How to Really Make the Best of a Corporate Party or Event

My boss wanted to liven up the next employee party. A lot of people liked to go for the meal, but after that it would get boring. People who see each other every day at work think they will have a lot to talk about when not on the clock, but most of what they find they have in common is just work. And shop talk is not welcome at corporate parties. So, I suggested themed entertainment hire. We could get anything from high-tech simulators to live performers. Maybe we could mix it up and have a little bit of something for everyone.

We ended up getting some driving simulators, glow drummers, balloon art performers and a speech from the Queen herself. Well, a lookalike anyway. It was fun. You should have seen the look on my boss’s face when the Queen came out to the podium. He was not sure for a moment or two if it was really her or not. When the funny speech started, everyone knew. It was a grand highlight to the party. We had a lively string quartet who did a set too. It was really neat. There was something for everyone, and no one left early. We usually wrap up shortly after the dinner, but everyone stuck around to see what was going to come next this time. I was so glad I did not tell anyone about Her Majesty’s visit to give a speech! I had a tremendous amount of fun with that one. People are still talking about it months later!

I know that for our next employee party or corporate event that we will be using the same company for our themed entertainment hire. This is the way to pull off an event in style that will not soon be forgotten by anyone attending.

Dad Bought a Pony for Lacy

It was not much of a surprise to me, although Jennifer was pretty worried when my Dad started to teach Lacy how to ride. He bought her a really sweet little Welsh pony, it is about as tame as an animal can be and it has a real affection for Lacy. Or at least it loves her for picking apples from the tree just outside of it’s fence. Last weekend when we went over they had bought her a set of childrens horse riding clothes. I was surprised that they fit so well, especially since when I was growing up all of my clothes were two sizes too big when they were new. At any rate Lacy immediately put them on and then she started to ride the pony. It still has not name, although it seems as though she wants to name it after one of the Power Puff girls, I think she said Butter Cup or something similar to that.

Of course my Dad is not going to be happy just teaching her to ride. He has a room full of horse show trophies he has collected over the past thirty five years and he is happy to tell you all about any one of them if you want to be bored for half of a night. He is clearly going to teach her how to compete and Lacy is keen for that, no matter what her mother thinks. We took her little dog along with us this time and it is clearly jealous of the pony, but of course it is smart enough to be afraid of it too. It is a tiny dog and even a pony packs a really good kick if you get on the wrong side of it. It yipped a little, but stayed a good distance clear of it.