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Holiday Party Ideas to Make Your Next Office Party Amazing

Everyone has a story about a holiday office party — from the wild ones to the cringeworthy ones to the boring ones. Planning a company holiday party is a small but great way to show appreciation for the people who make the business function from day to day. It’s also a way to unwind and get to know your coworkers better — outside from water cooler talk. If you want…

6 Pro-Tips on Planning a Last Minute Holiday Event

Raise your hand if you’ve ever left planning a holiday party to the last minute. You can’t see, but our hands raised. We’ve talked about why you should start planning early, but even we are guilty of having to plan a last-minute holiday party. Are you only a few months out and scrambling to get everything ready? Check out tips from our event planners to guarantee your last-minute holiday party…

Hosting an Amazing Office Party on a Budget

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING When you think of a company holiday party, does your imagination immediately drift off to the Mad Men-era of fancy events, heavy on the booze? If yes, you’re also probably seeing dollar signs, holiday office parties were once known for coming with a large price tag. Don’t worry though, we’ve got good news! You don’t need to break the bank to host an…

Choosing the Best Date for Your Office Party

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING Planning a company holiday party can be overwhelming — especially when you’re working with the schedule of an entire office. Chances are, every employee has several other parties they’ve already committed to — and there are only so many Saturdays during the season. But, before you can plan anything, you have to pick a date. So what are some things to remember when…

Santa on the Sea

ST. NICK CLIMBS ABOARD FOR BRUNCH ON THE BAY On the roof of the Belle there arose such a clatter…but it was expected, so nothing was the matter. Santa stopped in to San Francisco for the first of three weekends of brunch cruising on the San Francisco Bay as part of Santa’s Champagne Brunch aboard the California Hornblower. Christmas cheer was evident on all decks as Santa visited children both…

House Rabbit Society + Hornblower = Hoppening Easter

To really get into the swing of Easter, House Rabbit Society — an international rabbit rescue — decided to spend the day on the bay with the Hornblower crew. This great organization has chapters spanning across the U.S., Australia, Greece and many other countries rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding them forever homes. So why partner with the organization during Easter? 80% of bunnies purchased on this holiday are surrendered. Did…

10 Facts About Easter That Will Blow Your Mind

Easter is a favorite for anyone with a sweet tooth. But why do we celebrate with chocolate bunnies, ham, jelly beans and eggs? Find out how there’s more than meet’s the bunny’s eye about this fascinating and very delicious holiday. The story of the Easter bunny was brought over to American shores in the 1700s by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. The story involves a hare called Oschter Haws…

Holidays in New York…It’s the Best Time of the Year

There is no other destination that feels more festive than New York City during the holiday season. With bold, creative department store window displays on Fifth Avenue, the towering Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the lighting of the world’s largest Hanukkah menorahs and the Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown that the whole world watches as the city is lit up for the festivities. And just after it snows, there’s the…

Enjoy the Warm Pleasures of San Diego’s Holiday Season

Are you looking for the ultimate holiday gift of quality time this year? Then gather your friends, family or companion to enjoy the many options that San Diego has to offer for celebrating the season. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy a laid back season that is blessed with the warmth of the city’s sunshine and all the ingredients to create a joyous holiday season. Here are some of my…

Labor Day…A Break from the Traditional Work Week

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans Labor Day is an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, which originated in the late 1800s at the height of the Industrial…

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