On the 2nd week of December, my boss asked me to organize a party that she will throw for her direct reports. Although November pa lang, sinabi ko na sa kanya na magkaroon siya nang sarili niyang christmas party, and she was okay with the idea. Nag-materialize lang lahat nang plano namin pagdating nang 2nd week of December.
There was no budget. Sinagot lang nang boss ko ang venue at drinks. Makapag-celebrate lang. We really wanted to give her leaders some break and time to have fun and relax. That's why we really pushed for this event. Good thing it's her dad's bar kaya hindi na kami nahirapan sa venue. Although it was located in Greenhills, San Juan, malayo from Alabang, it seemed that everyone was game for the party.
I asked people to bring food according to their cluster. Game pa rin ang lahat. Walang reklamo. Makapag-party lang. I asked everyone to bring gifts, game pa rin ang lahat. I asked everyone to wear their coolest club attire, and so they did. Ang babait. Hehe. My boss wanted to extend the party to their better halves as well. So some brought along their partners. Kaya nakasama si hubbee. Hehe.
The people started arriving at 7:00pm. Sunod sunod na ang dating. Kainan muna bago ang program. My boss declared an open bar (except for hard drinks) kaya sawa sa inom to the max ang madlang people. We got the venue exclusive for us. And the place was really nice. I asked my friend and my former agent and now a trainer Ash to host the party. He gladly took the hosting. Nagmistulang comedy bar tuloy. Hehe. Saya!!!
Di lang drinks and guests ang umapaw, pati food. Hehe. Kaya lahat busog sa saya, sa pagkain, sa inom. San ka pa. Nag-surprise din si boss nang raffle. And guess what, kasali din ang mga guest partners. And guess what uli, si hubbee ang nanalo nang grand prize na iPod. Amak mo yun. Swerte ang mokong. Hehe. Kaya tuloy lahat biglang sumigaw nang luto kasi ako ang nag-oorganize. Hehe.
Halos lahat ata pinakanta namin sa stage. At lahat yun, surprise. Hehe. At pati ako, di nakalagpas, na-surprise din ako nang tinawag ako. But everyone was so game. Even my boss, sing kung sing. Everyone was in the party mode. Walang kill joy. Kahit yung mga guest partners, sing din. And even sa hep-hep hooray game, lahat game. At pag sinabing sayaw, lahat game sumayaw. Saya!
Organizing this kind of event is somehow part of my job and I enjoy doing. And seeing the end result is just a wonderful feeling. From the logistics, invitation, program, decorations, photo walls, food planning, teasers and communication, I just love doing this stuff.
To all those who came, to all the Trainers, the Supervisors, the ERMs, the managers, the AVPs, all those who reports directly to my boss, who took time after the christmas holiday and traveled, thank you for gracing this party.
It was one night to remember!!! Till our next party. Sa birthday ni boss. Hehe.