We’re coming to the end of 2016 and if you’re in charge of event planning for a business, that means it’s time for your annual company holiday party. It can be a difficult undertaking. There are details to plan, a budget to prepare and guest lists to put together. At Skyline Cruises, we know that one of the best ways to make sure your year-end holiday party is a success is to book your New Years Eve Cruise in NYC aboard the Skyline Princess. We’ll take care of your party space and we also want to give you some ideas for your 2016 party.
Your First Step: Book a Skyline Cruise
As we said, your first step is to book your company event with Skyline Cruises for the most spectacular backdrop you can find for a holiday party. Your employees and guests will see the incredible Manhattan skyline and world famous sites such as the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty as they cruise on the East River. You don’t have to worry about cold weather. The Skyline Princess is fully climate controlled for year round operation.
Skyline Cruises also has the flexibility to meet the needs for your event. We can accommodate a luncheon or an evening party. We can put together a small cocktail party or a larger sit-down dinner. The Skyline Princess has three decks. The bottom deck is dedicated as a dining area while the top deck can host a DJ and dancing. The middle deck can be setup according to your event’s specific needs. Our home port is at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens but we can also depart from piers in New York and New Jersey, as well as others based on availability.
Making Your Holiday Party Fun
Skyline can put you in touch with event planners and caterers, and other details. So now that you have your venue nailed down, here are some ideas for your event:
- Ugly Sweater Party: The least cool things in your closet have suddenly become hip. Why not make use of that bright red woolen monstrosity with the large ugly reindeer in the middle? Ugly sweater events have become popular in recent years and your co-workers can bond while trying to decide who looks the most hideous. Don’t forget to bring extra sweaters for employees who might have good taste.
- Charity Event: It’s supposed to be the season for giving, so why not tie your year end party to a worthy cause? You could ask employees for a donation to an organization such as a children’s charity, or auction off items to benefit a cause. Skyline Cruises offers a variety of different fundraising packages.
- Gag Gifts: Many holiday parties involve small gift exchanges with names like “Secret Santa,” “Kris Kringle” or “Yankee Swap.” It’s hard to find good, inexpensive gifts for your co-workers, so why not go for laughs instead? You can buy gifts specifically for certain people, or you can have a mystery grab bag. You may want to throw in a few non-gag gifts to add suspense.
Skyline Will Help Make Your Holiday Event Memorable
No matter what you’re planning for your party, you can’t go wrong with Skyline Cruises. We’re experts in corporate events and party cruises. Skyline can help your 2016 holiday party be the most memorable event of the year. For more information, contact us today.