After a long winter stuck in the office, summer is finally here, and so are countless opportunities to get the company outside and have a good time in the sunshine. However, visualizing an outdoor corporate event and planning it are two different things.
Once you have the tent, table and chair rentals taken care of, the work has only just begun. Planning a corporate event involves hundreds of details. The key to success is having a checklist of items that you can successfully cross off one at a time. So to stay organized and throw the best summer bash, here are a few items from our checklist.
Decide on an Objective
What’s the purpose of your party? Are you saying “thank you” to employees? Maybe you need some fun awards. Targeting new customers? Impress them with your decor. Answering these questions can give your event shape and direction.
What’s the Theme?
A theme can be as simple as choosing three colors and letting them run through your event in the form of napkins, linen rentals, and even chair covers. Having a theme will not only give your event a put-together, elegant look, it will provide a specific atmosphere for guests to interact in. So whatever the feel of the event, make a theme!
Although 80% of people will happily accept tea or coffee if offered at a party, there isn’t a single person who wants to use a blue portable bathroom. Instead, consider renting a chic restroom trailer to ensure that guests can enjoy your party in comfort.
Accessories for tents can range from backyard party supplies to elegant floor pieces. If you’re throwing an evening bash, you may want to include paper lanterns or fairy lights strung up along the ceiling of the tent. Even better, providing comfortable seating and a few decorative rugs can give any tent rental a cozy feeling. Not only that, but countless photo ops can be presented in any accessories for tents that you might choose. If you’re throwing a themed party, grab some big props for people to pose in front of! Making the night a memorable one is easy when you provide opportunities for a good selfie or five.
So no matter the corporate event, if you can check these four items off of your party planning checklist, you’re sure to be in for a night to remember.