Hi party peeps,
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving weekend! I love this time of year. The leaves are changing, it’s time to make yummy soups and stews, dress in cozy scarves and boots, and of course, it’s another opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.
Even though we have less than three weeks to go before Halloween, it really is time to start thinking about the biggest holiday season out there! For corporate companies this means it’s time to start thinking about hosting your own “not your average party” for your employees.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few unique corporate holiday party ideas that are ideal for various group sizes and range in various budgets:
1. Party Like a Rock Star – Everyone has rented a karaoke machine or gone to a karaoke bar, but have you ever had the chance to rock out like a real star?
Rock The Stars offers various packages to up the entertainment value at your holiday party. You can “Play With The Band” where guests sing along a real live band or your can host “Battle of the Airbands” where guests dress up in full gear and battle it out airband style. These fun interactive games are sure to create a memorable event for you and your staff.
2. Mix It Up – Cooking classes are very popular interactive activities but they’ve been done before so why not take that idea and put a twist on it. Take your staff to a venue that puts you behind the bar and create your company’s own signature cocktail. Venues such as Ame or The Drake Hotel not only serve amazing food, but they also offer personalized mixology classes for small groups.
Alternatively, if you prefer relaxing and being served at the bar, take your group out to a venue such as Bar Chef on Queen Street and delight your senses by trying one of their molecular cocktails and nosh on some yummy nibbles.
3. Holiday Cheer – Spread the holiday cheer around by selecting a charitable organization that aligns with your company’s community giving objectives and throw a great party that raises funds for them.
Here are some examples of how to do this:
Inspire staff to auction off their skills or special talents to their colleagues
Engage your corporate clients in the fundraising, i.e. For every $1000 donation, an employee could dedicate a period of pro-bono work
Host an online fundraiser using your social media networks
One example of a great not-for-profit organization who would be happy to assist you with putting together such an event is SKETCH. SKETCH believes that everyone is creative but for many at-risk youths, the resources to be creative and express themselves are very hard to come by. So, SKETCH provides the space, tools and workshops; in turn the young artists learn skills, become purpose driven and create culture. For further information on how to connect on this amazing opportunity, contact Dale Roy at 416-516-5428 (ex:34) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. An Afternoon to Remember – Perhaps you want an afternoon outing for the team but you still want them to have the VIP treatment. Host an afternoon to remember by booking out the screening room at one of the newest venues in Toronto – The Thompson Hotel.
The 41-seat capacity screening room allows you play whatever you film you want (a holiday classic would be perfect) and accompany this with their Champagne Break package which includes such delights as “Truffle Scented Fresh Popcorn, Cracker Jacks”, “Kobe Beef Sliders, Foie Gras, Fig Jam, Caramelized Shallots, Lavender Honey, Truffle Oil” and of course a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
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