How many of you have grumbled at the thought of your annual office holiday party? For lots of us, the annual corporate get together is something you endure, rather than truly enjoy. You drag your spouse along and hope the hours fly by quickly. But office holiday parties don't have be so bad!
We're here to offer 4 Tips to Host the Perfect Corporate Holiday Party. You know, the kind that won't leave people dreading next year's party.
1. Forget Plates, Go With Small Bites. Do away with the formal, sit-down dinner where you're forced into an hour conversation with the two people sitting next to you. Small bites, stations and tray passed appetizers create an opportunity for a more lively event and promote conversation throughout the evening.
2. Plan an Interactive Activity. No one wants to sit at a formal dinner party with their co-workers and no one really wants to stand around with no agenda either. One of our favorite ways to spice things up at a corporate holiday party is to hire Snake Oil Cocktail Company for one of their mixology classes. A great way to get everyone interacting! Plus, who doesn't love creative cocktails?!
3. Invest in an Open Bar. The last thing any of your employees want to do is be forced to come to the office holiday party and then end up shelling out cash to have more than one drink. Establish your event budget accordingly so that you can host an open bar for the evening. It will go a long way with your employees and help everyone have a fun time.
4. Don't Forget Desserts. Everyone loves dessert (even corporate parties!). A dessert station offers another opportunity for mingling, an activity of visiting the dessert table, and it's a nice treat for any guests at your party that may not be drinking alcohol (kids, etc). Fun, festive desserts are a must-have!
The Pannikin Building is the perfect space for to host your corporate holiday party. With 5,700 Sq. Ft. of unique, open space, the venue offers the opportunity to bring in any vendor or caterer of your choosing with the option also to choose from their curated list of preferred favorites.
Contact us now for available December and January dates.
Thanks to our partnered vendors in this post...
Photos: Studio Luniste | Coordination | Together For Better Events | Cocktails & Mixology Class: Snake Oil Cocktail | Furniture & Styling: Catalog Atelier | Appetizers & Food Styling: Social Tap Catering | Desserts: Wednesday Cake | Venue: The Pannikin Building