May, 13, 2014

Host a Corporate Event Your Employees Will Love

I am so excited this week—my company is hosting a party for all the employees! To me, these are always fun. No matter what type of company you work for, it’s always nice to have a gathering to look forward to throughout the work week! See if my tips can help you throw the perfect corporate event of your own.

Location, Location, Location

If your business has the allocated funds, try to host the event off-site—it will be a change of pace from the traditional office life! You don’t have to get too extravagant for a corporate event’s location, either. It could be as simple as a quaint local banquet hall, or, if you really want to make the day something employees will remember, a destination location either in or out of state will be perfect. No matter where you take your employees, they’ll appreciate the new scenery, even if it’s just for the day! An added bonus? You won’t have to worry about cleaning up—especially if you’re using rental table linen and a caterer!

Choosing Your Decorations and Table Linen

To make your event really stand out in the minds of your employees, you’ll want to be sure to decorate it with dazzling decor. As you decide on the decorations for your corporate event, consider what time of the day it will be. Throwing a lunchtime gathering? You may want to choose more lighthearted table decor, like a crisp white rental table linen with a lace table runner atop a vase full of fuchsia peonies and yellow roses. For nighttime gala events, you may want to try cylinder vases filled with water and small floating flowers over a glitzy table runner. No matter what time of day your event takes place, your decorations should be attractive and stylish, yet still highly professional to fit with the tone of the event. They can also match your corporate colors for company pride.

Preparing Your Spread of Food

Planning the menu for your corporate event could be challenging. After all, everyone has particular tastes! To satisfy everyone’s preferences, offer a mix of elegant and healthy food options. For an afternoon event, you could offer a spread of mixed green salads, glazed wings, gourmet sandwiches, pasta salad, grapes on skewers and iced walnut brownies. A dinner gathering could include chicken spiedini over spaghetti noodles, vegetable ribbon salad, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and raspberry cheesecake. Spread out on a rental table linen with a sheer table runner, your food will look divine.

Of course, before finalizing your menu, don’t forget to ask guests to give notice if they have any dietary restrictions, and plan your meals accordingly. Many catering companies offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so all your guests can be satisfied.

Have any tips of your own for planning a corporate event? Leave me a comment below or on BBJ Linen’s Facebook page!