5 Tips for the Perfect Work Christmas Party in Sydney


Work Colleagues enjoying their Christmas Party


5 Tips for the Perfect Work Christmas Party in Sydney


We’re well into the second half of the year now, which means Christmas party season isn’t too far away! If you’ve been allocated the responsibility of booking your work Christmas party, we’ve written some tips below on how to handle the whole process calmly and easily at every step:


Pick a style or theme

Will the Christmas party be a long lunch or an evening affair? Will there be a specific theme or fancy dress required? Will the theme you have in mind work with the number of people attending? These are things to consider when planning your work Christmas party in Sydney. Here at The Dog, our events team will be happy to give options on how to make your Christmas bash fun and memorable for all involved.


Choose a Venue

When choosing a venue in Sydney for your corporate Christmas party, it’s important to consider where people are coming from to attend. The Dog Hotel is located in Randwick in the heart of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with convenient public transport links to the city, and many other parts of Sydney, close by.


Get in the Christmas Spirit

A great way to get people feeling festive is to get some Christmas decorations in place for your Christmas party! We can deck the halls for you or you’re welcome to decorate your assigned space earlier in the day yourself.



Providing fantastic food is a great way to have your employees fondly remember the occasion long into the future. Do you plan on a formal sit-down meal, a buffet or plenty of finger food? Here at The Dog, our woodfired pizzas are always a big hit too! We have food and drinks packages to suit any budget, taste-buds or group size.



A Christmas party needs some entertainment for everyone to stick around and truly relax and enjoy themselves. Common options are live music and/or a DJ but other acts such as magicians or dancers are also very popular. We have plenty of ideas and options we’ll be happy to share with you on the perfect entertainment for your event.


So, what are you waiting for? Call our friendly events staff at The Dog today to discuss your 2018 corporate Christmas party and make this year’s event the best ever!

I just wanted to send out thanks and compliments. Our function yesterday was amazing, both the food and venue were very impressive. We had so many comments from our guests on both how delicious the meal was and the great venue. Baptiste and his staff were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the day. 

Alexis - May, 2017

I would like to thank you and the staff who worked at our function on Saturday who provided seamless and efficient service. There were many compliments from those who attended on the quality of food and the venue itself. Can you please pass on our thanks to the Chef and the rest of the staff.

Colleen O – July 2016

I had a great experience at the DOG last weekend. i had booked outside however due to the cold weather the team changed the booking at the very last minute and set our group of 20 up with a new spot indoors. Roast dinner was delicious and only had good feedback from other guests. Love the beer selection!!

Blake S – July 2016

We had a great day & everything went to plan. The music was brilliant & got the atmosphere going! 
Thanks so much for your help, I would definitely use the DOG again for a function or recommend you to others.

Laura M – June 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at the Dog on Sunday for making our function a success!
It was the perfect day and everyone really enjoyed the food and space you've created in the courtyard.

Christy - November 2016

I was going to send you a BIG thank you tomorrow. The staff were wonderful, friendly and organised. Everything went so smoothly and the food was fabulous, compliments to the chefs who were working so hard in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening and the table was perfect. Thank you for helping our night to be such a good one. We will be back for sure


Julie- December 2016

Thanks for your help organising my function. We had a great night and Baptiste was fantastic on the night.

Nicole - July 2017

Thank you for all your help in making it such a great night. Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

Scott - August, 2017

Thank you for your support for our event last night. It was a HUGE success from our standpoint – and we really appreciate the efforts of you and the DOG team. Angel (manager) in particular was extremely helpful – and provided great service to the team

Daniel - October 2017

Everything was really good at The Dog on Saturday, I have to say the staff were fantastic on the night and we really enjoyed ourselves… Thanks for helping to organise it and please pass on my thanks to the staff that night. 

Gabrielle - September 2017

The party went very well last week! I had a great time

Melissa - September 2017

It was an amazing night and the hospitality was fantastic, I can’t remember her name but the lady helping us working at the bar was great!...Thanks for everything, everyone loved the venue and we were already suggesting we should hire it again for our birthdays

Ryan - June 2018

All guests had an amazing time and were really well fed. The staff at the DOG were very polite and accommodating, no issues with them at all.  Really impressive. The Manager was very helpful and attentive.  I did not need to ask for remind him or the chefs on anything. I did say thank you to the staff, but if you could please pass on my compliments again. I will definitely recommend your venue.



Penelope - June 2017

It was a good night. Our older guests were very impressed with the refurbishment of the hotel.We were very happy with the attentiveness and help of your Manager on the night....can't remember his name but seemed to have a French accent. Also bar staff good, particularly the young woman who came out from the bar and helped us during the night in various ways.

Lara - July 2017


The party was sensational.  Please pass on our thanks to the staff at the DOG, they were great and definitely went above and beyond…Thanks for all you help,  I’m sure it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without your hands-on management.


Peter - June 2017