30 Years of Tried & Tested Picnic Ideas!
There’s no better way to appreciate your employees than by inviting them to a fantastic summer picnic. Your next picnic can be the talk of the office with our unique company picnic ideas! We’ve got 30 years of ideas on venue locations, entertainment, games, themes, and catering.
The Right Time and Location
Selecting the perfect date and location for a corporate outing is different for each company. Some have dates already chosen for celebrating specific milestones like anniversaries, mergers or holidays. Others are more flexible with the time frame, planning a spring, fall or summer event. One thing is universally true, time and location go hand in hand and will be key in selecting an outdoor or indoor venue.
Time for a Venue
First, decide if the weather during the time frame of your event will require an indoor venue or if an outdoor venue will make a good choice. Summer picnics in Southern California are hot, and few parks have adequate shade. This, of course, can be remedied with umbrella tables, misting tents, A/C cooled restrooms and cool water games that turn your local park into a private water park. Of course, if cost is an issue the beach is preferred by both guests and budgets alike. Rain, fog, wind, even things like construction and other even the timing of other events can play a role in the selection of the venue.
A quick search of your location can provide a large list to start with, but actually booking the venue is a process. Many of our clients have the perfect venue in mind, only to find their weekend date was booked (often months or years in advance!). The sooner you start looking, the more options you’ll have. This is especially important for events like corporate anniversary parties or weekend events because the date is not as flexible as an annual outing. Entertainment, vendors, catering, even things like decor for themes are all influenced by the rules and regulations of the venue. Our team are professional venue scouters and can help you find the right one for you, book it, plan the event, and see it through production!
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Picnic Entertainment Ideas
Here on the West Coast, we’re spoiled when it comes to fantastic weather. Over the past 30 years, we have planned and produced thousands of successful company picnics in Southern California, Vegas, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas. Over those years we have developed a keen sense of what works and what doesn’t wow the crowds. Employee appreciation events need exciting and fun company picnic ideas for adults. Family-friendly events, on the other hand, need a good mix of activities for both the young and old. One thing is for certain; you want your guests entertained. Entertaining a mix of people with all different interests and tastes while keeping it professional and fun is a huge challenge. One that our event planning company is ready to take on!
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Our picnic planners are not “party planners”. They’ve specialized in walking the fine line between company party and professional business event. Don’t get some random vendor to do your picnic entertainment. Get more out of your business investment. Our event planners specialize in team building games and activities that engage every single guest, from employees to families. Call an event planning company with the experience and resources to plan your company picnic today: 800.366.0603.
Fun Company Picnic Game Ideas:
Water Balloon Toss
Wet Sponge Relay
Table Top Games
Raffle with Prizes
Team Relay Race
Slip ‘n’ Slide
Pie Eating Contest
Our in-house MCs add professional flair to your company picnic and make your event feel even more all-inclusive. Imagine ‘popcorn’ call-outs reminding the guests who to thank for the excellent entertainment & food – you & your company! Audience participation and interactive, team building games are a significant part of making sure everyone has a great time, and no one feels left out. Employee golf challenges, mega bingo, and all kinds of rides, games, and activities are fun for adults and kids alike. We even go table to table to ensure that those enjoying the festivities from a seat are engaged and participate in your day!
Thrill with Themes:
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Looking for Delicious Picnic Ideas?
And of course, don’t forget about the food. The right dish will compliment and tie up your day. Classic hot dogs and hamburgers with all the condiments are always a popular choice for family fun days. BBQ ribs and brisket are a favorite of the Rodeo themed picnics. Fair-style sweet corn is an absolute must for all outdoor company picnics! Let our catering team make it both delicious and easy! We’ll roll out the wood-burning grill and BBQ on-site! It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
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When you plan your next company picnic with Event Solutions, it’s sure to be a spectacular experience your staff and their families will talk about for months. With a custom theme to guide your day, all the hard work of developing a great idea for your next annual picnic is completed. After all, coming up with unique company picnic ideas can be hard, but showing your employees a great time shouldn’t be. No matter where you are in the USA, Event Solutions specialists will come to you. To speak to one of our friendly picnic planners, contact us today.