It’s time to mingle, party people!
Party planning is tough, and pleasing everyone is even tougher. But don’t stress it because with our handy guide to planning an office happy hour, your event will be such a hit that your whole company will be ‘gramming it with the hashtag #WerkPerks. Check out our top tips for hosting the perfect happy hour below!
1. GET SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
While you may order a case of that new nitro stout from a microbrewery in Boston that your beer-connoisseur friend told you about, make sure you cater for the less adventurous, too. Staples are favorites for a reason. And we’ve got them all here.
2. SURPRISE & DELIGHT
Introduce a spin on a classic. Our alcohol experts are ahead of the curve on all the latest booze trends and have done all the exploratory work for you. Here are some of their latest recommendations here and here.
3. PROVIDE SOMETHING TO EAT
Nobody likes to drink on an empty stomach. Check out our extensive selection of snacks and catering for easy food options. Don’t forget something for your sweet-toothed coworkers!
4. DON’T FORGET THE DETAILS
It’s easy to overlook the little things. Here’s a list of reminders, as well as a few more items to give your HH that extra punch. (Remember: If you forget the cups or ice and you’re in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Long Island City, you can always order from FoodKick for same-day delivery.)
- Lemons, limes, olives for garnish
5. BUY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF BOOZE
This part can be tricky and is the question we’re asked most often. Below is a graph to guide you on how much alcohol to buy for ten people per hour (depending on how boozy your office is!). If in doubt, overestimate, because leftover booze will never go to waste.
For even more tips, tricks, and helpful Happy Hour hacks, visit our HH Headquarters, a convenient page to get all your party needs at once.
Please note that wines and spirits all provided by our partner, FreshDirect Wines & Spirits.