Company picnics should be an event that employees look forward to, not a required event they feel they have to attend. A good program filled with company picnic activities and entertainment is just the ticket to draw a crowd—and make them want to come to the next company event.
Choose the right company picnic activities and entertainment
Instead of throwing darts at a random board and hoping for the best, a good company picnic program has activities and entertainment specifically chosen for the attendees. To do so, use a guest-centered focus at the start and throughout the company picnic planning process.
Set goals for the company picnic. Draft a plan for the picnic that accomplishes those goals (or consult the pros that can assist with expertise in company picnic planning) with an audience demographic (i.e. adults only, families, age range) the picnic is planned for. The plan should include a venue ideal for guests and event needs (more information for selecting a company picnic venue and company picnic venue ideas here), activities and entertainment targeted for the specific guest demographic, and a menu of dishes that fits with other details.
For a company picnic targeted at families with a country fair theme, contact the pros to connect with reliable entertainers. Consider company picnic activities and entertainment, such as jugglers, yard games, dunk tanks, and face painters. Set a menu of country fair favorites: popcorn, cotton candy, corn dogs, and all the mouth-watering flavors of a delicious day at the fair.
For a Chicago lakefront, adult-only gala, choose activities and entertainment suitable for a formal night out. Contact a local agent to choose the right formal venue and entertainers that creates an unforgettable evening.
Company Picnic Activities and Entertainment Ideas
The exact combination of company picnic activities and entertainment ideas right for a company picnic depends on the guest demographic, goals, venue, and event details. Contact a professional to select the right entertainment ideas from the list (though this list is not complete).
- Races (i.e. potato sack, relay, etc.)
- Yard games
- Band (i.e. country, reggae, mariachi, etc.)
- Bounce house
- Interactive food station (i.e. cookie decorating, tasting, etc.)
- Sports game (i.e. softball, kickball, basketball, etc.)
- Cotton candy servers
- Dunk tank
- Face painters
- Stilt walkers
- Tug of war
- String quartet
- Obstacle course