Deck The Dalcy Halls For Your Office Holiday Party This Season
It’s almost the holiday season, which means your office holiday party is just around the corner. You know, the one where everyone gathers at the same venue every year, making small talk over cold appetizers…enough is enough!
Try something different with an event at The Dalcy, creating a new expectation of what an annual office party should look like. From decor to full-service dining, expert party planners Maureen Larson, Partner at The Dalcy, and Christine Cossette, Sales and Catering Manager at The Dalcy, give us tips on how to take this year’s corporate holiday party up a notch.
1. Your decor should tell a story
Use decor throughout the space to create a theme for your event. How about a winter wonderland full of fake snow and glistening white table clothes from some of our favorite linen vendors? Let the flicker of crackling fire light up the screens and place candles on each table to create a warm glow. To make the room pop, decorate the tables with lush greenery complemented with arrangements boasting seasonal hues, such as red poinsettias and gold-flecked bark. For a final touch, wrap the garland around The Dalcy’s wooden beams and spruce them up with sprigs of white evergreen branches to make it feel as cozy as a cabin in the woods.
2. Score points with spirited sips and visual food stations
Food and drink at an event can be fun and interactive. Bring in a bourbon tasting or a spiked hot chocolate station or create a specialty cocktail unique to your party. Wow your co-workers with passed appetizers such as Prosciutto and Parmesan Crisps, creamy Risotto served out of a parmesan wheel or a Bourbon Maple-Glazed Ham carving station. For a sit-down dinner, create a multi-course menu with options from The Dalcy or Aba kitchens.
3. Plan a hands-on activity or live entertainment
There’s nothing like the energy of a live band. The Dalcy comes complete with A/V and surround sound systems perfect for holiday karaoke contests. If you’re looking for more team-bonding activities that are hands-on and interactive, consider a gingerbread house or cookie decorating competition or even ornament-making.
Let the team at The Dalcy take the reins this season and start new office party traditions.