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Parties To Go
(218) 727-5545
318 N 23rd Ave W Duluth
, MN
 
Savories Catering
(218) 728-6036
2400 London Rd
Duluth, MN
 
Bellisio's
(218) 625-6070
525 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN
 
Midi Catering
(218) 727-4880
600 E Superior St Ste 2
Duluth, MN
 
Catering By Bellisio's
(218) 343-4310
525 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN
 
Grand Slam Adventure World
(218) 722-5667
P.O. BOX 1044 Superior
, WI
 
Three Sisters Catering
(218) 390-6000
2411 E 4th St
Duluth, MN
 
Coco Catering
(218) 720-6100
320 W Superior St
Duluth, MN
 
Radisson Hotel Duluth - Top Of Harbor
(218) 727-8981
505 W Superior
Duluth, MN
 
Kate's Katering
(218) 727-1210
3928 Haines Rd
Duluth, MN
 

Business parties: Company Party Tips

Company Party Tips

Thinking about what to do for your company holiday party? Planning another type of business event?

While business entertaining has declined dramatically in the past couple of years, the good news is that an estimated 81% of businesses plan to celebrate the holidays with a party in 2009.

Great way to say "thank you"

Smart employers know that company parties are a good way to show appreciation to employees--especially during rough times.

If you're in charge of party planning. here are some helpful tips:

  •  Have the party off-site, if possible: Arrange for a change of scenery, if it's at all feasible. Have the party in a restaurant or catering hall. Check out the party facilities at a local museum, aquarium, or botanical garden. It's wise to start making inquiries several months ahead. But it still might be possible to find a great venue at a reasonable price, this year.
  • Offer food with the drinks: Cocktail parties are great to promote mingling. If you're going to be serving alcoholic drinks , however, be sure there will be plenty of food, as well. That way, guests won't feel the effects of the alcohol as quickly as they would while nibbling on the occasional tiny hors d'oeuvre . Employees and/or other guests will certainly be happier—and much safer, too.
  • Hire a bartender: Wherever the party is held, be sure there's a bartender. You should have at least one bartender for every 75 to 100 people.
  • Be sure to have enough wait st...

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Business parties: Office holiday party ideas: Latest trends

Here's a good sign that business is improving: Some 66% of office holiday party budgets will remain the same or increase, this year.

That's the finding of a new survey by GigMasters.com, an entertainment booking service in Redding, Connecticut.

This year, "many companies are bringing the party to the office," says company co-founder Kevin Kinyon. "With good catered food and great entertainment, you've got a party!"

Where company holiday party budgets are going

  • Great food: Some 86% of business plan to include employees' spouses and significant others, this year. So food remains the top priority for office holiday parties, accounting for 58% of overall party budgets. Dinner buffets and "hors d'oeuvres & desserts" are the most popular offerings.
  • Fun: Entertainment represents another 16% of party budgets, especially as more companies host parties at the office. Among the most popular types of entertainment: comedians, cover bands, balloon twisters, DJ's, impersonators, and Santa Clauses.

Where companies are cutting

  • Venue: Venue and decoration costs, typically 25% of office holiday party budgets, are often the targets of money-saving cuts. Companies are choosing locations that don't cost extra, such as the office or someone's home. Decorations may be re-cycled, or in some cases, eliminated entirely.
  • Alcohol: Alcoholic drink costs are also being pared down. Having cash bars or offering limited selections, such as wine and beer, are popul...

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