Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Shift In Christmas Party Culture

Breakfast And Lunchtime Events Gaining Ground

In recent years, the traditional image of a nighttime Christmas party with alcohol and late-night revelry seems to be evolving.

Mark “Laffo” Laffin, owner of Laffos Bar and Pizzeria in Mackay, has observed a significant shift in people's behaviour during the festive season, particularly in the corporate world.

With an increasing number of companies opting for breakfast and lunchtime events to celebrate, Mr Laffin believes this trend arises from a desire to avoid the potential risks and liabilities associated with evening parties.

While Laffos Bar and Pizzeria continues to host traditional evening Christmas parties, Mr Laffin acknowledges the growing popularity of morning and lunchtime gatherings.

"We're happy to accommodate any type of Christmas celebration, and we always abide by all Liquor licensing rules and regulations,” he said.

“However, I can't help but notice that more and more companies are opting for earlier time slots.”

The shift towards breakfast and lunchtime events can be attributed to several factors.

Firstly, companies increasingly prioritize the safety and well-being of their staff members.

By organizing functions during the day, businesses reduce the risk of excessive alcohol consumption and potential related incidents.

Additionally, daytime events allow employees with other commitments or family responsibilities to attend festive gatherings without impacting their personal time.

This change in Christmas party culture has become noticeable over the past few years, and Laffos Bar and Pizzeria is equipped to accommodate these evolving preferences.

Whether it's an early morning networking breakfast, a festive lunchtime feast, or a traditional evening celebration, Laffos ensures a delightful experience for all guests.

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