Stellar Holiday Parties

 

It comes without fail every year. You know what we’re talking about? Pleasant sweater weather temps begin to dip lower on the thermometer. Trees bear-all as they undress their colorful fall foliage. Daylight hours dwindle and nights enjoying the patio all but disappear. You wake up one morning and, BAM!

Suddenly your every minute is consumed with holiday preparations. For real? Already?Tree trimming, gift getting, package primping, family functions, and the…DUN dun dunnnnn…

Dreaded. Work. Holiday. Party.

Wah wah waaaaaah.

Don’t worry – we are experts at having fun at Stellar, so we assembled a list of some of our favorite things to do that will make everyone on your invite list actually want to RSVP, YES!

Hit a Dueling Pianos Bar

When you put talented musicians that know how to work a crowd together with your office colleagues – you create the perfect opportunity to see Carol use her beer bottle as a mic – Pete dance on the table – and your boss literally lose her mind when she hears her request of Piano Man!

America’s Bar has Dueling Pianos every first Saturday of the month starting at 8 pm!

Book your reservation

Jump at a Trampoline Park

Take your holiday party to new heights! Play a friendly, yet slightly competitive, dodge ball game between colleagues, challenge your teammates to a dunk competition on basketball trampolines and even race up a rock wall or hang loose from a trapeze with your co-workers!

 

Altitude Chicago is the first and only trampoline park in the City. With 14 attractions, giant trampolines and foam pits, it’s sure to be a fun time for all. Keep the party going with food and drinks in one of the private party rooms.

Jump into Fun!

Play at a Vintage Arcade

Unlimited play on Galaga, Tetris, Centipede and Frogger – say WHAT?  Yes – check your local listings for great retro arcades to visit and play.  Create a bracket tournament to take the gaming to the next level.  Every guest will enjoy the memories they revisit and the challenge of recalling how to survive these not-so-easy anymore games!

The Underground Retrocade’s mission is to transport players back to their original arcade experience by featuring games from the golden era.

Think you can beat the high scores?

Go to a Live Music Event

You don’t need to spend a fortune on concert tickets to enjoy live music.  Find a great local music venue and reserve their VIP section for your guests.  They will feel like rockstars as they enjoy some great local talent along with the latest emerging artists touring the area!

 

Rochaus is the newest 100-year-old music venue in the Northwest Burbs.

Check out their upcoming shows

Host an intimate dinner

Bistro Wasabi is Chicagoland’s destination restaurant for contemporary asian fusion cuisine! A unique blend of traditional sushi with Mexican, Korean, and French-inspired appetizers, entrées, and desserts. If you’re a sushi lover, you’ll be amazed by their sushi and maki creations.

With two locations to choose from, it is easy to make this restaurant your next holiday party destination!

Hoffman Location

There you go.  Plenty of ideas that we want you to pass off as your own!  Go ahead – book your holiday party – be proud to share it with your colleagues – and, for the first time in a long time – HAVE FUN at your work holiday party!

 

Party On!


MEET HARRY SEMERJIAN

If you need something cleaned, call Harry. Seriously! Even if it’s not his mess, he’ll offer to fix it for you. As Stellar’s SEO expert, Harry's insight into a client's business is a valuable tool reaching more than just online audiences, but customers in the real world too! Harry has owned a handful of businesses since the ripe old age of 13 ranging from manufacturing to real estate to business services. A true Renaissance man, Harry can speak with someone for less than 30 minutes and have a complete business strategy worked out in his head leading them to definite success. A father of two teenage boys, Harry knows a thing or two about dealing with people on the brink of insanity. He fits in well at Stellar.


MEET BODHI

Named after Patrick Swayze’s character in Point Break, Bodhi joined the Stellar team in May 2017 and we don’t know how we got through the prior 6 years without an office dog! Adopted from Animal House Shelter, Bodhi is a Pitbull/American Bulldog mix that his human Lindsay cannot believe someone gave up. Bully breeds definitely get a bad rap because there is nothing sweeter than this 65-pound “lap dog” climbing into someone’s chair as we gather around the conference table. With as much charisma as his namesake, Bodhi greets visitors to the office with a toy in his mouth ready to play. He hasn’t quite developed any marketing skills just yet, but he can spot a duck or another dog out the window like nobody’s business.


MEET KRISTIN KILIAN

Anything that gets thrown Kristin’s way is handled with ease… at least as far as we know. Coming from the retail industry, Kristin is no stranger to a fast paced, ever-changing environment and has no problem adapting to the chaos that comes with managing Stellar’s high profile clients. With years of experience managing all aspects of communications for Fortune 500 companies, Kristin is able to schmooze clients, conquer any task, and ensure everything is running smoothly… even when it’s not! A Hallmark movie fan, Kristin loves spending time with her firefighter husband and rambunctious toddler.


MEET SYLVIA CARRANO

Lover of tacos, dogs, and all things Justin Timberlake, Sylvia brings an honest perspective to not only projects, but office chit-chat as well! When onboarding new clients, tons of experience making people happy in the service industry and her marketing degree from DePaul allows Sylvia to jump right in and hit the ground running. In her role as Account Manager, Sylvia truly gets to know a client – understanding all the ins and outs that make them stand out from their competitors. Sylvia’s skillset is continually expanding and ranges from social media to email marketing to web design and more. She loves to travel and has been around the world and has visited 45 of our nation's 50 great states!


MEET LYNNE HARKIN

Using a space heater at her desk year-round, Lynne is no stranger to turning it up. With a background in retail and corporate sales, Lynne brings practical knowledge to help Stellar clients determine their path to success. As our content writer extraordinaire, Lynne helps brands find their voice and reaches a whole new world of customers. You may hear her getting flustered from time to time, but it’s always short-lived. Her get ‘er done, take charge attitude works in her capacity at Stellar and as the busy mom of 3 busy boys.


MEET CHRISTINA WOJTOWICZ

As a lover of spicy treats, Christina is a no-nonsense, get the job done kind of a girl. Any task thrown her way is done quicker than you can say Siracha! As our resident Web Developer, troubleshooting issues is her specialty… just like at home as the mother of two young sons! Christina’s ad agency background and experience developing websites adds another layer of insight to our client’s marketing efforts. You’ll often see her hiking and biking with her family (with a stop off at their favorite Dairy Queen for a treat!).


MEET MOLLY FIVELSON

Known around the office as Molly Pee Pee Pants, our resident Graphic Designer has more than just a small bladder. Her experience designing logos, developing brands, and creating amazing materials for Stellar clients brings a fresh perspective and artistic flair.  Molly’s easy-going attitude makes her the perfect candidate to work with constant changes and multiple ongoing projects. When she’s not out saving lives along the side of the road, she lives as a baseball widow and chauffeurs her kids to all their activities.


MEET SIN VAN V

Known for her rainbow hair, Sin is never one to settle for just one style. She pushes the Stellar team to think outside the box and consider things they would have never done before. Her Bachelor’s in Graphic Arts & Illustration from the American Academy of Art is just the tip of what she’s learned. With real-world experience in business management, marketing and promotions, event planning, and vendor coordination, Sin’s experience gives Stellar an Edge over the competition (see what we did there?). Despite her edgy moniker, Sin is a kid at heart riding her scooter, dragging the Stellar team on crazy outings, and smothering her adult son and daughter with embarrassing hugs and kisses.


MEET LINDSAY COATS

Known as the Dream Crusher, Lindsay’s level head keeps the office running like a well-oiled machine. When everyone else is trying to get in human-sized balloons and doing mid-day yoga, Lindsay is crunching numbers in a spreadsheet – literally one of her favorite things to do. With a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Lindsay has the know-how to help Stellar clients make the right decisions to reach their goals. She loves problem-solving and making things work. She has a soft spot for kids and animals… she’s been known to grab babies from strangers and roll on the ground with any dog that will snuggle her.