How to Host an Office Party

Roger is the co-founder of a company called Zoro Card.

I met Roger at someone’s happy hour and he was interested in making new friends since he just moved here in Austin, Texas.

Roger’s First Apartment Party

Roger wanted to host a party to make new friends and bring his existing friends together. I told him about my book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He was excited and wanted to try it, so I gave him an early copy.

Roger’s guests at his house party.

After reading my book, he hosted his first party in his apartment. He said it was a huge success! People look happy in his photos, too.

Happy guests at Roger’s party.

How did it go?

Here’s what Roger said afterwards:

I was blown away at how easy it was to host such a fun, successful event. You literally handed me the perfect formula for hosting and all I had to do was follow it step by step. It’s obvious that hosting these types of events is the ultimate hack to growing and deepening my connections with some of the coolest people in my city, and I’m already seeing the results of that after hosting just one event.

Hosting an Office Party at Work

After the success of his first party, Roger then planned a much bigger party, this time at a friend’s office. His goal was to make new connections for his business.

All the guests circled up for the icebreakers.

Snacks and Drinks

This is what Roger served at his party.

Who doesn’t love chips and dip? Also I love Doritos. Not sponsored.

Food at your parties doesn’t have to be fancy! People aren’t coming for the food—they’re coming for the connections.

Roger’s lovely party guests

The Result

This was another success for Roger and he was able to make new friends and connections for his business. All he did was follow the formula found in The 2-Hour Cocktail Party.

Happy guests with their name tags.

He’s also received invitations to other people’s events. And he re-connected with people that he hadn’t seen in a long time. Roger uses these parties to make new friends and to help network for his startup tech company.

Guests making new connections.


This was a perfect example of my ideal reader of my book about how to host a party

Roger hosted a party at home and learned the fundamentals of hosting:

  • Collecting RSVPs,
  • Sending reminder messages,
  • Doing name tags,
  • Using a few quick icebreakers,
  • Doing a group photo.

Then he used those skills to host a larger event. And he had the confidence to do it!

I’ve been able to successfully invite people to attend my party who I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to meet up with 1-1, and I’ve been receiving invitations to join other people’s events.

Roger Morris

Want to learn how to host a party like Roger? Or learn how to have a networking event at your office or for work colleagues? Check out my book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party to get a step-by-step guide.

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About the author

Howdy! I'm Nick Gray. Most people know me as the Founder of Museum Hack. I wrote a book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, about making new friends and building big relationships through small gatherings.