With Christmas bearing down on us and January 1 just a swipe away, it’s time to switch gears and get ready to ring in the New Year. A party is the best way to blow off steam from missed deadlines and lost bids, or celebrate those projects that were on time and under budget. It’s a great way to show how much you appreciate those whose knowledge and expertise you rely on to keep the doors open at the firm.
One great way to prepare for the new year is to reflect on what happened this year. You can do that by asking each guest to send or text a photo that sums up their year, their goals or their disappointments. Once you have them all, make a short video presentation with a brief caption for each picture or title for the videos. Get ready for mirth and merriment as each person takes a bow when their story comes up. You can end it with touching tributes to friends, co-workers and loved ones you’ve lost along the way, and have a rousing toast to it all.
Setting the table will be a snap if you go to the Groupon site where you can find tons of stuff at a store like Macy’s. They have all the serveware, tableware, linens, and extra touches you’ll want to make the night festive, and you can do it without spending a fortune. You can save 40% in store or online and even more on clearance items. And it’s so easy to qualify for free shipping, but even if you don’t, you can save more with a code for 20% off in-store pick up. It’s like a party for your wallet. Groupons are so easy to use, you can have all your shopping done right from your desk, and never worry about missing a meeting.
You can cater the whole affair, or ask guests to bring an item to share. Cookies make a great choice because they’re easy to prepare or buy, and the variety is endless.
If you have friends or family sleeping over after the party, you can surprise them with matching pajamas, throws or personalized pillows. The prices at Macy’s are so low, you’ll easily outfit the whole gang. Planning a party is easy when you use Groupon, so shop smart and get ready to pop the cork.