How do you create the ultimate office Christmas party? There are some simple but big ideas that can make your event a great success, whether the idea of being volunteered to organise the big year-end event at your workplace fills you with excitement or dread. For example, if you know what to do with lighting and the size of your props, that’s more than half the battle won.
Lisa Wiles is the founder of Sydney Party Planner, a company she launched in 2001 after working in the events industry for global companies for over 20 years. She has professionally organised hundreds of themed Christmas parties and loves a challenge, which has included venues from country barns to secret warehouses.
Quotes from Episode:
"Anyone can do events but it's the people that love it that bring the extra."
"People talk about decorations but I think lighting is way more important than decorations".
"There's this guy... it's in an industrial wasteland of warehouses and near the airport, and his life passion is to restore carousels and penny arcade circus games. The whole venue just absolutely blows your mind when you walk in".
-Lisa’s most challenging Christmas party assignment and how she solved it
-From Cuban to Gatsby to Beach themes
-How to use lighting effectively in a party
-What to do if you’re given a blank canvas
-Career destroying moves at Christmas parties
-How the event industry and party suppliers are affected by Covid
-Can you save a party if not enough people turn up?
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