Company events are a great way to show employee appreciation and boost office morale. As summertime approaches, what’s a better way to kick back, relax and let your hair down than by throwing a company picnic? Getting your employees out of the office is great for building a sense of community and helps eliminate workplace stress. With a little bit of planning, comes a lot of fun!

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Pick a Menu: From BBQ grillin’ to catered delicacies, deciding on a menu that will keep your guests full and happy is important. Grilling burgers and hot dogs will likely save money, but having your party catered will ensure that everyone has time to mingle. Keep in mind any dietary restrictions to make certain that no one leaves hungry!

Play Games: One of the best things about having an event outside is the opportunity to incorporate fun, team-building activities. There are plenty of facilities that offer volleyball courts, softball fields and even a pool, depending on what your company’s needs are. Scavenger hunts, trivia contests and tug-of-war are great options for no-frills activities, and still encourage your employees to work together.

Consider a Theme: Themes make each event feel unique and exciting.  A great way to get your employees involved is having them vote on the theme prior to the picnic.  From carnival to western, incorporating the theme into decorations, invitations and food items will really tie things together.

Entertainment: Most likely one of the highlights of your picnic will be the entertainment. Find an act that your guests will be excited about, like a magician or palm reader, to keep them talking for days to come! Looking to give the party some energy?  Booking a DJ is a great way to get the crowd going!

Looking to plan a company picnic? Offering the finest tented picnic grounds in Fairfield County, The Italian Center Banquets is here to make sure your corporate summer event is a hit! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or give us a call at 203-322-6950 to learn how we can make your event one to remember.