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The Makings for a Great Company Outing

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Meg here and I am super excited for our annual company outing this summer! Getting to know my coworkers outside the office is one of my favorite things. Since this event is one of my favorites, I volunteered to help plan this year and here are some of my tricks for making it go off without a hitch!

First, always start with a theme. Every great party needs a great theme and your company picnic is no different! When it comes to picking out a theme, keep in mind the personality of your company. It’s so fun to branch out a little and have a creative theme.

Some of my favorite options are:

  • Luau Party
  • Christmas in July
  • Tailgate Party
  • Old Fashioned Picnic

When you have your theme picked out, planning can move pretty quickly. If you have a party planning team, it’s a great time to delegate tasks like making and purchasing decorations, organizing the meal, and entertainment. As when planning any office event, lists are so helpful! To keep track of all the things to do before the big event, I always keep my notebook and my BIC® Brite Liner Highlighter at the ready.

What’s a party without a meal? Whether you’re having a potluck in the park or having a meal catered in, it’s important to think about dishware. Since we hold our company outings in a park, I like to keep our dishware low maintenance by using Eco-Products® Renewable & Compostable Sugarcane Plates. Even at our company picnic, I want to be sure that we’re keeping the environment in mind and these renewable plates work perfectly.

Keep the fun flowing at your outing with a few games! Everyone from my company is welcome to bring their families to the picnic and we have a bunch of kiddos (and adults!) ready for entertainment. A few tried and true games to have at your picnic are:

  • Giant Jenga
  • Ring Toss
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Three Legged Race
  • Lawn Checkers
  • For more great backyard games and ideas check out this great list

Since we have so many games during a company picnic, it’s best to be prepared for accidents. I always keep my Saunders US-Works Emergency Survival Kit at the ready, should anything happen during the party. It’s small enough that it fits right into my bag without taking up too much space. Better safe than sorry!

Planning a company party may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get started it will be a breeze! I have every confidence that you and your company will enjoy a fabulous outing this summer.

Until next time,

Meg

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