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Keep Things Festive With Axe Throwing!

So, you’ve waited to have your work holiday party. The Christmas season has come and gone, as have the lights and trees and decorated window displays. But why is December the only time that can be “festive”? Why is December the only month where people get together despite the cold, to partake in activities and make merry? There’s no rule that says the New Year can’t be just as festive, and there are even a few benefits to throwing a late holiday party.

For starters, you’re more likely to beat the rush if you wait until after December, as the holidays around Chicago can get incredibly busy, causing places to book up well in advance. You’ve made the wise choice to wait out the hullabaloo and now you’re looking for some kind of activity that’s still festive. That activity should be axe throwing, for sure. Not only is it evocative of winter woodsmen and log cabins, but it’s also a fun way to sneak in some team building.

Team building exercises are too often, well, lame, but an axe throwing holiday party allows you reap all the benefits of a traditional team building outing while still being fun. BATL, here in Chicago, offers private lanes for large or small groups, as well as lessons from an axe thrower on how to properly throw an axe. Getting everyone to learn a skill together is a great way to promote teamwork and a healthy spirit of competition, both things that any workplace tries to cultivate. And after the lesson, you get to compete with each other, round-robin-style, to see who’s the ultimate axe thrower.

Axe throwing is also a good photo opportunity, given that you’re wielding a literal axe. In a low key way, that makes it good brand reinforcement – the more your employees post about how much they enjoy their work outings, the better your business looks. It certainly beats your employees posting Instagram pictures of how drunk they got at the holiday party (although, you’ll probably end up at the bar after axe throwing, let’s be honest).

Finally, axe throwing is a way to celebrate the season well past the actual holiday dates. There’s something undeniably woodsy about axe throwing, but whereas other “woodsy” activities would require everyone to be out in the cold – a prospect that no one’s going to like –axe throwing is indoors. Dressing up in silly Christmas sweaters is, of course, entirely optional.

All told, you’re smart to have waited out the holiday rush to throw your work party. People are often on vacation over the holidays anyways, not to mention those who are here, who are usually swamped with family obligations, present shopping, cooking, baking and all the other time drains that come part and parcel with the season. Doing something like axe throwing, after all the Christmas craziness has died down, is a great way to set the tone for a new business year, learning together and having fun.

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