Cruise Through Your Holiday Party in Destin
The busy holiday season is only a few months away and many are already planning their December festivities. From private holiday parties with family and friends to corporate holiday parties in Destin Florida, the ‘to-do’ lists, budgets and stress levels all begin to rise as the holiday planning begins. The event planners at SunQuest Cruises have over 10 years of experience planning all types of events in Destin, from weddings to holiday parties, on the 125’ SOLARIS yacht and share their tips on how to successfully spread the holiday cheer without breaking the bank.
“It’s easy to get carried away with all the fun elements of planning a holiday party, including the theme, decorations and invitations,” said Kristi Adkinson, Director of Events for SunQuest Cruises. “That’s why it’s important to have a plan and timeline in place ahead of time to avoid any budget busters or extra stress.”
According to Adkinson, the golden rule is to set your budget first to easily determine limitations and what discretionary funds will be left for the fun stuff. Many Destin Florida venues, such as the SOLARIS yacht, offer all-inclusive pricing which offers a flat price per guest including food, drinks, event planning, live entertainment, venue rental, linens, décor, taxes and service fees. This truly eliminates stress, unexpected costs or sticker shock at the end of an event. The SOLARIS is also docked at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offering guests a variety of on-property accommodation and transportation options to ensure a safe and worry-free night.
A holiday party in Destin is great way to show appreciation to employees or give friends and family an unforgettable experience as their holiday gift, says Adkinson. If employees spend most of their time in an office, search beyond the four walls of a banquet room for a venue that offers views of the water and sunset. Experiences continue to be popular gifts for friends or family that seem to have it all. A holiday cruise on the SOLARIS offers an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing on the water that they will treasure for years to come.
Regardless of the venue, the food will be the focal point of the holiday party in Destin. Guests will be on ham and turkey overload from Thanksgiving so consider refreshingly different options. The Emerald Coast offers a plethora of fresh, local seafood that the SOLARIS chefs use for a variety of coastal cuisines from their famous Gulf Shrimp & Grits to Seared Gulf Fish and Lump Crab Scampi.
Email our event planners at events@SunQuestCruises.com or call us at 850.650.2519 for 2015 holiday packages.