When it comes to corporate event planning, is your event going to be exciting enough? A corporate event is often attended solo or with a date or spouse. Events used to be fairly simple in that you would book a venue, provide food and drink, and let everything do the rest. Those days are mostly over– event planning is a big deal now.
Corporate events are restyling themselves and getting a rebranding! The makeover is underway, and employers want to make sure that their employees have a great time at these events. They want them to be fun and entertaining events that people want to come to, not feeling forced into coming because it’s work. So, how can you make your event unique and better than events of days past?
We’re going to tell you! Read on to find out how you can spice up the same old event and make your next corporate event a ball.
It’s always better to throw an amazing party than to be the one hosting a party that everyone is at because they feel like they have to be for work. Nothing is worse than putting together a social event that is an absolute flop and everyone feels awkward. People may feel like they need to drink to have fun or get through it in that case, which quickly transitions into a hot mess for everyone involved when Kathy from accounting does the ‘insert embarrassing thing here’ and the party is ruined.
So if you don’t want all your employees making small talk and holding those same small plates that hold appetizers and cups in the other hand while they search for conversation points, you’ve got to bring your A-game. Don’t have an event that feels forced. Have an event that people are excited to come to! The point is for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves, and companies are more often making sure that the theme is fun and the games and features involved are really fun.
Whether it’s a photo booth for everyone to fit into, a game, some unique food, contests, or a really cool venue, corporate events can be fun! Do you want to have the same old boring party or do something new? With the help of a great planner or just a driven team, you can put together a great event that everyone really has a blast at. The goal is just to make a fun event that creates lots of memories and maybe even fosters a bit of company spirit.
So whether you’re picking a cool venue, booking a DJ or a performance, having karaoke, playing games, taking selfies at a photo station, or something else really fun, it pays to put effort into a party! Don’t make corporate events the stuffy events of the past– jazz them up a bit and make them something that everyone at your work really wants to go to because they’re so fun.
You’ll be glad you switched it up a little bit and your employees will actually be excited for next year’s event too! It’s a win-win. Now go home, plan your event, and pat yourself on the back. You did it!