Corporate events can be great for team building and boosting company culture, with ‘50% of companies planning corporate events…to bring colleagues back together’ following the disruption that isolation in 2020 and beyond caused.
While this highlights how popular corporate events are, making them an enjoyable experience for attendees is integral to them being successful.
Corporate events don’t have to be intimidating and serious events attended for networking and educational purposes alone. With the right guidance, they can be highly enjoyable occasions for attendees and organisers alike.
If you’re planning a corporate event, there are a variety of ways to make corporate events fun.
Tips for making corporate events fun include, but are not limited to:
- Providing delicious corporate catering
- Incorporating interactive elements
- Prioritising memorable entertainment
- Keeping information educational and concise
- Providing a unique experience
1. Providing Delicious Corporate Catering
The first tip to making corporate events fun is to provide delicious corporate catering.
It might sound simple, but considering a study found that ‘three in five [people] admitted their mood can be improved with good food’, providing the right catering is essential to your corporate event.
Be sure to choose catering options that are inclusive, from meat to vegetarian to vegan to halal options, as this will help to cater for as many people as possible at the event.
At Urban Food Fest, our highly experienced team is well-versed in catering for a range of corporate and private events. Served from our vintage street food trucks, our gourmet global street food dishes are both delicious and nutritious.
We believe in delivering high-quality food with the utmost professionalism from start to finish, so you can relax and concentrate on other aspects to make your event a resounding success.
After all, good food is the way to people’s hearts.
2. Incorporating Interactive Elements
Incorporating interactive elements into your corporate events is essential to encourage and maintain engagement throughout the day.
Interactive elements could include quizzes, games, and activities that centre around teamwork. This also provides you with a chance to quiz your attendees and put what they’ve learned from the event to the test.
Offering prizes for the winners will also help to engage your attendees, incorporating a competitive component whilst also providing an incentive for people to interact.
Failure to incorporate interactive elements increases the risk of you losing your attendee’s focus and attention throughout the duration of your event.
While your budget might limit the types of interactive elements that you can include, there are many affordable ways to add interactive elements to break up your event.
3. Prioritising Memorable Entertainment
The next tip to make corporate events fun is to prioritise memorable entertainment.
Considering that ‘60% of business leaders believe that events are critical for company success’, you need a way of making your event stand out amongst the rest for your attendees. Entertainment is your ticket to do so.
We at Urban Food Fest are able to curate entire corporate and private events with an array of entertainment options. From providing professional musicians and performers to funfairs to crafts, we can help you to create a unique and unforgettable event.
By prioritising memorable entertainment, then, you’ll not only create a fun and enjoyable environment, but you’ll also ensure your attendees aren’t likely to forget your event any time soon.
4. Keeping Information Educational & Concise
Another important tip to make corporate events fun is to keep the information educational and concise.
There’s no denying that when people think of corporate events, they instantly think of a stuffy, boring occasion that includes a lot of information to digest.
Considering that there is an increasing amount of discourse around the fact attention spans are changing, it’s important to not overwhelm your attendees with too much information.
That said, you should prioritise bite-sized and consumable pieces of information, as this will help to ensure that your attendees are taking away exactly what you want them to remember without the waffle.
5. Providing A Unique Experience
Last, but not least, a good tip for making corporate events fun is to provide your guests with a unique experience.
Unique experiences can range from anything as small as giant board games, to as large as a fully-fledged funfair, and can take your corporate events to new heights in terms of enjoyment.
If you’re interested in providing your attendees with a unique experience, Urban Food Fest can help. From fireworks to a funfair with a helter skelter and dodgems to a craft stand, we can help you to create an in-person or virtual event so entertaining that they’ll forget that they’re at a corporate event.
By providing a unique experience for your attendees, you can ensure that your corporate event is something unique that they’ll be talking about for years to come.
Hopefully this article has provided you with some inspiration for planning your next corporate event.
Written by Jemima Thomas for Urban Food Fest.