If you want to add some pizazz to your next corporate party, you’ve come to the right place. A corporate party is a perfect opportunity to let your employees blow off some steam, socialize with each other, and have some fun. But planning a party that’s both fun and memorable can be a challenge. We’ve created a list of seven unique themes to help make your next corporate party a hit.
Bring the beach to your party by setting up sand volleyball nets, limbo sticks, and Hawaiian luau music. Serve up piña coladas and other tropical drinks, and don’t forget the tropical fruit platters for an authentic touch. If you go all out, you could even rent a mechanical surfing simulator or pool floaties for everyone to enjoy. Make your party more memorable by placing bounce houses in the sand so everyone can take turns jumping around like they’re on a real beach. The good news is that you don’t have to buy bounce houses at all! After all, you wouldn’t use them more than once. You could just look for inflatable bounce house rentals for the party. Renting is a great way to save money and time, and it’s something that you should definitely consider for your next corporate event.
This one’s perfect for groups who love solving puzzles and trying to figure out “whodunnit.” Send out invitations with each guest’s “assigned character” ahead of time so they can come prepared. Set up clues around the room, and hire an actor or two to play the victim(s). At the end of the night, have everyone vote on who they think the murderer is. The person with the most votes gets a prize! Some of the best prizes you can give are:
- Gift cards
- Tickets to a show or event
- An overnight stay at a hotel
- A day of pampering at a spa
- A basket filled with fun items like champagne, chocolates, and scented candles
- A voucher for a free meal at a nice restaurant
Game Show Night
Turn your corporate party into a TV game show! There are dozens of different game shows you could choose from, like Jeopardy!, The Price is Right, or Family Feud. You could even make up your own game show specific to your company culture or industry. Have teams compete against each other for prizes, and make sure there’s plenty of audience participation involved. Prepare some fun snacks and drinks to energize everyone, and prepare for a night of laughter and good times. Guests will love feeling like they’re on TV!
A casino night is a great way to get everyone in on the fun. Rent some casino-style games like blackjack, poker, and roulette, and set up a fake bar for drinks. You can even hire professional dealers to make things more realistic. When planning a casino night party, include plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as some fun prizes for the winners. This is an excellent option for a corporate party because it’s relatively low-key and easy to set up.
Let your guests show off their vocal talents (or lack thereof) with karaoke night! Set up a karaoke machine with various songs to choose from, and encourage guests to belt out their favorite tunes. If you want to make things more interesting, you could have guests compete in teams or create costumes inspired by their favorite songs. Prize baskets full of karaoke-themed items make outstanding awards for the winners.
For the sports lovers in your group, why not host a sports night? Set up TVs around the room showing different sporting events and provide plenty of snacks and drinks for guests to enjoy as they watch their favorite teams compete. You could also set up video game consoles for guests to play against each other or host trivia contests with sports-themed prizes. Who said sports parties had to be boring? It’s the perfect opportunity to bring people together who might not otherwise have much in common.
Sometimes all your employees need is a chance to relax and unwind. Treat them to a spa day right at the office! Hire masseuses and manicurists to give chair massages and hand treatments throughout the day, set up aromatherapy diffusers around the room, and serve healthy snacks and drinks like herbal tea and cucumber water. End the day with a relaxation yoga or meditation class led by a professional instructor. Your employees will thank you!
As you can see, there are a variety of unique themes you could choose from for your next corporate party. It’s important to consider your audience and what would be the most enjoyable for them. The most important thing is to have fun and let your guests know that you appreciate them.