Did the earth move?
How was the last office party you threw? Did you open eyes? Move hearts? Blow minds? Or was it a blur of mediocre conversations and forgettable insights, memorable only for salacious gossip?
It's all too easy to switch on the auto-pilot, book a predictable venue, call in the caterers and call it a party. Yet... the vast majority of office celebrations involve large amounts of legal drugs but remain unstimulating to too many. "Oh, no! I've got the office party tonight," etc.
So get creative. You'll all have more fun and your people and your clients will remember it, for the right reasons.
Sing your song tonight: Whether your people are beginners, lapsed performers or haven't picked up an instrument since school, you'll be amazed at what the pros can do. Split your guests up into teams, we'll get them writing and help them to a winning - or at least entertaining - performance by the end of the night. Why put up with karaoke when you can sing your own song? Grime, folk, crust punk, jazz ... whatever you fancy. Or step back in time and knock out a sea shanty, a madrigal, an aria or even a dirge...
Stand and deliver! Throw down the gauntlet... challenge your people to write and perform a comic sketch in an evening. Traditional stand up, improv, spoken word, rap ... our tutors will bring out your gold. In our experience, any group of people that works together has a range of full-blown extroverts, some willing performers, a splash of comic genuis and a much needed introvert or two.
We might need to dress up some of the quieter ones as standard lamps and get them to deliver their lines from deep in the shade, but whatever it takes, we'll put on a show for you all to remember.
Butchers and cooks: not one for the faint-hearted but frankly, if you eat meat, you should be able to butcher—if not kill—it yourself. Divide your guests into teams and challenge them to prepare the meal from scratch with one of our butchers—game, pork, beef, lamb or poultry, take your pick. Great chefs on hand to help out if need be. Appoint Masterchef critics for critique and comment and when it comes to dining, you'll also need front of house, waiters, sommeliers and sous-chefs from your workforce, not to mention washer-uppers—one for the management team perhaps? Meat-free zones available for vegetarians and vegans to cook up a storm and show the meatheads you don't have to kill to create a dinner to die for.
Dance, dance, dance: if day-time choreographics are getting a little rusty in your office, spend an evening knocking them into shape. Our professionals will split your people up into groups and help them work up a routine of their choice - chorus line, ballroom, jive, rave, morris, skank, traditional Greek (with plate smashing) ... or, who knows, maybe they'll cook up a hot new number which will sweep the clubs in the months to come. After an hour or two of co-creation and rehearsal, dim the lights, hit the stage and get set for an almighty dance off.