Corporate events should be about having fun, building great relationships, and saying a big “thank you” to your team for their hard work.
And most companies offer something like: go out for a few pints on a Friday afternoon, go out to dinner with the managers, have a great Christmas party, etc., all of which are fabulous and do wonders for morale.
But have you always wanted to do something?Bitbut quirky?
Well, you just mightGrab a great book on team building (highly recommended by the way...)and use some ideas from there.
But to make your life a little easier, we've put together a list of 80lightmore original ideas (sometimes weird, sometimes wonderful) for your next corporate event... have fun with it!
80 unique and extravagant ideas for corporate events #HR #EmployeeEngagement
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Outdoor ideas for company events
1. Segway Experiences.Seriously, these are absolutely hilarious.
2. Riding. However, you may want to check your team's allergies and phobias first.
3. Kayak.Of course with the obligatory wetting by the manager at the end.
4. Sheep farming.Now, even now you can do it'tending human sheep’ if you don’t entrust your employees with the animals.
5. Pick strawberries.Very quaint and very English.
6.hard mud.Who wouldn't want to run 12 miles through 500,000 liters of mud while completing an obstacle course, all for a good cause?
7. Zorben.Downhill, across lakes or on a football field, it's becoming more and more like onepopular activity.
8. Soapbox Race.Many companies offer this as a corporate event, but you can choose to participate in a matching race instead.
9. Build things. From beehives and boats to bridges and sand sculptures, a variety of days of building activities are on offer - just search online.
10. Orientation.There's nothing like getting lost in the middle of nowhere to build team spirit!
"Alone we can do little, together we can achieve a lot." Helen Keller #Teamwork
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Unusual ideas for company events
11.Bingo.Dated and cheesy, but great for a good (relaxed) giggle.
12. Rent a barge. More popular these days, there's nothing quite like spending a day on the river.
13. Marine Culture.Do some tourist things in your city; Bus or walking tours, museums, art galleries are all good choices.
14. Murder Mystery Night. Have your team work together to hunt down this killer.
15. Make a movie.Some companies host events where you comeCreate your own team video/music video. Embarrassing but funny.
16. Outdoor cinema.Very trendy right now: The only disadvantage (or advantage, depending on your colleagues) is that you can't talk to each other.
17. Escape Games.You and your team must solve puzzles and find clues.fleefrom your closed room, better still; There is also an option to include zombies.
18Disco-Yoga.I don't know exactly what that is, but I want to try!
19. Investigations at the crime scene.Andupdated versioncrime night - you can use real gear and everything.
20. Visit the circus.Or if you're in towncircus of the sundefinitely worth a visit.
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Michael Jordan #Teamwork
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Big Kid ideas for corporate events
21.A magic show.With the likes of Dynamo and David Blaine, magic has become much more modern than it used to be.
22. Laser Search. For those who don't know how to paintball.
23rd Board Game Day.From Snakes and Ladders to Monopoly, let everyone bring their favorite board game and throw in some tournaments (alcohol optional)!
24. Treasure Hunt. In the office or in the city you can organize it yourself or hire an event company to do it.
25. Visit the zoo.Most zoos will allow you to book some type of corporate event with them, just check online.
26. Visit the petting zoo.These can be mobile or you can travel to them. And the best is; They say that a small dose of love from a furry animal lover makes you personalMore productive!
27Ball pool and playground for adults.For the young at heart who also like a good alcoholic drink.
28. Battle for egg and flour.Why not?
29. Build a giant water slide.All you need is a tarp, fairy liquid and a large grassy mound and you're off. (I'm not sure what Health and Safety would say about that...)
30. Amusement Park/Water Park. For adrenaline junkies.
You are as old as you feel. #Happiness
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Food and drink ideas for corporate events
31. Make sausages.Not sure if this is for everyone...might get onea little bitrough.
32nd Food Contest.Create your own man versus food competition (or visit a restaurant that has already hosted a food competition).
33. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.A twist on good old-fashioned afternoon tea.
34. Reverse course.The Great British Bake Off really sparked the nation's love of cake. Learn to cook like the pros.
35th Cooking Class/Competition.You could even set up a "come eat with me" office.
36. Making chocolate.We're lucky: we have the world of Cadbury. what do you have in your area
37. Organize a picnic.If the sun is still shining (fingers crossed), what better way to unite your team?
38. Visit to the brewery.Simple, unique and very fun.
39. "I'm an employee, get me out of here."Find something'treats(e.g. edible chocolate ants) for your team to test.
40. Visit an ice bar.Very cool'. Attention: You will only stay in the bar for a maximum of 40 minutes.
"There is no love more sincere than the love of food." George Bernard Shaw
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Unusual ideas for company events
41. Snorkel with the sharks.
(In aMarine Life Center.) This is for smaller groups (about 4 at a time) but could be a great reward for your high performing employees.
42. A team skydive.This is one that I will definitely not suggest to my colleagues.
43rd Night of Cabaret/Burlesque.Definitely a bit different, might raise some eyebrows.
44th Wellness Weekend.If you really want to do something good for your employees, why not take them to a nice, relaxing spa? On Monday morning before work they certainly have a chance to rejuvenate - everyone wins.
45. Rent Tower Bridge!very elegant -Click herefor details.
46. Trip to Las Vegas.Some may say that is the casea little bitOverkill... but you'll be surprised how many companies now use this trip as an incentive (for sales people).
47. "Helicopter Scavenger Hunt."When a simple treasure hunt isn't enough.
48. Hot air balloons.You will definitely check the weather forecast for it...
49. Rent a luxury yacht.…and the.
50. Rent a lock for the weekend.Then plan some great events, games, and team building activities for the day.
When the nets come together, they can bind a lion. #Cooperation
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Ideas for thematic corporate events
Renting a venue and throwing a great party is a great idea. Here are some slightly crazier topics...
51. The Fresh Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.I love it.
52. Pokémon. Pull them out of a hat or you'll likely end up with masses of Pikachus.
53. Tetris.Done right, this is amazing - you can have a life-size play of the old classic.
54. Dinosaurierparty.This might be a bit difficult, but it will be fun to see what people come up with.
55. Game of Thrones.Obviously pretty popular at the moment... You could even split different teams into different houses.
56. A Tarantino party.Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Kill Bill...imagine the possibilities.
57. 5 years.Have everyone find a picture of you when you were 5 years old, come to the party in the same outfit and bring the picture with you. Then play Guess Who.
58. Tripod. I'm sure everyone will know each other.
59. Jungle party.A nice twist on the "animal" theme and fitting for the release of the new Jungle Book movie.
60. Duck Hunting.I saw this online, very strange. I guess you go as a duck or a hunter?
Would your team enjoy a "duck hunting" party? #Corporate Events #Employee Engagement
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For more topic ideas,Click here! (Some of these are SO good.)
Corporate sport event ideas
61st Ferret Race.This is the second time I've come across this in a few weeks! Fantastic.
62nd Armed Wrestling Tournament.For the super competitive office.
63. Football Golf.Golf that everyone can enjoy. (Except people who hate soccer).
64. Falconry.Tip: You need an expert for this...
65. The Highland Games.With classics like the Scottish hammer throw and the log throw. What could not be loved?
66. Sleigh.Or if you're feeling more adventurous, you can even go skiing or snowboarding on a dry ski slopesnow dome.
67. Sumo-Wrestling. In sumo suits, of course.
68. Table tennis.Make sure someone on your team will be secretly great at table tennis.
69. Live the sport.You can watch live sports such as soccer, racing or rugby.
70. All-rounder.Get everyone involved in a good old Rounders game.
"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team" Lee Iacocca
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VolunteeringCorporate event ideas
Many companies now involve their employees and make a difference with corporate volunteer events. You can easily find them online, but here are some examples.
72. Water Projects.You can help charities to restore canals, lakes, streams, rivers and ponds.
73. Fundraisers.Why not involve your employees in organizing a charity picnic, party or dance?
74. Sponsored sporting events.Biking, running (Tough Mudder), hiking and swimming are popular activities.
75. Be a fundraiser for the day. You and your team could volunteer to take to the streets and raise money for a charity.
76. Sponsored events (other than sports)– Our director Mark shaved his legs for Comic Relief (Click hereto watch a clip) what could you do?
77. Garden projects.There are tons of these across the UK, making people care about the environment and local communities.
78. Community Volunteering.There are thousands of charities that would offer you the opportunity to get involved in the community (and help other more vulnerable people to do the same).
79. Cleaning Projects.Probably the least glamorous, but someone has to do it.
80. General Help.Or you could do something great, e.g. B. help out with oneMarie-Curie-Hospiz.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi
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Honestly, there are so many different options out there and your employees will feel amazing after getting involved.
I know some of the activities on this list are a bit more "out of the box" than others... but the truth is, you can take your employees anywhere.
As long as you organize things well, choose something that you know your team will enjoy (e.g. don't take teetotalers to a bar), don't try to impose 1000sweird rulesand of course your employeesAgainReally keep going (might be a little awkward otherwise) I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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Corporate events are a great way to say “thank you” to your hard-working employees, keeping them engaged, happy and loyal to your company for longer.
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- Play a round of virtual trivia. Trivia is the perfect way to bring colleagues together, even virtually. ...
- Raise a glass at a virtual wine tasting. ...
- Recognize hard work at a virtual awards ceremony. ...
- Arrange a virtual scavenger hunt. ...
- Start conversations on a social wall.
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- Roll Out an Escape Room. ...
- Build a Rube Goldberg Machine. ...
- Go Big with Augmented Reality (AR) ...
- Take a Chance With Virtual Reality (VR)
What is a Special Event? The special events sector of the industry broadly consists of private events, sporting events, public events, and fairs & festivals.What are the examples of corporate events? ›
- Trade Shows.
- Product Launch Events.
- Business or Corporate Dinners.
A fun workplace is often a relaxed, supportive work environment. These workplaces often host a variety of formal and informal activities to improve morale. These events help improve morale by reminding employees of their value to their managers, coworkers and the organization as a whole.How do you make an event creative? ›
- Make use of innovative design. ...
- Provide a holistic approach. ...
- Develop the theme of your event. ...
- Make the stage construction more appealing and engaging. ...
- Generate fully immersive attendee experiences.
- Talent Shows. ...
- Live Music. ...
- Photo Booths. ...
- Cartoon Artists. ...
- Magic Shows. ...
- Mixology Class. ...
- Circus Show. ...
- Roast Session.
- Complete an Escape-the-Room Challenge. ...
- Take a Cooking Class. ...
- Take an Improv Class. ...
- Sign Up for Trivia. ...
- Volunteer. ...
- Start a Book Club. ...
- Tackle a Ropes Course. ...
- Form an Intramural League.
Examples of team building exercises are the Human Knot, Scavenger Hunts, and Profile Bingo. These activities are similar to team building games and fun group activities, and are a way to improve team cooperation in the workplace. These exercises include both indoor team activities and outdoor team building activities.How do I make my event stand out? ›
- Choose an easy to locate venue.
- Give your attendees an immersive experience.
- Engage your attendees in a creative and unique manner.
- Make everything easy for your attendees from start to end.
- Trigger an emotion with your event to give attendees a more memorable experience.
- What is an event?
- Business events.
- Global and national sporting events.
- Large-scale recreation events.
- Local interest events.
- Social enterprise events.
Here is one definition: A special event is a gathering of human beings, generally lasting from a few hours to a few days, designed to celebrate, honor, discuss, sell, teach about, encourage, observe, or influence human endeavors. Must be of limited and fixed duration, typically hours or days at most.What are the 4 categories of special events? ›
- Leisure events: leisure, sports, recreation…
- Cultural events: ceremonial, sacred, heritage, art, folklore…
- Organizational events: commercial, political, charitable, sales…
- Personal events: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries…
- Conferences. Conferences are a way for people in the same industry to connect and share ideas. ...
- Seminars. Seminars are similar to conferences. ...
- Product launches. ...
- Trade shows. ...
- Team-building events. ...
- Business or corporate dinner. ...
- Corporate retreat. ...
- Board meetings.
- Trade shows.
- Networking events.
- Team building events.
- Product launch events.
- Charity events.
- Internal corporate events.
What are the classifications of event types? Event types can be separated into corporate, private, or charity. Corporate events focus on businesses and customers, whereas private events are more recreational and charity events are for philanthropy.How do you make an event more special? ›
- Make the greeting personal. ...
- Don't under estimate the power of good food. ...
- Create a 'wow factor' ...
- Don't forget to follow up.
- Create buzz around your event. ...
- First impression matters. ...
- Choose the perfect host. ...
- Set the mood with lighting, colors and music. ...
- Don't forget to thank your guests.
Everything needs to run smoothly, from timings to on-day coordination. The best events captivate their attendees and keep them stimulated and engaged. A purpose-built venue that looks and feels the part will go a long way towards making your guests feel relaxed. The right setting will help your guests feel at home.What is special event example? ›
Dance festivals. Music festivals. Thematic festivals (Renaissance festivals, rodeos).
Innovation and adaptability
One thing which can take an event from potential disaster to a truly great event, is the ability to innovate and adapt to different situations. These can be anything from something slipping up in the planning stages, to something going wrong on the day.
- Determine How You Will Measure Success. ...
- Make Your Event Accessible. ...
- Deliver Meaning Through Content. ...
- Create Community. ...
- Host a Post-Event Gathering. ...
- Choose the Right Speaker. ...
- Utilize Social Media.
- Capture the Attention with Originality and Bizarreness. ...
- Insert Humor, Visuals and Media. ...
- Encourage Attendees to Talk. ...
- Give Them Breaks. ...
- Invest in Inspiring Refreshments and Goodies.
- Improve retention with a trivia contest. ...
- Bookend key topics with a single question. ...
- Promote collaboration with a live word cloud. ...
- Rethink Q&A sessions as audience-wide activities. ...
- Survey the audience during your talk, not after.
- Know what you want to achieve. It's important that you know exactly what outcomes you want from your event. ...
- Make an event plan. ...
- Look for funding or sponsorship. ...
- Advertise and communicate. ...
- Manage and follow up.
It's often been said that the success of anything stems from good planning. So, if you're wondering what makes an event successful, then the best way to start is by making sure it is planned meticulously, comprehensively and accurately. And that means getting things moving well in advance.Can a unique event can be explained? ›
Among the intriguing issues over which philosophers and historians tend to disagree is the general character of historical explanations of events that are unique. Philosophers argue that every event is actually unique, but that any event may be explained, nevertheless, insofar as it happens to be one of a certain kind.What is a unique selling point for an event? ›
The unique selling point – or USP – of your event is the one thing that makes it different from anything else out there. It's also the reason why people will choose your event over your competitors'.What are the unique characteristics of any event? ›
- Characteristics of events are:
- Uniqueness. Each event will be different. ...
- Perishability. An event cannot be repeated in the same way. ...
- Intangibility. ...
- Ritual and ceremony. ...
- Ambience and service. ...
- Personal contact and interaction. ...