Event of the Week: Manly Hospital Christmas Party

December 30, 2013

Fun and Prizes the Order of the Day at Party Held at Ivanhoe Hotel

New South Wales’ Manly Hospital celebrated Christmas the 6th of December with a Christmas Party. The hospital’s party, held at the Ivanhoe Hotel, included tons of games and prizes to give away.

“It has been a few years since there has been a hospital Christmas party, so the pressure was on to make it a good one,” said Gemma Earlam  “The theme was a touch of sparkle in keeping with Christmas. We had approximately 150 people. A good mix of nursing, doctors and allied health staff. We decorated the area with sparkly decorations, fairy lights and balloons. There was food included and 2 drinks per person.”

Many people went away with Christmas prizes. “We had 10 lucky draw prizes including manicures, pedicures and max Brennan vouchers. We also had prizes to give away,” she said. “Best dressed of course, and runner up best dressed, most inventive touch of sparkle for a male, a prize for the first person that arrived, best head wear, most photographed male and a few others.” There was also a photographer on hand to take awesome pictures of everyone.

To get the word out about the event, Earlam said Facebook and emailing was used. “We also had put up posters around the hospital,” she said. The strategy worked, leading to an great turnout.

Earlam said the event was a rousing success and a great way to ring in the Christmas season. “The event was awesome. The venue looked amazing. Everything went smoothly and the main thing everyone said they had a ball. The atmosphere was great everyone mingled and danced and looked fabulous, she said.

The best part of the event for Earlam was “[s]eeing everyone have a great time and relax.” “It’s always good to see people out of work,” she said. “The whole night was great I think the highlight was the turn out…The DJ that played in the pub was also great. He played a really good selection of music which meant everyone got up to dance even the older people. Everyone is now talking about next year’s party already.”

If you’re planning your own corporate holiday party, Earlam said to have the right help. “Make sure you have the right people to help you organise the event and to spread the word,” she said.

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