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How To Convince Your Boss To Throw An Epic Christmas Party

By Phoebe McRae
22nd Nov 2017

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Ohhhh office Christmas parties. No one likes them, LBH. That is, unless they’re organised by anybody but the boss. Lucky for you, we’ve teamed up with Rockpool Dining Group to let you in on how to convince your boss to throw an epic Christmas party. You can thank us later.

#1 Organise It For Them

The best way to convince your boss to throw an epic Christmas party is to do the hard work for them, duh. Organise every last detail and you’ll get everything you ever wanted. We hope.

#2 Book The Venue

If they don’t trust you to organise everything (they can be a little controlling, cant they!?), at least offer to book the venue. We’re talking about a venue with the best cocktails in town (aka El Camino Cantina), plenty of space (aka The Argyle) and/or allllll of the good vibes (we’re talking Bavarian Bier Café kinda atmosphere).

#3 Make Sure There’s Plenty Of Food

Food is probably the single most important thing at any office Christmas party. Always over cater and make sure it’s more than just boring canapés, please. If you’ve got a huge office, you can’t go wrong with the all you can eat taco menus at El Camino (perfect for a group, duh) and if your team is on the smaller side, we strongly suggest you book a huge table at Bavarian Bier Café on York Street so you can eat yourselves into a pork knuckle food coma. They even have a  Christmas feasting menus with a limited edition platter featuring Bavarian roast chook, potato and gravy balls, sausages and more. #Droooool.

#4 And Allllll Of The Drinks

Every Christmas party needs beer, wine and cocktails. If drinks are a top priority (ICYMI they 100% are), head to The Argyle, where the espresso martinis are free-flowing and the brews are top notch. Happy hour starts at 5pm. FYI you have two booz-e-ful hours.

#5 Ban Any Sort Of Theme

No one likes dressing up. Tell your boss people won’t be able to focus on their work during the busiest time of the year because they’ll be too busy thinking about their costumes. No boss likes low productivity. Fact.

#6 Hang Out For The After Party

Your boss will probs leave by the time the after party rolls around and we all know this the moment you have been waiting for. The real party is the after party. Book a table somewhere with a D-floor like The Argyle or El Camino and get ready to cut loose and do some real team bonding.

So there you have it. Eat, drink and be merry—it’s that simple. Book a spot at The Argyle, El Camino or Bavarian Bier Café and the whole office will love you. You might even get some extra brownie points with the boss. Just sayin’.

Editor's Note: This article was produced in partnership with Rockpool Dining Group. Thank you for supporting the partners who make The Urban List possible. For more information on our editorial policy, click here

Image credit: Rockpool Dining Group

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