Our top 7 corporate event ideas will take your event to the next level!
Company events – whether it’s the annual Christmas or summer party, a weekly drinks event or something extra special to reward your team for hitting those targets – they can have a reputation for being a bit generic.
But if you’re looking to throw a party or event as an incentive or as a celebration for a job well done, the point is to make sure everyone truly enjoys it.
So… step away from the function room or local pub and think creatively.
Being in charge of corporate event planning is never simple, and the task of keeping everyone happy is a tough one. It can be hard to keep coming up with original and unique corporate event ideas that the whole team will enjoy.
So, we thought we’d help you out! Below are some of our favorite ideas, perfect for a whole range of different company events, from big to small. Whether you just want to add a quirky twist, or throw a truly one-of-a-kind event, we’ve got the ideas for you.
Outdoor Event Ideas
Getting back to the great outdoors can, quite literally, be a breath of fresh air to you and your team.
We’re betting you’re most likely based in a town or city, in an office block, so, escaping to the countryside is often a welcome treat. Let go of all the stress and worries for an afternoon, day or weekend, and change your perspective.
1. Country Escapes
From teepes, to cabins in the woods, to manor houses and cottages. Getting your team away from the hustle and bustle of the city is a great way to treat them to something different.
It’s a chance for colleagues to get to know each other in a more informal environment, a relaxing weekend doing team building activities and enjoying the luxuries of a manor house might be just what the doctor ordered.
2. Outdoor Activities
If your team are a little more adventurous you might want to plan some outdoor activities. Teach your team something new and they’ll be sure to love your event. Whether it’s kayaking, quad biking or even cliff jumping for the adrenaline junkies among you, outdoor activities push people outside their comfort zone and encourages teamwork. Perfect for a summer outing, this idea is sure to impress your attendees.
Getting outside the office and in the community is our next big corporate event idea. Why not volunteer as a group and work with a local charity for a day?
This can combine any of the other ideas above – like being outdoors, doing an activity, or cooking – but it will all be for a good cause. If you and your team need a morale boost and some motivation, bringing the whole group together in an activity like this can be just what’s needed. It’s a win-win idea that everyone will gain something from, be that personally, or by strengthening team bonds.
Here at HeadBox we volunteered with our partnered charity St Mungo’s for two days of painting the rooms of the residents at Vartry Road. And can confirm, it’s a truly rewarding day.
Before you shy away from the word ‘sport’, be reassured that we don’t mean running a 100m race. There’s plenty of ways you can get sporty for your next corporate event. If there’s no opportunity for you to get outdoors there’s plenty of venues in Phoenix where you can get sporty and you won’t even break a sweat.
Why not try darts in a beautiful venue like Flight Club? Enjoy a private dart board and encourage some healthy competition over a few drinks. You never know, you might have the next big thing amongst you.
If darts isn’t your thing, why not try your hand at some ping pong. Bars like Bounce have a whole bunch of ping-pong tables in a cool setting. The only thing you’ll need to watch out for is that things don’t get too competitive. It’s a sociable activity that allows you to eat, drink and mingle at the same time so its the perfect corporate event idea.
If you want something a little more active but you don’t want to venture outside why not try climbing for your next corporate event? Challenge your team to some bouldering at an indoor climbing, from beginner to world class climbers they are the perfect sporty activity for a range of abilities.
A lot of people dread teamwork or team building activities but with these corporate event ideas, you won’t even know you’re doing it.
7. Escape Rooms
Escape rooms take very little oganisation from you but the benefits are massive. A great bonding and teamwork event, it gives your team a problem-solving challenge like no other.
Split your team into mini-teams and whoever escapes the fastest wins.
8. Cooking Class
A cooking class but with a difference. Remember ready steady cook? Well, why not recreate it for your next corporate event. Split your team up and buy a selection of secret ingredients and see who can create the best meal in a certain time frame.
If you really want to push the boat out for your next corporate event, then interactive days that can get your team involved in a completely unique way will be sure to impress.
If you’re thinking big why not organise your own festival or campsite where your colleagues can reap the benefits of street food, live music and campfires. An immersive corporate event idea that bucks the trend and really shows your employees your committed to their enjoyment.
10. Sports Day
Sports day but not as you know it. One of our favourite corporate event ideas is to organise a company-wide sports day for everyone to get involved in. From egg and spoon and wheelbarrow races to the hurdles and 100m relay.
They’ll be something for everyone to get involved in. A company sports day gives people the chance to interact with people they may not have done before, it increases morale and it’s a good old laugh.
In our mind there’s no excuse for hosting a corporate event that isn’t special or unique.
There are so many inspiring and exciting ideas out there; some are extravagant and perfect for a celebration and treating everyone, others, like volunteering, are all about giving back.
Regardless of what you choose to do, we believe you’ll gain so much more from these unique corporate event ideas. Get everyone engaged and excited about attending or taking part, rather than just sticking to the same old events and venues. Push the boundaries and make every event count!
Special thanks to our guest blogger:
Liv Rafferty and HeadBox