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How to Throw the Perfect Labor Day Corporate Event

How to Throw the Perfect Labor Day Corporate Event

We are just a couple weeks away from Labor Day, the federal holiday that represents the end of summer, and pays tribute to the contributions of American workers. Americans generally celebrate this day with parties, parades, and athletic events. It’s the time of the year to break out the barbecue, and put together an unforgettable bash. As a business owner, this is a good opportunity to bring your employees, co-workers, and their families together to recognize and celebrate their efforts. With that, here are some tips to help you organize and execute the perfect Labor Day corporate event.

1. Send an invitation now!

Since Labor Day always falls on the first Monday in September, your guests have busy party schedules for the long weekend. Sending a custom invitation well in advance will allow guests to plan accordingly, and will ensure that you do, in fact, have guests at your event. You can customize this clever, earth-friendly seed paper invitation to fit your needs, in terms of color scheme, style, and pattern, and the same time, make a positive impact on the environment. It conveniently comes with RSVP cards, and Thank You cards as well, with envelopes that are 100% recycled. Incorporate your business branding, and looking professional with a bit of personality couldn’t be easier.

Premium Seed Paper Invitation

2. Choose a Theme and Decorate Accordingly

Tying all of your party elements together cohesively will create the appropriate party atmosphere, which guests will be able to connect with. This will even make party planning a bit easier, as there is a unifying message that you are putting forward. You could go with an All-American theme, and incorporate the red, white, and blue colors into everything, from the food to the decorations. For example, you could put red, white, and blue balloons up, and even have them custom printed with your corporate branding. These 100% biodegradable latex balloons will be a fun and colorful addition. You could also hand out these USA Promotional Pinwheels to guests, as party favors that kids and adults alike will appreciate. Custom print your company branding on the stick, and you’re good to go! You can even add your corporate branding into items like drinkware, and plates, as a gentle reminder to guests of who is making the party possible!

USA Promotional Pinwheel

3. Plan a Memorable Menu

Finally, every good party needs good food, and now is the perfect time for barbecue. Grilled chicken and veggies, coleslaw, and burgers are just a few of the popular favorites for Labor Day. You will look and feel like a grilling pro with the right equipment. The Grill Master Promotional Picnic Apron Kit is perfect the chef, as it allows for all cooking tools to be easily within reach. The kit comes equipped with an apron, detachable bottle opener, padded oven mitt, and a towel. There is no need to worry about messes, as the apron is machine washable. The best part is that you can have the apron custom printed with your corporate branding, which means your brand can make yet another subtle appearance.

Grill Master Promotional Picnic Apron Kit


By following these tips, you can inject a bit of branding into your corporate Labor Day event in a fun, but not intrusive way, and put together one heck of a shindig! Bring together your team, friends, and family, and incorporate a bit of branding for a completely cohesive and unique get together that will be remembered long after Labor Day.

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How to: Hold Your Own White Elephant Gift Exchange (Pinnacle-Style)

At Pinnacle, we hold a White Elephant Gift Exchange for our employees around Christmastime each year. Every employee that wants to participate brings in a wrapped present (we set the budget around $10 per gift, but you can instruct your guests to spend any amount of money, as long as it is standard across the board). The presents are organized in a designated area and left untouched until each participant has had the chance to pull a slip of paper with a number on it out of a hat; the count of numbers is based on the total number of gifts contributed to the game.

Once everybody has their number, the person who draws #1 can approach the gifts and choose one to unwrap. Then, the person who drew #2 can either “steal” person #1’s gift or bring a new gift into play by choosing one from the pile to unwrap. As the game continues, each player can choose to “steal” a gift that a previous player has unwrapped (up to 3 “steals” per gift, at which time it is considered out of play and remains with the third participant to “steal” it from its original owner) or select a new gift from the pool.

A few of the amusing gifts that made it into Pinnacle’s White Elephant Gift Exchange this year were:

-an entire set of mismatched dishes

-a statue of monkeys depicting the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” saying

-a dragon incense burner

-several store giftcards

-a bag of 850 gumballs

-a book of “Awkward Family Photos”

-a giant remote control + VHS tape of “Saved by the Bell”

-bumble bee promotional stress ball

-and more!


To view photos from the Pinnacle Promotions White Elephant Gift Exchange, visit us on Facebook.

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