Summer parties are a great way of socialising and office summer parties are known for being conducive to employee satisfaction. This article teaches you how to organise corporate summer parties in 4 easy steps.
1 Book a location – For organising each one of your summer parties – you need a location to begin with. If your office building has a barricaded terrace or a garden, you may use it to host your party. Company guest houses with gardens that catch the sun can be the perfect locations. Otherwise, head for public parks and play areas. These places need you to have a permit which allows you to use their grounds for a couple of hours at a small fee. Summer parties invariably involve alcohol but public parks usually do not allow alcohol on their premises. Hence, be sure to check with the park authorities beforehand.
2 Set up the location – Office summer parties that are held outdoors, will not need major decorations. Remember to substitute alcohol with cool drinks like lemonade and juice in case of non-permissibility of alcohol. Barbeques are perfect for corporate summer parties. If you have a large number of guests attending, a few shops will wheel barbeque grills, donut machines and ice cream carts at the party location. They usually charge per hour and are affordable in case of medium to large gatherings.
3 Tell your guests – Office summer parties will not require you to give out individual invitations. If you fear gate crashers, tell the employees to bring along their company cards as identity proofs. Use a bit of Corel Draw or even MS Paint to create an attention grabbing poster and put it on the main bulletin board of the office (usually located where employees mark their attendance at the beginning of each day. Make the invitation informal and fun, encouraging employees to dress down for the party and enjoy themselves. Corporate summer parties are also a great platform for awarding bonuses and showing the employees that they really matter to the organization.
4 Play the Gracious Host – If you are the boss who organized the party, don’t just lurk in the corner with the men in suits and ties. Try to mix with the crowd and interact with your employees as much as possible. If you are an employee who was asked to organize the party on behalf of the boss, don’t shy away from taking credit. Successfully organised office summer parties are pathways to success within the company.