Surprise and delight your hard-working employees with two magical words: company carnival. Throwing a carnival-themed company party for your employees is a great way to show your team how much they’re appreciated. It’s an opportunity for team-building in the most fun way possible.
Decide on the Goal of Your Event
The first decision you need to make for your company carnival is what your specific goal is. Keep in mind, you might have more than one!
If your goal is fundraising, you will want to create an event that makes it easy to raise money. If your goal is team building, you’ll want plenty of opportunities for your employees to interact with each other, like games and team activities.
Your goal might be to simply make sure your entire team has fun. That’s an especially easy goal to achieve, since carnivals are so much fun already!
Determine the Head Count
Figuring out the head count for your company carnival shouldn’t be too tough. You might invite the entire company, or maybe do different events for specific regions if your company is larger. You’ll also want to decide on if it will be a company-only event or if you will let your employees bring their families or a plus-one.
Once you know who is invited, make sure to have some sort of RSVP so you can have an accurate idea of how many people will be attending the event. This information will help you know how many rides and activities to include and how much food you’ll need for your company carnival.
Choose the Menu
Now that you know how many people you expect to attend your carnival-themed company party, you can decide what you want to serve for food. No carnival is complete without tasty treats, so this is an easy way to make your event memorable.
Including carnival classics is always a good idea, so cotton candy, sno-cones, and popcorn are snacks that will help set the tone for your party. If you want to offer something more substantial for your guests, hot dogs are a great choice.
Focus on foods that are easy to eat on the go and have those nostalgic flavors that make you think of a carnival.
Let’s be honest, a company carnival is a PARTY! You want your event to be exuberant and joyful, so now is the time to go big.
There are so many carnival-themed rentals available, so the sky is truly the limit when it comes to even planning. Want to see your team working together and laughing like never before? Try Human Foosball! Want to nurture their creativity? Consider including spin art or a beatbox machine.
From the moment your employees enter your company carnival, they should be able to smell the carnival foods and see the excitement all around them. You might want to create a hashtag for employees to use, because there will definitely be a ton of pictures posted on social media!
By going big and putting the focus on where you most need it, you can create a carnival-themed company party that works for your situation – and have a fun time doing it!