Spring is here, so it’s time to climb out of hibernation and hold a company event. Anyone can have a company gathering, but making sure it’s memorable is the key. Whether in person, virtual, or hybrid, an unforgettable experience is the key to throwing a special event.
Check out some of the most unique spring company event ideas listed below. You’ll find inspiring and fun entertainment ranging from sporting events to Cinco de Mayo.
1. Game Day
Host a watch party event in the parking lot, tailgate-style, or at a sports bar. Companies can take advantage of sporting events such as March Madness or NHL playoffs. Everyone attending the event can wear their colors proudly and have a good time watching the games together.
Another way to hold a company event on game day is to go to a local sporting event – like a regional hockey tournament. For this type of event, be sure there’s good food and drinks. A well-rounded list of favorite game-day snacks, beer, and more will make for a fun company affair in the springtime.
2. Pool Party
As the warm weather picks up in the spring, there’s nothing better than to have a pool party. Music, fresh veggies and fruit, and food on the grill are great ways to kick off a company event after a long winter. Consider having people bring their family to the pool party, too. Just make sure that supervision is present for the children’s sake.
Once the food is ready, everyone can fill their plates and picnic. In addition to making the party more enjoyable, bring out the karaoke and listen to colleagues sing their hearts out.
3. Camping Retreat
Bring the right equipment and go camping! A corporate camping retreat can be a great opportunity for team building in numerous ways. Hiking, setting up tents, and building campfires allow peers from different departments to mingle.
Get inspiration from Red Carpet Events and Design. The company held a camping-themed company retreat at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Red Carpet provided music and astronomers for entertainment while guests played beer pong, poker, and video games.
4. Dog Party
An office dog party is a great excuse to have dogs in the workplace. Having pets running around makes everything better. To be sure a pet party will work, find out if anyone in the office has pet allergies.
When planning the event, create a list of dog essentials for the party. For example, a Top Paw toy box lets the dogs pick out their favorite chew toys at the event. There can be custom toys included with the company’s logo in the toy box so they can take them home.
5. Cinco de Mayo Theme
Cinco de Mayo company events are a fun time for everyone. Companies have an opportunity to hold a virtual team-building event by having a professional chef guide everyone on how to make tasty Mexican salsas.
Another great way to kick up this event is to enjoy crafting a seasonal margarita alongside a mixologist. Or, companies can order tacos from a local Mexican restaurant and enjoy different tacos.
Companies can hold an event to remember by hosting a speakeasy-themed party. Guests can play casino games, sip on 1920s cocktails, and listen to a jazz band perform. When guests arrive at the event, be sure to set up a secret password at the entrance.
For interactive entertainment, guests can play blackjack and watch magicians perform magic tricks. The location can be at a dark bar or a banquet room, while the decor can include recycled whisky bottles and wooden crates.
7. Outer Space
An out-of-this-world theme is perfect for anyone looking for something different but fun and unique. Essentially, this theme works at venues like laser tag and indoor putt-putt golf places. Glow-in-the-dark features should play a large role in the decor. For food and beverages, astronaut ice cream and funky-colored, smoky cocktails will capture the theme successfully.
One corporate hotel management company held an intergalactic party in a glass-ceilinged atrium. LED space dancers, aerial performers, and funky lighting greeted guests at every turn.
8. Food Truck Roundabout
A food truck event works just about anywhere, since it’s a mobile party. Companies can reach out to their local food truck operators and host it in the parking lot. Or, the food truck setup can be at an open park or other location available for rent.
Food truck events are a fun time for everyone because guests can enjoy various types of food while they mingle. Some food truck ideas could include mac and cheese, tacos, sushi, and frozen custard.
9. Comedy Night
Consider hosting an event at a comedy nightclub and give everyone a night of laughter with stand-up comedians. Or hire a local comedian to come out to the office. Everybody loves a good comedy show, especially if it features a celebrity.
If the event is at a theater, the venue will already have drinks but rarely have food. Make sure to book a neighboring restaurant for guests to grab their meals after the show.
At the venue, find out if they provide drink tickets for large groups or if BYOB is allowed.
10. Online Escape Room
Virtual escape room events are a great opportunity to encourage teamwork, collaboration, and team-building exercises. Each team gets to solve riddles and play puzzles before the timer goes off.
Host an online event by solving Nancy Drew mysteries or Grimm fairy-tale riddles. Some virtual escape rooms are completely free, such as Hogwarts Digital Escape and Golden Girls Escape Room. These corporate event ideas are truly a fun way for employees to engage.
11. Decades Theme
Instead of going with one decade, let teams from different departments choose their favorite decade. Everyone can come for good fun by dressing up from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Companies can make each decade interactive by having a ‘90s-themed corner with retro board games and Nintendo. Another corner could have a disco dance party.
Since this event mixes different trends, the food options can cover a variety of everything or some classic favorites. Be sure to dance through the night with the greatest hits from all decades. There could also be a costume contest and prizes during the event while everyone dresses up from their favorite era.
Putting the Spring Company Event Into Action
Now that there’s a list of unique company event ideas, it’s time to get started with planning. Each company event idea listed here has something for everyone to enjoy and remember. Whether the corporate event is at a camp retreat or a comedy club, employees will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities and connect socially.