to the festive fun! The lighting of the giant tree will be done by a child from Starlight Children’s Foundation during the concert. Christmas Carols by the Tree will feature the live performance of traditional carols by the city’s best a cappella groups. Spectacular fireworks over the Cockle Bay on the Christmas Eve would add magic to the splendour!

If you are thinking beyond the free entertainment of the season, Darling Harbour is ideal for its shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The place is famous for its shops that sell artefacts, semi-precious stones and other curios. The National Maritime Museum, the Power House Museum, the Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney Wildlife World are worth a visit any time of the year.

The Harbourside would be the best place to pleasantly while away your time with its cluster of shops and eating places in the setting of the harbour. Cruising around the harbour would be a better way to experience the harbour. A  showboat cruise with its total package of entertainment,  sightseeing and five-star dining experience would be your best bet for the ultimate harbour experience and total value for money!

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