Life is short. We need more celebrations. Relatives meet at a funeral after years have passed since the last get-together and say, We need to celebrate the good times instead of letting so much time go by.
The same can be said for the business world. The past few years have been a time of upheaval and uncertainty for so many companies and people alike. The up and down economy, businesses closing their doors, and the recession have been stressful on all of us. It is all the more reason why when something good happens there should be cause for a celebration.
Perhaps your company just sailed through a huge acquisition that could boost its repertoire of product offerings. Maybe one of your salespeople landed the sale of a lifetime that she spent months working on and has successfully closed. It's the end of the fiscal year and the finances are in order and the executives want to show their thanks to everyone on staff who has made a great effort over the past 12 months. Whatever the reason, a corporate party is a wonderful idea for your business. It can help boost morale from the top level executives on down to those in every department. Such an event demonstrates that upper management cares about and is grateful for its employees and the jobs they do on a daily basis to advance the organization.
The idea of a corporate party is just the beginning. It can be as exciting and colorful or as sophisticated and upscale as you want it to be. Host a corporate bowling party at the nearest lanes or plan for a black-tie affair with filet mignon in a hotel ballroom. Need a theme? Choose from various ideas like Carnival in Rio, a Mexican fiesta, Olympic sports, an all-American picnic, a Renaissance festival, even a murder mystery. There are endless party-themed ideas to make the event an experience that won't ever be forgotten. Simply pick one that appeals to your organization or one that you think your employees would truly enjoy.
No corporate party is complete without the right goodies for your attendees. It doesn't matter what your theme is either. You can have the most upscale corporate party on a Saturday night or Sunday afternoon picnic at your company headquarters, but some nicely chosen promotional items for the employees and other attendees are always welcomed. You might consider a few promotional products to have at each place setting a custom CD with uplifting music is a gift that never goes out of style and appeals to all ages. Cell phone accessories are another consideration since everyone carries mobile device in their pockets or purses. These items add a special touch to the party when you have them customized with your corporate logo.
In addition to having various items to be distributed to everyone in attendance, make the event even more fun with door prizes or giveaways throughout the party. Guests will love the idea of winning gifts to take home. The easiest way of doing this is to have each guest receive a raffle ticket upon entry to the event or at his or her place setting. Periodically throughout the party, an emcee can call ticket numbers. Gift baskets filled with quality chocolates, tins of gourmet cookies, and collections of premium coffees make excellent choices for door prizes. And once again, each of these gifts is perfectly customizable with your specs, so even after the party is long over, the prize continues to market you and your event to the recipient.
Don't forget the reason for the corporate party. Special moments call for special gifts. You'll want to recognize those on your staff who have milestone anniversaries with the company or who have helped bring in new business or simply deserve to be recognized for that job well done. Clocks and watches are ideal for awards of recognition that you know will always be put to good use by the recipients. Of course, awards are simply that prizes given in honor of an accomplishment or as a reward. Why not savor the moment and give a fine award perfectly tailored with the recipient's name, the date of the party, and description of the accomplishment? Imagine how much pleasure such a gift will give the recipient when it is proudly displayed on a desk or in an office? It will be an award that is truly enjoyed for many years and encourages the recipient to always give his or her very best to the task at hand.
Whether you plan to hold your corporate event on Labor Day weekend with a big cookout complete with hot dogs and potato salad or if you've rented out a hall that has been decked out with papier mache and colorful masks for a party sure to top Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, your company event should be memorable. You can cut loose and have fun without making the corporate finances go in the red. Turn to Gimmees for all of your corporate party needs. Not sure what you need for this event? Don't worry. Our experts will suggest items to ensure that your corporate event is a success. Let's make your next corporate party a celebration that is talked about for years to come!