Corporate Holiday Party Planning (St. Louis)

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St. Louis, MO – Holiday parties can be a great way to improve company morale and relationships between coworkers. It gives everyone a chance to mingle in an intimate, rather than business, setting, and allows families to feel involved as well. Hosting a successful holiday party, however, can take a lot of time and effort. Here are some tips to planning a well-executed event that won’t take up all of your companies time or break the bank.

Get coworkers involved. If the party planning responsibility falls on a group of people, no one will have an abundance of stress. Don’t force participation, but leave the option open for everyone who wants to help. Different people can take care of decorating, food, sending out invitations, and anything else you need. Allowing employees to help plan the event will also increase their appreciation for it, and they will probably have more fun at the actual party.

To reduce costs, consider having door prizes instead of a gift or favor for every employee. Door prizes are still a generous gesture, but fewer items will have to be purchased. Giving away the door prizes will also be a fun activity to get employees excited during the party. Make sure these prizes are not too extravagant, though. Sticking with nice, simple door prizes will keep the costs low and prevent anyone who doesn’t win from feeling too unhappy.

Instead of worrying about making everything perfect, focus on a few details. Get creative. Have a drink special for the employees, provide a high end buffet, pick a theme and decorate accordingly. A memorable evening doesn’t require going all out on every aspect of your party. Emphasizing a few details will make a great impression.

Hopefully these tips will help you plan a stress-free, fun company holiday party for everyone!

Interested in the perfect spot for your party? Try out the beautiful Barnett On Washington in the heart of Midtown St. Louis. Use the contact form below to get pricing and availability.

 

The Knot Rocked St. Louis At The Barnett On Washington

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On April 17th, The Knot invaded the Barnett on Washington for their annual Midwest mixer. The event was coordinated by Lacy Branch and featured a lovely display of decor and design.

St. Louis has always been a hotspot for beautiful Midwest weddings, but the Barnett on Washington showed once again why it is such a beautiful venue to behold. Lacy, with the help of The Knot team and partners, were able to transform the Barnett’s traditional, elegant, Spainish-mission style decor into something totally it’s own.

For more pictures of this beautiful event click here to see the Facebook photo album.

Thank you to all of the partners who made it great…

Lacy Branch Events, belli fiori, Parties & Props, Ltd., Sarahs Cake Stop, Grand Rental Station, Millennium Stl, CJ’s Disc Jockey Service, Fishe Fish Eye Fun, Hollyberry Baking and Catering Company, Jason Gibson Films, White-Klump Photography, Midwest Valet, Nuage Designs, Karen Bartolomei of Grapevine Paperie

 

Chameleon Club Preferred Partners

Chameleon Club is happy to announce the addition of several new preferred partners. These partners will provide discounts and value to all current Chameleon Club members. The list will continue to be updated as we add new partners every month. See the list of partners below to recognize what promotions and discounts members are eligible for.

  • Cicero’s Pizza – Members receive 10% off all food and drink at all Cicero’s locations. Simply present your membership card for discount

  • Big Shark Bicycle – Members receive 10% off all accessories and 5% off bicycles at all Big Shark locations. Simply present your membership card at checkout.

    • Note: If you are planning to buy a very nice bicycle this year, you will actually save money by joining Chameleon Club first, as the discount could be larger than the cost of membership.

  • BnE Photography – Members receive free photography sessions, and discounts on discs and prints. Simply show your membership card to the photographer prior to booking the session.

  • GNC St. Louis – Members receive a whopping 30% off all purchases at GNC locations in the St. Louis area. Members receive a special GNC discount card that provides lifetime discounts at GNC.

  • Watson’s Martial Arts and Fitness- Members receive a 10% discount on membership and services provided by Watsons Martial Arts and Fitness – which is just a few blocks away from Chameleon Club. Members simply must present their Chameleon Club card when signing up.

Chameleon Club is Barnett on Washington’s private club that is open every Thursday evening from 5pm-12am. The club offers an opportunity to network and mingle with fellow club members in a truly unique and elegant environment.  As a member you can utilize the facility for networking, meetings, relaxation, and the simple enjoyment of premium cocktails and a good cigar.The club often features industry nights in which some of St. Louis’s top professionals from large cross-section of industries outfit the venue for networking, drinks, and fun.

Our members also enjoy a host of other in-house benefits that include:

Complimentary valet parking

  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Entry into The Barnett Room offering cigar smoking
  • Weekly tastings – fine wines, scotches, cognacs & bourbons
  • Discounted wines by the bottle
  • Music & entertainment
  • 30% off our private event space

For more information simply contact us below, or fill out our membership form and email it to barnettonwashington@gmail.com.

 

St Louis – Programmers, Hackers, and Tech Entrepreneurs Night

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Thursday, January 16th the Barnett on Washington will play host to Programmers, Hackers, and Tech Entrepreneurs Night – an opportunity for  professionals in the St. Louis technology world to connect for drinks, cigars, and networking. The event is hosted by The Barnett On Washington’s weekly networking club, Chameleon Club. The event is free of charge and open to everyone in the St. Louis tech community.

Programmers, Hackers, and Tech Entrepreneurs Night will take place from 5pm-12am and will feature St. Louis’ premiere technology start-ups, top industry professionals, and largest growing organizations. All of the fun will take place inside of the elegant, newly renovated Barnett on Washington (3207 Washington Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130).

The event will feature fine liquor and wine tastings, access to our exclusive cigar room, free wi-fi, strong opportunities for networking, and much more. Simply print the free pass located below to join us for the event. We encourage you to invite an friends or colleagues that may be interested in taking part in the event as well.

This will serve as a great opportunity to attract new business opportunities, meet valuable connections within the industry, gain a better understanding of the tech industry in St. Louis, and to have a good time around others within a familiar industry. If you or your organization is interested in finding out more about this unique and exclusive event fill out the contact form below.

UPDATE: We have a had a tremendous response so far and expect this event to be a fantastic gathering of St. Louis area innovators and tech community members. Help us continue to spread the work by sharing the event on Twitter or Facebook.

Join the event on Facebook

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Creatives Night – For Marketing and Advertising Professionals In St. Louis

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Chameleon Club, a weekly networking club held at the Barnett on Washington, will once again open it’s doors to distinguished St. Louis professionals. Thursday, February 6th the Barnett on Washington will play host to Creatives Night – an opportunity for  professionals in the St. Louis marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative marketplace to connect for drinks, cigars, and networking.

Creatives Night will take place from 5pm-12am and will feature some of St. Louis premiere marketing and advertising firms, publications, and organizations. All of the fun will take place inside of the elegant, newly renovated Barnett on Washington (3207 Washington Ave).

The event will feature fine liquor and wine tastings, access to our exclusive cigar room, free wi-fi, and much more. The event is open to everyone within the “creative” industry. Simply print the free pass located below to join us for the event.

This will serve as a great opportunity to attract new business opportunities, meet valuable connections within the industry, and to have a good time around others within a familiar industry. If you have further questions about the event please fill out the form below, or let us know you’re coming by joining our Facebook event.

creatives night pass