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How to Include Your Remote Employees When Planning an In-Person Company Holiday Party

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Oct 27, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Great news! Your company has a vaccination policy in place, testing is more broadly available, COVID cases are going down, and you have senior leadership support to plan an in-person holiday party. As an event professional, it feels good to have the green light to plan in-person gathering. Am I right? But how do you make sure that your remote team members feel included?

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

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

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

Top 5 Icebreakers at your company holiday party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air. Puffy jackets, hats and scarves are on. Your morning coffee is dressed up in a holiday cup. And your company holiday party is just around the corner.

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Topics: Holiday traditions, Holiday, Tips, Fun, Activities, company holiday party

3 Ways to Make Your Company Holiday Party  More Than Just Drinking

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Oct 3, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Because as we roll into October, it's time to start hardcore planning.

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

3 Things to look for when booking a venue for your Holiday Party

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 17, 2019 11:16:15 AM

A venue sets the stage for what kind of party you’re going to have and the variables when choosing one can make anyone’s head spin. Before you decide on the place, it’s helpful to know roughly how many people will be attending, what activities will be planned, and, of course, what budget you have to work with. Even with this information, though, wading through the options and finding a venue that checks every box on your criteria can be quite the challenge.

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Topics: Play, Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Holiday, Holiday Party, Ideas, Tips, company events, Games, Fun, Venues

Spread love, it's the culture way: How to playfully express gratitude in the office

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 13, 2019 3:20:35 PM

As a kid, did you buy those pharmacy-branded Valentine’s Day Cards with cheesy sayings like “Just speeding by with Valentine 'Hi'”?

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Topics: Office Culture, Team Building, Holiday, Gratitude, Connection, Culture, Employee Experience, Company, Company Culture, Core Values, Tips, Human Resources, Games, Valentine's Day, Love

Holidays in August? Nope, but it’s time to start planning.

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Aug 15, 2018 9:12:00 AM

Step away from the tinsel. Turn off the holiday playlist. And whatever you do, do NOT say one word about S-N-O-W. We know ’tis NOT quite the season just yet, but the companies that are really on top of their game are already making their holiday party plans. And we’re here to help make yours the most meaningful, impactful holiday party you’ve ever had.

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Topics: Office Culture, Event Planning, Holiday, Holiday Party

What are YOU grateful for today? How I integrate gratitude at work and home

Posted by Rob Herzog on Dec 19, 2017 10:55:00 AM

What are you grateful for? Something important like hitting a big anniversary with your significant other and realizing you still totally dig each other? Something smaller like that seasonal donut or latte you indulged in (followed by a great workout)? Barely catching the train and getting to work on time? Realizing your career has taken you on a winding journey and you’re happy where you are right now?

Gratitude is powerful. It helps positively frame our thoughts and offers perspective.

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Topics: Work Life Balance, Values, Reflections, Holiday, Gratitude

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