Coming up with clever new ideas for your company party can be challenging. You want something memorable. Not the same old summer picnic (not that we don’t LOVE picnics!), but something your staff will talk about for years to come.
We have clients that book their company party with us year-after-year. Could be because summer seems so fleeting in Chicago, and we all want to spend as much time as possible doing things we can’t do year round. Like cruising on Lake Michigan. Or maybe because there’s something very special about getting your group together on a private yacht for a lazy summer afternoon.
• Pick a venue that’s special. Could be the newest hotspot that everyone’s dying to see (being first is always fun!). Or you might rent out a spa for a day and treat everyone to massages and mani/peds. Or course, we’re partial to a party on a private yacht on a gorgeous summer day.
• It’s not a party without food. Chicago is a food town with one of the top steak houses in the U.S. and a vast variety of ethnic fare. On the Free Spirit yachts we offer outstanding menu options from some of the best catering companies in Chicago. Choose from an array of mouthwatering menus, all designed to delight your company party guests. And of course we offer beverage service — from soda/juice to premium open bar.
• Don’t forget the music. Chicago is known for its blues roots. No Chicago-themed party is complete without some Chicago Blues in the playlist. Or if your budget allows, book a live band or DJ. For an evening cocktail party, book a sexy trio or make a playlist that includes your favorite music.
A great company party will have your staff talking about it long after the event is over. Hopefully you’ll get comments like this:
Hi Joe and Angela,
“I wanted to send you a note to tell you what an absolutely AMAZING time we all had on Thursday!!! Everything was perfect! The food was great, the staff was awesome and the boat was beautiful!!! Thanks for everything you did to make this a fantastic day!”
Senior Operations Manager
The Futures Company