Here’s Your Recap (With Photos) of Our Christmas-In-November-Themed Annual Staff Party

With two Prima Strada locations and almost 50 staff members, it can be pretty hard to get the PPS team together. When we succeed, it’s always great fun.

…In fact, fun might actually be an understatement when it comes to PPS’ most recent annual staff party.

A few weeks ago, we closed PPS Cook for business so our team could come together for a well-deserved evening of food, bonding, drinks, and of course, great times.

There is one very important rule for all PPS staff parties: they must always have a theme.

This year’s theme? Christmas in November. Dress code? Ugly sweaters mandatory.

The entire PPS staff gathered at PPS Bridge Street and it was ugly sweaters galore! They knew to wear their sweaters, but they had no idea what else was planned.

PPS Bridge was transformed into a Tacky Christmas Wonderland (TCW for short). Believe me when I say achieving maximum TCW is no small feat! There was no scrimping! There was a Christmas tree, dancing snowmen, ornaments strung from the ceiling and too many decorations to describe.  The Christmas tunes were playing when not interrupted by Christmas karaoke, and a photo booth captured it all! After a traditional Christmas dinner (yep, turkey, stuffing, yams with marshmallows and more), there was a Christmas present exchange. PPS co owner Geoffrey (dressed as Santa) and Ops Director Andrew (dressed as an elf) distributed presents to all!

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Ugly sweaters, Christmas dinner, carols, presents, and most importantly, the whole gang together. Nothing better.

The evening was a smashing success, and we can’t wait ‘til the next one!

‘Til then!

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