A fool-proof guide to throwing the perfect Christmas party

Ellerslie Events

Looking to lock in your work Christmas party? Luckily for you, we’re Auckland’s one-stop-shop for hosting the perfect end of year celebration.

We’ve heard your cries of ‘not another boozy mini-golf session pa-lease! Let’s face it, we can’t keep destroying our public image while simultaneously crowning our bosses the lords of social clichés for the foreseeable future.

The time for vinos on a mini-turf is in the past, and the time for a chilled flute of champagne trackside is upon us. Ellerslie Events offers an outer-city oasis, away from the chaos of the waterfront, but equipped with equally impressive bars, and drool-worthy food. The Christmas party venue for all day, and all comers – the game plan is simple: world-class cosseting that will wow your colleagues.

If you’re looking to lock in a low-hassle, high-reward kind of Christmas function this year – here are a few of our top tips for pulling it off without a hitch.

Create a raffle

On the theme of low-hassle, high-reward nothing will get your colleagues blood pumpin’ quite like an iconic raffle.

If budget allows, make sure to include a few higher-value items as the main-attraction. Paid time off is always a hit, or tickets to an event – such as something on the Auckland Thoroughbred Racing’s 2023 raceday calendar – just saying.

Get your grub sorted

Food is always the star of the show, and the Christmas-themed packages here at Ellerslie allow for all tastes, and all budgets.

If you’re looking for light grazing, try the Miro package which includes a selection of fan-favourite cocktails and delectable tapas. If you’re looking for a more hearty-affair then you’ll love the Kauri premium buffet option, equipped with all the Christmas-themed mainstays you know and love – alongside a few elevated surprises.

Plated menu options are also available if you’re that way inclined. Prices vary depending on your appetite.

& don’t forget the grog…

Food aside, beverages are equally important, yet so often miss the mark if left in the wrong hands. Luckily for you, when you book your Christmas function with us, you’ll be assigned an experienced account manager who can offer advice and planning tips – including recommendations for the perfect tipple.

We offer all the champagne, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages you could ever realistically need.

Get festive

A tasteful Christmas touch never goes amiss. When you book a Christmas party with Ellerslie, we can adorn your event with festive napkins, crackers, decorations and even a Christmas tree – taking yet another thing off your busy holiday to-do list.

Organise entertainment

If you’re wanting a Christmas party that will go down in history, then we highly recommend organising a DJ and dance floor. Would you believe it – your Ellerslie event planner can take care of that too, with a DJ who will take care of the music from arrival, this also includes a dance floor with customised floor lighting.

Add thoughtful touches

Like a lot of things in life, the secret to a truly magical event lies in the details. Your account manager will be able to bring your artistic vision to life, from a sushi selection on arrival, to chocolate-dipped strawberries – there are subtle embellishments for all.

So let us recap for you – you turn up on the day and our impeccable Ellerslie Events staff will provide everything you need from treats to tunes. Enough said.

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