while the summertime is synonymous with long, lazy days, lemonade and bbqs, for us here at method summertime really means one thing: prom. yes, that’s right, it’s prom time. except this time everyone has a date, that football jock isn’t going to steal your girl, and no one is left standing alone with a corsage. it’s how we all dreamed prom would be when we were in high school.
most companies hold annual meetings in some hotel conference room, serving bad snacks and liters of diet coke; but when we get together at method, it’s about more than just reviewing forecasts and financials. it’s about coming together and remembering why we are all part of such a great company with such an important mission (and having a little bit of fun, too).
method’s prom history began in the summer of ’06 with the “come as you were” theme – meaning employees literally crawled into their attics and pulled out that hot teal taffeta number with 500 ruffles on it. everyone was encouraged to wear their actual prom attire, if it still fit!
pictured here: adam (method co-founder/ prom king) + theresa (sales team/ prom queen)
the next summer, method channeled andy warhol and the craziness that ensued at studio 54, and everyone did their best to party the whole night through.
pictured here: jim (sales team) + amanda (jim’s wife extraordinaire)
in 2008 we went with the leaner times and had a 1920s prohibition themed party.
pictured here: erik (packaging engineer) + sally (creative team)
so what’s the theme for 2009??? well by popular vote, method demanded AQUATIC! yet the prom committee has banned co-founder eric ryan from wearing his famous sailor costume – which he wore to the past 2 proms. sorry eric.
prom – it’s just another way we’re keepin’ it weird at method.
-gina “prom committee president”