A business anniversary party is a challenging task to plan. Providing a fun and entertaining space for all employees and clients can be daunting, especially for a small business on a tight budget. However, with a little creativity, planning a memorable party is achievable.
Here at A&J Property Restoration, we planned our 30th anniversary party in 2014. Deciding on food was an easy task – owners Kent and Lynn Rawhouser are well known for putting on amazing barbecue spreads, so checking off the main dish was a big relief.
Deciding what to give clients as a take away came next. We wanted customers to remember the day, but not give them something they would throw away instantly. We decided to stick with the barbecue theme and gave each of our clients a bottle of Kent’s barbecue rub and an A&J Property Restoration t-shirt.
From there, we knew we wanted to keep guests entertained and give them the ability to win additional prizes. Since we were founded in 1984, we decided on a trivia game based in that year – “What happened in 1984?” We asked multiple choice questions about events and pop-culture, and the winner was given a pre-paid Visa gift card.
Since A&J Property Restoration deals in water damage, we created an office and residential setting and demonstrated a pretend flooding. This helped clients understand how water damage could affect their residences, and also got to see our services in action!
Anniversary parties are not just for clients. We wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication of owners and founders Kent and Lynn. Staff took a photo of the pair and placed it in a frame with white matting, and asked all employees to sign it, and write messages of thanks to Kent and Lynn.
We also created a slideshow of employee pictures. It was great to see how everyone had changed over the years!
The biggest thing to planning a successful anniversary party is to not overthink the details. Have fun at the party! Utilize the staff and employees talents as much as possible to save money, and your day is sure to be an event to remember!
A&J Property Restoration is a full-service 24/7 emergency restoration company serving all of south-central Wisconsin. A&J is an expert in water restoration, mold remediation, fire restoration and sewage cleanup.