By now (hopefully) your lights are down, your tree is put away, and the holidays are just a joyful memory. This past year, our team had the pleasure of planning a variety of holiday affairs, with venue launches, community events, corporate holiday parties, and even our own internal team celebration. Here is a look back at how we decked the halls in 2018!

NORTHSIDE HOLIDAY

We love working with NORTHSIDE year-round, and this holiday season we took to transforming the property to fit the holiday spirit. We lit and decorated the property from head to toe, and had carolers roaming the property to set the festive mood. Guests could also take holiday photos in NORTHSIDE’s custom Longhorn Rudolph sleigh!

OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT

To help showcase Omni Barton Creek Resort’s almost-complete renovation, we partnered with the resort to create a gorgeous afternoon on the golf course inside a warm winter tent. We provided personalized monogrammed winter wraps and fuzzy earmuffs to keep everyone warm while they sipped bubbles and enjoyed the day. Before a dinner tasting, guests could enjoy two different local musicians, receive a manicure refresh or a makeup touchup, and get a personalized ornament hand-lettered by a calligrapher.

TRIANGLE HOLIDAY PARTY

Last year we were honored to plan the Annual Triangle Holiday Party in the Park, which brings the Austin community together to celebrate the holidays with entertainment, food, music, and the Triangle tree lighting. This year, the day consisted of a giant snow mountain slide, awkward family photo booth, holiday card crafting stations, Santa letter writing, ornament decorating, and Christmas carols sung by local choral groups. The event wrapped up with the tree lighting which wowed guests and left every attendee in the holiday spirit.

PAYPAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Just last week we hosted PayPal’s annual holiday party at Brazos Hall with the theme Camp Paypal. More and more companies have been opting to push their holiday parties to January in an effort to avoid the crazy schedules of the actual holiday season. We brought the camping spirit indoors with live trees, elevated camp food, rustic décor, and even branded s’mores. Guests loved the casual atmosphere and the fun activations including bicycle screen printing, leather stamping, and henna.

TEAM RVE

We, of course, could not plan all of these holiday events without allowing our team to celebrate as well, so we hosted our RVE holiday party at The Pershing this year. With a theme of Home For The Holidays, we wanted our team to relax and unwind with some nostalgic holiday traditions. Stockings were hung, gingerbread was decorated, and we played a mean game of White Elephant. It was a wonderful night full of celebrating our accomplishments and hanging with the #RVEFamily.

VENDOR GIFT THANK YOU

Thanks again to all of our wonderful partners who delivered us holiday goodies this year! Our office has never looked so festive nor tasted so delicious.

Can you believe the holiday season is already over? But for some it is just getting started! Here in Austin, the best venues book quickly, so you may want to start thinking about your 2019 celebration! If you are curious about how our team can help you plan the perfect holiday gathering, reach out to sales[at]redvelvetevents.com

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