christmas party cruiseYou find yourself staring at your laptop screen in despair. Yes, the holidays have come again, and you have no idea how to tackle this year’s Christmas party. Do you want people at your house? The folding chairs and tables, the caterers, the stress — the mess. Nope! Not this year. Booking a big hall in town saves you the headache, but what a snooze — you’d skip your own party if you threw that kind of shindig — plus the expense.

What would make this holiday — or any holiday for that matter — really special? You want to enjoy your time off and your family, friends and co-workers — with maximum fun and minimal hassle. Of course, we have one idea that we think tops all the rest — but here are some great ideas to consider if you’re in Brisbane and want to stray from the ordinary. Hopefully, these suggestions will help you get off the internet and get straight to the fun!

The Laidback Christmas Party

Try The Wickham in Fortitude Valley when you want to throw all the frills out the window. If a pub can be called beautiful, you can call The Wickham a total knock-out. Of course, nothing cools off a warm night as quickly as pitchers of fresh tap beers, and nothing goes with beer quite like burgers. If you like your burgers tall — very tall — and loaded with quality meats (think rib fillet) and flavours (like chipotle slaw), you’ll love The Wickham’s bold approach to the humble burger. Christmas never felt this easy.

The Foodie’s Christmas Party

For a spot geared to the food lovers in your group, hit the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, also in Fortitude Valley. Something about the Woolly Mammoth just invites sharing, and their menu is perfectly geared for fun and friends. With unique items including Kentucky Fried Tofu Burgers and Cortile pizza with roasted lamb and smoked beef, you’ll never see burgers or pizzas the same way again. Have everyone in your party order something different for a communal experience that will satisfy, delight and maybe even inspire some creativity in the kitchen once you get back home. The Woolly Mammoth guarantees a Christmas party with a twist!

The Upscale Christmas Party

For an affair that’s all class, have your Christmas party at Privé249, located in the Sofitel hotel. With cushioned banquets, a design interior in soothing autumnal colours and exemplary service, what will really stand out, however, is the menu. Specialising in the freshest seafood and finest cuts of beef, all prepared in style that represents classic preparations with a healthful flair, Privé249 will truly help you feel like celebrating the holiday.

The Beer and Chicken Wing Christmas Party

For the ultimate in low-key, head to Archive, a “Beer Boutique.” The somewhat stuffy name belies the casual atmosphere you’ll find once you arrive. Items like wings will look like a work of art — but one painted in sticky bourbon plum sauce. And what better companion will you have for your beer than “The Hangover Burger,” a combination of breakfast favourites — eggs, bacon, hash browns and tomato chutney — with fresh beef patties on an egg bun? Visiting Archive may also solve what you’ll be doing for New Year’s …

The Christmas party unlike any other …

Of course, we think a cruise on Brisbane Party Cruise along the Brisbane River tops them all. Consider this.

Want gourmet fare from a five-star chef that focuses on eclectic flavours and utilises only locally-sourced ingredients? We have that.

What about music that members of your party select — from their smartphones — from a huge assortment of the best Christmas and party tracks around? We have that. Want luxury surroundings that give your guests the space to dance, laugh and have fun but also includes ample quieter spaces for more intimate moments? We have that, too.

We also have something that’s hard to find anywhere else. The beautiful backdrop of Brisbane’s city skyline. No, not just a window with a limited view — but the whole, beautiful sight. Take it all in — the lights, the night, the fresh air and the water, all with the people you most want to spend time with. And all this costs far less than you might expect.

This is what we think Christmas should really be about.

For a gathering that’s fun, festive and truly unique, have your Christmas party with Brisbane Party Cruises — it may not be your last!

Proudly serving Western Australia for over ten years, Brisbane Party Cruises recently completed a from—the-hull-up renovation of our flagship vessel, the Island Princess, investing over $1 million in the project. This makes the Island Princess Brisbane’s first and only vessel dedicated solely to premium entertainment on the Brisbane River. It’s also the first choice of any seeking private, luxury accommodations on the water to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Combined with our seasoned staff and personalized service, you’re unlikely to find a better celebration experience anywhere, on or off the water.

Considering a new Christmas ritual this season, but don’t wait. Call us on 1-800-466-622 to book your cruise or visit us online. Have the most memorable Christmas party ever — with Brisbane Party Cruises. Trust Brisbane Party Cruises, Brisbane’s top party specialists!




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