Christmas parties you don’t have to organise | Gourmand and Gourmet

Christmas parties you don’t have to organise

It's time to blast Bublé, Christmas is nearly here.

If one thing’s for sure, Christmas has popped up again mighty quickly (not that we’re complaining), which means it’s high time to get the work buds together and have one festive finale. 

If you’ve left it a touch late to book a blowout, or the end of the year just has you too dang stressed, just call us Santa because we’re giving you a gift this year; a list of the best Christmas parties you don’t have to organise. You’re welcome! 

Christmas Putt Putt | Victoria Park 

If you’re wanting to mix up the end-of-year party routine this year, then Christmas putt putt is a hole-in-one. Victoria Park has transformed their putt putt course into a Christmas wonderland with a reindeer meadow, candy cane lane and Santa’s stop with plenty of Insta-worthy moments. The best part? The entire course is licensed so it’s totally acceptable to have a cheeky vino in hand! Stop by for a wood-fired pizza (or five) at Victoria Park Bistro post-putt, and that’s your party sorted!

Summer Racing Carnival | Eagle Farm 

Giddy up folks, your Christmas party is officially sorted! Any excuse to don a fancy frock is good enough for us, but this year Eagle Farm is bringing back their Summer Racing Carnival. It’s a fabulous day out with plenty of options for your end-of-year soiree, with discount packages for groups and tickets from schmancy fancy to a more casual affair with the promise of cocktails and champagne aplenty. You can find the full list of events here

Rosé Weekends | Saké Restaurant | CBD 

Looking for a bit more of a refined Chrissy party?  Then the rosé lunches at Saké are a must! Every Saturday and Sunday lunch, indulge in several courses of Saké’s signature Japanese fare alongside two hours of rosé-themed beverages! We’re talking classic vino to Japanese rosé cocktails, as well as Aperol spritzes and G&T bowls. Now that’s what we call a season’s greeting! Book your table here

Summer Time Drinks | Treasury Brisbane | CBD 

Treasury Brisbane is bringing back their Summer Time Drinks sessions for another season! During December, Queen’s Park will packing all of the summer vibes with live entertainment, beers by Byron Bay Brewing and delicious cocktails to make this the merriest party around town. Besides being free, the other fab thing about Summer Time Drinks is that it’s happening on December 6, 13, and 20 so flexibility is your friend! 

Jingle & Mingle | Felons Brewing Co. | CBD 

Looking for the ultimate Christmas party that you don’t need to plan? Everyone’s favourite riverfront brewery, Felons, is putting on a right spread with their Jingle & Mingle alfresco Christmas party! For $99pp, get the gang together and enjoy a balmy eve of bevs, wood-fired pizzas, salads and gelato on the stunning East Lawn. 

Brunch Voyage | Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley 

Any excuse for a boozy brunch, right? The Osbourne Hotel is taking diners on a trip around the world with their Brunch Voyage series, and on December 15 it’s time to go to Mykonos! For $65pp feast on all of the Greek goodies from slow cooked lamb shoulder to spanakopita and, of course, all of the haloumi you can squeeze in. This offer also includes 2.5 hours of bottomless beverages with the likes of watermelon and cucumber punch, grapefruit and rosemary refreshers and sparkling wine, making it the perfect Christmas party you don’t have to plan. Secure your tickets here

No stressing this festive season, we’ve got you sorted! 

Words by Nikki Shields
- The gourmand who’s stoked it’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas.