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Great Client Event Ideas To Kickoff Q1

Posted by Angela Christian on Jan 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Angela Christian

Now that 2017 is in full swing, it's time to start thinking about how you'll go about building strong relationships that will last the entirety of the year. One of my favorite parts about working with clients was engaging in activities and enjoying meals together. I found that being together outside of a meeting environment allowed everyone to loosen up and really get to know eachother. However, I know how hard it can be to continually try to find new things to entertain your clients and make your events stand out from the rest of the competition.  

That being said, I've put together a combination of my favorite activities and food experiences across our New York, San Francisco and D.C. markets. Some activities are geared towards getting you to interact with your clients and others are a fun twist on the typical client lunch or dinner. Whichever way you decide to go, I hope you find these suggestions useful. 


San Francisco

whiskey on the rocks with a burger

Bourbons and Burgers

Switch up your next client dinner and try something new with this whiskey flight tasting with a slider and fries pairing.  

Succulent Garden Workshop

Paint night is so 2015. Take your clients to learn about and create their own succulents. It's sure to be a conversation starter if anyone asks about their creation.  

3 Course Wine Pairing Luncheon

Improve your next client lunch with this three course family style lunch (dishes inspired by northern Italy) paired with the perfect wines. 

New York City

Hard Cider with apples around it

A Unique Cider Dinner Experience

Lucky for us its still cider season in NYC. Wassail has an amazing collection of ciders and pairs them with 3 vegetable courses, sure to create an environment of bonding and celebration.

Out of Office Prix Fixe Luncheon

Crave Fishbar is one of my favorite places in NYC (that's coming from a New Englander who takes Seafood very seriously). Put up your out of office and enjoy this amazing seafood lunch. 

Two Hours of Games, Open Bar and Food

A little competition never hurt anyone. Slate is a great place to get your clients together to enjoy food, libations and games -- I can’t think of any other great trio.  

District Of Columbia

Craft Cocktail with cinnamon stick

Art of the Cocktail

This class teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about cocktails. Enjoy drinking and learning about cocktails with your clients for an educational and fun event.  

Taste of Espana

Treat your clients to an authentic 5 course Spanish dinner that they are sure to love. The inviting and casual environment of Guardado's is perfect for any event.    

3 Course Greek Lunch with a View

The Olive Room focuses on high quality organic ingredients inspired by the foods of the mediterrian. The Olive Room also offers unparralled views of the Baltimore skyline.  


Whatever you choose to do make sure you start planning your Q1 activities now as your clients schedules are sure to start filling up.

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If you've enjoyed this post about great client event ideas read my other post about 3 great client activites that aren't another dinner.  

Topics: Event Planning, Corporate Events