Planning a corporate event should be as fun and as adventurous as the event itself. Whether it’s a retirement party, staff appreciation or a special holiday occasion, you want to make it count.
Corporate event planning doesn’t take an expert. It only needs a bit of imagination and effort. Here are a few ways you can really make the special event, special.
Corporate Event Planning
A few small ideas can really blossom into a great event. You don’t always need a lot of money or time.
Pick a space that will accommodate all the people comfortably. Make sure there are adequate restroom facilities, that it is accessible for all mobility-challenged and has enough parking or is accessible with city transit.
Hiring the right entertainment to suit the event and the taste of all attendees can be tricky. You may want to make a short list beforehand and send it around for people’s thoughts. Live music, comedy acts, guest speakers or a DJ may be a good place to start.
Personalize the Event
If you are celebrating a retirement, landing a new contract or account or celebrating a milestone, it’s nice to have themed decor and items. You can get banners, color-themed decorations, and even custom water bottle labels to give out or include in a gift bag for everyone.
A themed party is always fun and you can have it as a costume party. Finding a theme for the event shouldn’t be too hard and it makes it more fun and people are more likely to attend.
A murder mystery evening is a great idea and allows all to participate. You could rent a karaoke machine to bring out the inner rock star in the quiet ones or even a weekend away camping, canoeing or hiking.
This can include the food ideas, as well. Whether you are having it catered, using an omelet bar or just having appetizers, you can keep it all within the theme. There need to be food choices for everyone.
A themed party with themed decorations is always fun. Whether it’s outdoors or indoors, you can find a great way to pretty-up the space. This is a great idea in particular if you are holding the event in a workspace, so it doesn’t feel like a work event.
Even a few balloons, some streamers, and tablecloths make it a bit more special. If you make it all part of the theme of the event, you can have items, like centerpieces on the tables or other items as giveaways.
Games and Prizes
Including some games can add fun and some good-natured competition. It’s nice to keep these within a theme or related to the event. it’s also nice to arrange it so everyone wins a prize and they don’t all go to Bill, who wins everything all the time.
Some other fun events like a fortune-teller or card reader, raffle tickets for a few prizes, or silent auctions are fun and can also be used to raise money for a favored charity. You can get corporate and local businesses to donate items.
Corporate can be Fun
One of the best ways to keep employees happy and dedicated is to treat them now and then. Corporate event planning can be a great way to relieve stress for all involved.
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