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Five Employee Appreciation Event Ideas for Summer

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We thought it would help our HR manager, event planner and caterer friends to highlight some good ideas for organizing your summer employee appreciation event. Here are some resources you may find useful for company picnics and other employee appreciation events in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the other lower 44 states this summer.

1. Let’s get the most important and best idea out first. Maui Wowi smoothies and iced/blended coffee drinks for a summer break for your people. Take a look at this frozen blended cappuccino and try not to cry. It’s that good.

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Maui Wowi frozen blended cappuccino

Or consider our smoothie catering options with flavors that will amaze you. How do these sound?

  • Black Lava Beach: black raspberry and strawberry banana
  • Sunny Paradise: strawberry banana and kiwi lemon lime
  • Hawaiian Breeze: strawberry banana and mango orange
  • Hawaiian Dreamsicle: pina colada and mango orange.

We could go on but we don’t want to continue teasing you. If we were really mean we’d mention our Kona Chill – a Kona-blend coffee that you’ll swear is ice cream. Or our Chai Chill, a spicy blended chai with a shot of espresso.

Say Uncle?

Okay, then give us a call or email us (see below) and we’ll be right over. Your employees will appreciate us and you and you’ll be on your way to a fantastic summer event.

Now on to some other ideas:

2.  Epic Party Ideas from SnackNation: Sumo Throwdown, Office Olympics, Throwback to your Favorite Decade…and a lot more fun stuff here.

3. A Boat Ride! If you’re in New York or some other place with waterways, what a perfect perk for your people. And yup, we can bring our tiki bar onto any boat. (Well, not row boats or canoes. Although we haven’t tried, so maybe.)

4. Talent Show: A great way for people to get to know each other and revel in embarrassment. (Give them all Maui Wowi smoothies afterward.)

5. Did we mention calling Maui Wowi to cater a smoothie or frozen coffee drink bar?

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Smoothies for Graduation Parties and the Backyard

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Your high school or college student is graduating, finally! If it’s high school, and they’re going away to college, congratulations on not having to clean their room anymore. If it’s college, congratulations on being one step closer to having them off the payroll. Either way, it’s time to celebrate.

Maui Wowi smoothies are the best thing to cater at a  graduation party. Why? Because kids (high school or college) love smoothies. And they love the parasols (some people call them umbrellas) that we put in the drinks to give them a festive look. Bring us to your grad party and we’ll throw in leis to make it more fun. We can also use special cups – coconut cups are really popular. Add to all that our portable tiki bar, which sets up in minutes by your pool or anywhere, and the party is ready to start.

Graduation parties with a Hawaiian theme are especially fun and easy to plan. Click over to Oriental Trading or similar sites and you’ll find an array of inexpensive decorations which we can place on our bar.

A Hawaiian theme grad party is also an excuse to pick up an Aloha shirt (any Hawaiian theme shirt). You don’t have to blow a month’s tuition payment for Tommy Bahama. Every retailer sells inexpensive Hawaiian shirts these days (even if they’re made somewhere other than Hawaii — and they always are).

BTW, we can pour alcohol for your college grad party so they can have real pina coladas (and yes, we will check their IDs, and no, we will not serve them alcohol if they’ve had enough, or if you instruct us not to).

Now, what about summer/backyard parties? We have many clients who have an annual family/employee/friends gathering…some we’ve been serving for 15+ years or more running. At one of our favorite parties, we’re placed opposite the sushi bar (where two experts make sushi and the kids consume it just as fast).  Whether your party is for 50 or 500, we can manage it easily with our expert staff who man the bar and our blenders so there’s never a line.

Maui Wowi is perfect for poolside party
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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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6 Best Reasons to Cater Smoothies for your Employee Appreciation Event this Summer

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If you’re an HR manager, event planner or company owner looking for something special to do for your employees this summer, a Maui Wowi catered smoothie bar for an employee appreciation event is the best idea you’re going to find. Here are six reasons why (and if you need 80 more, call us):

1. Everyone loves smoothies. We offer dairy and non-dairy options like Maui Wowi Tropical Smoothie for your smoothie catering event. Plus we come to your location with our portable tiki bar and set up in minutes. If you provide it, we’ll add alcohol to make the best pina coladas, strawberry daiquiris and margaritas you’ve ever had.

2. New York (and other cities) are miserable in the summer. Like the song says, “Hot times, summer in the city, back of my neck feeling dirty and gritty.” Make your New York (or hundreds of other cities) summer a little less of a sweat with a smoothie catering event at your office, warehouse, manufacturing plant, or any place else there are people in need of cooling off.
3. Everyone loves coffee.
If fruit smoothies aren’t your jam, how about frozen blended cappuccino or cold-brew iced coffee?

Add some gourmet flavor syrups (think Peppermint, Macadamia Nut, French Vanilla and more). Don’t like coffee or smoothies? Sorry, don’t know what to tell you.
4. Our smoothie catering events are healthy events. Our smoothies give your people a full dose of Vitamin C for the day. Fewer sick days. More productivity. Higher revenues. Higher earnings. Bonuses! Do the math!
5. The alternatives are crummy. Ice cream? Messy and fattening. Donuts? Sure, feed your people fat bombs.
6. Get your employees to stay later on Friday. Want people to hang around and get an extra hour of work? Have our smoothie catering on a Friday afternoon–  or any late afternoon — and your people will stay at work longer.

 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Summer is Smoothie Catering Time for Corporate Events

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Summer is coming – which means corporate picnics, employee appreciation events and a little bit more of a laid-back atmosphere. Many of Maui Wowi’s smoothie catering clients have every-other-Friday relaxation events as a way to keep people motivated before the weekend. Having Maui Wowi provide smoothie catering for your event and serve pina coladas (and other flavors — and perhaps even with a shot of rum or vodka) is a great way to bring your staff together.

We serve a variety of dairy and non-dairy smoothie flavors for our smoothie catering events The most popular are strawberry banana, pina colada and mango orange. A big summertime hit at corporate picnics is our Lemon Wave – a frozen lemonade. We also offer frozen cappuccino, black raspberry, peach and kiwi lemon lime. And we just introduced our non-dairy Tropical Smoothie, which combines coconut, pineapple, guava orange and banana.

Most of our customers love our portable tiki bar setup. In minutes we’ve got our Vita-Mix blenders humming, blends ready to go, and we can make hundreds of smoothies an hour for your team members. One bar and one or two servers are fine for most events of 150 people of fewer. We’ve had events for thousands, like the one pictured below at Viacom. For that, we set up four stations with eight servers. So large or small, we can handle it.

Maui Wowi smoothies at Viacom

We also operate indoors or outdoors. Whether on a balcony, in a parking lot,  in a public park or onboard a boat, we can do our thing outside. 

We can serve thousands!

The most important element of what we do is work effectively with event planners and catering companies who are organizing company picnics, employee appreciation events, promotions/trade shows and other events. We make sure that we do our job so you can do yours. We’ll arrive early, set up fast, operate professionally and clean up well. Just show us where the electric is and we’re good!

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Frozen Cappuccino Smoothies for Corporate Events

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Smoothie catering is at the heart of what our company, Maui Wowi, does. When most people think of smoothies, they think of blended fruit. Yup, we do lots of that. But we also have amazing frozen blended cappuccino drinks that we serve at corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs and anyplace there are people who like coffee drinks. 

We also provide great espresso catering — cappuccinos, lattes, Americanos — and we can incorporate frozen blended cappuccino drinks so your guests can choose hot or cold coffee drinks.

Here are a few of our frozen cappuccino drinks:

Blended Espresso: Our signature frozen cappuccino and ice

Cappuccino Alani: Frozen cappuccino with our mango orange smoothie blend

Cappuccino Colada: Frozen cappuccino with our pina colada smoothie blend

Cappuccino Honu:  Frozen cappuccino with caramel sauce and coconut syrup

Cappuccino Macadamia: Frozen cappuccino with macadamia syrup

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Maui Wowi frozen blended cappuccino
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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Smoothie Catering for Event at WeWork

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WeWork is the biggest story in office space in New York City these days. The company brought Maui Wowi for a smoothie catering event recently. We set up our blenders on their really nice bar area and they provided the festive decorations. There are now 50 WeWorks in New York City — hopefully, you’ll see us at all of them soon enough for a smoothie catering event.

Maui Wowi provides smoothie and espresso catering for companies throughout the New York metro area, the Northeast, MidAtlantic and nationwide. There’s always a thirst (pun intended) by companies to do something special for their clients, employees or partners. We find ourselves in interesting new locations all the time — that’s part of the fun of this business. Big media companies, law and accounting firms, banks, movie sets, companies that make swimwear and widgets we can’t even pronounce all turn to Maui Wowi for our catering services.

If you’re planning a corporate event, here are some reasons why you might consider contacting Maui Wowi:

Our catering service is different from what you’ve tried before. Rather than food or drink that’s dropped off at your location, our smoothies are made on-site. There’s an interaction factor with your guests that makes a much bigger impact and statement for your event.

Our servers are experienced and work quickly. We can make 300+ smoothies an hour (don’t believe it, try us – if we can’t,  it’s free!). So groups of all sizes are easy for us to accommodate. 

Our smoothies are healthy:  Yes, you can do an ice cream sundae bar. Fattening and messy! Or you can do a Maui Wowi smoothie bar. Neat and healthy. (We’d be happy to provide nutritional info.) We have dairy and non-dairy menu options.

Our espresso drinks are just as good as our smoothies. When really good coffee (ours is from Hawaii) is important, call us. We provide great brewed coffee, espresso/cappuccino/latte drinks with syrups, sauces and everything else you’ll need.

 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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Point Park University Gets Its First Taste of Maui Wowi Smoothies

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We love it when a college tries Maui Wowi smoothies for their campus events for the first time. Today it was Point Park University’s turn. We met Point Park’s students at the NACA convention and they couldn’t wait to have us on campus. The Pittsburgh-based university with 4,000+ students held a Welcome Back event to get students in the mood for the new semester. And contrary to what you might think, we make a lot of smoothies in the winter, especially on college campuses.

 

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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SUNY Maritime Beats the Cold with Maui Wowi Hot Cocoa Event

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We visited SUNY Maritime College today, on the wind-swept Long Island Sound. It’s technically in the Bronx, but unlike any other place. The wind is something else! We provided our Ghiradelli hot cocoa bar – no Swiss Miss for us! We use the best hot chocolate for our campus and other catered events, with syrups, sauces, whipped cream, marshmallows and more.  

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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1,000 Smoothies in 2 Hours? No Problem

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Maui Wowi made a return visit to Viacom for a spectacular first-day-of-summer celebration. A thousand people, two hours and more than a thousand pina coladas, strawberry daiquiries and margaritas later, we made sure everyone had a great time and was served quickly and professionally. If you’re a human resources manager in New York City or any other major metro and want to do something special for an employee appreciation event, corporate promotion or celebration (“We made our numbers for the quarter–let’s have a smoothie party!”) think of Maui Wowi smoothies and frozen cocktails.
 
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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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American Idol Kris Allen & Smoothie Idol Maui Wowi at Snhu

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Maui Wowi was part of the Southern New Hampshire University “Celebrate with CAPE”event headlined by American Idol winner Kris Allen. Kris stopped by for a smoothie (or three) after rehearsal and before his set. He, his bandmates and the students has a great mix of music and fun — everything from smoothies, make-your-own-stressballs (finals are coming) and other activities. Kris, thanks for the reprise of some of the old Idol favorites.

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We serve: Smoothies, Coffee, Espressos, Cappuccinos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Frozen Cocktails & Chocolate beverages catered for your events & parties. We’re completely mobile: we can set up just about anywhere, indoors or out, summer or winter.

Maui Wowi is ideal for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Corporate Meetings & Events, Customer Appreciation Events, Retail & Tradeshow Promotions, Movie Sets, Summer Camps, College Campus Events and more.

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