Who doesn’t love a great company picnic? Good food, fresh air and some quality time with your coworkers outside the closed office doors. Having a company picnic is a great way to show to your employees that you appreciate their hard work and care for them.
Your employees work so hard all year; they do what you tell them and give it their best to get the job done for you. They deserve a break from the routine office work. Don’t you agree?
When you arrange a company picnic for your employees, you must think of what your employees would like. And it is also important to organize it at such a time when the work load is low so that your employees can fully enjoy their day out without stressing out because of pressure from work. Try to incorporate your employees into the process of planning and invite their families as well.
Some employees don’t really like going to a company picnic and try to ditch it. The reason is that they become tired when a company just takes them to the same place again and again with the same décor, same food and same activities. Employees desire something unique and interesting; they want you to ditch mainstream picnics and organize something unusual.
You might be scratching your head right now trying to come with a unique idea for your next company picnic. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. We have planned different kinds of company picnics for various firms over the years and we know the things employees love at a company picnic. To help you plan out a perfect company picnic, we have compiled a list of unique and interesting company picnic ideas. Base your company picnic around one of these and give your employees something to cheer about!
A sports competition like softball, kickball, relay races, volleyball, football toss or golf is a great way to increase the appeal of your company picnic. Sports also help forge stronger bond between employees and they would love to compete against one another. Divide employees from different departments into teams to make the games more competitive.
For example, Research & Development could go head to head with Human Resources. The employees from the Human Resource Department could wear yellow shirts while the ones from Research & Development could come in blue. For winners, you could provide special gifts like a cup with a company logo.
Rent a projector and a big white screen for an epic movie night in the park. This way your employees will stay entertained while enjoying delicious food and drinks. After the movie ends, run a slideshow featuring the memories of employees at your workplace to show to their families what a day at the work looks like.
Scavenger hunts are great for parties so why not add them into your company picnic. Employees would love to break free from the office routine to venture into the outdoors. Research some destinations in your town that would be great for scavenger hunt and plan one for your employees. The employees will not only have a great time finding objects, but their teamwork will also improve when they’ll search for miscellaneous objects together.
A Photo Booth
Get a photo booth for your company picnic and give your employees a chance to get silly with funny props, costumes and custom photo slides. There are many companies out there that provide photo booth rentals, so you can easily get one for your company picnic. Or you could work with professional event planners who would provide a photo booth at a low cost as a part of their package. Make sure to get a photo booth that can be used to directly upload the photos on Facebook or Twitter. When the photos will go on social media, they will be treasured forever and employees will look back on them to remember the amazing time they had at your company picnic.
You may get surprised from all seeing all those shy employees try out the karaoke machine. Karaoke provides your employees a chance to creatively express themselves. You should offer prizes to the winners. When you’ll offer prizes more people will participate and the picnic will become more fun.
Watermelon Eating Contest
Okay, this one might should ridiculous but it is really a fun activity that your employees would love. Focus your company picnic around a watermelon eating contest and see who is a competitive eater at heart. Watch as the employees compete with one another and see who wins. Reward the winner with something special.
You could arrange a special watermelon seed spitting contest especially for those who don’t have a big appetite. This way everyone can have fun.
Take your staff to the bowling alley, climbing wall, or roller rink. Let them channel out their inner child and forget about all the stress in life.
This one’s really interesting and is sure to get everyone in your team excited and looking forward to a company picnic. Theme your company picnic around an era and encourage all your employees to dress the part. Big hair and neon clothes are great for a company picnic based on 90s. Or, if you want to go back to the 60s, wear bellbottoms and get groovy.
Who said no one can wear a Halloween costume before October? Arrange a Halloween themed company picnic for your employees to give them a chance to show up in their favorite Halloween costume. Invite families of the employees to the picnic as well and encourage the spouses and kids to dress up.
Get an inflammable laser tag arena for your company picnic to really turn up the fun. Your employees will love this shooting game that is not only fun but also a great way to increase teamwork among employees. Even when it gets dark, your employees will be able to play inside the arena with colored lighting. Those high fives and laughs all around after the employees get out of the arena will show you how much they really enjoyed the fun filled laser tag game.
Bungee Jumping Trampoline
If you are looking to add more excitement to your company picnic, rent a Euro Bungee. Euro Bungee has four trampolines which will allow your employees to bounce and jump together and enjoy the thrill of leaping to new heights.
Casino games are a great way to add a unique touch to your company picnic. Work with event planners that can provide casino games like craps, roulette, blackjack, money wheel and poker for your company picnic. Casino games will allow your employees to test their gambling skills and walk away with amazing prizes for winning the games.
If you are planning a company picnic in summer, base them around water games like squirt gun battle, water balloon fight, etc. An even better idea is to take your employees to a water park where they can slip and slide with their colleagues and family.
Splash your company picnic with tons of purple, blue and yellow, and make sure to have plenty of sequins, sparkles and mystery. Serve up delicious food and colorful drink with the Mardi Gras theme.
Base your company picnic around a Mexican fiesta theme to keep all your employees in happy spirits. Everyone will love to fill themselves up on delicious foods like Mexican rice, street tacos, citrus chicken and re-friend. Mix the great food with all the songs and dancing and you will have a company picnic worth remembering.
Company picnics based on a carnival theme are always a success because of the many options of carnival games. Set up carnival booths and award tickets to winners of the games to give away prizes at the end of the picnic.
This one never fails. The reason: everyone wishes to go to Hawaii, but not everyone can afford this expensive vocation. So why don’t you just bring Hawaii to your employees. Keep tiki torches on hand and host hula dance competition so that everyone can enjoy and have the most memorable time of their life.
Now that you know these epic company picnic ideas, just pick one and organize a company picnic for your employees that they’ll never forget. If you’re looking for a company that can organize these kinds of picnics for you, we’ve got you covered. We are the Bay Area’s only All-Inclusive Award Winning picnic planning company. We offer the latest in corporate styled fun and games for all of our company picnic packages. Check out our company picnic packages and for all your special needs, just contact us.
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