There's something about the Fourth of July that brings people together, and the same can be said of themed office events. Throw in a little catered BBQ and you will have a great summer celebration for deserving staff. Keep this checklist in mind when planning your Fourth of July celebration:
Choose the Perfect Time: This year's official holiday falls in the middle of the week, so poll staff members to determine whether most will be around early in the week or late. If you want more employees to attend your patriotic party, choose a date close to the Fourth when the most people possible can attend. Your celebration will be more fun with a crowd!
Try a Little Trivia: Liven up your party with games and prizes. For example, a Fourth of July trivia game might ask how many fireworks displays brighten American skies each Fourth (Answer: 14,000). If the weather's nice, consider taking the festivities outside, or have a patriotic door decoration contest for all-weather fun. Ask a team to organize employees to participate in or donate to a favorite cause, local or national.
Go All Out With the Theme: Have a full-service business caterer take care of food, decorations, and entertainment. Then, sit back and enjoy your red, white, and blue event along with your employees.
Leave the Fireworks to the Pros: The last thing your company needs is an injured employee or a homemade pyrotechnics display that gets out of hand. Let your business caterer handle the entertainment; then, when the party starts to wind down in the evening, you can suggest that everyone attend a local fireworks display together.
For more creative ideas and help with themes, entertainment, decorations, and menu, contact Geppetto Catering, DC's choice for corporate catering. Call (301) 927-8800 to schedule your business catering event in DC, Maryland, or northern Virginia.