“Can you pass the hummus, please? It’s next to the decorative doggie gnome.” This doesn’t seem like a typical line around the office, does it? But it’s actually one of the many things you’d have heard at our recent holiday party. Besides, we aren’t really the typical workplace, so we’ll need you to leave your preconceptions at the door. “What exactly is he talking about?” you might ask. Well, let me fill you in. Every business, it seems, has some sort of fun holiday function and our 2011 shindig here at House Party was no exception.
To get things started, (and lure empty stomachs) local restaurants catered our office party. Not only was it a great way to support the community, it kept us out of the kitchen and busy having a great time. Beyond simply great food, drink and conversation, you may recall from Sarah’s recent post we had a bit of fun giving each other gifts. From it, we not only received presents, but apparently an unofficial company mascot as well!
Brian is House Party’s Social Media Director, working with both our consumers and our clients to develop more valuable ways to build digital communities. Brian lives in Harlem with his fiancee and the newest addition to their household, Madison, an unbelievably cute and sleepy black kitten. When Brian isn’t skydiving or mountain biking he loves to travel, woodwork and peruse an old favorite, Calvin and Hobbes.
Brian’s number one party tip is to fire up the grill – no matter what the occasion or the temperature outside, it’s just not a party without some sizzle! (That, and to ensure the makings for a good Manhattan are near.)