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View Poll Results: What price range would you find appropriate for a Christmas party?
Under CHF 30 5 9.09%
Under CHF 40 7 12.73%
Under CHF 50 7 12.73%
Under CHF 60 9 16.36%
Between CHF 60 and CHF 80 22 40.00%
Up to and including CHF 100 11 20.00%
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Old 16.10.2007, 15:56
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2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

I've arranged a place for us all to have a Christmas Party in Zurich city but would like some feedback on what you, loyal Forum member, would like to have offered. Rather than have an endless thread, I've made the poll to see what price range people are willing to accept.

There is a bar and restaurant with dancefloor (!) reserved for Thursday, December 13th near Bahnhof Hardbrücke / Escher-Wyss Platz where we could either have a traditional Christmas meal followed by what is known as a party, or just have the party with perhaps soup and snacks or indeed just the liquid refreshment without food at all. Either way, the bar would be subsidised. Oh dear.

The place is booked, there's a team on standby waiting instructions and I anticipate a fun time for all. Let me know your thoughts please
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Old 16.10.2007, 20:02
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

As an addendum, please consider the rental of the venue along with various fees for a late-night permit, catering costs, DJ, cleaners etc.

Ideally we could have sponsors backing the party, enabling a more affordable cover charge. Any businesses out there aware of the tremendous demographic represented by the English Forum ? Send me a PM if interested: I already have a couple of small business owners interested in low-level sponsorship - it would be great to have a few more.

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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

I'd change that poll to single-choice, otherwise idiots like me are likely to distort the data...
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I am glad that there is a date already, so that I can take the next day off....
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Old 16.10.2007, 20:39
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I'd change that poll to single-choice, otherwise idiots like me are likely to distort the data...
I wonder if by changing the Poll the current votes would be lost? I don't want to spend too much time discussing the various options as this could run and run and the Poll is concerning price expectations.

The party will be along simple lines depending on the general consensus as to cover charge. Serving food obviously raises the bar - and my, what a bar it would be - but obviously needs a certain number to be feasible. I'm personally up for a Christmas dinner, wine and conversation before it gets large on the dancefloor. (Christmas dinner here is Fondue or something, so a 'traditional' roast would be nice at some point. Think paper hats, crackers etc.)

As the venue is reasonably central it will necessitate a charge to cover costs but this should be offset by good attendance and Cash and Carry deals on the bar. If the Talacker evenings are anything to go by, EF will make it a great Christmas party!

Please remember this would be a party for the Forum and we need your input on the Poll: without your feedback we'll have no idea what the members and their guests want, so please vote!
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I'm personally up for a Christmas dinner, wine and conversation before it gets large on the dancefloor. (Christmas dinner here is Fondue or something, so a 'traditional' roast would be nice at some point. Think paper hats, crackers etc.)
Me too..
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Eating, drinking, dancing, party games. Secret Santa?! All sounds good to me.

If a Christmas roast could be involved, that would then become an awesome event in my eyes, but it wouldn't be needed for it to be merely an excellent event...
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

mmmmm....turkey. Definately like the food option which as well as sounding delicious also helps soak up the copius booze we are likely to drink
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Wasn't there a post last year sometime with a question on whether the swans on Zurisee were protected (like they are in the UK, by the Queen apparently)? We could always extend the cash & carry to a good roasted swan ...sans the cash part of course!


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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Does the cost choice include booze or is it just for the meal/food?
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I am with the trad christmas nosh brigade - and I want to see crakcers and paper hats a plenty.
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Does the cost choice include booze or is it just for the meal/food?
The poll will help determine what people are willing to pay to enjoy a Christmas party: should the consensus be CHF 'X' then we'll budget accordingly.

The costs would include venue hire; permit (yes, it's Switzerland ); cleaning; hire of music equipment / DJ; use of kitchen if necessary plus catering / food as well as potential deposit loss. Drinks would be lower than commercial places but not gratis. Hiring a central venue around Christmas isn't mega-cheap but will provide a great private location for us to kick-back.

I've deliberately avoided a Bling Bling location and in my opionion we have the best value place for our purposes.

I'm aware not everyone can justify spending a lot before Christmas so have negotiated the best deals I think are available for the time and location.

The meal would be rather good in my opinion, hence I've voted CHF 60 - 80 as this seems to cover what I consider a good meal and party.

Another option would be to have a meal sitting and allow the bar to be available for those not wishing to eat, but this would also necessitate an entrance fee. It all depends on numbers. The venue would allow a restaurant / bar divide allowing all to enjoy themselves comfortably.

As DanielL mentioned above, food is not necessary to have a fun time but it helps and I think it would be good to consider the option. We can, of course, just have a bar and peanuts. Use your vote so we know what you'd like!

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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

I'd be up for the whole shebang - thanks for giving an indication of the price range to vote for if you want meal plus bar plus dance floor.

It might be helpful if you could give indications of what various options might cost so that people can vote accordingly (I wouldn't have a clue and so would otherwise be put off voting).

If it sounds good, I will pay, but normally I wouldn't really know what would be a reasonable cost and would go with the flow.

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PS. I would not come to the meal if it was fondue, so I am up for Christmas roast as well!
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ehmmm... are you talking about a Christmas party or my birthday party? Either way, the date is great!!!!
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

I'd be well up for a proper christmas dinner followed by a sea of beer
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Thanks for your comments. As I'm sure you'll understand, I'm wary of getting mired in a long thread about what, when, where, how etc. and firmly believe whatever type of party we have we'll have a good time

As mentioned earlier, I'm personally up for a traditional (Anglo) Christmas dinner, but it does result in higher costs. Paying around CHF 70 for dinner and dancing isn't expensive compared to standard Zurich prices for a night out at Christmas. We do, however, need to cover the not insignificant outlay and this is better achieved by having more revellers than reduced numbers paying big ticket.

I am very aware of the need to make this party accessible to all and frankly don't fancy the headache of logistics in setting two tier / different pricing policies to cater for those who want to eat, those who don't and so on.

We'll finalise plans for the price and 'package' today and post the event on the calendar later, Inshallah

This will be our party to celebrate the community created through EF. Non-Forum members are of course also welcome: the more the merrier, right?
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Great idea!
Looking forward!!!

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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Great idea!

If there is food, will there be a veggie option?
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Re: 2007 EF Christmas Party: Poll

Yes, fish.

Joke.

This has been considered and we're sure everyone will find the exciting offer to their satisfaction
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