Every year Excel Construction hosts an annual Christmas party as a way to say thank you to our hard-working staff, and this years was the best yet!
Held at the Los Coyotes Country Club situated in the lush rolling hills of Buena Park, the venue was fit for a Royal Wedding! The party was held in the grand ballroom featuring soaring ceilings, recessed lighting, rich Mediterranean-style furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the golf course and the lights of the city below.
After leaving their cars with the complimentary valet, guests were greeted and received their name tags and raffle tickets. Staff from every Excel office were in attendance and the event was filled to the two hundred seat capacity with our staff and guests.
As guests entered the ballroom they were immediately tempted by roaming platters of delicious hors d’oeuvres including culinary favorites like BBQ meatballs and shrimp cocktails. Christmas Carolers dressed in authentic garb made their way around the ballroom taking special requests and enhancing the holiday spirit. There was a fun and festive photo booth where guests could dress up in various Christmas costumes or silly accessories and receive a complimentary souvenir photo.
Everyone had a great time socializing and relaxing, and some made their way to the cash bar outside on the veranda. The dinner was served buffet style and the main entrée selections were salmon, turkey and prime rib. Though dinner was quite filling, there was a line when the dessert table opened up. Back by popular demand was the chocolate fountain where plates of marshmallows, cookies, fresh fruit and more waited to be skewered and swirled in the liquid deliciousness.
There were various raffles throughout the night. The prizes seemed endless, including gift cards, a Fossil watch, an Xbox game system, a Coach bag, and a Michael Kors bag, just to name a few. The audience fell silent as they anxiously awaited the pronouncement of each ticket number.
Towards the end of the evening, the DJ began to work his magic. Karen Ratzlaff, CEO, led the fun on the dance floor. Even our Chief of Staff, Chris Mott, was seen dancing (though not well). The night was a success and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s party!