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Holiday Party Planning Guide for Richmond, VA

By PartyRVA Staff

This holiday season, benefit from a party planning guide that will help you or your company put on a great employee event.

Holiday Party Planning Guide for Richmond, VA
Holiday Party Planning Guide for Richmond, VA
Holiday Party Planning Guide for Richmond, VA
Holiday Party Planning Guide for Richmond, VA

Nowadays, the trend is for holiday parties to cap the year and to be better, more unique, and more interesting.

Interested to know what unique opportunities are out there for corporate holiday party events in Richmond, VA? PartyRVA offers its 2015 guide to find exciting, out-of-the-box holiday party ideas for this holiday season.

All of the businesses listed here offer a PartyRVA discount, which may or may not be available during the holiday season. To be eligible for the PartyRVA discount, send them an inquiry through PartyRVA.


Make it fresh and exciting


Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

These days, the workplace is increasingly diverse. A holiday party with a theme can feel fresh and inclusive.

A theme can be an interesting place - such as Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, which companies can rent out - or a bollywood dance party. Here are some helpful links:

Beer Tasting Party at Strangeways Brewery

Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

Bollywood Dance Party

Superhero Party


Get everyone involved


Mise en Place Cooking School at Kitchen Thyme

Having an activity can ease tension and mix up social groups, which will create a better party that will keep everyone talking and looking forward to the next holiday event.

NO ALCOHOL? NO PROBLEM. While some holiday parties revolve around relaxing with some alcohol, many events and companies are dry come holiday season. Find our suggestions for great group activities in RVA here.

Mise en Place Cooking School's Iron Chef Events

Archery Tag, Laser Tag, Indoor Paintball and Indoor Karting at G-Force Karts

Escape A Room in 60 Minutes with Escape Room RVA

Play Indoor Bubble Soccer With Richmond Bubble Soccer

Learn About Wine at a Group Wine Tasting with the Tasty Sommelier

Take An Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Tour

Casino Party by Richmond Casino and Poker Rentals

Paint Pottery and Drink Wine at All Fired Up



Imagine having living statues, airbrushed-painted models, balloon decor, photo booths, barnyard animals, or an interactive robot to come to your party.

Check out our growing list of interesting add-ons here.

Living Statues Interact With Guests

TapSnap Interactive Digital Photobooth

Painted Models Bring a Theme to Life

Historical Actors and Actresses

Mobile Gaming Trailer

Kid-Friendly Cartoon Characters



PartyRVA has compiled a list of Richmond's best out-of-the-box thinking party planners that specialize in non-wedding events - you can see them here.

They are all affordable - some starting at $200 for planning an event. Many will offer storyboards or "Celebrations in a Box". In other words they'll do all the thinking for you, and you can decide whether or not to use them to execute your event.

They also offer a PartyRVA discount when you contact them through our site.



Traditional caterers may be hard to book, and may jack up their prices. Therefore, consider hiring a food truck instead.

Worried about the cold weather? Don't be. Several trucks, such as Monique's Crepes, can offer someone who takes orders and will bring the food to each person. Trucks can also create a buffet option, such as Pizza Tonight, so everyone can get food at the same time.

PartyRVA has compiled a list of boutique food trucks that cater private functions here.



Spice it up with a band...How about a Bollywood theme? An 80's theme dance party? A bluegrass hoe-down?

Save money on transportation and hotel fees by booking a high-quality, reliable local band. Find one on our new, growing list of local bands here.


Companies with a workforce of any size can make a considerable impact in a couple of hours. Working together before a party brings teams together in a meaningful way.

Unfortunately, deserving charities are overwhelmed by the flow of corporate requests to volunteer. They typically do not have the staff to handle large groups.

Luckily HandsOn Greater Richmond specializes in facilitating corporate group volunteer experiences. They act as a go-between between the organization and corporate groups, taking the logistics off their hands - so corporate groups don't have to worry about taking valuable time and resources away from the organization.

Companies can learn more about customized volunteer experiences for their holiday party here.

PartyRVA ( helps people find unique ideas and businesses in Richmond, VA that are not well-known or largely franchised.

First published on 2015-05-31 4:09am, last updated on 2016-06-22 5:26pm

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