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I Dream of Gnie Events Errands
(504) 588-9990
1000 Bourbon St 283 New Orleans
, LA
 
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(504) 565-7457
545 Sint Charles Ave 20 New Orleans
, LA
 
Lemeridien Catering Inc
(504) 527-6752
614 Canal St New Orleans
, LA
 
Necci Creations
(504) 895-0546
4320 Annunciation St New Orleans
, LA
 
The Uptowner Inc
(504) 895-9156
438 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans
, LA
 
Mulats/The Original Cajun Rest
(504) 522-5050
P.O. BOX 53386 New Orleans
, LA
 
Bourbon Vieux
(504) 586-1155
365 Canal St Ste 1150 New Orleans
, LA
 
Carl Mack Presents
(504) 949-4009
937 Marigny St New Orleans
, LA
 
Fine Arts Development Inc
(504) 269-3922
1733 Constantinople St New Orleans
, LA
 
Rock Church Ministries
(504) 361-5556
55 Westbank Expy Gretna
, LA
 

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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