It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of June! June can be a demanding month for a number of reasons; looming financial pressures, gruelling audits and demanding deadlines can add extra tension to the work space. With all the extra buzz this month can bring it is easy to forget to acknowledge and reward staff. A great way to do this is by putting together an End of Financial Year (EOFY) party.
EOFY parties are a great platform to thank staff for their hard work as well as to encourage staff interaction in an informal setting. As such we recommend incorporating a few games and themes to tie the festivity together. If you would like to have one but haven’t planned one just yet, take a read of a few ideas we believe will be a sure hit.
For the Sporting Company
With the games fast approaching, Rio has become a timely theme to base an EOFY party around. To incorporate this theme we suggest hosting a trivia night centered around the Olympic Games. Split staff into countries and let them test their knowledge. The winner of games can choose to parade their victory on a podium. The podium will provide staff with a photo opportunity/talking point to share with their social network. To jazz the venue up, install coloured draping, international bunting, tiki torches and tropical panels. To make it that little bit more festive add masked centrepieces, baskets of fruit, beach balls and Acapulco chairs.
For the Company who Loves a Little Mystery
Moving from an upbeat, vivacious environment to a cynical and mysterious space – A Murder Mansion will have staff wanting more as they learn the truth behind a suspicious death. This type of event is perfect for a cocktail style function. This allows guests to mingle with other staff members as they work together to solve the mystery. Welcome staff to the occasion with a grand entrance – a deep red runner and two gothic candelabras either side. Create a luxurious sit down area for guests to compare notes with an old worldly yet stylish Louis day bed, a rustic gate to prop as a backdrop, brass cauldrons and hat stand. To give the space a bit more of a hair-raising, spine tingling vibe add oversized mirrors, the bigger the better to keep an eye on colleagues. And just for the fun of it why not section off where the supposed murder took place with yellow tape and an outline of the body with white chalk.
For the Company who can’t get out of the Office
Can’t get the office together outside of work hours? Don’t sweat it, bring the outdoors in! Clear a room and begin to style with pastel outdoor seating, birdcages, wine barrels, laurel leaf panels or lattice panels to create a backdrop. Section off an area with astro turf for team building games such as Giant Jenga, Croquet, Connect Four and Giant Chess. Staff will forget that they’re in the office and enjoy the celebrations of EOFY.
Now that you have a few ideas to run with give us a call or shoot us an email to transform these concepts into a reality. Let us make your EOFY party your best event yet.