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Company Picnics Made Easy: Tips for an Unforgettable Employee Gathering!

Greetings, picnic planners! The warm sunshine, the smell of freshly grilled food, and the sound of laughter in the air – the makings of a perfect picnic. If you’re gearing up to organize a memorable event that will bring your team closer together, you’re in the right place!

Set the scene:
Selecting the perfect venue is crucial to the success of your picnic. Look for a location that offers ample space for activities and has shaded areas to escape the sun. You might even consider hosting your picnic on company grounds—a free and convenient option. Make sure you have the option for a covered area if it’s extra hot and sunny or on the off chance you get a rainy day.

Set a Date and Time:
Consider the schedules and availability of your employees when deciding on the date and time, and don’t forget to check the vacation calendar. If possible, opt for a day when the workload is light to ensure maximum attendance.

Plan Engaging Activities:
Create an atmosphere of excitement and team building through engaging activities. Classic games like tug-of-war, three-legged races, or a friendly game cornhole can bring out the competitive spirit and foster camaraderie among colleagues. Provide options for both active and relaxed activities to cater to different preferences.

Arrange for Top Notch Eats:
Food is one of the highlights of any picnic, so make sure to provide a variety of delicious options. Consider dietary restrictions and preferences while planning the menu. You can hire a catering service or organize a potluck-style gathering, where employees bring their favorite dishes to share. Keep your employees hydrated throughout the picnic by offering a selection of refreshing beverages. Water, lemonade, and iced tea are always crowd-pleasers.

Make it Memorable:
Incorporating unique touches and thoughtful details will leave a lasting impression on your employees. Devote some time to recognize and appreciate your team’s hard work and achievements—it’s a great way to show your employees that their contributions are valued and to foster a sense of pride and motivation. And providing employees with a commemorative gift to take home from the picnic is a wonderful way to extend the memories beyond the event itself.

Company picnics are a fantastic way to strengthen team bonds, boost employee morale, and create lasting memories. To ensure your upcoming company picnic is a resounding success, we can provide a wide range of products and apparel customized with your logo to enhance your picnic experience. Get in touch and our Brand Consultants will get you ready for the perfect picnic, or check out our Picnic Picks.