How To Host A LOVELY Company Valentine’s Day Party

  • Valentine's Day Party at Olivia Restaurant

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Olivia Restaurant - Company Valentine's Day Party

Olivia Restaurant Has The Tips You Need To Throw An Amazing Company Valentine’s Day Party

A company Valentine’s Day party can be a great excuse to eat lots of chocolate, share a few dating horror stories, and have some romantically-themed fun with your coworkers. More than this, though, a corporate V-Day party is an excellent way to create unity among your colleagues and employees, regardless of their current relationship status. To host a Valentine’s Day party cupid himself would approve of, try implementing a few of the following activities during your festivities.

Create A Life-Sized, Interactive Valentine

What employee wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to interact with a life-sized cutout of their boss, especially on Valentine’s Day. Begin by taking a head-to-toe, high-resolution picture of your CEO, manager, editor, or president, then commission a local print shop to create a cardboard effigy of your beloved superior. At the company party, place the cutout – including a speech bubble that says something along the lines of, “I just LOVE my employees” and decorated to taste in appropriate Valentine’s attire – next to the entrance, and encourage coworkers to write small love notes on heart-shaped post-it-notes and stick them to your boss’ cardboard likeness.

Set Up A Chocolate Tasting Station

No Valentine’s Day party would be complete without gratuitous quantities of delicious chocolate, and one of the best ways to give away lots of free chocolate is by setting up a Chocolate Tasting Station. To do this, buy anywhere from 5-15 different types of chocolate – whole bars, broken into pieces, usually work best – then display each type of chocolate in separate serving trays on an elegantly decorated table. Give each guest a “tasting sheet” (or cheat sheet) so they know how to talk about the different aromas, textures, and flavors, and also provide crackers, bread, or thin slices of apples to cleans your partygoers’ pallets between tastes.

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A Chocolate Tasting Station - Olivia Restaurant

What Valentine’s Day Party Would Be Complete Without A Chocolate Tasting Station?

Hold A Best/Worst Date Story Contest

After the party gets going (and everyone has had the opportunity to make a few trips to the bar), hold a “Best or Worst Date Story Telling Contest” to see which one of your colleagues has the most horrific or romantic dating tale. To encourage participation, be sure to properly incentive your guests with awesome prizes for best and worst dating story – dinner for two at a fancy restaurant, maybe, or a bottle of expensive alcohol – and judge the winner by panel, by applause, or by secret ballot. You’ll be surprised how much closer you feel to your coworkers after hearing stories about their romantic lives!

Provide Opportunities To Dress Up

Parties are made infinitely more fun when costumes are involved, and Valentine’s Day parties are no exception. Encourage employees to wear red, pink, and white clothing to the company get-together, of course, but also include a table full of cheesy, wearable party favors, like plastic heart-shaped shades, red feathery boas, and red ink with stamps in the shape of puckered lips. If you’re feeling ambitious (and would like a way to embarrass your coworkers for months to come), set up a photo booth with a heart-filled backdrop, and don’t forget to include some cupid wings, arrows, and fake roses to inspire great romantic poses.

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Dress Up at the Company Valentine's Day Party - Olivia Restaurant

Give Your Guests An Opportunity To Dress Up At Your Company Valentine’s Day Party!

Sponsor A Heart-Healthy Charity

What better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than by raising money for a worthy cause? Because February is Heart Health Awareness month, the event coordinators at Olivia Restaurant suggest collecting money to give to the health-conscious charity of your choice. Raise funds by selling homemade cookies, organizing a silent auction of gift baskets, or simply by asking for donations; no amount of money is too small, and your company’s employees will feel good about doing something nice for those in need.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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