Summer’s hardly over and kids are just now going back to school. You know what that means: It’s time to start planning your company holiday party. This is the time of year you get to thank your co-workers for their hard work and boost your organization’s morale. This year, give your team the end-of-the-year celebration they deserve.
There’s no better spot for a company party than Anna Maria Island. Indulge your taste buds with a delicious menu featuring local produce and the freshest seafood. Kick-off your sensible heels and stick your toes in sugar-white sand while sipping a handcrafted cocktail. Take in a gorgeous sunset together as another year ends and a new one begins.
While you decide which of our venues suit your company best, we’ve curated some holiday party tips and ideas to help you start planning.
Not Your Cafeteria Cuisine
If your office or workplace is like most, lunch is an afterthought. Team members are rushing from meeting to meeting and lucky to take a bite of leftovers they’ve had in the fridge for who-knows how long . Slow your team down and treat them to something special. The freshly caught and prepared seafood and farm-raised land fare offered at our award-winning venues will have you winning “World’s Best Boss.”
We can craft a beautiful buffet-style spread so your departments can mingle, or, if you’d like to turn it up a notch, we will prepare a fine-dining plated dinner experience. From casual to elegant, we have your event needs covered.
If your organization likes to have fun, an open bar can add to the atmosphere. You can also pass out drink tickets or tokens if you’d like to put a cap on the Piña Coladas. Don’t forget the youngsters and non-drinkers. We can still bring the tropical taste––sans alcohol.
If you want to make sure your team gets home safely after a long night, consider purchasing Uber and Lyft gift cards. Email them along with your party invites to take the stress out of driving after a long night.
Gift Exchanges & Games
Depending on what time of year you choose to celebrate, your team may want to do a gift exchange. Some offices take part in Secret Santa and others like to bring a wrapped gift as a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Beyond your holiday party, your crew will appreciate something to help them with their own holiday shopping. Some organizations do holiday bonuses or Amazon gift cards. We’ve seen some folks gift local grocery certificates to help their coworkers with holiday meal prep. Personalize your presents to fit your company culture and your team will thank you!
A Night to Remember
You’ve done all the planning and everything is immaculate. Now, don’t forget to capture the night! Photos are a fun and silly way to engage your organization. From DIY backdrops to a full-on setup, like Premiere Photobooths of Tampa Bay. Your team will have something to take home to remember the night and to share on Instagram.
End your Q4 with a bang and leave your team excited to take on the new year! Check out more planning ideas from our blog.