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7 Corporate and Company Events Ideas

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Corporate and company events are notoriously difficult to plan and promote, but Special Guest can help you out. Explore all of our options! This article is part of a series of articles written to help guide and inform the process of booking LIVE entertainers for your special event.

7 Company and Corporate Events Ideas

The pressure of planning a company or corporate event can mount quickly. Balancing the practicality of planning an event while satisfying a large group can be tricky to navigate. If you are the business owner planning the event, you may be even more incentive to keep your employees engaged.


One of the significant challenges associated with a company or corporate event is to inspire people to see their co-workers after the workday has ended. With some attention given to the planning process, you can give employees a reason to do just that. The opportunities are endless while entertainment options from Special Guest are at your disposal. Check out our list of seven company and corporate event ideas and start planning!

Awards Ceremony

A great incentive for employees to attend a corporate event is to entice them with potential rewards. An awards ceremony, in which the company celebrates the best work done in the past year or so, is an excellent way for employees to feel recognized for their hard work. Aside from presenting the awards, such an event will allow employees to spend time with everyone in the company.

Game Night

Game nights are an excellent way for employees to enjoy themselves while the stakes are low. They do not need to include money and can be hosted in the office building or at any other familiar location. In fact, taking the money out of the equation may make for the most broadly enjoyable game night. For added effect, choose a specific type of game night, such as a casino theme.

Gameday Get-Together

Whether it be for a football Sunday or a live baseball game, holding a corporate event around sports is sure to attract a crowd. The broad appeal of a gameday get-together is an awesome team-bonding experience that can take many forms. If your company is located near a professional sports team, check out any group rates they may offer. Otherwise, a simple watch party at someone’s house can do the trick.

People talk at a table during a corporate dinner

Holiday Parties

In the winter months, consider holding a holiday party to head into the new year on a high note. Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve all offer fantastic corporate event opportunities and can take on either a casual or formal tone. Hire a holiday-themed performer to liven up the festivities by using the resources available on Special Guest.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke nights are another way for employees to become more comfortable with their co-workers, which should be one of the prime directives for a corporate event. To all of the shy folks out there: fear not. Even spectating a karaoke night with co-workers can make for an amusing evening. Consider hiring a karaoke DJ to help with the format of your company’s karaoke night.

Summertime Barbecue

Soak up the sun with a summertime barbecue featuring the presence of your company’s employees. If you get the sense that the colder months may not be viable for a party, consider the advantages of hosting a summertime celebration. As mentioned above, corporate events are better when the stakes are lifted a bit. It doesn’t get much more relaxed than an outdoor, summertime cookout.

Team-Building Activities

Our final recommendation is a team-building exercise that can be performed off the clock. Activities such as cooking nights or a group art project can bring co-workers closer together and encourage them to flex the talents they may not be able to during the workday. At the end of the activity, there will be a tangible piece that your whole team helped create.

Special Guest Can Help You Plan a Company Event

Corporate event planning can be a challenge for a number of reasons, but using Special Guest can make it easier. Special Guest actually has a page specifically designed to help you hire corporate event entertainers. Check out all of our options today!


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