As another fruitful year comes to a close, it’s time to start planning for one of the most anticipated events on the corporate calendar: the Annual Holiday Party! As we continue to careen out of the debris of COVID and the economic tribulations of the past several years, it’s more important than ever to bring the team together for a celebration that boosts morale, fosters camaraderie, and creates lasting memories. Whether you’re planning your holiday party in Brooklyn or Belize, to ensure your corporate holiday party stands out this year, here are some essential tips to make it a roaring success.
Start early to secure the ideal date and venue. New York City has myriad space each with their own distinct flair and amenities. Consider investigating a space distinctly different from what you booked the previous year. 2022 was a hotel bar with a view of Times Square? Have your 2023 celebration at a Brooklyn venue! There are plenty of options easily accessible for Manhattanites in Williamsburg and Dumbo with exceptional views and clever cocktail menus!
Inject some fun and creativity into your event by choosing a unique and engaging theme. Put a fun spin on cliche themes. Winter Wonderland’s been done, but Zombie Wonderland!? 1920s Gatsby is so 1920s. How about a “Moonshine menagerie” replete with drinks from the best local distilleries! Whichever route you take, a well-thought-out theme can set the tone for the entire event and encourage participation. Immersive experiences are all the rage, so ask your event planner to build on that Sleep No More vibe and give your crew a journey they’ll never forget. The Holiday Party doesn’t have to be an escape room, but it sure could be!
Tailor the event to the interests and preferences of your team. Incorporate interactive elements that build on the theme. A holiday party should be a time where people from all levels of the corporate hierarchy get to bob for the same apples, paint the same pottery, and jostle the same giant Jenga tower!
Encourage attendees to share their experiences on social media by creating a dedicated event hashtag. Consider integrating interactive tech elements like 360 photo booths, digital graffiti walls, or virtual reality experiences to create lasting memories and buzz around the event. If you prefer to go analog, hire a set designer build a Instaworthy photo set!
Cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences by offering a well-curated menu that includes both traditional holiday favorites and contemporary culinary delights. Consider incorporating interactive food stations or a themed tasting menu to add an extra element of excitement to the feast! Mushrooms are super in, but crabcakes are always a win.
Move beyond the conventional DJ or live band and surprise your guests with unique entertainment options such as interactive game shows, live performances, or professional breakdance instructors to get everyone doing their best robot and headspinning their way into 2024! At Brooklyn venues, you tend to get more bang for your buck when it comes to space so be adventurous this year and come party with a view of Manhattan!
Recognize and appreciate your team’s hard work by offering thoughtful and personalized gifts or prizes. Consider organizing a raffle with exciting rewards, such as travel vouchers, tech gadgets, or wellness packages to add an extra layer of excitement and anticipation. Support your artist community and hire a live painter to create an impromptu work available via silent auction!
A well-planned corporate holiday party is not just an opportunity to celebrate the season but also a chance to foster a sense of unity, appreciation, and camaraderie within your organization. By implementing these tips, you can ensure that your 2023 corporate holiday party is not just another event but a memorable experience that brings your team together and sets the stage for a successful year ahead.
Dates are still available at 100 Sutton! If you’re planning your Holiday Party in Brooklyn, drop us a line and let us help bring your best ideas to life!
Dates are still available at 100Sutton! Drop us a line and let us help bring your bets ideas to life!
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