The average wedding reception in the United States costs over $13,000. Lucky for you, you aren’t throwing a wedding. As a company, you work hard all year to satisfy customers and produce a profit. There are a few times each year where it is appropriate to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Throwing a company party is a great way to boost employee morale and show gratitude for the committed work that your employees put in.
The most common times for company parties usually revolve around holidays or meeting big company goals. For example, Christmas, Halloween, and the Fourth of July are all great times for hosting parties. Additionally, hitting big sales and customer satisfaction goals are great reasons to celebrate! Whatever your reason for celebrating, finding the right rental chairs, party tables, round tables, and whatever other party needs you might have can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, event rental companies exist that help make this process much less time consuming and (usually) much more cost effective for your budget. As one of the top event rental companies in the area, here are some of our tips for hosting an unforgettable company event:
Hosting the G.O.A.T. Company Party
You want to make your party the greatest of all time. Totally understandable. Event rental companies have the same goal: make your event so memorable, stress-free, and easy to pull off, that you come back again and again. Here are some of the top tips from the industry:
Bump Up The Lighting: Lighting creates a powerful story around an event. Whether you are hosting the event at your office or another location, be sure to play around with different lighting options. The first thing to consider with lighting is how everything will be lit as the guests arrive. The arrival lighting can really set the mood for the party attendees as they get ready to enjoy the evening. Consider having lighting that shifts and changes throughout the night. For example, if you have a keynote moment when you want everyone to pay attention, consider dimming the lights and listen as those who are attending the company party begin to whisper and wonder what is happening. Having big, sweeping “spot lights” that are constantly shifting and moving around can also be a great way to add excitement and drama to an event.
Get Some Live Music: Everyone loves good live music. However, a lot of events fall flat due to a poor presentation of music. Consider surprising your guests with a musical performance from offstage. Unleash a marching band, or perhaps an accordion player that goes around and serenades guests with impromptu songs as they eat and relax. This is good not just for spicing up the event, but also for company PR. Surprise musical performances are usually the most shared events on social media (whether it be Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat).
Create Planned Interpersonal Activities: The purpose of a party is for people to be social and get to know each other outside of a work setting. Get everyone to relax and bond with each other by having events that encourage employees to intermingle. It could be as simple as bringing a few dogs or puppies for people to pet and play with (hint: dogs are one of the easiest ice breakers). Have a bonding experience for the office prepared.
Mystery and Hype: Before the event, leave some mystery around it. Plan a big company announcement, or perhaps a product release. Have surprise guest speakers. Build up a lot of hype and mystery around the event. Then start “accidentally” dropping clues around social media and in peoples emails and notices. Get your employees talking and speculating about what is going to happen at the big party! This will help build anticipation and create an incredible atmosphere as people arrive and participate.
Use Event Rental Companies: Your employees want to see you and interact with you – and you should do so with them! If you are stressed about getting the event set up and taken care of, you won’t be at your best. Get professionals to take care of everything.