When most people hear the words ‘corporate event’, it is immediately followed by a groan. Rarely, does anyone have a good time at such get-togethers. Instead, much of your time is spent glancing at your watch, wondering if you have waited long enough for it to be considered polite to leave. So, if you are organising such an event, it is up to you to come up with ideas that will actually allow people to have fun. Here are a few ideas that you can rely on during the planning process:
Choose a Unique Venue
One of the reasons that many corporate events can feel a little lacklustre is because of where they are held. If you host the party in a stuffy ballroom or some venue that is very formal, you can expect your guests to feel and react in a similar manner. On the other hand, if you choose a venue that allows them to feel more comfortable and at ease, they will respond accordingly. For example, why not give an outdoor venue some consideration, especially if the weather is right.
Create a Theme
There is a lot that you can do within the boundaries of a theme. This includes food, drinks, and even the dress code. Not to mention, you will also be setting a specific tone. So, if the theme that you decide on is fun and exuberant, it will automatically lend such an air to the entire party. It also gives your guests the chance to loosen up and to have fun. The motif will allow them to recognise that it isn’t just a stuffy business affair and that they are able to be more relaxed.
Have Live Music
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make at a corporate event is to either have no music or hire a DJ. When you consider the average age of the people in the room, you will find that they will be much more receptive to a live band as opposed to one person on the stage. You will find that bands such as Paris By Night have a lot of experience in encouraging an older audience to get to their feet and have fun. Another thing to keep in mind is the type of music that you decide on. Remember to keep things appropriate for the party but still upbeat. After all, the tunes that you choose will determine the mood of the entire event.
Give Away Prizes
If you really want to get everyone pumped and in a good mood, there is no better way than giving away presents. Everyone loves receiving gifts! To avoid having to spend too much on this, put together a raffle, perhaps with some sponsored items. Just the sheer anticipation associated with the raffle will have everyone feeling a lot more involved with the party. Once it draws to a close, you are sure to notice a more excited energy in the room.
So, this is how you can make your corporate parties more fun and entertaining for everyone involved. This will ensure that it will be a night that no one forgets.