There are so many creative ways to host a fun summer work party.
You’ve got options, and this list is by no means exhaustive: there are so many creative ways to host a fun summer work party.
Here’s a quick rundown of the most popular summer parties that will allow you and your co-workers to have a great time!
LOL Comedy Show
If you’re searching for a fun way to cap off the summer, comedy shows are one of the most popular end of summer work party ideas. They help your group relax after a stressful week, and provide you with an opportunity to better get to know your co-workers. Not only do they allow people to cut loose and have a good time, but laughter also has health benefits—it lowers blood pressure, ramps up immune function, and even boosts memory!Insanely Popular End Of Summer Work Party Social Ideas
So if you’d like to host a comedy show party for your friends or coworkers, here’s what you’ll need:
- A venue that can hold your large audience. If you don’t have access to an auditorium or large conference room at work where everyone can gather, you’ll want to find another place in which people can socialize (like a local bar).
- Plenty of food and drink. To ensure that everyone has something good to eat while they watch the show (and afterwards), have a buffet set up with snacks and drinks available. You can make this as simple as popcorn and pizza or go all-out by serving hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
- An interesting comedian who will make everyone laugh. You’ll want a comic who’s engaging enough that he or she will command attention from every person in attendance—someone who can keep even the most jaded office workers entertained with jokes about news events in the past year, pop culture references about movies or TV shows—and maybe even some zingers about life at “the office.”
Hosting a karaoke party at work is a great way to get everyone together and have fun. You can easily rent equipment from your local music store and have many people singing their favorite songs as loud (or quiet) as they want! Karaoke is always fun but hosting a party where co-workers bond over shared embarrassment and a love for music takes the fun to the next level.
Sometimes its fun to add a healthy level of rivalry to the event by making it a competition. You can even have prizes for the winner like free drinks or movie tickets!
If your work team isn’t overly musical, consider a musical video competition instead of live karaoke. Ask them to submit videos based on some theme that has been chosen beforehand (e.g., “favorite song” or “best costume”). Vote on the best executed video.
Red Carpet Movie Night
If you’re looking for a social idea that will bring everyone together, consider hosting a movie night at the office. It could be outdoors if your space has a lawn or patio area. Renting a projector and screen and setting it up outside is super easy, and you can find great deals on both that include delivery and setup. Pick something that’s appropriate for the whole office (no R-rated movies!), but also something fun. Alternatively, you can show a funny video, or even one of those videos of your team’s greatest achievements. You’d be surprised how people love seeing footage of themselves!
Provide popcorn and drinks, set up some seating (you don’t have to provide chairs—you could just put out blankets), and let everyone kick back and enjoy the show. This is a great way to get people engaged with each other while they relax in an atmosphere outside of work to remind them why they love their jobs so much.
Forget the booze, forget the booze. (Kidding.) A foodie party is all about eating good food, and competing to make the best dish among your coworkers. We recommend having a themed party, like a chili cook-off, taco party, or pizza fest to channel individual creativity better.
Tips for hosting:
- Be sure everyone knows what the theme is ahead of time so that they can prepare suitably. Pick something simple and versatile enough that it won’t leave any guests out of luck if their idea doesn’t pan out. Tacos are always a safe bet for this reason.
- If you want to hold an actual competition beyond simply sharing different dishes, assign categories before the party so that people know what they’re making and what type of feedback they should be paying attention to. Categories could include “spiciest”, “best raw toppings”, etc..
Creative Photo Shoot Soiree
Take your team on a photo adventure! This is an excellent way to stretch the creative chops of your crew while enjoying beautiful scenery. Pick a theme, whether it’s nature, architecture, or something else entirely. It can be as simple or complex as you like. Gather up some props and have your team create their own original photo shoot based on their interpretation of the theme. Then pick a winner!
- Add an extra layer of fun by giving out prizes for different categories: most creative use of props, best team work, best individual shot.
- Make sure to share the photos with everyone so everyone gets to see all the great talent behind your company!
Escape Room Adventure
You don’t need to go far for this idea—you can bring this activity right into your office!
An escape room party is basically a fun and challenging mystery that you and your coworkers work together to solve. It’s a chamber filled with clues, puzzles, and riddles that you must decipher in order to figure out the secret of the room and “escape.”
The experience is equal parts teamwork, problem solving, communication, creativity, and puzzle-solving. This makes it an awesome social event because it brings people closer together through communication and collaboration. Here are some key things to consider if you’re thinking of hosting an escape room party:
- Make sure the escape room company has great customer reviews. Have they been featured on travel sites? Do people rave about them online?
- Ask if they have package deals for large groups or parties. Do they have private rooms if you want to host something more intimate? Are there any discounts available? (Call around for price comparisons.)
- On their website or elsewhere online, do they explain how much time each game takes? How many people can participate at once? Do they explain how difficult their games are based on different factors such as age or mental capacity?, what those factors might be
Casino night is unique because it’s a way to incorporate both gambling and friendly competition into your party.
Alternatively, casino night can be a fun way to raise money for a charity.
It’s important to know that there are many different games you can play at casino nights. These include poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps.
If you want to host a casino night party of your own, first find out if local laws allow gambling in your area. If they do not allow this type of behavior, then consider talking with local police or city officials about the best ways to follow their guidelines and requirements while still having fun with your colleagues at work.
Once you have decided on where and when the party will take place and have notified everyone who needs notification like supervisors or management staff; it’s time to get started planning! This includes things like choosing how much money per ticket each guest should pay (if any), what snacks will be served (or provided), as well as which games will be played during the event itself – for example: Blackjack Craps Roulette Poker Slots Texas Holdem – all these can make up part of an exciting casino-themed evening for friends family members where no one needs leave home until next morning’s meeting starts again!
Buns, Barbecue, and Beer
Hosting a picnic or barbecue party is all about getting the grill going, setting up a picnic table and choosing a great location. Hosting a successful one can be as easy as ABC. However, before you start planning your event there are some things to consider:
- The most important thing for any party is food! It’s hard to please everyone but you can’t go wrong with all the classic picnic foods such as hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, coleslaw and cold cuts. There’s also nothing better than grilled veggies dressed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
- Where parties are concerned drinks are just as essential so make sure to stock the cooler with plenty of ice-cold beer (or lemonade for those who prefer something non-alcoholic).
- To keep things lively try having some games like horseshoes or cornhole on hand – they’re guaranteed winners any time!
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