Holiday Party

Boston University Holiday Party

Thursday, December 12, 2013
3 – 5pm
GSU Metcalf Ballroom
775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor

We will continue with our annual tradition of having a Sled Decorating contest.  The contest will challenge teams to use their creativity to transform a traditional wood sled into a work of art!   Teams will have a two week period to work on their own to create their sled design.  Teams may begin assembling their sleds in Metcalf Hall at 10:00am on Thursday, December 12.  Limit of 10 teams, with a maximum of 5 employees per team.  Teams will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, so register early!


Registration for the Sled Decorating contest is now full.

If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email Jennifer Fleming


  • Each team will be provided with a 48″L x 22″W x 6″H wood sled to decorate.
  • Teams will be reimbursed for up to $50 worth of items purchased for decoration (with submittal of receipt/proof of purchase).
  • Any type of material, lights, paint, props or miscellaneous items of their choosing can be used to adorn the sled.
  • Teams will have a two week period to work on their own to create their sled design.

Judging & Awards

  • Decorated sleds will be on display at the Holiday Party for guests to view.
  • Both a “popular vote” and a “judges’ vote” will determine the winner, or winners.
  • The sleds will be judged based on originality, relevance to theme: “Share Some Holiday Cheer” and artistic composition.
  • One team may capture both voting categories, or two different teams may each claim victory for one of the categories.
  • Each member of the winning team(s) will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at BU.  Gift certificates will be awarded for both categories.