[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! Take a break from the office with an enjoyable corporate outing! Company picnics are a great way to boost employee morale and have fun in the summer sun. Plan an amazing and easy event for the entire office crew with these corporate picnic ideas![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Corporate Picnic Tip #1: Feature the Food

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Try doing something different than the typical hot dogs and burgers that tend to be the staples of most company picnics. Amaze your employees with a diverse and colorful food idea: an around-the-world-menu! Set out a variety of multicultural food options, from a Japanese sushi platter, to a Mexican taco station, or a platter of Caribbean chicken, to an interactive Italian create-your-own-pasta-dish bar! These yummy treats will provide distinctive options for everyone’s tastes, and will set your company picnic apart from previous versions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Corporate Picnic Tip #2: Delight with Décor

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]This is a fun and rare day out of the office, so make sure to utilize lots of bright colors and festive decorations around your picnic setting. Decorate your picnic tables with fun tablecloths and adorn them with a multitude of balloons for a young, fun and carefree feel. Try setting up a “silly superlatives” table with goofy awards for everyone in the office! Employees can stop by and check out everyone’s awards for a good laugh! (Social Media Tip? Make a #hashtag for your #outing so all the posted photos can be shared among team members and you can cover the event later as well.)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Corporate Picnic Tip #3: Gather with Games

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To entertain the masses and involve all your employees, these office outdoor activity ideas are sure to have everyone smiling. First, in the spirit of healthy competition set up a “Survivor” game challenge. Split everyone into teams, and design challenges that each team must complete. If you’re daring you could even bring in some odd food items to see who has the courage to eat them! Whomever successfully completes the most challenges wins a prize! Game classics stick around for a reason. Keep up the fun with some staple picnic/carnival games—potato sack races, wheelbarrow races, water balloon fights or tug-of-war. These blasts from the past will bring out the child in everyone for a cheerful event. Finally, for another enjoyable company picnic activity, consider hiring a caricature artist and set up a caricature station for all your employees to visit. These drawings also make perfect keepsakes for your guests to remember the fun day they had. Laughing at yourself is way more amusing than crunching spreadsheets.

Taking a break from business and relaxing outdoors is the perfect way to bond with coworkers and enjoy a day with fellow employees! Use these fun and unique tips to throw a corporate picnic that everyone will enjoy. But be forewarned—this picnic will be so much fun that you may just start the office buzzing about when the next company outing will be.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Corporate picnics are usually large events with lots of employees. Find the perfect outdoor venue for your event by using Snappening’s event venue search. Be sure to share your corporate picnic experiences with us on Facebook or Twitter, and discover even more office fun with Snappening’s Corporate Events pinboard on Pinterest![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]