There’s no better way to ignite company spirit and show appreciation for your employees than an event centered on team outings or employee appreciation. They’re a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee stress, and give employees the chance to get to know one another outside of an office setting.
When it comes to planning your employee appreciation or summer outing event, there are a number of factors to consider. Whether you’re hosting onsite or off, we’ve got plenty of ideas and rental must-haves to make your event one your employees will remember.
Planning to host at your office? Take your party outdoors! A tent offers the perfect blank slate to create a one-of-a-kind venue. Whether you’re having a parking lot party or hosting on the lawn, we offer a variety of customizable solutions, tent sizes and more to facilitate your outdoor soirée.
“Our team of tent experts can help you grow and understand the big picture and how the tent and its components can help elevate the experience for your guests,” says Senior Project Manager Ryan Leary. “We’re always thinking of the big picture and needs our clients may otherwise not consider; things like flooring, lighting, heating or air conditioning—those extras make all the difference in creating a positive experience for guests."
Create a Lounge or Cocktail Space
Encourage mixing and mingling at your event with a lounge or cocktail space featuring specialty furniture pieces. Not only does a lounge provide additional seating opportunities for guests, it can add to the overall aesthetic and feel of your event. Our new Delilah Furniture Collection offers a whimsical bohemian feel perfect for outdoor summer events, while our Shelter Lounges are great for more modern affairs, available in a variety of configurations.
Whether you’re serving alcohol or just soft drinks, your bar will likely be one of the most trafficked areas at your event. Upgrade this serving station with one of our stylish bars and shelving units and accent with cocktail tables and seating. Want to add a personalized element to your event? Customize one of our Morph or Versa Bars with an insert featuring your company logo or slogan.
Upgrade Your Serve-ware + Service Stations
Ditch the paper goods and upgrade to china and specialty glassware. Not only are rentals more eco-friendly, but they enhance the look of your food and service stations. Hosting an employee barbecue? Choose our Picnic China for a nostalgic and upscale twist on a white paper plate and Mason Jars for a low-key, backyard feel.
Make sure you have all the catering essentials and your service stations are outfitted and ready for action. Grilling out? We offer 6-foot Grills, perfect for large-scale barbecues. “Griddle Stations are great for dressing up a buffet,” says Key Account Manager Jodi Johnson. “They also help block any wind when cooking at an action station. Another fun way to display food and keep it warm are Grill Pardners,” she says.
Add self-serve food stations throughout your event to prevent long lines at the buffet and so guests can help themselves. Fill our Beverage Trough with ice and beverages to keep guests hydrated, or outfit our Raw Bar with your favorite seafood for an added appetizer. Want to serve desserts in style? Rent our Ice Cream Cart with Umbrella and serve employees ice cream or their favorite frozen treats.
Add Games, Swag + More!
Keep your guests entertained all party long with interactive activities like games and music. Opt for yard games like giant Jenga, Cornhole, Connect Four and more if you’re hosting outdoors or go all-out with specialty carnival-type game rentals. Whether you’re playing your own music or hosting a band, a dance floor is the perfect way to encourage your guests to get out and dance!
Another way to show employees you care? Get them company branded swag. Water bottles, towels, lunch boxes, beach bags, or apparel are all fun items that your employees will love.