Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Lunch 2017

Hello readers! Here to update on my company recent staff lunch as i was in the staff welfare committee and we decided to take on rotation basis to decide who take charge of each event so during the meeting, we agreed each individual portfolio so i was the main person in charge together with my colleague to organise this early christmas lunch!

We choose an early date because most of the staff will be clearing their leave during this month and not many will be around by then.
I love to organise such events especially if there are a higher budget, especially when it's nearing festive season, some catering do have beautiful setup so, i have tried to order from this caterer, How's catering during one of my event back in Aug and they were pretty good with their setup, so this time round we decided to enquire on their christmas menu.

My colleague went on to enquire for this caterer that i passed her the contact, while i went to arrange for the photobooth session during the lunch since no one had it before and i thought it would be pretty fun and interactive for staff to take photos beside the usual hanging around the catering area.

I like to engage my favourite photobooth vendor, Imagica Production, because i like the photo finishing and the quality is there. Price-wise, i know there are other cheap photobooth services but their cheap price comes also with cheap quality photo print. So, i still prefer to engage him and it's very straight forward because we have worked together several events. No fuss and things get done pretty fast.

He will help me to design the printing layout and we can choose the print type/backdrop etc and he will also set up this machine that you can view your face during the photo-taking, retake is also possible if you don't like any particular shot before he print out the photos. Unlimited shots too.

Eventually all the photos will also be uploaded to a link and there are gif mode that participants can download it online too. (Scroll down for some of the photos we took at the photobooth during the staff lunch)

So anyway, we arranged to have a pre-set up on the venue because they have quite alot of props to use for their setup. Even though i was kinda worried whether the cute snowman will get stolen because the area is open to public to walk around. So i was joking with the caterer in charge that we are not going to be responsible if the snowman or any other props goes missing. Hahaha. We did offered they want us to keep in the office and probably bring it out for display the next day, but they think it's ok.

The snowman is pretty cute! Hahaha, someone took a photo of me and send it to me as i couldn't stay to make sure they finished all the setup.
The next day, when they came and load the foods. Excited!
 Beside the snowman, there were christmas tree, reindeer and santa claus decor!

We were also having the long service award presentation ceremony before the staff lunch, it was also the first time i had to do the opening address, previously we have suggested to do the prize presentation around the lunch venue because i thought it will be pretty fast if i am the one who emcee. I am fast and furious, direct and straightforward. But our chairperson of the committee decided to have it in the lecture theatre so while it may took everyone about 15min to settle down, i took 10min to finish the presentation before dismissal so everyone can have their lunch.

I don't see a point to drag it any longer because let's face it, most people came for the food, definitely not to see the award presentation ceremony unless, they are one of the award recipents. Hahaha. Anyway it was just a presentation of certificate, for monetary consideration, they have received it long ago too.

Lunch was good and everyone was singing praises for it. We had the nespresso machine with the service staff managing it beside the chilled beverages. I think i am getting better and better in organising events. I just need to have the budget! Hahahaha.

After the lunch, we wait for our turns to take photos at the photobooth! Hahaha.
Taken with the remaining members in the committee, even though i was the one liaising with the vendors etc, but they have play their part well by helping out on the actual event when i give out the instructions, for eg, Selina helping to pass the certificate to our chair to present the cert to recipents, Merilyn helping me to identify who are the award recipents because i only remember their name but not their face, Grace,Jeremiah plus kesavan taking care of the food section to make sure staff don't start without ensuring the award ceremony has ended. Thank you to all!

I could see that the other colleagues were really having fun at the photobooth. Hahaha. In case you are wondering how come this photobooth has all this snowman props. It's not provided by the photobooth vendor. Hahaha, it was too mainstream to use the props provided plus the snowman looks really good to use as props.

So i suggested that maybe we can take down the snowman props, initially no one dare to do so, but since i make the first move, the others followed suit, so we remove them from the buffet setup table and bring it over to the photobooth section. Hahaha, though we were careful not to damage it during the photo-taking. Tadah! Took with xiaoyun while holding the snowman!

 Our staff welfare committee members!

I shall end this post for now.
Till then!