The sun is out, the temperatures are high, and the new season is coming at us fast. Since the pandemic put a slight damper on last summer’s fun, many of us are eagar to fill this upcoming summer with exciting activites and post-vaccination celebrations. Focusing on work when all of this is hpapening right outside your door, though, can be tough. So why not bring the summer fun to your workplace?
Whether you’re back in the office or still remote, there are tons of cool summer party ideas that you can do with your team to boost morale, improve company culture, and improve your employees’ engagement. Let’s take a look at three summer activity options you should get on your company calendars ASAP!
Host a Virtual Event
If your team is still working from home, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the summer fun. There are plenty of options for remote activities that can reengage your team. With 54% of remote workers feeling disconnected from their organization, it’s evident that something is needed to bring everyone together like post-work happy hours did in years past. You can have a trivia night complete with homemade drinks, or go for something elevated like a virtual escape room to challenge your team’s problem solving skills.
Having trouble coming up with your own event ideas? Museumhacks has created a great list of virtual team building activites perfect for improving your company culture and rallying your employees together.
If you want to have a hands-off event that everyone can enjoy, Cater2.me’s virtual experience platform can allow your team to take a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your couch! They have events that can take you from Italy to Toyko to the Bahamas, and it doesn’t stop there; their dedicated account managers are ready to create the perfect summer activity itinerary for your team.
Take a Field Trip
Field trips aren’t just for students; your team deserves a fun day made for play, too! If your employees are #teamvaxxed and ready to take on the town again, why not head out of the office and enjoy the weather at some of your cities local venues?
For some low-budget fun, hold a scavenger hunt in a nearby park; this will challenge your employees’ collaboration skills while also providing a fun activity that they typically wouldn’t participate in. If you want to take it up a notch, you could hit up a brewery, winery, or beer garden in your city to mingle with your crew while enjoying some local libations. As restrictions begin to ease across the country, more businesses will be reopening, and local vendors will need our business more than ever. By planning a summer team activity at one of their venues, you can help support local businesses while having fun with your crew. Everyone wins!
Cookouts, BBQs, and more!
Nothing says summer more than having a cookout with your crew. Holding a food-centric summer event is an easy way to reengage your team while having fun in the sun (and getting a free meal)! You can hold a team or company-wide event, and even allow your employees to invite their family members so everyone is included!
You could hold a potluck and request that your team makes dishes at home, but where is the fun in that? This requires your employees’ to do MORE work before they can play! Instead, call Cater2.me; they offer meal solutions for one-off events like a company cookout, and they can even create a fully customized catering program for your team that they can enjoy all summer long! And don’t worry- they can cater to any dietary requirement, so no one will be left to fend for themselves.