Ashes 2017 Update


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Ashes 2017 Update

Cricket fans rejoice – the Ashes series is just around the corner! The iconic Aussie clash is set to bowl you over from November 23 to 27.

Prepare for a day of sun, beer, good times, oh – and cricket! Take your love of backyard cricket to the big leagues and get amongst the action in the stands.

November 23 will see the start of the 1st Test for Australia v England at the Gabba, from 10am.

Being down the road from the Gabba, both the Piney and Helsby’s Ale House make for the perfect pre and post match go-to.

We’re already booked out on the first day of the match – so make sure you secure your spot for the following days now!

Call (07) 3393 1111 to reserve your table now.

Please note: Various Pineapple Hotel specials will not be available during the Ashes Series.

11 Engagement Party Ideas Everyone Will Love


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Updated 17th November 2017.

Engagement Parties Brisbane

11 Engagement Party Ideas Everyone Will Love

So you’ve got the ring on your finger and updated your Facebook relationship status accordingly, the only thing left to do to set your engagement off is to throw a great party at an even greater engagement party venue. But if you don’t want to settle for just any old celebration, our team have come up with 11 great engagement party ideas that’ll have you smiling all the way down the aisle.

 

Engagement Party Ideas
Engagement Party Idea 1: Make it a masquerade

Theming & Styling

Give your party a dark and mysterious feeling with some mood lighting, candlelit tables and stylish mirrors. For some added style points book a venue with your very own romantic balcony overlooking the city – talk about romantic.

 

Dress Ups/Attire

When it comes to masquerade balls, style is everything. Grab a great disguise and get ready to hit the dance floor – but warning, even a mask won’t cover up Aunty Rita’s signature dance moves.

 

Food menu ideas
You can’t have a fancy dress ball engagement party calls for some seriously fancy food to match! How about freshly shucked oysters, seared scallops on the half shell and miniature beef mignon – ooh la, la!

 

Beverage menu ideas
Speaking of fancy, no engagement celebration is complete without a little bubbly. Get in the celebratory mood and toast to the beginning of your new adventure with an endless supply of premium Australian sparkling wine.

 

Entertainment
Let’s face it, tor an upmarket affair like this, an iPod is just not going to cut it! Go hard or go home with a killer live band – Bonus points if you can convince your Uncle Kevin to whip out an impromptu guitar solo.

 

 

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Engagement Party Idea 2: The winter wonderland party

Who cares if it’s 35 degrees outside, nothing makes a statement quite like a winter wonderland!

 

Theming & Styling

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow or at least make it look like it has. Turn up the air con, hire an ice sculpture and transform your function space into a romantic snowy escape – just remember, licking an ice sculpture may seem like a great idea at the time, but some pranks aren’t worth the awkward trip to the emergency room, we’re looking at you Michael.

 

Dress Ups

You might be the one wearing white on the big day, but an all white engagement party has got some serious style appeal, just avoid the red wine.

 

Food Menu Ideas

Match your menu to the theme with a warming, seasonal buffet with spiced ham off the bone and roast turkey with cranberry dressing.

 

Beverage Ideas

Keeping with the all-white theme, why not gab a great selection of local and international white wines and sparkling – your dry cleaner will thank you later.  

 

Entertainment

Just dying to show off all those romantic happy snaps? Pop together a photo gallery set to music and entertain your guests with your cutest moments – and hey, a few embarrassing ones too just for fun.

 

 

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Engagement Party Idea 3: The Greatest Show on Earth!

Escape the wedding planning circus and become the ringleader of your very own circus themed party instead! Roll up, roll up – but don’t roll down the stairs later.

 

Styling and Theme
While hiring an elephant might be a little out of your budget that doesn’t mean you can’t make your party come alive with the circus feeling. Recreate the big top feeling with lots of reds accents and some fun lighting with lots of glitter to match!

 

Costumes
Give your party a whacky edge with circus inspired dress ups and costumes, like acrobats, jugglers and lion tamers. But be warned – clowns may be funny but drunk clowns are just kind of scary.

 

Food Menu Ideas
No trip to the circus is complete without your favourite finger food. Give your engagement party a fun edge by hiring your very own cotton candy maker or hot buttered popcorn machine for the day.

 

Beverage Menu Ideas
Put a grown up twist on your circus favorites with some crazy cocktail combinations and lots of icy cold champagne – remember you want to channel Cirque Du Soleil not Circus Oz.

 

Entertainment

While your partner might be really impressed with your epic juggling skills, take the pressure off yourself and hire some real circus professionals.

 

 

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Engagement Party Idea 4: A very beachy engagement party

Winter wonderland not your thing? Give your engagement party a tropical feel with your very own beach party (minus the sand).

 

Theme Styling
Fortunately setting a beachy theme is cinch when you live in tropical Queensland year round. Just grab some beach balls, your best beach brolly and a couple of towels and hey presto, you’re halfway to turning your engagement party into your very own piece of Byron Bay.

 

Costumes
How do we put this delicately? Hawaiian shirts are A-Okay. Your favourite budgie smugglers are not. We’re looking at you Uncle Les.

 

Food Menu Ideas
No engagement beach party is complete without a genuine Aussie BBQ! But skip the snags and take it up a notch with rib fillet steaks, marinated prawns and tender lamb skewers.

 

Beverage Menu Ideas
Did somebody say icy cold beers? Oh look, twist our arm why don’t you.

 

Entertainment
While a traditional game of beach cricket might be out. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some classic beach side fun. Why not challenge your family and friends to a hula competition or some cutthroat limbo? You’d be surprised how limber your Nanna is even after her hip replacement.

 

 

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Engagement Party Idea 5: The “way we were” party

Go back in time to 2010 when you first met and recreate the good old days with a unique party dedicated to that golden period where everything was still so new.

 

Theming & Styling

Make your function space truly strand out from the rest with a nod to your first date. Did you go to the movies? Design your invitations to look like movie tickets and create your very silver screen magic with a custom movie poster, “coming to an altar near you”.  Just make sure to keep it PG until the oldies leave.

 

Dress Ups/Attire

It was a time of bandage dresses, asymmetrical hemlines and the pinnacle of Lady Gaga’s wacky outfits – hello, meat dress – it’s time to dig deep into your wardrobe and unearth those cringe worthy clothes you wish you had left into past, because you know deep down you’re just dying to see your Uncle Darryl with a hair bow.

 

Food menu ideas

Can you remember what you ate on your first date? Find clever ways to incorporate your favourite food into the celebration with a menu that’s all about you. If there’s one way to get to someone’s heart, it’s through their stomach.

 

Beverage menu ideas

Need a bit of Dutch courage before your walk down the aisle? Why not really make your mark with a custom cocktail? Or add a little extra sparkle – you know other than the ring – with free flowing champagne all night long.

 

Entertainment

Still have your first ever playlist you made for each other? It’s time to dust of those iPod and get ready to rock with non stop hits from the year you met. From Katy Perry to Jay Z, take a turn down memory lane with a couple of guaranteed floor fillers – just be sure to get a video of your Aunty Linda busting a move to Eminem, you never know when you’re going to need it.

 

So don’t just settle for any old cocktail and canapé affair, make your Brisbane engagement party really stand out from the crowd with a custom celebration that’s all about you.

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Engagement Party Idea 6: Go Glamping

Theming & Styling
Whether you take it inside or out, it’s all about unfinished wood, soft draped curtains and plenty of fur at this party. If you’ve got the space, open tipis piled with comfy cushions will create the perfect space to sit and sip warm mulled wine, while table settings featuring rustic wooden logs, plenty of greenery and mason jars will continue the look.

Dress Ups
No need to be too practical for this camping trip – high heeled leather boots and cute patterned ponchos are definitely allowed! Think Country Road with just a dash of Burning Man, and tassels, tassels everywhere.

Food, Beverages & Catering
Forget canned food and mystery stew – the g in glamping doesn’t just stand for glamorous, it stands for gourmet. Turn the wood-fired BBQ menu up a notch with mini sliders, skewers, and slow cooked meats, all paired with fruity punch. After the main affair, your guests can hit the (rustically decorated, of course) dessert table, or roast marshmallows over a carefully tended fire.

Entertainment
Has all that partying got you and your guests looking like you’ve gone bush? Ensure everyone stays looking their glamorous best with a mani and pedi station, or bring in a stylist for mini makeovers!

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Engagement Party Idea 7: Summer Party

Theming & Styling
Think bright, colourful and tropical for this summer shindig! Whether it’s the right season for your engagement party date or not, a summer party is the perfect way to spread a little sunshine, with loads of bright tropical flowers adorning your tables, colourful paper straws and cocktail jugs full of sangria and lemonade, and plenty of confetti to throw on the dance floor.

Dress Ups
No, we’re not going to suggest those hideous Hawaiian shirts Uncle Bevan wears – this summer party has a little more style. Tell the boys to hunt down some vintage Mambo to wear with tailored lined shorts and deck shoes, while the girls can float in wearing tropical sundresses and wide straw hats.

Food, Beverages & Catering
What else would be on the menu but seafood? Pile a table with ice, and stack on the fresh prawns, oysters and fresh salads. For dessert, you could go simple with bright macarons and summer fruits – or get a little extravagant and put on an ice cream sundae bar!

Entertainment
Summer weather is perfect for getting outdoors and playing games on the lawn – even if it’s winter, you’re inside and it’s astroturf. Arrange to have the likes of giant Jenga, Connect 4 and coits awaiting on a grassy area, and watch as your guests suddenly get wildly competitive!

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Engagement Party Idea 8: Pink Party

Theming & Styling
The key for this theme is to not go overboard. Yes, you can get pink tablecloths, plates, straws, cups, bunting and more – but sometimes, less is more. Start with plenty of white and add in generous pink touches, with a splash of sparkling gold here and there to ensure your party is more glam, less Barbie dream house circa 1990.

Dress Ups
What else – everyone has to wear pink! Whether it’s a splash of pink or all pink, there’s no doubt you’re going to have some great photos – although we’re not sure that will be a good thing when you’re looking back on the flounced taffeta number your future mother-in-law wore.

Food, Beverage & Catering
Just us promise us one thing – don’t overdo it with the pink food colouring. For savoury, beetroot stained sushi donuts with pickled ginger are stunning to see and oh so trendy, while charcuterie, beetroot hummus and beetroot goats cheese tarts are both delicious and simple to make. For dessert and drinks, it’s all about the pink cupcakes, French martinis and plenty of rosé!

Entertainment
You could go with a dancefloor playlist dedicated to Pink and Pink Floyd – or you could do a throwback to the days when Debbie’s pink taffeta outfit was cool, the 90s, and get a DJ to rock those hits until the early hours!

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Engagement Party Idea 9: ‘I DO’ BBQ

Theme & Styling

The ‘I Do BBQ’ is a popular engagement party option for the more relaxed, down to earth couple who like to keep things simple. Fire up the 6 burner and crack a couple of cold ones with your closest mates to celebrate your big news in classic Aussie style.

Dress Ups

For an ‘I do’ BBQ you want to keep things pretty casual but you also don’t want anyone wandering around in stubbies and a singlet at your engagement party. Find a nice balance by encouraging guys to wear tailored shorts and deck shoes. The ladies can rock nice comfy summer dresses and sandals.

Food Beverages & Catering

For your BBQ engagement Party, you will want to opt for the classic options, sausages, steaks, burgers, prawns and salads.  As with most BBQ’s you can ask your guests to bring a plate to keep the budget down. To make sure all bases are covered, keep a list of who’s bringing what. For drinks, a couple of slabs of beer and some nice white wine should do the trick. You might want to also invest in champagne for a toast.

Entertainment

No Aussie BBQ is complete without a game of Backyard cricket. An ‘I do BBQ’ is no different. If you don’t have space for a game of cricket you can always crack out the bocci.

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Engagement Party Idea 10: A Roaring 20’s Speak Easy

Theme & Styling

If you’ve been dreaming of a Gatsby style speakeasy since you first read the book in high school, an engagement party is a perfect opportunity to make it happen. When it comes to styling just think of yourself as Nick Caraway wondering through one of Gatsby’s Parties for the first time. This will include champagne towers, swanky jazz tunes, and plenty of glitter and gold.

Dress Ups

Speakeasy fashion for women is all about fringed flapper dresses, feathers, stockings and boas. Gentlemens costumes should be dapper. Think vintage style waistcoats, high waisted pants, and a flat cap, fedora or a poke pie hat.

Food, Beverages, Catering

The best way to feed your guests at a 1920’s style speakeasy engagement party is by rotating a variety of hors-d’oeuvre throughout the evening. In The Great Gatsby, some of the hors-d’oeurves mentioned include baked ham which can be made elegant by adding maraschino cherries.  Alcohol may have been outlawed in 1920s America, but that wasn’t stopping anyone from drinking it. A proper speakeasy beverage list should include champagne as well as a variety ‘prohibition cocktails’ such as ‘Gin Rickey’ and ‘mint julep’.

Entertainment

If you’re going to host a speakeasy engagement party there is no point in doing it by halves. Add some 1920’s magic to your evening with a performance from a live Jazz band.

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Engagement Party Idea 11: A Mexican Fiesta

Theme & Styling

In celebration of your love, invite your amigos to party like there is no manana with a Mexican style fiesta. The décor for an engagement fiesta should include colour, colour and more colour. Think bright reds, yellows, greens and blues. DIY colourful tissue paper flowers are easy and affordable to make and they can really bring the theme to life. Another fun idea is to use cacti instead of flowers for centrepieces.

Dress Up

For a Mexican fiesta, everyone should wear as much colour as possible. The women can wear flowers in their hair, the more exotic the better. The men might like to don a poncho or simply a colourful shirt. There is always the option to be silly with the theme by dressing as something iconic to Mexican culture such as a taco but be careful to avoid offensive stereotypes as this will only make people feel uncomfortable and ruin the mood.

Food, Beverage, Catering

You can’t have a fiesta without a Mexican feast. An easy option for catering is to create a taco and burrito station where guests are given the opportunity to choose their favourite fillings. Another option might be to hire a Mexican food truck to save you the stress and hassle of cooking yourself. For drinks, you might want to consider hiring a margarita machine. if you are on a budget, a couple of cartons of coronas should do the trick.

Entertainment

A great way to entertain your engagement party guests is with a piñata. Get creative by filling the piñata with fun party favours that adults will get a kick out of such as mini tequila bottles. You could also surprise your guests by hiring a mariachi band to perform. This will give your Mexican fiesta the ultimate authentic atmosphere.

Piney Grand Final Party this Long Weekend


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Two Grand Finals falling onto a long weekend? Yeah, we’re going to celebrate that. The Pineapple Hotel will be tackling one heck of an epic long weekend party, packed full of food, brews and Grand Final views.

The Piney will be kicking things off on September 30 for the AFL Grand Final. Starting nice and early at 11am, we’ll be serving a special AFL menu throughout the day, followed by drink specials and live entertainment!

The NFL Grand Final on October 1 will draw in a family friendly day, featuring a great kids menu before kick off at 6.30pm. Other offerings will include menu and drink specials spreading out over all areas of the Pineapple Hotel!

The third and final reason to celebrate this long weekend is Industry Day on October 2. The day rightfully celebrates hospitality and entertainment workers, encouraging all you legends to kick back and relax with some bevvies and good food – and that’s exactly what we’ll offer.

NRL Grand Final at the Pineapple Hotel


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The final countdown is just around the corner! Get caught up in all the epic NRL Grand Final action at the Pineapple Hotel, kicking off at 6pm.

 

Live and loud across all our big screens, you’ll be able to get into the spirit of the game with the best seats in the house. Viewable from our Park Bar, 5th Bar, Beer Garden and Restaurant, a bite and a brew or two will be readily available to keep you satisfied throughout the night.

With a $10 lunch menu, $25 300g Rib Fillet and plenty of drinks specials this is an event not to be missed!

Book your spot now! (07) 3393 1111

AFL Grand Final At The Pineapple Hotel


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From kick off to kick ons, the Pineapple Hotel will be hosting the ultimate FREE AFL Grand Final celebration on September 30.

The Piney will be up and raring to go with a special AFL menu from 11am, getting you all fuelled up for the game of the season. Once 2.30 hits, you’ll find yourself sitting and cheering with the best seats in Brisbane.

Whether your team pulls through or not, you’ll be stoked that you’re surrounded by mates, drinks specials and the best live entertainment after 6pm.

Brace yourself for Brisbane’s must-attend grand final party!

The Pineapple Hotel are currently taking bookings for the AFL Grand Final in the Plantation Room and in the back of the Steak House. To secure your spot, please contact Stacey on [email protected] or 0499499549 to book a table.

Story Bridge Closed Sunday 27th August 2017


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Please note that the Story Bridge will be closed from 4am – 11.30am this Sunday 27th August for the annual Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run event.

 

The 2017 Bridge to Brisbane Day Fun Run requires the use of public roads. This means changed traffic conditions and clearways must be enforced to ensure the safety of the events participants and friendly volunteers.

Event organisers have advised the public to please plan their journey of travel in Brisbane on Sunday 27 August ahead of this date. When planning your travel arrangements please ensure you leave plenty of time as traffic delays may occur.

 

The Story Bridge is expected to re-open at 11:30am, leaving plenty of time for people travelling to the Pineapple Hotel to watch the Mayweather v McGregor fight time to arrive.

Christmas Party Games


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Christmas Party Games

Hey, planning the perfect Christmas party can be tricky. Sometimes your guests are more naughty than nice (we’re looking at you, questionably handsy Santa), the egg nog takes more casualties than you’d intended, or the catering’s a flop, and you all spend the evening crowded around some decidedly un-festive hummus.

Here’s the good news: no matter how the rest turns out, you can turn a Christmas party into the season to be jolly with a good holiday game.

Christmas Party Game 1: Ornament Guess  

Ho-ho-how many do you think? Round your guests up for an ice-breaker game. Everyone guesses how many ornaments they think are on the tree (no long-winded counting sessions, guys), and puts their guess on a piece of paper. Once the arrival cocktails are done with, the winner is announced and the gift-giving begins with a prize. Take that, Secret Santa

Christmas Party Game 2: White Elephant

If you think Secret Santa’s been so done to death that even Rudolph wouldn’t fly him, it’s time to switch things up. For White Elephant, everyone brings in a gift (with a price limit to keep things even), and guests pick things out of a communal pile.

Now, keep your eye on Gus from Trade Services, ‘cause this is where things get serious. Every guest takes their turn, either picking a gift off the table, or stealing a previous gift someone has already unwrapped. Once someone has stolen your gift, you can pick a new one off the table or steal an existing gift. The game ends once all the gifts on the table have been taken (and everyone’s seriously craving a post-game whisky).

Christmas Party Game 3: Candy Cane Relay 

Forget the sweet-talk under the mistletoe: here’s the real party treat. Challenge guests to take as many candy canes out of a bowl as you can in 60 seconds. The catch? You have to use a candy cane in your mouth to fish them out. Whether you’re celebrating with coworkers or kids at the family festivities, this is sure to be a hit.

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Christmas Party Game 4: Holiday ABC

Annnnnd break! Split into teams and let’s get quizzical. With the alphabet written vertically down pieces of paper, challenge everyone to write a holiday word starting with each letter. First team to finish wins!

Christmas Party Game 5: Message under a plate

Planning a Christmas feast? Surprise your dinner party guests with messages under their plates. On hidden slips of paper, write strange phrases each guest needs to casually fit into the conversation without being caught. If you accuse someone of using their phrase, and you’re wrong, you’re out of the game.

Get ready for some really weird conversations about purple monkey dishwashers.

Things are brewing at the Pineapple Hotel…


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The Pineapple Hotel has been a Brissie favourite since 1864, and through renovations, additions, and new generations,
we’ve been the spot for those fight night beers, pre-footy feeds, and brewtiful Sunday sessions in the Park Bar.

 

It’s time to get excited, Brisbane, because a whole new chapter has begun at the Pineapple Hotel!

 

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Hop, drop and roll to the brand new Helsby’s Ale House, the Pineapple Hotel’s very own craft beer bar. Decked out in unique Pineapple throwbacks
and a slieu of beer taps, there’s a whole lot brewing at your old favourite.

 

Trust us, with its extensive range of local, independent beers, a visit’s good for what ales you.

 

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Top Christmas Party Ideas 2017: Corporate Edition


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Top Christmas Party Ideas 2017: Corporate Edition

Christmas Party Style Guide 2017

Can’t you hear those sleigh bells jingling? Don’t worry you’re not suffering from tinnitus, it’s just the sound of your corporate Christmas party coming up fast. Don’t let the silly season sneak up on you this year, start planning your Christmas party with our special guide.

Office Christmas Party Ideas 2017

The shops have been stocking advent calendars since October and you’ve heard ‘all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ so many times you’re beginning to understand why someone knocked them out in the first place. Yes, Christmas is coming and with it comes the grizzly task of planning your end of year celebration. But if the thought of locking down another boring event has got you saying ‘humbug’ then let our friendly team help you find your Christmas cheer with our top Christmas party ideas.

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Office Christmas Function Idea 1. Charity Ball

Elegant, timeless and a great opportunity to put a little something back into the community, spread some Christmas cheer to those who need it most with a black and white themed charity ball. Get into the spirit of Saint Nick and entertain your clients with a cocktail and canape soiree complete with silent charity auction, then donate all of the proceeds to a cause that’s close to your company’s heart. It’s the perfect way to take some of the silly out of the season and get back in touch with your inner philanthropist.

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Office Christmas Function Idea 2. Team Planning Session and Surprise Party

The year may be winding down but that’s no reason for work to stop, right? Yeah, your employees aren’t going to like that line either, which is why springing a last-minute team planning session to strategize for the year ahead is going to go down like a lead balloon – until you reveal that it’s a surprise Christmas party complete with an open bar, food platters and live DJ. The look on their faces will be priceless…that’s if they don’t commit mutiny beforehand.

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Office Christmas Function Idea 3. Christmas Roast

Got a soft spot for a family tradition? Then why not treat your very own urban family to a traditional Christmas roast with the works. Gather up the whole office and sit down to a decadent long lunch complete with matching wines and Christmas crackers. Swap your ho, ho, ho for ha, ha, ha as you bring in the silly season with friends.

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Office Christmas Function Idea 4. Ping Pong Tournament

It’s the latest trend to hit the Christmas party circuit and we’re jumping on board! Yes, it’s time to give your end of year function some serious balls with a ping-pong tournament. Finally the feud between HR and IT can be settled once and for all without resorting to blows. But be warned, challenging your boss to a round after too many rounds? That’s a paddlin’.

Office Christmas Function Idea 5. After Work Drinks

Tight on time and even tighter on budget? Send the silly season off the easy way with a casual after work catch up at the bar with your favourite colleagues. Make it truly fun by

Top 5 Corporate Christmas Party Themes

Xmas Party Ideas 2017

Xmas Party Idea 1: Make it a masquerade:

Theming & Styling: Give your party a dark and mysterious feeling with lots of gold tones, dark corners and mood lighting, score some added style points with your very own romantic balcony overlooking the city – you saucy Santa Clause you.

Dress Ups/Attire: When it comes to masquerade balls, style is everything. So grab a disguise and get ready to hit the dance floor – but warning, even a mask won’t cover up Glenda from HR’s mad dance moves, you go girl.

Food menu ideas: You can’t have a fancy dress ball calls without some fancy food to match! Think freshly shucked oysters, individual black olive and goats cheese tartlets and miniature beef mignon – ooh la, la!

Beverage menu ideas: Speaking of fancy, no Christmas party is complete without a little bubbly. Get in the celebratory mood and toast to another successful year done and dusted with an endless supply of premium Australian sparkling wine.

Entertainment: Let’s face it, tor an upmarket affair like this, an iPod is just not going to cut it! Go hard or go home with a killer live band – bonus points if you can convince your boss to crowd surf over the IT team at least once.

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Xmas Party Idea 2: Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Who cares if it’s 35 degrees outside, nothing says “Christmas” quite like a winter wonderland!

Theming & Styling:
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow or at least make it look like it has. Turn up the air con, hire an ice sculpture and transform your function space into the ultimate snowy escape – just remember, licking an ice sculpture may seem like a great idea at the time, but some pranks aren’t worth the awkward trip to the emergency room, are we right Kevin?

Dress Ups:
Kooky Christmas sweaters, furry hats and cosy scarves are must if your going to pull off a proper white Christmas in the middle of summer. The humidity might be on the rise, but so will your chances of nabbing that promotion when your boss sees you in your snowman sweater complete with strategically placed carrot. Classic!

Food Menu Ideas:
Match your menu to the theme with a warming, seasonal buffet with spiced ham off the bone and roast turkey with cranberry dressing.

Beverage Ideas:
Wash it all down with a holiday inspired cocktail or a hearty selection of beers on tap, after all you can’t get into the Christmas spirit without a drink in your hand.

Entertainment:
A traditional winter wonderland party calls for carolling, but how about giving this tradition a bit of an update with some office karaoke instead?

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Xmas Party Ideas 3: Christmas Circus

Escape the corporate circus and become the ringleader of your very own Christmas circus instead! Roll up, Roll up – just be careful not to doll down the stairs later.

Styling and Theme
While hiring an elephant might be a little out of your budget that doesn’t mean you can’t make your party come alive with the circus feeling. Recreate the big top feeling with lots of reds accents and some fun lighting.

Costumes
Give your party a whacky edge with circus inspired dress ups and costumes, but be warned – clowns may be funny but drunk clowns are just downright scary.

Food Menu Ideas:
No trip to the circus is complete without your favourite finger food. Consider getting your very own cotton candy maker or hot buttered popcorn machine for the day.

Beverage Menu Ideas
Put a grown up twist on your circus favorites with some crazy cocktail combinations and lots of icy cold champagne – think more Cirque Du Soleil than Circus Oz.

Entertainment:
While your kids may be really impressed with your ability to juggle oranges in the kitchen, give yourself the night off and hire some genuine street performers instead – no offence intended Larry, but throwing one orange in the air and catching it does not count as juggling.

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Xmas Party Idea 4: A very beachy Christmas.

Winter wonderland not your thing? Give your party a tropical edge with your very own beach party (minus the sand).

Theme Styling:
Fortunately setting a beachy theme is cinch when you live in tropical Queensland year round. Just grab some beach balls, your best beach brolly and a couple of towels and hey presto, you’re halfway to turning your function space into Byron Bay.

Costumes:
How do we put this delicately? Hawaiian shirts are A-Okay. Your favourite budgie smugglers are not. We’re talking to you Terry, and you bloody well know it.

Food Menu Ideas
No Christmas beach party is complete without a genuine Aussie BBQ, but don’t just settle for snags, take it up a notch with rib fillet steaks, marinated prawns and tender lamb skewers.

Beverage Menu Ideas
Did somebody say icy cold beers? Oh look, twist our arm why don’t you.

Entertainment
While a traditional game of beach cricket might be out. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some classic beach side fun. Why not challenge your work mates to a hula competition or some cut throat limbo?

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Xmas Party Idea 5: Christmas All Around The World

Why not celebrate your team’s diverse cultural backgrounds with a little Christmas around the world party?

Theming:
Who said Christmas is all about the tree? Why not shake things up with some fun additions from all around the world? Do a little research on the background of your employees and incorporate their nationalities’ traditional holiday décor into the décor around the venue, while you’re at it, see if you can figure out the meaning of Kwanza, lord knows we’re still stumped.

Costumes:
Whether it’s a singlet and thongs or a bright and colorful sari, brighten up the atmosphere by encouraging your work mates to wear their traditional clothes to the party.

Food Menu Ideas
Whether it’s a spicy curry, Spanish tapas or crispy skinned peking duck pancakes, add some serious flavour to your party by setting up individual food stations from all around the world.

Beverage Menu Ideas
Keep the theme going with a selection of local and international beers, wine and spirits.

Entertainment
Get to know each other better by playing fun games like matching the crazy Christmas custom to the country and singing Christmas carols from all around the world.

 


 

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Start planning your party at Brisbane’s best Christmas party venue. See our Xmas function packages now.

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Saturday July 1st – Chris Arede

Saturday July 8th– Steve Williamson

Saturday July 15th– Kane Cahill

Saturday July 22nd – Kane Cahill

Saturday July 29th – Chris Arede

 

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