Corporate events are important for every company – whether they are for celebrating a particular milestone or simply boosting your brand and image, it’s worth going out of your way a few times a year to further nurture your company culture and show your employees and clients that you care about them. However, corporate events can often turn out boring and the last thing you want is your event failing. So, to avoid that, here are 6 creative entertainment ideas for your next corporate event.
Make a quiz corner
Most people are competitive at least to a degree, so creating a quiz corner where your guests and employees could form groups and compete against each other in a fun quiz is a great way to spice up a corporate event. You can compile the list of questions yourself to make sure it’s something people will be familiar with – for instance, you can go for questions about the industry you’re in. Just make sure you start working on this well in advance to have ample time to come up with enough interesting questions.
Get creative with the food
Another way to make your corporate event more fun is by getting creative with the food. You can introduce finger foods in interesting ways so that your guests will be drawn there as soon as they enter the venue. Even better, you can make the food stations interactive so that they also serve as a form of entertainment. For instance, desserts where the guests can choose the topping they prefer and decorate the food themselves will make the event fun and relaxed. And the best part about this is that it requires no special investment – you can DIY the whole station with a bit of creativity.
Don’t forget the music
If you want your event to be one where no one remains seated, you have to ensure great music, and there is no doubt live music beats all other options. You probably don’t have enough spare funds to call over well-known acts, but you can settle for the second-best option, a cover band. Regardless of how you will include music in your event, the most important thing is that you find out the music taste of your target audience and make sure all their favorite songs find their place on the playlist. If you are feeling bold, you can even incorporate a karaoke section for daring guests and everyone is guaranteed to have plenty of fun.
Get a photo booth
Everyone likes taking fun pictures, and nothing makes this easier than a photo booth. You can, for instance, go DIY and make one of those Instagram-style frames that include the company’s name and the event’s hashtag in a creative way so that you get more exposure all over social media. On the other hand, if you want more glam, you can even hire one of the Party Starters photo booths and designate a corner where people can take turns posing with the background of your choice. This is a foolproof entertainment idea for any corporate (and non-corporate) event!
Make a Snapchat filter
A similar idea to the photo booth would be creating a unique Snapchat geofilter for your corporate event. This is a viable option if you want to keep your expenses low, but this is also an idea that you can implement regardless of the rest of the entertainment you introduce to your event as it’s a feature that engages your guests and has a great ROI. A geofilter is special in the way that it only becomes available to your guests when they arrive at the venue’s location, so they will feel compelled to try it out. Just make sure to let them know of it!
Create an art corner
Finally, an excellent way to bring something new and engaging into your corporate event is by creating an “art corner.” You can do this in many ways. You can hire artists who will perform interesting live visual art performances, you can exhibit a variety of art pieces related to your company and perhaps even auction some of them to raise funds for a cause, or you can even engage your guests’ artistic side by introducing an art wall everyone can contribute to decorating. Chances are, this will also involve plenty of Instagram photos of your event featuring your hashtag.
When it comes to making a corporate event more unique and more fun, your possibilities are virtually endless; the only limit is your creativity and your budget. However, with enough creativity, you can easily get over the budget issue and engage your guests so that they will feel entertained and satisfied with your corporate event.