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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

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

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

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

Throwing a Virtual Holiday Party? Here are 3 tips you need to know.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 18, 2020 10:03:44 AM

No matter how big or small your team, it still takes lots of hard work and attention to detail to throw an amazing virtual holiday party. And since we've been in this virtual events game for a while, we're happy to share some notes to help you as you begin your planning.

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

3 Arguments to convince management to do a Virtual Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

You and your coworkers really want to have a holiday party this year. Working remotely has been really challenging, so celebrating the wins, reflecting on your team's perseverance, and having some fun together would be hugely important. To you, it seems pretty obvious why.

But you're having trouble getting management to see why a virtual holiday party is necessary for employee morale.

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

3 Reasons to stop procrastinating and start planning your company's virtual holiday party.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 28, 2020 9:29:03 AM

Maybe you're just really busy. Maybe you're still not sure how this whole "virtual holiday party" thing is supposed to work. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and kind of clueless.

Whatever the reason is, it's time to stop procrastinating and start planning your company's virtual holiday party or end of year celebration.

Here are 3 reasons to start planning your company holiday party right now!

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

Can you really plan your virtual holiday party in JUST ONE STEP??

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 21, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Even in a good year, it's hard to keep up with everything. Now, throw in a global pandemic, a frenetic news cycle, an election, adjusting to a remote working environment, and maybe even trying to wrangle childcare. 

You have so many things on your plate that it's tempting to kick the can down the road on planning your virtual holiday party. Soon enough, pushing it back "just one more day" becomes one more week, becomes two weeks or longer. And then suddenly, you're scrambling, frantically trying to pull off a fun event for your team. 

We know it's hard to juggle everything. And planning your company's virtual holiday party can feel like just one more thing you don't have time for. But here's the silver lining of 2020:

This year, there is only ONE STEP to planning your company's virtual holiday party.

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

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Virtual Holiday Party Planning

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 14, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Be honest. When you think of "virtual holiday party," what comes to mind is a computer screen filled with a million Zoom boxes. No one is actually engaging. It's a "virtual happy hour," but no one is actually happy. It's just kinda awkward and sad.

But wait. What if there's a better way to have a virtual holiday party?

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

5 Super FUN places to throw your work holiday party

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Oct 31, 2019 9:45:00 AM

It's basically November, which means one thing:

It is OFFICIALLY company holiday party crunch time.

If you're still looking for the right venue, location, or partner for this year's company Christmas party, it's all good. The clock is ticking, but there are still tons of great places out there. We're here to help.

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

Why Bowling is One of the Best Company Holiday Party Ideas

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Oct 29, 2019 11:20:47 AM

Okay, so it’s late October, and you’re getting down to brass tacks on your company holiday party. You want it to feel special. You want your employees to be excited about it. You want to celebrate a great year with a night that is memorable and fun to keep them feeling engaged and valued.

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Topics: Play, Holiday Party, company events, Games, Fun, Activities, Venues, company holiday party, company party, bowling

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