Planning a company picnic can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your employees. It is a time of fun, fantastic food, friends, and family. Planning a picnic for your group should focus on all the best parts. Picking a location, theme, entertainment, menu full of fun novelty foods are highlights you want to be a part of.
Then watching as employees, CEOs, managers, and their families arrive with excitement lighting up their eyes makes you want to plan one every year!
COVID & Company Picnics
If you are wondering how to host a company picnic online or what in-person gatherings are safe during COVID, please contact our event planners directly at 1.800.366.0603. We have virtual picnic options, as well as safe alternatives, celebrated safely from your car. As the CDC and local situations change, we have additional options that may be accessible. Because of the ever-evolving circumstances affecting different areas, please call for the latest information.
Our company picnic specialists serve to make planning enjoyable, no matter how involved (or not) you want to be in the process. We have comprehensive packages that have been tried and tested by businesses big and small for over 30 years. Just tell us your budget and an idea of your location (we’ll scout the best venue) and we’ll handle the rest.
The time of year most popular for company picnics across the United States is the summer. That being said there are many locations such as Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and others that have many other great options. In fact, in these southern states, summer heat can bring with its own complications (or opportunities). You can battle the heat with mist tents or embrace the summer sun by throwing a beachside BBQ.
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Want to avoid the summer? Fall, winter, and spring can be a great alternative to a summer picnic. Each comes with fun opportunities to make your picnic memorable. Throw a Halloween theme picnic in the fall with a pumpkin patch for the children and all the festive favorites such as hot apple cider and filling turkey legs fresh off the grill.
Take the chill out of winter with a snowboarding or sledding experience as a great alternative to December holiday parties. Engage in a snowman making contest and finish the day with hot cocoa and warm smiles. Spring more your thing? Soak in the newly arrived sun with an egg hunt or lively activities such as a mud run! No matter what time of year you decide to plan your company picnic, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make memories with your team and their families.
Most of our clients have an idea of where they want their picnic. Typically, a central location (normally a grassy park) near the office, warehouse or store is requested. Sometimes, the warehouse or office parking lot are utilized and transformed. Tents, rides, umbrella tables, game booths, staff, and catering can be brought right to your location. So just how many food stations, entertainment options, staff members and tables/chairs do you need to plan for? Typically, when planning company picnics in the hundreds/thousands we recommend multiple beverage and food stations to keep lines short. Your menu options should also be varied. At least two or three main entrees, several sides, and three or four beverage options (such as water, lemonade, punch and tea) allow the wide range of preferences to be pleased. This is also true for entertainment options. Face painters, game booths, field games, and rides (and/or bouncers) ensure every guest has fun at your picnic.
Our team of specialists has been planning company picnics for over 30 team of specialists has been planning company picnics for over 30 years We’ve planned, produced and catered intimate team building outings and huge company picnics that number in the tens of thousands. If you are planning a company picnic and need assistance bringing it together, contact our team today. We can provide proposals for all kinds. Just let us know what you are looking for, and we will help you plan an unforgettable picnic.