And so… it came and is over. In a blink of an eye. All that planning, all the organizing. This round, we didn’t depend too much on Desmond, and being so green at events, I made a few oopsies :S Nothing that stopped the celebrations from going on, but things could have been much better. Few things I learnt (good & bad):
1. When it comes to food, either cater or do a potluck. I tried to get food from various places e.g. pizza, sushi, sandwiches, turkey from NTUC… Too much work. I switched to a caterer at the last min and they didn’t provide great service or food. (Imagine, when I ordered the food, I had to repeat what was in some dishes to them. And they can leave their catering stuff there from the 24th – 26th. They totally forgotten about their stuff!)
2. Do not attempt to bake everything for a corporate function. @.@ Especially when it coincides with a festive season that you need to do your own personal baking. Baking gingerbreads is fun, but I’m going to be staying away from them for a while…
3. Everyone likes doorgifts. *laughs*
4. When doing games, it’s best to get everyone in the various team involved. It was obvious everyone had fun while decorating the christmas ‘trees’. However things started to get a tad slower during the guess the song & artist part when each group had to send a representative up. Not too sure if it’s because something like that was done before previously that made people bored… But i feel that it’s good to have an activity when everyone has to get on their feet and do something instead of sending a representative up ;)
5. Do not do Christmas celebrations for company on christmas eve. Usually it’s the clear leave period by then. I felt somewhat bad that Andrew had to make it mandatory for Public to come down when they were all on leave till 2nd Jan. :/ Next time will schedule the next Xmas celebrations one week earlier, on a friday.
6. Delegate activities to people. I realize some people are quite keen to help as long as you ask. This round Kim Yan and I did most of the work, with Gary helping with the operations at the end, and Desmond being the Emcee. Thank goodness for them.
There are a few more, but those stand out most to me at the moment. Haha. I would say it was a good event, though much can be improved. Much thanks to Kim Yan for always being there.
Before I bore you further, here are some pics of that day! ;)