They say an event without a theme isn’t complete, and a corporate event without one is just the same as a business conference or seminar! We could all do with a fun gathering, and even if you spend the rest of the year seriously putting all your effort into your business, you can at least have a whole day (or night) dedicated to having some fun and giving your staff and team a good time. It doesn’t have to be the grandest event ever, either – just a simple celebration to thank them for their service will do. And some themes are more popular than most, and they have proven their worth in more ways than one. So what are some well-known, popurlar themes for your next corporate gathering? Here’s your list.
The circus is in town!
The circus has long been a recurring theme in any event, whether it’s a corporate family day or a day for the kiddos (or both!). The reason why it’s foolproof is that it brings together a theme with which we’re all familiar, and for kids, it’s wonderful to see all those rides and attractions, and for the adults, the sights and sounds bring us back to a fonder time. You can’t go wrong with this theme, and the best part about it is that there are plenty of options for entertainment and the food can be inexpensive! Think popcorn and ice cream and candy floss, and entertainment such as stalls and games like coconut shy and face painters and clowns galore. Hire a big tent for the outdoors and go for a complete funfair hire package – and the respite will have done every one of your employees a bit of good!
Travel around the globe
We can all do with some sightseeing and travelling, especially since we’ve done so little of it since the pandemic started. The ‘global’ theme is perfect for international businesses, and you can even showcase the different regions around the globe where your company operates. Choose a good venue that is large enough to accommodate your needs, and you can easily divide it into portions or segments that represent countries or cities. For décor, you can incorporate cityscapes such as New York City or the Eiffel Tower, and you must serve food from those regions as well. Here’s a tip: serve canapés or hors d’oeuvres as they’re smaller and easier to much on, and for the entertainment, you can hire mimes or samba dancers.
Go classic with a wild, wild west theme
The wild, wild west theme is another classic – and for good reason. It’s a great option if you want to spend time outdoors, and it is more interesting than a boring picnic! What you can do to level up the event is place some décor strategically around the area, such as bales of hay and ten-gallon hats, and why not ask everyone to come in costume? Of course, you can’t go wrong with a good ol’ barbecue, and you can up the ante even further by hiring some rides like a carousel, dodgem cars, and a helter-skelter, which would go perfectly with your theme, too. The kids will love a petting zoo, and if someone feels extra adventurous, they can always ride on a rodeo with a mechanical bull!