With the rough economy, company picnic events are trending positive. According to a study from the Advertising Specialties Institute, 41% of companies in their recent survey were planning a picnic for Summer of 2011.
Hallmarks of the company picnic include:
- Good attendance (50%)
- A penchant for giving away promotional items (41% always give away promotional products to attendees, and 28% sometimes do)
Being good providers of promotional products ourselves, we thought to put a spin on the old fashioned company picnic by introducing themes.
Fat Tuesday Theme
OK. So it is not first quarter, but a Mardi Gras theme is fun any time of the year. The biggest challenge at any corporate event is to get employees to engage. Mardi Gras beads have long been a sought after collectible item. Picnic goers can collect bead strands as they participate in games and other activities. Awards are based on participation and number of strands collected, rather than solely on skill.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Translation: Let the good times roll!