A sports festival may be just what your company needs to boost employee morale and camaraderie among all the people that work together day in and day out. And the summer is just the perfect season to hold it with its ideal weather and long days. It has been shown that these types of activities promote unity within the organization, motivating workers to become more productive. If you don’t know where to start, you can take the first step when you order T-shirts in bulk for your company. Think about a fun motif for the T-shirts while using them as inspiration for any objective you want to achieve.
The right venue is key. Think about a place that will fit the number of people you are expecting. It may be a good idea to look for a venue that offers plenty of shade and even a spot for people to cool off, such as a swimming pool or a lake. If you are planning on offering lunch, you need enough chairs for people to sit on or a flat, grassy area where they can have a picnic. It may work in your employee’s favor if the location is not too far away from the town where your offices are located so that people do not use the excuse that it is too far away and do not attend.
Food and Beverage
You may go with a theme when it comes to the food, such as “Countries of the World,” and offer appetizers from different countries. Another idea might be to bring in different food trucks. These days, people have gotten used to them and love discovering the delicacies these trucks offer. Don’t forget to install bar stations in which you may have buckets of ice filled with beer, water, and sodas. These stations may be found in different spots throughout the venue.
Live music is an essential component. Depending on the theme of your event, you can have a country band, jazz musicians, a DJ, an acoustic act, or any other way for people to enjoy music. When the sun goes down, the type and level of music may change to something completely different. Have a dance floor with adequate lighting ready for the nighttime dance.
Throughout the day, you may also include some wandering acts such as magicians, clowns, photographers, caricaturists, or other artists that can provide entertainment.
Theme and Decorations
A successful festival-style corporate event includes a theme and decorations to go with it. Picnic benches and wooden tables are essential; place some flowers on all of them. Or go for round tables with umbrellas in the center to provide much-needed shade. The area should be decorated throughout to inspire a festive atmosphere. String lights everywhere for when the sun goes down, and you want to create a magical atmosphere. You can also combine hanging lanterns with candles in jam jars or large ground torches to illuminate the walking paths.
Plan on creating some nooks where people can find some time to disconnect and enjoy a bit of silence or relax. When the sun goes down, it is a good idea to plan on having a few fire pits around which people can congregate and enjoy.