Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Written by InsideHook
Yesterday, we went over the rules of navigating your company holiday party with grace, good humor and aplomb.
Today, we turn the tables: How does a man host a holiday party that his closest consorts will never forget?
Some of the roles and rules remain the same: Dress smart but not flashy. Never take the last hors d’oeuvre. Don’t end up under the table — or a coworker.
But others take a little know-how.
So we’re breaking you off with a proverbial host of holiday hosting tips, from the city’s most slept-on private event spaces, to the best restaurants in town that cater, to 10 jokes that are relatively tame but still thoroughly funny.
And don’t forget the mistletoe.
OK, so you’re throwing a holiday party.
First question: Where?
Your house is out. Too familiar. Too intimate. Plus you just had the carpets cleaned and interns are not to be trusted with red wine, no matter how adept they’ve proven at ferrying coffee orders around the office.
The bar down the street? Also out. How are your charges supposed to be inspired by a leader who can’t come up with something better than the bar down the street for the beloved annual holiday party?
No. This year, you’re taking ‘em somewhere special. Below: three private Chicago event spaces available for nightly rental, as indexed by the size of your shindig.
FOR > 50 GUESTS
For full-scale blowout parties, the spiffy new Lakewood space from Paramount Events can be flipped and screwed to meet any and all needs. The possibilities, they say, are endless. Big bonus here: the venue features an on-site kitchen helmed by chef Devon Quinn that can pair each occasion with a custom menu with ingredients sourced by an on-property urban garden.
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