Holiday Company Parties 101

Although some companies have endless amounts of money to spend on holiday parties, some do not. However, don't fret and make sure you don't forget the booze. Details, Darlings has a few tricks up their sleeve on how to save big & not disappoint some of your favorite or ridiculously obnoxious coworkers. 

1. Hit up your local hot-spots before you go running to Party City, Target, etc. We found all of our large glass vases for under $10 from Goodwill and all our metallic ornaments from The Dollar Store. Add some flair to the jar, mix the ornaments with silver/gold spray painted pinecones. 

2. For the homemade Hot Chocolate Bar, our Crockpot came quite handy. If you don't have a crockpot, you need to get one of these life changing devices. For the toppings, grab your handy-dandy mason jars, wrap the top with jute twine  and print/cut out signs. Toppings include: mini marshmallows, espresso candy, caramel bites, and hazelnut pirouettes.  

  • 5 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Hot Water





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3. Everybody has that 1 employee who has to be the holiday party-pooper. "Oh... I don't eat sweets. Oh... I don't drink alcohol." Well have no fear, the Grinch Kabobs are here. These kabobs include 5 simple ingredients: toothpicks, mini marshmallows, green grapes, banana slices & strawberries. Although Trader Joes could be considered heaven on earth, head to Costco to save big by buying fruit in bulk. 


4. Don't have the funds or time to hire a professional photographer? The Santa Selfie Station is your perfect solution. Simply find a blank wall at your venue, grab some wrapping paper from the Dollar Store and start taping. Go online to find cut-out holiday signs, tape them to cardboard, and hot-glue-gun a skewer stick to the back. Drive to Party City to purchase colored boas, big glasses, goofy hats, and BOOM... You have yourself a nice backdrop and affordable props that can be reused for your next event. Be sure to put out a frame encouraging guests to use your company's "hashtag" (#), so you are able to gather the photos following the event. 

5. Reindeer Punch is destined to be a crowd pleaser. Between the champagne, orange juice & fresh cranberries, you won't disappoint your guests with this fruity concoction. Also, using a play off of words, such as  "Reindeer Punch", makes ordinary drinks like "punch" sound much more festive & tasty! Let's just hope Rudolph doesn't get too drunk. 

And there you have it. All the tips & tools necessary to throw one hell of a Holiday extravaganza!