Corporate Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Corporate event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

Keeping a corporate themed party song list professional is at the top of the list when creating this particular party supply. Avoid songs with explicit lyrics and frivolous themes. The best way to do this is to pick songs that people recognize but still do not communicate an outlandish message. Those songs that are relaxing as well as upbeat work great. Guests are sure to sing and dance along to these trendy tunes.

For a Contemporary Selection:
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
Single Ladies Put a Ring on It – Beyonce
Please Don’t Stop the Music – Rhinanna
I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas

Classic Dance Selections:

American Pie – Don McLean
Angel – Shaggy
Melody - Aretha Franklin
Born to Be Wild - Steppinwolf
Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C the Slide Man
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Swing and Big Band

All of Me – Frank Sinatra
As Time Goes By - Casablanca
Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
C-Jam Blues – Duke Ellington
Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller Orchestra
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Georgia – Ray Charles
Everything – Buble
Go Daddy-O – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bright Lights – Jimmy Reed. Also throw in work-related songs like Takin' Care of Business.

Sticking to songs such as the above will give your corporate guests a great time with songs they recognize while not over doing it. They will know the lyrics snap their fingers and sing along. And they might even have some special requests for the host. Taking the time to thoroughly plan for a wide range of events will bring life and excitement with laughter to brighten the day. Color can set a mood, so choose the primary colors for an event with that in mind. Formal events require more planning for invitations, locations, photography, flowers and more, so they should be done well in advance of the actual day.

A Corporate party is the perfect time for homemade banners, handmade signs, balloon bouquets and various handmade party supplies. The more decorative accents found here all the better. Most people enjoy getting together with colleagues and celebrating, therefore handmade party supplies for this Corporate event should be special. From different types of homemade balloon bouquets, handmade party signs and homemade party streamers to homemade Corporate banners and homemade corporate signs, preparing for a Corporate party can be enjoyable. It also can be almost as much fun as the gathering itself.

Many people research their companies logo and plan what type of homemade Corporate party supplies they will need for the party. They also decide on the venue of the party and find out exactly about the type of homemade party supplies that are appropriate. A homemade banner or handmade sign for a corporate party can speak volumes. The moment guests walk into the room they can identify the host company. This handmade banner needs to be in good taste and designed for this corporate celebration. Whether it is a Christmas party or a corporate celebration, a handmade banner that congratulates the corporate office is a great touch. Not to mention a downright beautiful and memorable one to boot.

A homemade corporate banner can often compare to other homemade party supplies. A homemade corporate banner can be made from a handmade pillowcase or another type of material. Guests do not need to know the origins of this artsy looking piece. A corporate design should be written or drawn on the selected item. Once the corporate banner is completed, find a great location to hang it and enjoy the corporate party. The boss will appreciate this personal gesture as will guests.

Corporate cakes can be designed in multiple ways. Different themes and party supplies accompany both but choosing the right cake style remains consistent. This classic style always should be followed and observed.

The easiest cake style to have at a corporate event is a sheet cake. The sheet cake provides plenty of area for design and communication. These two elements are vital at a corporate event. Often times corporate cakes are made to celebrate an anniversary, a new product line or accompany merger. On this cake, the congratulations message is created. This space also gives plenty of run for company logos as well. The boss is sure to appreciate the personal touch 'employed' here.

For this reason, corporate cakes are typically white and fairly uneventful outside of the celebratory message. This is not the time for flowers and frilly elements. General borders and design elements can be incorporated but unless there is a theme outside of a normal celebration, everything is generally kept neutral. This is the safest formula for this type of occasion.

If the corporate party has a particular theme, the cake can reflect it. This includes Hollywood themes, casino themes and more. Be sure to check with guidelines and restrictions before creating a corporate cake. Sticking to these guidelines is important because there will be a large variety of people at a corporate event and the cake needs to appeal to a wide range of people. Keep everything tasty and tasteful at all times. After all, the cake is a very important aspect of any party.

Planning the corporate party may be a job that is no one's idea of a good assignment but the party itself can be fun. Striking the delicate balance between light socializing and appropriate corporate conduct is the tricky part. Most corporate functions are of the meet and greet or annual meeting variety but there are also corporate retirement or holiday parties. The mood should one which encourages less formal yet business priority fun. Most corporate affairs strongly discourage the sort of conduct that is depicted in movies and T.V. as the office party.

In reality most corporate parties are friendly but often vehicles in which business concerns are discussed. For example, a corporate party may be the place where the boss gives a sort of state of the company address and hands out bonuses. There might be prime rib and excellent side dishes but the point is usually business. Appropriate business conduct is normally practiced at the corporate party but light banter and conversation that aren't allowed during the business day are appropriate here. Things are not as nose to the grindstone as during the regular office day but corporate conversation is the norm.

Guests will enjoy corporate paper party goods that reflect the lighter side of business. Gag gifts or door prizes are sometimes welcome and sometimes a guest speaker may lead a quick seminar type speech. Most corporate parties are actually conducted during the business day but occasionally a business will sponsor a family oriented company party.

Sometimes companies offer field day or other recreational opportunities for its employees and a few family members or friends. These kinds of corporate parties are not much different from other get-togethers. They are meant as fun ways for those closest to the employees to meet some of the people at work or celebrate a beloved employee‘s retirement.

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Corporate History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Corporate theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

A Corporate Party is, for all intents and purposes, basically an office party on a grand scale; and as companies grow larger, corporate parties get bigger and more impressive. Hosts always should aim to impress at this festivity.

In the 18th, 19th, and even the 20th centuries, a Corporate Party could mean a yearly gathering of workers at the home of a shopkeeper for a simple, homegrown celebration involving food, drink, quiet conversation, and perhaps a fair number of homemade gifts. The atmosphere here was very warm, but hardly elaborate.

Today it might involve a large-scale celebration involving the administrator and employees at a major department store chain. A catered banquet might be served at a rented convention center, complete with live music, speeches, awards, and dancing. This is a gala, not just a simple office gathering.

Employees at a restaurant chain might gather for a corporate party that involves the taste testing of new foods soon to be offered at the restaurant. Guests are sure to love this new and tasty twist. Workers at a liquor company might be whisked off to a vineyard for an elaborate wine tasting, complete with cheeses, candies, good music and of course fine liquors. Keep guests in good spirits, in more ways than one.

Depending on both the company budget and the good will of the employer, a corporate party could be an extended affair; a multi-day festivity that involves a cruise, a ski trip, or a convention. Or for a smaller company, one that’s perhaps family-owned, the corporate party still could be a modest affair involving a good meal and a solid round of pats on the back for good performance. Whatever you plan, keep it clean and in good quality.

Show co-workers and employees that someone cares with a Corporate Party. “Merge” together for some fun and frivolity today! Formal events require more planning for invitations, locations, photography, flowers and more, so they should be done well in advance of the actual day. Dinners where everyone wears white and even the food is some variation of white are a different and unique way to celebrate. Formal events require more planning for invitations, locations, photography, flowers and more, so they should be done well in advance of the actual day. The history of Corporate has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Corporate to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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