Your employees and your team work hard for you all year round, and you want to do something special to say thank you. So you plan a traditional corporate event that you’re excited about, but everybody else seems, well, underwhelmed. Sound familiar?
Here’s the thing: corporate events are supposed to be fun, engaging, and out-of-the-office events that help coworkers bond and get to know each other, so the same old thing isn’t going to be exciting or rewarding. Instead, why not try one of these seven best corporate event ideas that’ll have your employees counting down the days until the next one?
1. Take It into the Kitchen
Take over a restaurant or professional kitchen, provide all the ingredients necessary, divide the employees into teams, and have yourselves a good ole fashioned cook off. The best part is that when all the cooking is finished, you can sit down together and have a delicious meal.
2. Get Philanthropic
Volunteering is a great way to bring your employees together, and they’re not the only ones who will benefit from this type of event. You can spend the day at a local food bank, soup kitchen, animal shelter, homeless shelter, library (to read to kids), or anywhere else that’s in need of volunteer hands.
3. Solve Puzzles and Mysteries
There are so many different ways you can incorporate fun and mystery into your corporate events, and these are great bonding opportunities. A few ideas are:
- Escape rooms
- Mystery dinners
- Scavenger hunts
- Board game tournaments
- Murder mystery parties
4. Get Wild
Adventure excursions aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but if you have a group of employees who love excitement, then these types of corporate events are ideal. You could go white water rafting, play laser tag, go on a canoeing or kayaking adventure, take a spin at a go kart track, bounce off some energy at a trampoline park, or even go camping.
5. Play Ball!
There are two routes you can go here: you can either get active with your team and play sports together, or you can take them out to watch a professional sports game. Good games to play together include baseball, volleyball, or even something like capture the flag. There are also some companies out there that have giant versions of popular games. So, you can play a live, interactive, and human-sized version of Pac Man, Angry Birds, or even foosball.
6. Indulge with a Winery Tour
If you live anywhere near wine country, then a winery tour is a great way to reward employees for a job well done. These tours show you the vineyards, the casks, the fermentation vessels, and much more, and you’ll come away with some fascinating stories.
7. Adult Camp
Plenty of people went to camp as kids and had such a great time that they wonder why it had to end. And that’s where the idea for adult camps came from. Imagine getting to play silly games during the day, spend time at the beach, and cap the day off roasting marshmallows around the campfire again.
These are some of the best corporate event ideas out there right now, and as long as you stick to the list (or get creative with your own ideas), you’ll never again put together another boring, cliched, or corny corporate event. Not only will your employees be grateful, but they’ll also have a blast, they’ll learn a lot, and they’ll come away from the event refreshed, revived, and feeling appreciated.
At Gervais Party & Tent Rentals we have everything you need to rent (from accessories to décor) for a memorable corporate event. You can start planning at https://www.gervaisrentals.com/rentals or call us at 416-288-1846 today!