Virtual Company Picnics
Building a company culture in a remote work environment is more vital than ever before. A virtual company picnic is an opportunity to engage employees, build connections, and reinforce a culture online.
For decades, we have provided creative employee recognition ideas and helped staff implement them into real-life events and parties. From company picnics to family fun days with all the fixings, our event planners have seen it all.
2020 changed the way we celebrate, challenging us to become more creative and connect virtually. Rising from that challenge, our event planning company has accomplished some of the most amazing virtual, hybrid, and social distant events of our lives. From drive-thru experiences to engaging online events, we’ve worked with you, our clients, to launch all-new ways to celebrate and connect with your employees, guests, and their families. Now, as we approach the picnic season and celebrate the appreciation of our essential employees we are busy creating solutions for you.
Missing that picnic flavor? The food is the very first ingredient of a company picnic. It’s so important it is suggested in it’s name! We have several options for satisfying your hungry employees and their families so you are sure to find one that works for your company and event budget.
Create Your Picnic Basket
Our most popular option is the “Create Your Own Picnic Basket” in which guests are able to make a selection of the most popular picnic foods and have them made fresh, packed, and sealed (for safety). These can be hand-delivered or scheduled for a pickup from your office location. (Pro Tip: include themed decorations at your pick up location for added fun!)
These menus range from sandwiches, homemade potato salad, and fresh-made lemonade to picnic favorites such as brisket, baked beans, and roasted street corn. We can even include all your favorite add-ons such as fresh popcorn, kettle corn, cotton candy, sealed craft brews and so much more.
Your guests can make their selections on your RSVP and event webpage based on their RSVP count, to ensure everyone enjoys the picnic without waste of a one-size-fits all approach.
Event Solutions takes health and safety at events seriously. Learn more about what we are doing to make your events safe from communal illnesses like COVID-19 and other safety concerns.
Order from Home
For more flexibility to your food options, we can also include digital gift cards to local restaurants including food credits for companies such as UberEats or DoorDash that will allow your guests to make a selection that works best for them.
Our Virtual Events Services Include
- Agenda & Event Goals
- Run of Show
- Software Requirements
- Content Creation
- Presenter Training
- Video Editing
- Audio Editing
- Technology Testing
- e-mail Communication
- Rehearsal & Run Through(s)
- Live Streaming Monitoring
- Technical Support
- Live Attendee Support
- Constant Communication
- Host & Monitor Assistance
- Event Data Collection
- Comprehensive Reporting
- Recording & Hosting
One of the most memorable parts of a company picnic (online or otherwise) is the entertainment and activities. Fun, engaging activities create fond memories between families and co-workers. Our virtual picnic games are designed to get everyone involved, from kids to employees. Lively, high-energy vendors such as MC/DJs, magicians, game leaders, and other performers are tested and proven to bring excitement and joy to your event.
Activities & Games
We have the classics you’ll remember from in-person events like Bingo and Chubby Bunny, and all-new activities such as the Great Emoji Race or the Spinning Wheel of Chance. Craft packs, talent shows, contests, digital caricaturist, and even a photobooth and more are included in your virtual company picnic.
Your virtual picnic will also include some magically charged performances that are proven hits online. A mentalist will wow your attendees with some amazing sleight of hand. A live band can rock your online event with some hit tunes played right in your living room or have a demonstration lead “field trip” with leaders from zoos, aquariums or museums all around the world. Perhaps you’d like to secure a meet and greet with a famous person or follow your CEO/president speech with a bonfire-side conversation with a person of interest.
Discuss your event goals and vision for your virtual company picnic with your event planner to get a customized proposal. You’ll be amazed at what is possible!
Plan your virtual company picnic with a theme that is fun and full of bright colors! Luau’s are a popular choice. Their bright colors make for good visuals online while this family oriented theme includes lively contests such as the best Hawaiian shirt, luau dance competition, and more. Not feeling tropical? Go wild with a Wild West theme. Themes encourage guests to dress up and help make the event more engaging. Other fun themes include Safari, Circus, Under the Sea, Outer Space…anything and everything could be your theme! Pick a time or place (or time and place!) and we’ll make it come to life!
If you are looking for unique employee appreciation gift ideas, we’ve got you covered. We can include items in their picnic baskets (including raffles or golden tickets!) or manage the logistics to have them delivered before or after the event. Include real prizes for game winners or opt for digital gift credits. When you plan your virtual employee appreciation event with us, you’ll get access to unique vendors for everything you can think of from branded swag to hand delivered gift baskets. You have several options for delivery or pickup, from digital delivery, mail, or hand delivered. We can also arrange for a pick up location that works best for your team.
The final ingredient in a successful company picnic (online or otherwise) is the connections between people. The anticipation, the buzz of a conversation, the thrill of the recap following the event – and the shared experience creates connections that last a lifetime. Our event planners have taken great care to ensure your remote employee appreciation day has the same ability to connect with and between staff.
Everything You’ll Need
A virtual picnic meaning is the same as an in-person summer picnic. It is first and foremost an opportunity for employers to show their staff appreciation even during COVID (or especially). Hosting a company picnic online allows for virtual recognition for remote employees and a much needed morale boost for everyone. Employee appreciation day is typically celebrated on the first Friday of March. We believe that remote appreciation day should be celebrated in its stead. Perhaps even change it to virtual employee appreciation week!
Allow your CEO, president or managers to address the attendees with the level of professionalism they’ve earned. Our team is fully capable of producing a professional address to be presented the day-of your virtual employee appreciation event. Pre-filmed using high quality equipment ensures your employees see and hear your upper management in the best way possible. You can even have them filmed in a studio for the best quality video possible. Our studios are equipped with remote filming keeping your upper management safe while doing their address.
Hollywood film editors, directors, and producers are standing by to help you create supportive material for your company address. For multiple addresses, our switchboard technician will make the transition seamless. Lighting, cameras and other equipment is controlled remotely by a team of professionals in a separate room to keep your staff safe. Your team needs communication from strong leadership more than ever in 2021, let us help you take advantage of this opportunity to present it.
PLANNING & LOGISTICS
Our team has been planning and producing events for 30 years. While company picnics are one of the most booked events of the year, we also manage a number of other types of events with special needs such as film editing and presentation. You’ll get the skills of Hollywood production with all the same fun and food favorites of a traditional company picnic. This year, you won’t need to question how you’ll host a company picnic online. We’ll help you plan, produce, and manage logistics every step of the way.
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