7 Ways to Better Your Holiday Party

It’s hard to believe December is right around the corner! Like you, we’re looking forward to planning our corporate parties and are ready to switch things up. So where do you start? We’ve found 7 easy tricks to make sure your upcoming holiday party will be memorable way into the new year.

Elevate your Dining
Spruce up your menu with twists on seasonal favorites like Butternut Squash Risotto Stacks with Sage and Roasted Garlic Aioli or treat your team to a holiday feast with a Carving Station complete with Honey Ham and a mashed potato bar. Don’t forget to include plenty of vegetarian friendly passed appetizers!

Deck out your Decor
Go beyond garlands and tree lights, with a winter wonderland! Brilliant blues, shimmering crystal, and snowy white come together to create a whimsical wintery backdrop for your evening.

Give a Warm Welcome
Set the tone for your event once guests arrive with a signature cocktail and passed glasses of sparkling wine. Plus, by hosting your party at a new venue, co-workers who may not have previously met can connect over a shared new experience.

Savor your Sweet Tooth
Pair those sugar cookies and gingerbread cupcakes with fun dessert Holiday stations! Try an adult hot chocolate bar complete with flavored whipped creams, peppermint sticks, and other candy add-ins.

Enrich your Experience
At many venues like the Boston Public Library and other historic spots, you can forgo the ice breakers and invite your team to participate in a private tour of the museum or get exclusive access to an art exhibit for the night. Speak with your event planner and be reassured that this experience will make your corporate party a topic all the way through to the summer picnic!

Tap into Tech
A Twitter wall, photobooth, or an event hashtag for Instagram are easy ways to incorporate simple tech into your event while creating memorabilia for the night. Encourage the conversation with creatively displayed signs throughout your venue.

Change Your Space
Hosting your holiday party at restaurant x for the last ten years has been great, but you’re ready for a change of scenery to re-energize your night. If you’re looking for a unique experience, you’ll love hosting your party at one of these three venues:

  • Boston Public Library – Nothing says, celebrate like being as loud as you want to in the library after hours. Bonus Tip: Include a game of literature trivia as a thematic icebreaker. Whether in our enchanting and elaborate Bates Hall for dinner, or one of our more intimate spaces: The Courtyard Tea Room or Map Room Tea Lounge your event is assured to run smoothly and effortlessly
  • Harvard Art Museums –Take your team to Cambridge and host your holiday party inside the newly renovated Calderwood Courtyard and enjoy the night view above.
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