Last updated on February 11th, 2018 at 06:24 am
To show your employees a good time and boost their morale at a corporate party, you need to offer them top entertainment. Nothing short of spectacular will do.
But what do you do that’s not been done a million times before? The truth is, many people use an overplayed idea because it just works. Corporate entertainment ideas don’t need to be new to be exciting, after all.
As such, we’ve prepared a few ideas that have probably slipped your mind, but will surely stay on the mind of your guests for quite some time.
1. Consider a Photo Booth for Your Venue
Corporate parties are a great way for your employees to bond outside of the office. And what better way to bond than by taking a few fun pictures together?
You can even set up a themed photo booth for the occasion. There are certainly dozens of quirky filters to choose from, so be creative.
If you think about it, most people nowadays have a great camera on their phones. But what about those that don’t? Give them a chance to capture these special moments too.
2. It’s a Kind of Magic
Most corporate entertainment ideas involve some band, singer, or stand-up comedian. Those are great and all, but how about something different?
We’ve spoken of special moments at the previous point. Remember any magic shows you attended as a kid? Those always left us with open mouths and wanting to become magicians or illusionists ourselves.
But most people didn’t keep this interest later in their lives. What if you could combine music, magic and stand-up comedy in one, though?
Adam Trent is an illusionist that seeks to break the stereotype of the boring hocus-pocus magicians with his act.
He’s been described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield.” Although, the description doesn’t do him much justice. You have to see it, to believe it.
To impress your audiences, you have the option of a customized trick that includes your corporate message. Or even your logo if you could use more brand awareness.
3. Contests Are Timeless Corporate Entertainment Ideas
What better way to engage with your employees than by holding a contest? You have a chance to see how well your colleagues know each other.
If they don’t, now is their moment to create some long-lasting bonds. Come up with some party game ideas that your colleagues might enjoy. Here are some examples to get you started:
- The Name Game
- Two Truths and a Lie
- The Pinning Game
You know (or should know) your employees better to know what games they like. Have everyone pitch in. The twist is that you’ll add a prize at the end of the contest.
For example, offer the winner one of the products you’re selling as a gift. Or, if you’re feeling generous, a paid day off. Those of you that really got to know their employees might be aware of their preferences.
In any case, contests are a good way to unwind at a party due to their (sometimes) silly nature. After all, you don’t have to keep your corporate entertainment ideas somber.
If you’re still having trouble deciding on an idea for your event, feel free to contact us, and we’ll figure something out together.
Also published on Medium.