It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you’re stuck with the dreary project of organising the year-end office party. Thankfully, there are myriad suppliers and vendors to whom you can delegate your responsibilities.
Food catering is not a new concept in Singapore. Just pick up the phone and order lunch or dinner from a list of reputed kitchens. Or if you prefer to keep your food options eclectic and varied, order from multiple restaurants. Food delivery services such as foodpanda.sg will pick up your orders from your favourite restaurants. Newcomer Deliveroo.com.sg even promises to do it under 30 to 40 minutes.
Hone & decor
The best way to get people in the party mood is to dress up the office so it doesn’t look like a dreary old office. There are myriad online party decoration shops such as mtradenoveltystore.com or heartlinkparty.com.sg. The downside is you’ll have to pick and choose your décor and put it up yourself. If you’d rather leave the dirty work to someone else, engaging a party planner might be the trick.
Make it snappy
It’s the time of the year to wash away any bad blood in the company. Just keep the bar open and the people streaming to the photo booth. You’ll end up with creative expressions of colleagues and a night to remember fondly by. You may rent a photo booth, complete with photographer, props and lighting, from companies such as Cloudstaprint or Awwsnap.
Send in the big guns
Ultimately, to plan a kick ass party yet have fun, it might be wiser to just outsource the whole thing. That means moving it out of the office entirely. A new environment may help colleagues relax more and you don’t have to worry about equipment getting smashed when things get “lively”. The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore can take care of all your office party needs from catering, choosing the right décor, and even the perfect sized ballroom. And at the end of the day, you won’t even have to pick up the mess. Call 6233 1188 to plan your party, or find out more at grandcopthrone.com.sg.