Yes, my company has a party. My company is pretty stingy about some things, but the holiday party is actually pretty nice. We technically do drink tickets, but you pretty much can drink as much as you want. They also pay for parking and/Lyft. Employees don’t pay for anything.
My new school is having a party at a local bar. It costs $60 a person. 🤨
Yeah, I would not attend this. DH only comes to mine if his mom will watch the kids because I refuse to pay for a sitter to go have dinner with my coworkers. $60 a person is kind of crazy. That’s a reasonably nice dinner out for me and DH!
Yes. My dept has one at a hotel, it’s open bar with a buffet. Not enough seats for everyone, lots of people get drunk and dance. Average food and drink. It’s nice:)
Now, my H’s party. It’s his hospital, which is small, but it’s a doctors only party. It’s at one of the top 3 hotels in the city. There’s a 1 hour cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres, some type of food station, an open top shelf bar and usually a martini bar with like 15 vodkas.
I drink veuve all night!
Then there’s a seated 5 course dinner with all the same drink options. The wine is amazing. It’s my favorite party of the year.
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Yes. Usually we have to put in $20 or so and then buy our own drinks. It’s nothing fancy. Sometimes it’s at someone’s house. Other times we reserve a spot at a restaurant. Apparently we aren’t having one this year.
Post by dancingirl21 on Dec 4, 2019 20:29:17 GMT -5
I don’t work but my DH’s company goes all out. They rent either a restaurant space or event space and drinks/dinner is provided for the employee and a guest. They usually also have a band or some type of entertainment. Last year it was the Chicago children’s choir (which was adorable) and then a fun band afterward.
Post by SusanBAnthony on Dec 4, 2019 20:33:37 GMT -5
Me: potluck at lunch. Some groups do a nice lunch out in December or January in addition.
H: his old group did dinner at a fancy restaurant. The food was always good and there was unlimited wine, bit it was always an hour from our house and the office, so all told we'd spend 60$+ on a babysitter. Not worth it especially since his boss was awful and his co-workers were wierd.
Yes, we pay for it. It’s optional and outside of work hours, spouses invited (no kids). $35/person. Will probably include food and 1-2 drink tickets, with cash bar after. We do fundraising throughout the year to subsidize the cost.
Post by farmvillelover on Dec 4, 2019 20:39:08 GMT -5
The head partner foots the bill for everyone’s entire weekend Friday through Sunday. Group dinner on Saturday at a fancy steakhouse he pays for, and he picks up the charges for the hotel rooms and anything charged to the room. Everyone also gets an envelope with more than enough cash to cover Uber’s, tips and meals outside of the hotel, and sitters for those that have kids. He’s overly generous.
Yes, location varies each year. Usually out somewhere but not over the top. We don’t have to pay.
ETA: we have a good number of remote people who all travel in to attend, so I imagine it’s actually fairly expensive for the company despite not being over the top. (We do combine with a larger company meeting to make the travel more worthwhile.)
That’s crazy. I’ve never had to pay for a holiday party.
Our school hosts a holiday party with food and alcohol donated from local bar/restaurant owners with kids at the school and supplemented by pta/foundation funds. Teachers go free. We also host other mixers throughout the year that teachers attend for free. But, private school.
Government, so potluck during lunch. Use to be lots of fun, but morale is so bad people are just phoning it in on the food.
H’s company started having one two years ago. We’ve been out of town for it every year. The boss give H a gift card instead. And this year we got invited to the big developer party at the local casino. It’s apparently open bar and $50 in casino chip. Not sure about the food, we’ve never been before. But the owner is super rich. And it’s payback, bc H’s boss kisses his ass for years! And H, too. Like he had to drive to his house in northern Baltimore during a blizzard to get the generators working for the tennis court bubble. Bc dude wanted to play tennis in a blizzard. Or maybe it was a hurricane.