Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and before you know it, you’ll be chowing down on turkey and loading your plate with mashed potatoes and gravy. And after the post-dinner sleepiness wears off, you’ll probably have one thing on your mind: Black Friday.
While shopping might be the first thing you think of when it comes to the day after Thanksgiving, what about all the other fun activities you could do on your extra day off work? Instead of spending your time in a department store battling strangers for the newest video game, try saving the shopping for Cyber Monday and instead, spend Black Friday with your family.
Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas have plenty of things to keep you busy having fun all day long – and to keep your mind off the mall.
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It’s almost that time. What time, you ask? The time for candy canes, hot chocolate, crowded malls, and planning your company party. In the past, your parties haven’t been bad, but this year you really want to rock it. You want the party that your employees will be talking about until the next one comes around.
Luckily for you, we have six steps that will take your party from mediocre to mind-blowing. So start planning today – you don’t want to have to rush things at the end!
Step One: Pick a theme.
Every good party has a theme. Whether it’s as simple as Winter Wonderland or as intricate as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, you should have some kind of focus around which you can craft the rest of the party! Here are some of our favorite suggestions:
- A Christmas Story: Dress up as the characters from this iconic movie and decorate accordingly. Don’t forget the leg lamp!
- Masquerade: This is a great option for a more formal, classy party. All the guests must wear a mask as they mingle and maybe even hit the dance floor.
- Santa’s Workshop: If you love cute, kitschy decorations, this one is for you. Find corresponding games and make sure that Santa makes an appearance!
- Candy Store: Here’s your excuse to have candy everywhere! Decorate cookies, get candy-cane striped table cloths, and eat all the sugar you want.
- Ugly Sweater: This one is a classic, but your guests are sure to love it! Make sure you have an awesome prize for the person with the tackiest getup.
For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to be using the Ugly Sweater theme, but feel free to adapt any of these ideas to whatever theme you choose!
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On your next visit to Temple Square you could be dining at The Roof Restaurant for FREE! Located on the 10th floor of The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, this exquisite restaurant provides one of the best views of the Salt Lake Temple. This is a unique fine dining experience with delicious buffet options and a bounty of delectable desserts! So how do you win this dinner for two experience? The Roof Restaurant is giving this amazing gift to one of their lucky Facebook fans! As if the dinner wasn’t enough, the dinner for two gift card comes all wrapped up in a beautiful gift basket which also includes the NEW Lion House Pies cookbook, a box of chocolate truffles, and sparkling grape juice for two! What a fun holiday gift! You can enter the Facebook drawing by becoming a fan of The Roof Restaurant and checking out the ‘Double the Fans’ giveaway located in the giveaway tab at the top of the page. The lucky winner will be chosen on January 1, 2011, so hurry and enter the drawing! www.facebook.com/theroofrestaurant
This is a fun chance to make your next Temple Square visit that much more memorable! Happy New Year! We hope to see you soon!
This is a guest entry submitted by Katie:
We had some time to spare when we were on our way to the Conference Center for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. We wandered through the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and look what we found! There was no better way to pass time than walk around Temple Square and feel the spirit of Christmas!