Holiday parties have a tendency to be stale and corporate, but that doesn't have to be the case.
This is your opportunity to let loose and show your employees just how much you appreciate all their hard work and dedication.
If you're looking for inspiration on how to add some WOW factor to your event then you're in the right place. Prepare to see heads turn and jaws drop...
Nothing says WOW better than a luxury holiday party venue. Whilst you might want to save cash by throwing your party at the office, a change of atmosphere can make a world of difference. If you really want to spoil your employees then treat them to one of these incredible venues for an unforgettable event:
From table centerpieces with suspended decorations frozen within the ice to vodka luges where you can enjoy a chilled shot of your favorite drink in true party style , ice sculptures are a real crowd-pleaser. If an ice sculpture isn't big enough why not have a whole bar made from ice! You can even carve out holes to keep your bottles cool whilst they're waiting to be served. Top it off by customizing your ice sculpture with your company logo.
If you want to pay special tribute to all the gentlemen at your event and make them feel appreciated then a cigar bar will definitely have that desired effect. If you plan on adding a cigar bar to your holiday party venue you can easily do it yourself for as little as the cost of the cigars plus decorations. Of course if DIY is not your thing there are plenty of companies out their that will take care of everything for you. Be sure to provide small cards featuring information about each cigar type to really impress.
No you don't have to try and bag Gordon Ramsey for your holiday party, but imagine the excitement bringing a celebrity chef to your event will stir up. It's not just the incredible delicacies either that will tickle your employees taste buds, they'll also be able to pick the brain of your enlisted top chef for invaluable healthy eating and lifestyle tips.
If you thought that a mixologist was just a fancy word for a bartender then you'd be wrong. Mixologists are more like chefs, creating new and exciting drinks, not just pouring them. In recent years cocktail creation has become an art form, utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices and all sorts of other experimental flavors.
What better way to create an electrifying atmosphere for your holiday party than to seek out one of the best local bands available and have them strut their stuff on the stage. Not only will the band create an uplifting mood, the dance floor will provide a whole world of entertainment as people let loose and swing their hips. By supporting a top class local band, you will be showing that you’re in touch with the local community which will also be a bonus for corporate image.
Whether your employees are motor fanatics or not, everyone will be impressed with a showcase of sleek and elegant classic cars. These fabulous vehicles serve as a powerful focal point for guests to talk about, stare in awe, and possibly even take for a spin. By going the extra mile and splurging on a classic car showcase your employees will know you mean business.
Hot Air Balloon
Taking a ride in a hot air balloon is something everyone fantasizes about but rarely gets the chance to experience. If you're hosting your event in a breathtaking luxury venue then a tethered hot air balloon ride provides a serene and peaceful way to get a bird's eye view of the spectacular surroundings. As well as being able to take your employees up for short rides, hot air balloons make for an impressive visual background and come nightfall they'll blow everyone away when they illuminate the sky with their magical glow.
If you're a fan of TED Talks then you'll understand just how powerful a motivational speaker can be. Yes they can be costly, but the benefit to your staff will be priceless. What better way to end the year on a high than with a motivational speaker that will leave your employees pumped and ready to tackle the world.
Lookalikes are a little cheesy but that's part of the appeal. It's not everyday that your employees will get the opportunity to have their picture snapped with the likes of Barack Obama or David Beckham. One classic lookalike that never fails to turn heads and attract media attention is the Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. They don't just stand around looking pretty either, lookalikes will also treat you to special live performances including singing, dancing, speeches and more!
How do you plan to WOW your employees at your next holiday party? Share with us in the comments below...