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Here's What Makes Our Fall Event Showcase a No-Brainer

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Sep 29, 2022 9:58:03 AM

With September coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about the company events you're going to host for the rest of the year. We're living in a world where in-person connection at work isn't always possible, so it's important to ensure that any moments you share with your co-workers are meaningful (and fun)!

Looking for event ideas to help foster connection among your colleagues? We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 4 for our Virtual Fall Event Showcase — a fun, stress-free way to explore your virtual event options, start thinking about what your holiday party might look like this year, and kickstart your planning process.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual events, virtual holiday party, free virtual events, fall events, showcase

Gratitude: Why This Year's Holidays Are Even More Special

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM

For many people, the holiday season can be a bit hectic. Lots of deadlines at work and lots of commitments outside of work can lead to stress — some good, some bad. It can feel somewhat overwhelming, but we invite you to take a breath and think about the positive things about the holiday season in 2021.

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Topics: Holiday, Gratitude

GAME ON! 4 Reasons why your next company event needs fun & games

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 7, 2021 3:15:00 PM

Company events can go in a lot of directions. They can be meaningful and heartfelt. Fancy and glamorous. Charitable and benevolent. Enriching and learning-focused. But guess what. Every single one of those events — in tone, style, and substance — can and should include games. Here's why.

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Topics: Team Building, Games, virtual team-building

The Omicron Variant: How should your company handle this year's holiday party?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 1, 2021 10:35:00 AM

With last week's news about the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, many of our clients started worrying about their holiday party plans, and whether they should go on with their in-person holiday parties as planned. Here's what we told them.

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Topics: Holiday Party, covid-19, virtual events, virtual company events, virtual holiday party

How to Get the Most from Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 16, 2021 10:15:00 AM

We know the holiday season can be immensely stressful, both personally and at work. When you have the added responsibility of planning the company holiday party, it can feel like a lot to sort through. You'll have a lot to plan, many decisions to make, and a lot riding on your shoulders.

But we're here to make it a bit easier. Here's how to get the most from your company holiday party this year.

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5 Festive Games to Play at Your Company Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 10, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your company holiday party is a chance to celebrate, reflect, and enjoy camaraderie with your coworkers. But in its simplest terms, the goal is to have fun, right? At the end of the day, we all just want to have a good time. That's why, no matter whether you have your company holiday party in-person, virtually, or some mix of both this year, we think games are the perfect way to party! 

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party

Should Your Next Event Be In-Person, Virtual, or Hybrid?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Are you wrestling with the decision of how to approach your next company event: in-person, virtual, or hybrid? Trust us, you are not alone. On just about every call and meeting we have with our clients, they are struggling with that same challenge. Here's our best approach for how to answer these tough questions and ensure your event is amazing, no matter what you choose!

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Topics: company holiday party, virtual events, virtual holiday party, hybrid events, in-person events

How to Plan a Virtual Holiday Party for Your Company

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 19, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Having fun at in-person company events felt easy, didn't it? A few drinks, some delicious food, and boom! You've got a party. That's why, for even the most experienced company event planners, virtual events have thrown a bit of a curve ball. But don't worry! This is not our first virtual holiday season... we've got all the pro tips you need to make sure yours is a smashing success.

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, virtual holiday party

3 Ideas to Make Your Company's 2021 Holiday Party Amazing

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

With company holiday party planning in full swing, we decided to share some of our trade secrets. Looking for ideas for this year's company virtual holiday party? Look no further. We've got your back!

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Topics: Holiday, company holiday party, virtual holiday party

When Should You Start Planning Your Company Holiday Party?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

It's not time to pull out the garland and start decorating. It's not time to start shopping for holiday gifts for your friends and family. But trust us, there is one thing that you should start holiday planning now: your company holiday party. Here's why.

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Topics: Holiday, Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party

3 Keys to Success: What do employees want in a company holiday party?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Sep 29, 2021 10:02:00 AM

Your team has been working hard all year, meeting their numbers, hitting their deadlines, taking care of their clients, launching their products. So as the company thinks ahead to a proper holiday party, how do you ensure that the event lives up to their expectations and how great everyone has been. In other words, how do you make sure the pomp meets the circumstance? 

Luckily, we know what employees are looking for in their virtual company holiday parties. Here's what they want.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party

Why Smart Companies Outsource Their Virtual Holiday Party Planning

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Sep 15, 2021 9:30:00 AM

We know how it goes. Your boss suggested you plan your company's virtual holiday party in-house. Your boss thinks it will be easy and fun for you, not necessarily thinking about everything else on your plate or how much time it takes to organize and execute a great virtual event. There's a lot more to it than just sending out a Zoom link!

Here are 3 good reasons to outsource to a trusted virtual event planning partner.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, digital company events, end of year celebration, virtual events

Here's What Makes Our Virtual Holiday Party Showcase a No-Brainer

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Sep 8, 2021 10:15:00 AM

I know it sounds crazy, but now that September is in full swing, it's time to start thinking about your company holiday party. No, you don't need to start your holiday shopping, a company event requires planning to make it special. So we invite you to join us on Monday September 10th for our Virtual Holiday Party Showcase — a fun, stress-free way to help you kickstart your planning process.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, virtual holiday party, free virtual events

5 Fun Facts about Labor Day

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Sep 1, 2021 10:05:00 AM

Burgers. Hot dogs. Barbecues. The unofficial end of summer. Labor Day means a lot to us in how we think about and celebrate it. But where did it come from? And what does it mean? As we roll into the weekend, here are 5 fun facts about Labor Day.

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Topics: Holiday traditions, Holiday

Build Better Relationships with Your Colleagues with These 3 Tips

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Aug 25, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Think back to when you first started at your job. You were probably nervous, not just about the workload, but about how you'd fit in with the people you work with. Whether working remotely or in the same workplace, those relationships are important to feeling accepted, and feeling like a real member of the team.

No, you don't have to be best friends with everyone you work with, but it is very important that colleagues know each other beyond just the work you do. We've got 3 great tips to help your team connect more smoothly and easily.

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Topics: Team Building, Connection, virtual company events

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