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5 must-haves when hosting happy hour

Take the guess work out of hosting your next corporate happy hour or professional networking event.

July 12, 2022 |
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When thinking about how to host a happy hour for your business or professional networking group, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. Our hospitality team rounded up their top five things to consider when bringing colleagues and peers together for your next mixer or networking event.

Our top 5 things you need to make your happy hour a success:

1. Friendly atmosphere

Make sure the space you choose makes it easy for guests to mingle and get to know each other. Music goes a long way in creating a comfortable and friendly space, so don’t forget the playlist!

2. Great drinks

Whether the bar is hosted or no-host (guests pay for drinks), full service or just soda, wine and beer, drinks (both with alcohol and nonalcoholic) are a vital part of happy hour. Consider creating a signature cocktail for your event (with an N/A version) to make it extra special.

3. Something to nibble on

When people are drinking, food is essential. A few small bites are great to nibble on before guests head out or home for dinner.

4. Thoughtful décor

Personalize the space with your own decorations! Simple or lavish, a few themed decorations add a refined touch to the evening.

5. The right timing

When hosting a happy hour, timing is everything. Stick with late afternoon or early evening (in the 4-7pm window) so people come straight from work and make it home in time for dinner.

When you're ready to host your event, get in touch with our hospitality team. We offer a full-service bar and bartenders with the option for your organization to fully host (free drinks for guests) or for your guests to pay. We also provide a number of other drink packages. Get in touch today for more information!

For more information about hosting happy hour at Goodman contact:

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