A Holiday Office Party With A Very Touching Gift

With the holidays behind us, we at Franklin Commons have found ourselves looking back at some of the amazing events we hosted last month.

One of our favorites was PJM Interconnection’s annual holiday office party. We loved seeing our Bistro and the entire Franklin Hall decked out in such festive decorations!

The entire evening was pure class, from the moment PJM’s employees were greeted at our door by Chariot Valet. Our staff butlered glasses of white and red wine as guests entered the Bistro, and helped themselves to a series of tasty hors d’oeuvres.

The butlered hors d’oeuvres included several sumptuous dishes, like Mushrooms stuffed with Spinach, Cheese, & Sun Dried Tomato, Seared Tuna with Pickled Ginger & Wasabi Foam on Lotus Crisp, Mini Vanilla Salt Beef Wellington with Horseradish Cream Sauce, Chicken Pesto Quesadillas with Zesty Margarita Creme, Cucumber Cups with Sweet Chili Edamame & Roasted Peppers, and Panko Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey BBQ Sauce.

A Fondue Bar was set up in the middle of Franklin Hall, with a choice between Fontina, Spinach & Artichoke, or Spicy Crab Fondues paired with French Bread, Toasted Pita Points, Tri-Colored Chips, Grilled Flatbread, Blue Corn Tortillas, Carrot Sticks, Broccoli, and Red Peppers.

After the CEO gave an opening speech, we brought out the desserts. Our staff passed around trays of Chocolate Mousse Parfaits, S’mores, Tiramisu, Petit Fours, and Decadent Truffles. The Waffles & Ice Cream Station was never without a line of guests helping themselves to seconds and thirds!

We loved all of the holiday touches set up throughout our hall. In particular, we were drawn to the PJM Wishing Tree. The company paid for a sapling, which was set up in the middle of Franklin Commons’ entryway.

As guests filtered into the space, they were asked to write a wish on a tag made of plantable seed paper, which was pressed with actual wildflower seeds. The groups wishes were then hung on the Wishing Tree.

In the spring, the wishes will be planted in a designated area at PJM’s campus, while the tree will be donated to the Lower Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, to be planted somewhere within the community.

What a wonderful way to give back to the community and allow guests to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments and their wishes for the coming year!

Many thanks to PJM Interconnection for choosing Franklin Commons to host your holiday office party. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click here to speak with an event planner about hosting your next office party at Franklin Commons.

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