Help Me Plan My Work Party!
September 11, 2012 1:17 PM Subscribe
What would take a work party from boring obligation to kick-ass shindig?
posted by masquesoporfavor to Grab Bag (31 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My big boss has tasked me with helping to throw our 15th anniversary party in November. I have only been with the company for a year and this boss works in a different state, so I’d like to impress him. I would like to be promoted and given a raise at some point, so if I look valuable to the company then that’s a bonus!
So far we know for sure that we’ll be at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Atlanta. We will have a smaller area for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and then a larger ballroom and terrace for the meal and activities (think wedding, as this is where his inspiration is all coming from). He has suggested a dj, a band, dancing, or karaoke. He has also said he wouldn’t be heartbroken if we decided it’d be better to eat and drink and then move the party elsewhere nearby. Most of us have gotten rooms in the hotel, so any amount of boozin’ or going crazy is okay. We are not by any means a very professional company, so while “hit up the strip club” is maybe borderline inappropriate, “bar hopping” or something is a-okay.
The group is going to be probably 60 people or fewer, ages 22-60. So, MeFites, if you were attending a big ol’ work soiree, what would you want to do? Dance, sing, hit up a club? The budget is $30k so money isn’t too much of an issue.
Thanks for your help!