Friday, December 2, 2011

Top Ten Things NOT to do at the Office Holiday Party

When planning the office holiday bash this year, Raise The Bar is providing a quick cheat sheet listing a few things NOT to do:

10. Wear a holiday sweater.

9. Shovel shrimp from the buffet table like its your last meal.

8. Drink too much and scare the interns.

7. Wear a mistletoe headband.

6. Raid the open bar like its an ex's wedding reception.

5. Hit on a co-worker's spouse.

4. Go up to the boss and make a comparison with him and Santa
     because he's fat, jolly and only works out one day a year.

3. Karaoke.

2. Dance

AND.........the Number One Thing NOT to do at the Office Holiday Party:

Forget to call Raise The Bar!!

Don't rely on anyone else behind the bar.  Because.......Do you really want the IT guys making your drinks?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Holiday Party Conundrum Solved

Ahhhh, Thanksgiving is over. December is less than 48 hours away. This means shopping, baking, wrapping, school programs, church pageants and the holiday party at work. You have been thinking about showing off the new kitchen remodel by throwing a shindig of your own. There are friends to catch up with that you just haven't had the time to see much over the past 6 months due to the frenzied pace of life. A fun, festive and night with friends sounds fabulous so you called the caterer the neighbors suggested and the menu looks great. The guest list is done. The date set.

Now for the bar. Wine, a keg or two of some great local brew and  some hard stuff  to create some Christmas cheer as well as celebrate a great 2011. Perfect!

But wait, what about the entire bottle of vodka cousin Freddy polished off at Thanksgiving and the co-worker that always starts singing after a bottle of wine? Ugh!

And the last thing you want to do during the party is make sure the really young-looking girl your nephew is dating is not drinking Long Islands. And when the keg needs changed, do you really want to interrupt your time with the friends you never see to go change it?

A bartender would be the answer. But how tacky is it to ask someone from the party? Sure, your friend from the gym is a bartender and would do it, but he gets enough of that and would love to enjoy himself and not feel like he is at work again.

Hmmm, you remember your spouse's company had a great bartender from Raise The Bar last year. She was fun, friendly and totally on the ball with everything. No one was staggering or out of control but everyone was having a fantastic time. She made up some new, fun cocktails and shots for everyone to  try and as you were leaving, she had everything cleaned up, put away and was visiting with some people who wanted her for their wedding.

Perfect. You can now relax knowing that both the food and the alcohol service is taken care of. Raise The Bar is your choice this year. You have the peace of mind knowing that your holiday party bartender will be professional and responsible but fun, outgoing and fit right in with your social circle.

Hmmmmmm, and you may even have that extra martini or two while you are looking out the window at the snow covered peaks and celebrating with the people you love and care for the most this season.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Holidays Are Here!

Start planning your holiday parties now! Raise The Bar's convenient service packages are specially tailored to fit your needs and add the extra touch to make your event one to remember. Like us on Facebook and follow along on the blog to make sure you don't miss out on any of the seasonal happenings!

Enjoy the magical holiday season this year with a stress free event. Leave the alcohol service, bar set up, tear down, clean up and responsibility to us. Our awesome, friendly and reliable bartenders have you covered from start to finish so you and your guests can enjoy some extra holiday cheer.

Deck the Halls! Bring in the tree!

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