Coming up with great ways to celebrate a company achievement, whether it is a milestone, an anniversary, or just a little post-COVID shindig, can be tough. You have to think of things that everyone likes, and something that is relatively laid back. You might be feeling like you need to watch your budget as well, so you might want something small and intimate rather than loud and boisterous which is going to cost you a lot of money.
One thing that has brought people together throughout the ages is food. So, it only makes sense to have a food-central celebration, where people can enjoy, relax and have some great food too. Here are some great food-based corporate party ideas that are bound to raise morale and help you build a tighter community around your company.
#1 Virtual Chocolate tasting
Virtual chocolate tasting can be a great way to do something a bit unusual and fun. It can really be a good separation from work, and it can be a great way to relax your employees when they are out of the office. Not only that, but it can also be the perfect way to reward them after a busy quarter or if things have been a bit bumpy within the business. It is also ideal for businesses who work on a solely remote basis, as it is all done virtually with the chocolate being delivered to their home. This can be something that can be a unique experience for many, and a good memory for them to treasure with your company.
#2 Hosting a garden BBQ
There is a lot of enjoyment to be found in hosting garden parties, especially if your business only hires from the local talent pool. It can be a good way to bring people together with hearty foods and make the most of summer or spring weather as well as to have a relaxed afternoon and evening with work friends. If you host it at your own house, you won’t have to pay for the venue either (which to some is a bonus). This can be a really good idea if you are friends with all of the people that you work with, and you only work with a small team. You can have activities, games and even karaoke.
#3 Go out for dinner
You might feel that it is safe to go with the classic of taking the whole department out for dinner. This might seem really basic, but it does help bring people together. It isn’t as classy or unique as virtual chocolate tasting, or as summery and laid back as a backdoor barbeque, but it does bring people together and a lot of the work will be done for you.
It can be easy for mass catering and it can be done in a local favorite restaurant. It is something that can help you get to know your employees, and it can be a good way to enjoy yourselves and only have to pay the bill. This can be a good option if you are needing to celebrate with a large number of people, you don’t know them particularly well just yet or you all simply want to have a good time and not do any surrounding work.