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Holiday Parties by the Numbers!
Clever Disguise Holiday Party
Faux Snow
Pinned by posh!
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Holiday Cocktail Parties

Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEPHappy Holidays!It’s time to celebrate; are you ready?If not, no worries; I’ve included last-minute guidance and inspiration below to ensure your holiday party is fabulous … without all the stress!  However, if you need more help, please contact me.  I don’t like to see stressed out hostesses!!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,


Ashleigh Dorfman, CSEP

President | Event Producer

{event strategy} Holiday Parties by the Numbers!It's a Wrap - 8What’s in a number? A lot, if you are hosting a holiday cocktail party!Want to know how much food to serve, how much ice to buy, how many glasses to rent and more?  Check out my “numbers” cheat sheet  … developed over the years from the wisdom shared by preferred vendors and rental companies.

Knowing your numbers will ensure that you have sufficient food and drinks and subsequently, that your guests will have an enjoyable party experience!

{event design} Clever Disguise Holiday PartyClever Disguise holiday party invitationPlanning corporate holiday parties can be tricky; they must be festive, not offensive. Over the years, I’ve produced many non-traditional holiday parties including a fantastic Top Secret mission I called Clever Disguise.Hosted at the International Spy Museum, Clever Disguise was a familiar dinner party … with unexpected fun!

Guests received Top Secret invitations instructing them to “wear this clever disguise for a big holiday surprise!

After dinner, improv musical performers bounded into the dining room singing, acting and engaging guests with custom operas, love ballads and rap songs about life at work, crazy deadlines and their favorite clients.  It was a fabulous evening that balanced holiday cheer with lots of laughter!

{event decor} Faux SnowDreaming of a winter wonderland?  Then, make faux snow!Local special effect companies, like Digital Lightning, have snow machines for rent.

Faux snow is a fantastic effect for your event entrance, cocktail or dessert lounge, or photo booth!

Pinned by posh!

It's a Wrap - 7Dress up your bar with a DIY ice bucket!  Made with a 1-Liter plastic soda bottle tucked into a 2-Liter plastic soda bottle and 3/4 filled in between with salt water; add rosemary twigs and cranberries, or holly branches, and freeze.

For more pinspiration, check out my “celebrate holidays” Board!

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