10 Great Ideas for Summer Corporate Parties This Year

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Looking for some new and exciting ideas for your summer corporate party this year? If you’re tired of the same of dull office party or corporate events then take a look at these 10 completely different ideas to thank your staff or welcome new business partners:

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1. Karaoke

Who doesn’t love karaoke? Take your corporate party out of the stuffy boardroom and into your local karaoke bar and really liven things up. Let your employees wind down and come out of their shells as they belt out their favourite number. Everyone is bound to have fun even if not everyone takes to the stage.

2. Fun Fair

Make your corporate party a family friendly event and invite your employees and business partners to bring their families along for a day at the fair. Traditional fairground rides, stalls and entertainment will keep the kids happy and your employees get to relax and socialise with their families.

3. Race Night

Liven up your corporate party by introducing a race night theme. Play for fun or ask your guests to place real bets to raise money for a local cause. You will need to look at whether or not you will need a special license to bet real money however.

4. Murder Mystery

Add some intrigue and mystery to your corporate party with a murder mystery party or dinner. Let your employees play Poirot as they find clues, solve tips and try to uncover who amongst them is the murderer. Murder mystery nights offer a range of themes from 20’s gangsters to nuns and vicars so there is bound to be a night which is the perfect fit for your corporate summer do.

5. Arcade Games

Retro gaming is very popular right now and you can add a competitive and fun element to your summer corporate party with old school arcade games. Bring in classics such as Pac Man, Space Invaders, dance mats and pinball to your summer party and watch your guests’ delight as they relive the games of their youth.

6. Picnic

Enjoy the Great British summer and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine as you replace the stuffy office party with a relaxed picnic in the park. Take your employees away from the work place and enjoy the fresh air with a classic picnic. Hire some outdoor games such as giant Jenga or croquet to keep everyone entertained.

7. Volunteering

Why not scrap the party for this year and put you and your team’s efforts into helping out a local cause. Whether it be helping at the nearest food bank or homeless shelter or helping to build a charity project; give your team the chance to build their relationships as they help out a really worthy cause.

8. Trampoline Park

Nobody ever said trampoline parks were just for kids, and with more of them popping up all over the country there is bound to be one near you. Many have attractions such as climbing walls, dodge ball, gladiators and discos. Let your hair down and bounce off that stress!

9. Cocktail Making

Cocktail mixing workshops have proven to be a big hit for a range of events and celebrations. Why not bring an expert in to teach your corporate guests how to mix it up like Tom Cruise and pour the perfect cocktail.

10. Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are another option that has been popping up all over the country. Grab your team and try to figure out the clue to escaping. Fun and frantic whilst also being a great team building exercise; going to an escape room this summer for your corporate party will definitely be something different.

With all these ideas for your next office get together, there’s no reason to just meet up in the pub. Choose one of these options, and you’re sure to enjoy your team building activities all the more.


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