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  • Nancy Hoehler

Tis' the Season For Your Corporate Holiday Events



Holiday Party Season is right around the corner! If you're planning a Corporate Holiday Party for your clients or team members, now is the time to get the wheels in motion. Our best tip? Start early! (Seriously, the sooner the better.)

 

But don't worry if you're at a loss for where to start. And if you feel like you're a little behind.. what if you save the celebrations for after the holidays? We've seen a trend for the past few years to host your corporate events in January, after all the hustle-bustle of the holiday season. 

 

Get together to celebrate and celebrate the start of the new year as a thank you for your clients and team members. And to make it a success, here are some key elements and fun ideas to make your party a true celebration for the people who help your business flourish!





For starters, let's leave the office environment! Going to a corporate party at the office can feel a little bit like just another work day. By choosing an off-site location, you'll automatically get your guests into that party mindset and encourage them to relax and have a good time. 

 

When selecting a venue, go for something with a bit of style and atmosphere! It could be a  restaurant with a fun vibe, a local bar, an arcade, or a rented event venue. Plus, New York City restaurants during the holidays have that built in holiday-vibe that your guests will love.





For corporate parties, it's usually a good idea to have some activity that creates a built in focus for the event. This way, there is not pressure to make socializing the main event.

 

Ideas for Corporate Party Entertainment:

  • A live Band can always be fun and encourage dancing

  • Hire a Stand Up Comedian to do a set or a mentalist to roam the crowd

  • Plan something interactive like a Wine Tasting/cocktail making

  • Host your party at an Arcade or Sport Complex where you can play games and have some fun competition.

  • Photo booth is the gift that keeps giving, everyone LOVES them!

Get creative and have fun with it! Going retro and embracing some nostalgia is always a hit. It doesn't have to be a stereotypical team-building activity, but anything that guests can connect over and experience together will be memorable.





At a corporate party, it's all about thanking your clients, teammates, or employees. You want to show your thankfulness and appreciation! Make the event as stress-free and easy for them as possible. Here are a few ideas of how to show your thanks:


  • Schedule your event for a time when the next day is not a work day. You don't want guests stressing about having to be in the office tomorrow!

  • Send your guests home with a party favor! We recommend opting for something useful, wearable, or edible. This could be a branded bag of coffee, or something warm for the winter like a hat or scarf. Don't be afraid to get creative with it.


 

Ready to get started on the holiday party process? Now's the time, even for a January event! Contact ShimmerNYC today.





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