Summer is rolling in faster than we know it. Deadlines are all around us, stress levels are raised, work is becoming an 8-7 rather than a 9-5 and that guy in the cubicle next to you is suddenly more annoying than ever before. Raise your employee’s spirits, promote teamwork and encourage a positive relationship between all levels of management and employees by hosting a corporate picnic or event for all to attend. Summer is a great time to host one of these events and the weather typically holds up June – September better than the winter months. Whether you plan your team-building event for a weekend or mid work day, your employees will be happy to take a break from their hectic schedules to socialize with their co-workers. It is also a great way to give different departments a chance to interact if they typically do not during normal work hours.
When planning a corporate event choose a theme that people can get into like Western BBQ, luau & beach tropical or sports. Send out invitations to all employees either at work or to their home if families are invited to attend detailing the theme/activities of your event so that everyone knows what to expect. You can ask employees to each bring a dish or drink to share if budgets are low. Take a look at some of our popular corporate themed invitations below…
When hosting your corporate party, it’s a great idea to start with a few ice-breakers to get everyone involved and excited about the event. Maybe do a raffle or a door prize when the co-workers arrive. At the event be sure to have lots of food for everyone. Live music is a great way for people to get involved and into the event. If you’re hosting a picnic set up different sports or activities like canoeing, volleyball, basketball, team baseball or flag football. It’s great to see your CEO getting tackled by the mailroom clerk!
After your event be sure to have an assigned clean-up crew to do damage control. Most people are more than happy to pitch in to clean-up after such a fun event. Try to do one of these corporate picnics or get-togethers once a year or multiple times a year if the budget and work flow allows. It is really a great way to get people together and promote positive work relationships.