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Angelo's Steak & Pasta
(843) 626-2800
2011 S Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
T Bone Terrys Outdoor Catering
(843) 293-6310
1452 Teague Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Simple Elegance Catering
(843) 918-1260
2101 N Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Chef Lucky's Catering
(843) 222-5899
600 16th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Catering By Nina
(843) 448-3663
1350 Highway 501
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Hotz Catering & Rental
(843) 347-5759
156 Gardner Lacy Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
(843) 839-2837
2461 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Antonio's Bakery & Cafe
(843) 448-3327
507 9th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
A Touch of Class Bakery/Cafe
(843) 236-5556
4006 Postal Way
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Hotz Catering Service
(843) 995-0195
1278 Surfside Indus Park
Myrtle Beach, SC
 

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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