Who plans your work Christmas party? Is it Linda in HR? Ugh. OK, Linda has some pretty great ideas — the free snacks in the break room definitely are a lifesaver — but when it comes to fun party ideas it’s best to get some fresh perspective on things. Here are some places that break the mold on hosting epic work Christmas party for your entire office.
When an establishment combines the innovative fun of partying around a ping pong table with the highest touches of hospitality — including expertly crafted cocktails and food that exceeds expectations — they might be seen as breaking the rules. But maybe the better way to look at it is reinventing the rules for a truly memorable experience. That’s what AceBounce, the immense underground ping pong playground, does for Chicago’s hospitality scene. Book a table, or a whole semi-private area, to toast with your colleagues and let off a bit of steam in friendly table tennis matches while dining on thoughtfully crafted dishes in between games.
If your year has been going well, the work Christmas party is the perfect time to reflect back on all the successes and bask in the rewarding feeling for a good year. And if you have the party at the very top of the John Hancock tower in its 95th floor dining room, then you’re rewarding yourself and your team in style. The panoramic views from the Signature Room lounge are a stunning delight for the senses, and unless you suffer some serious vertigo, this lofty event space is an awesome place to toast a good year.