How to Plan an Unforgettable EOFY Party

The end of financial year is fast approaching and there’s no better excuse to organise a celebration for staff and clients.

EOFY parties are a great opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and achievements of your employees, keep office morale high and excite your team to finish the business year with even better results.

At Pages Event Hire, we can help you bring your EOFY party ideas to life with the perfect party equipment hire, no matter how big or small your budget. If you need some inspiration on planning an unforgettable event, read the below guide to help get you started.

Determine the Type of Event

The first thing you need to think about is the style of party that is most appropriate for your company. Would a glamorous cocktail party be best? Or perhaps a long lunch or leisurely degustation dinner? For smaller groups a more intimate dinner might be a great option but for larger companies, cocktail parties work well to get everyone up and mingling.

EOFY is in the heart of the winter season, so outdoor functions probably won’t be ideal unless you hire a marquee to keep your guests warm and dry. Once you have determined the style of event many of other details will start to fall into place.

Find the Right Function Venue

When it comes to selecting a venue, keep in mind that the venue will set the tone for the entire event so there’s a few important things to consider.

  • How much space you will need to accommodate your guest list
  • what type of catering you want
  • entertainment requirements
  • accessibility
  • location
  • security
  • on site event co-ordination along with aesthetics and layout are all factors which need some thought.

If you are considering a destination event, then you will also need to consider transportation options.

In NSW we are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing party venues, from beautiful beachside locations with stunning ocean views to picturesque country properties and wineries and not to mention some of Australia’s most famous restaurants, bars and function centres. There’s sure to be the perfect venue for you to create the ultimate EOFY party where your colleagues can unwind, relax and enjoy a night that’s focused on their achievements and results.

Be Unique

There’s no better way to build excitement and create a memorable event that is more than just the standard gala dinner than incorporating some unique elements into your party.

You don’t need to centre the whole party around a particular theme if you don’t want to, an easy way might be with out of the box entertainment like roaming magicians, live performances and acrobats or unique food options like food trucks, doughnut stations or ice cream carts.

Fun additions like these can break up the formalities and bring an air of fun that will have everyone wanting to party the day or night away.

Style with Furniture and Décor to Create the Perfect Atmosphere

The right furniture, décor and styling will bring your vision to life and create a truly memorable event. While many venues will have furniture covered, if you have hired a marquee or have a blank space to work with then you will need to find the right party hire equipment company that can supply all of your requirements.

Even if your venue has furniture, styling it up with appropriate décor pieces will transform the space, create a cohesive theme and add to the ambience. Styling options are endless, so be creative, think outside the square and have fun with the décor, after all you are wanting to create an exciting and joyful experience for your guests.

Celebrate and Inspire Your Team

Not only are EOFY parties are a great way to toast to a year’s hard work and show staff how much you’ve appreciated their dedication and achievements, it’s also a great chance for a mid-year motivational speech to keep morale high for a great finish to the rest of the business year. As much as you want everyone to relax and enjoy the festivities, it’s important to have some formal part to the event where you officially thank staff, reflect on the year’s results, and inspire your employees for the next financial year.

Are you planning an EOFY function and need the perfect party equipment hire company to help bring your vision to life? At Pages Event Hire, we have over 60 years’ experience working with a wide range of businesses of all sizes across all parts of NSW (Melbourne & Gold Coast) on their corporate events.

With a huge range of premium party equipment available for hire, we are sure to have everything you need to create an unforgettable EOFY event that will leave everyone talking for years to come. Contact our friendly team today.