The holidays are just around the corner.
Not really. But, for anyone who organizes their company holiday party, you are likely in full swing “PLANNER MODE”. If not, get on the horn and get that venue booked, hold a committee meeting, establish your budget, prepare the invite list, and let your imagination go wild when creating your theme.
Need ideas? That’s what we’re here for. Our sales team dreams up the craziest concepts and utilizes the industry’s top talent to execute that larger than life vision. Interesting and dynamic food stations? We can do that. Massive floral and décor installations? You betcha. Entertainment that will leave your guests in awe? We’re dialed in and we’ve got you covered.
A regal affair that incorporates a specific time period is always an inspiring direction. Think the 40’s and flapper dresses and zoot suits. Maybe go disco-decadent in the 70’s. Remember when the Gatsby trend was Titanic? (also, can I get a high five for the double Leo DiCaprio pun play on words?) Yeah, the Gatsby incorporated luxe gold hues, art deco inspired patterning and fonts that enhanced your invitations and menus, and a glorious amount of champagne fountains. Your guests love a reason to dress up for a theme party, and upping the quotient to a fancy feast that includes a bowtie or a pearl necklace is sure to be a hit. Pull the Rolls around, we’re headed to East Egg.
The Winter Wonderland.
It is a holiday party, afterall. And the easiest way to convey the season is to dive right into the snow. Create an ice bar, utilizing PDX Ice to create an ice luge or a gigantic ice sculpture with your company’s logo. Or, go bigger: install an igloo. Yes. We’ve created igloos before, and furthered the Cold theme with our servers donning puffy coats and faux fur jackets to add to the theme. Lighting is also fundamental to dramatically nailing the winter wonderland aesthetic. Uplights, bogos, and specialized a/v magic add depth, while strands of lights and sheer fabric panels, combined with large foliage or floral accents add elegance and help fill out your space. Want a WOW moment? Incorporate a snow machine and a unique entryway into your party, so as guests arrive, they walk into the moment with their senses fully alive.
Plaid. Wood. Whisky. Go full on Portlandia for your event. It is modern, playful and a very casual approach to make your holiday party feel like you’re a lumberjack frolicking in the forest. Again, guests love a theme where they can dress the part, so suggest them to wear their favorite plaid or flannel, and points if they sport their Danner boots and Poler beanie. Triple points to those who pull off Carhartt. This theme is made for Oregonians: bring in pine trees for simple and sharp décor. Toss some Pendleton throws on leather tufted couches. Add drama above your main bar and install a faux animal head for ‘Grandpa’s Cabin Realness’. Incorporate playful approaches on food and drink that fit the bill, such as a dessert S’mores station or a simple and effective Old Fashioned.