Bar and Restaurant Industry Night | Post NYE Party
The service industry is a 24/7/365 beast that is never satisfied—it’s always wanting more. The people that work in the service industry know this all too well. They always work on the biggest party nights of the year; NYE, Black Out Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and every other holiday. These late night warriors make sure that the masses have a good time. They sacrifice their own social life to sling drinks, serve food, and deal with drunken buffoonery at the bars and restaurants. Recognize these working-class heroes with a post NYE bar and restaurant industry night in their honor.
Give the industry folks the full on NYE effect. Get a New Year’s Eve party kit with hats, noise makers, leis, and the whole shot. Just because the night passed doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate again. Set up a balloon drop at midnight and make it feel like NYE once again.
Bring the Toast
Have a champagne toast at midnight, too. You can either pop some bottles and pass out champagne glasses, or get the mini bottles for everyone to pop themselves. Nothing is corny or hokey on this night. Industry people see this night from the sideline year after year, so let them get in on the fun.
Bring in Staff
Don’t have industry people work the industry party, as that defeats the purpose. Find people that don’t serve for a living to serve on this night. People that work in the service industry are the most considerate and patient guests anyone could hope to have. If you have a plumber pouring drinks and an accountant serving them, it’s cool—no one will complain.
Keep it Light
Put out finger foods throughout the night. Small snacks that are easy to eat will make sure that everyone keeps nibbling. It’s an industry party, and no one parties like this crowd, so keep some food on hand so that they don’t get out of hand too fast.
Keep it Low
Remember who’s attending this party; bar and restaurant insiders. They know the real price of drinks and food. Don’t raise prices or try to make a ton of money on this night. Think of the night as an exercise in good faith and a chance to gain some respect from people that know the service industry struggle.