Super8’s Gatsby Christmas Party

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.

When a company turns 10 years old, a large party is in order. Super8, a large chain of grocery warehouse stores, brought us all back to the Golden Age as they threw a snazzy Gatsby-themed Christmas party last December 9, 2016. The swanky soiree was held in the ballroom of The Diamond Hotel in Manila, which was elegantly bedecked in black and gold decors.

This was actually my second time to host for Super8. In 2015, I hosted their Christmas party (dressed as Ariana Grande!) together with Moxx De Vera. Here’s a photo of us, sharing the stage with actor and Super8 endorser Richard Yap (Also known as “Papa Chen” or “Sir Chief.” Haha!).

Moxx and I are both honored that Super8 chose us again for their 2016 Christmas Party! We love Super8’s parties because they’re always so fun and creatively executed. Since we don’t work full-time in an office, we don’t get to be part of office Christmas parties. The only time we actually get to have a Christmas party is when we’re hosting other people’s company Christmas parties! When we host Super8’s parties, because everyone is so kind, accommodating, and fun, we kind of feel like we are already part of their company. How I wish we were also part of their raffle draw! 🙂

Super8’s Gatsby party was all about glitz and glamour! The men looked extra dapper in their 1920’s outfits. The ladies dazzled like Daisy Buchanan with their beads, sequins, feather boas, fascinators, and fringes.

Mike dressed up like “a fine young gent” in a dark suit. I came in a black Bershka dress and a black pair of shoes — both have fringes, so they were perfect for the occasion! I also wore a black fascinator which I’ve had since I was… I don’t know, in high school?! Don’t ask how long ago that was. I’m an “old sport,” as Jay Gatsby would say.

Every single part of the event was fun, especially the Junk In The Trunk Game, where male contestants wearing a box filled with balls had to wiggle their butts to make the balls go out. But the highlight of the event was the group performances from the different departments. The theme for 2015 was “Super8 Playlist,” so everyone came in as their favorite music icon. For 2016, the themes of the performances were based on the themes of the events from previous years: ’80s, Hawaiian, Hollywood, Music and Magic, Masquerade, and White Christmas. At the end of the evening, the top three group performances were awarded, and each winning team received a cash prize. On top of that, the team with the best poster also won a prize!

Here are photos from the performances:

Aside from the prizes for the Group Performances and Best Poster, the following were also given away:

  • Service awards – for employees who have been with the company for 10 years
  • Mr. and Ms. Gatsby – for the best-dressed man and woman of the night
  • Over 100 raffle prizes!

No wonder Super8 employees are loyal to the company! Aside from feeling like they are a part of one big happy family, which I have personally witnessed after being around them for two Christmas parties, they are also showered with gifts and awards!

Just when we thought we have given away all the prizes already, Mr. Alvin Lim, Super8’s President and CEO made a surprise announcement: there was one more raffle draw. Three VERY lucky people will win PHP 15,000!!! Immediately, the entire ballroom was filled with shrieks of excitement! Hello?! Wouldn’t YOU shriek in excitement too?!

It seemed like Mr. Alvin Lim was in a jolly holiday mood, because he made sure that no one would go home empty-handed. (Cue shrieks of excitement). Those who have been with the company for 1 year and below received PHP 1,000, while those who have been of service to Super8 from 1 to 5 years got PHP 3,000. Not bad, eh?! For employees who have worked for the company went home with *gasp* PHP 5,000! Whew! Super8 is SUPER GENEROUS!!! Merry Christmas indeed!

Here is a video from the event. Enjoy! 🙂

A SUPER big thank you to the wonderful Super8 family for having us again!

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  1. Looks like a fun party! I also like the theme. I bet you had great food too because it was held at the Diamond Hotel. Ofcourse, I bet the host is great too 😉
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    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Thank you, Cieri 🙂 Food was great, although when I host, I usually don’t get to eat until the program ends!

  2. The kind of performances you’ve shot can be fun to watch at times. Glad to know Super8 makes it’s employees feel at home by treating everyone like one big family. Gifts and awards… all the very more of encouragement to perform better at the work they do… thanks for sharing…

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Super8 employees are really lucky to be part of a wonderful company! 🙂

  3. Aica Batoon says:

    Wow, that sounds like a great theme for a party! The outfits are gorgeous, especially yours. Now I want to see you host live! Also… Is Richard Yap as handsome as they say? Haha! Congratulations on having such a successful event.

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Thank you! One of these days, if you have any events, let me know and maybe I can host it! 🙂 Haha! Richard Yap looks exactly like how he looks on TV!

      1. Aika says:

        It looks like fun, Aica. I agree! I have watched Gatsby and one thing i can remember is GLAMOUR. The suites, gowns, sparkle. Oh wow. Nice performances. Of course, dance performances are always fun to watch on these kinds of programs. It brings out the talent of the employees! So cute.

        1. Nadine Smith says:

          Oh yes, Gatsby = glamour! And everything that night was so glamorous. The performances were the highlight of the night!

  4. Alaine says:

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite movies and I love attending events with the Great Gatsby theme. So classy and timeless! Looks like everyone had a great time at the party. I didn’t realize that Super 8 is already 10 years old.
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    1. Nadine Smith says:

      It’s such a popular party theme, maybe coz it’s easy to find costumes for it and yet, it’s classy and timeless, like what you said! 🙂 Yeah, Super8 is going strong!

  5. You look so cute! I love the flapper dress. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, but I don’t know why it is such a popular party theme. The book is so depressing…The Roaring 20s sure were glam, though!
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    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Thank you! Haha, I know what you mean! I haven’t read the book but I saw the movie, and the ending was sad! I think it’s a popular party theme because it’s so easy to execute. Just throw in anything black and gold, and voila! Instant Gatsby party!

  6. Wow! You looked gorgeous in this grand party! Love your black shoe very much, nice one! Am sure you had great time at the party with your friends there. All the performances so perfectly arranged to bring great entertainment to their guests! Awesome to be there. Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Just lucky I had these shoes lying around the house. Oh, these are not really my friends, but in a way, they kind of are now. 🙂 In this company, they treat everyone like a friend! And yes, all the performances were really entertaining 🙂

  7. Looks like you guys had a blast. 🙂 The Star Wars presentation most likely was a hit. My eldest would have been thrilled to watch these performers in Star Wars costume. He has been asking me actually to buy him a costume.

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      The Star Wars performance actually won! I will upload the full video one of these days. It’s pretty cool! I did read one of your previous blog posts and you mentioned that your son is a huge Star Wars fan. He even had a Star Wars party, right? 🙂

  8. Omg, a Gatsby themed party! I’ve always wanted to attend or host a party with Gatsby theme. I definitely love the play of dress up and thinking what attire you will combine. It looks like you had a lot of fun 🙂

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      This is my second Gatsby party, actually! Haha! This theme is so glamorous, that’s why a lot of people like it. 🙂

  9. You look so gorgeous! I wish I could put on one of those. The Gatsby was all about elegance and sleek and you got that!

    1. Nadine Smith says:

      Thanks, sis! Hey, you’re elegant and sleek yourself! 🙂

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