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DOCKSIDE JOURNAL ENTRY / November 21, 2017

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate.  Secrets to Hosting a Last Minute Holiday Party.




The holiday season is coming up quickly, and there’s a lot of pressure to host a great party. We get how easy it is to forget, or get too busy. You don’t have to stress though– there’s still time to plan a holiday party that people will be talking about for years with some helpful tips from the pros here at SHW.

You can still get the perfect date, even at the last minute



lodges_on_vashon-270_preview.jpgOutsource, let the experts do all of the work

Use an event planning company.  They do this all day, everyday, and have the inside scoop on the best places to throw a party and the connections to lock in prime dates.  Take advantage of their deep industry relationships and experience to make holiday party procrastinators into heroes.

Purchase pre-planned holiday gatherings designed for people just like you! has already locked dates for you to choose from featuring exclusive Seattle venues that include all of your event essentials and standout holiday touches.

Choose nontraditional venues

Think outside the box and rent a loft, studio or warehouse space and focus on creating a festive and cozy atmosphere with décor, lighting, and music.

Add unique holiday touches

You can add special touches to make your holiday party stand out and get your guests in the holiday spirit.  A few of our favorites are:




  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Espresso and Hot Chocolate Bar

  • Smore’s Bar

  • Santa Claus Impersonator

  • Christmas Carolers

  • Snow Machine

  • Ice Sculpture

  • Novelty Gifts

  • Signature Holiday Cocktails

Are you planning a holiday party for your group in Seattle?  BienVenue just released this year’s lineup of professionally curated, no-stress holiday event packages with you in mind.  If planning a holiday party is still on your “to-do” list, BienVenue has you covered and handles everything for your special event (personal or corporate) from purchase to completion. Their event experts are standing by to discuss the details of these amazing and seamless pre-planned holiday gatherings with you.

BienVenue Holiday Event Packages Available for Purchase:

  • Thompson Seattle Winter Wonderland at The Nest
  • Collections Café Private Holiday Celebration
  • Lodges on Vashon Holiday Getaway

World Trade Center Seattle Holiday Reception- Coming Soon!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we know it moves fast and understand the stress that can come with planning last-minute holiday parties.  This year will be the holiday entertaining season that you actually enjoy just as much as your guests!