• slidebg1
  • slidebg3

Latest Trends

Keep up to date with the latest trends in the event planning community. Read articles, find resources, view venues and more with PBC Events

Holiday Party Ideas 2014: Offbeat Bash

Allana Johnson - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Instead of classic themes, some planners are throwing no-rules parties with innovative ideas, quirky settings, and unique entertainment.

“This year is all about breaking outside of the norm and pushing the limits, yet still having a sophisticated feel,” says James Lewis Wark, director of catering and special events at Thompson Miami Beach, which opens October 31. For those not into classic Christmas redux, a carnival, fairy tale, or storybook theme can be just as festive—and include built-in decor, entertainment, and food options.

“Rather than the traditional parties of the past, planners are seeking something more innovative and exciting for their money,” says Jaleesa Kirk, event sales manager at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. “This gives the venue a lot more responsibility, but a lot more creative freedom to play with than years past. Now not only do you have the annual work party, you have an annual work party that people can’t wait to show up to.”

By Michele Laufik, Posted September 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

Scroll to Top

Back to list


With over thirty years of experience producing fantastic parties in the Los Angeles area, PBC Events has developed a reputation as one of the top corporate event planners in the business. We have forged solid relationships with the best vendors in the region, and have access to a multitude of spectacular venues.

Learn More

Scroll to Top