Corporate events can be a fun and exciting way to mingle with your coworkers in a more relaxed setting outside of the office.  It can be difficult to get to know your colleagues in the office, and corporate events allow workers to relax after a long week and have some fun.  However, corporate events can sometimes fall flat if they aren’t well-planned. Here are some ideas for spicing up your next office event that you may not have thought of!  

Food & Drinks

One of the most important parts of any party is the food and drink selection, so make sure the selection is something your coworkers will be buzzing about for weeks to come!  Consider creating a signature cocktail for your event.  This is super easy to do and is sure to impress your colleagues.  You can do this by choosing a few simple ingredients and combining them to create your own unique drink.  Give it a name that’s relevant to your office or event and voila! You have a signature drink. Food is equally as important, so make sure you put a lot of thought into the kind of food you’re going to serve, and whether or not you’re going to hire a caterer.

Entertainment

Hiring entertainment is another important aspect of planning a corporate event, and the kind of entertainment you choose can say a lot about your event.  There are now apps that you can use to hire different kinds of entertainers, like bands, comedians, character impersonators, and magicians.  Hiring an entertainer to perform at your event is a great way to bond with your colleagues and liven up the night.

Contests & Activities

People love winning things, so what better way to spice up your corporate event than by holding a contest or raffle?  Prizes can be work-related (an extra vacation day, free lunch, etc.) or non-work related (gift cards, spa days, etc.) Your colleagues will appreciate the thought, and some friendly competition will liven up the event.  You can also try playing games or doing team building activities to break the ice and get everyone mingling. The most important part of any corporate event is just to loosen up and have fun, so keep that in mind when planning your event.

Corporate events give coworkers something to look forward to after a long workweek, and your office will feel closer as a result.  Be sure to try these ideas at your next corporate event- you’re guaranteed to have a good time!