You may be wondering how to make your holiday event stand out from the litany of other parties your guests will attend, whether you are putting together a family get-together or a corporate celebration. Here is a guide to a few of the top holiday event planning trends of the season, so you can make your event one that your guests will talk about for months to come.
A Focus on the Food
Holiday events are turning away from the traditional, generic buffets featuring boring or bland dishes. Instead, partygoers are enjoying standout food that ends up being the star of the event. Specialty food stations are a fun way to get creative with the menu, making the meal a unique experience beyond the traditional plated dinner.
Holiday Celebrations that Emphasize Teambuilding
In the past, the office holiday party conjured up images of a dull punch bowl and boring small talk. But in this day and age, employers have turned to holiday celebrations that strengthen employee morale and build stronger teams. Fun activities like murder-mystery dinners and mixology classes build connections among employees, making the corporate holiday party more than just a standard get-together.
Emphasizing the Giving Spirit of the Holidays
An interesting side effect of social media is that it has increased our social awareness, bringing new causes and charities to the forefront. Many holiday celebrations, especially those of the corporate variety, are choosing to incorporate a charitable element to the party. One example is a gift drive; every guest is asked to bring one small gift to donate to a local children’s charity as their “ticket” to the party. It’s a win-win situation: Your guests can feel that they are making a positive difference, and a local charity can receive your donations.
A Unique Twin Cities Venue
Nobody gets excited about a party in a stale hotel ballroom. Instead, book a venue that features unique elements and a distinctive design. For example, FIVE Event Center in Minneapolis has incredible architectural details that will be the subject of conversation for weeks to come, as well as serve as the perfect backdrop for photos. You’ll love the exposed original brick, hardwood floors, and the warm, dynamic lighting.
Make your holiday party one to remember by incorporating one of the hot trends mentioned above. If you need help planning the big party, contact the team at FIVE Event Center, and we will make sure your guests have the time of their lives.