Human Resources directors! It’s that time again. Your company picnic is right around the corner. Jumpin’ Jiminy will help you plan your corporate event for maximum fun well within your budget. The goal of these get-togethers is to help your employees feel motivated and families to feel loyal to your company. We’ve got the expertise and the vast inventory to help you do both. Book early to get the best selection of entertainment, games, rides and concessions.
First Things First
After you’ve settled on a date, give us a call. We can help with venue selection and theme ideas. We’ll do a site walkthrough with you to help determine what will be the best use of your space and budget. The experts at party411.com recommend this equation for planning: “For company picnics we usually figure 80% of the people invited will show. Multiply that number by 2 and a half to account for spouses and kids and you should have a number to work with that makes sense.“ Your corporate culture will help you determine if this is a good guess.
After that, you’ll be ready to get the word out. Use social media: create a Facebook event, tease fun activities on Instagram, share your excitement on Twitter.
Don’t forget to submit a geofilter for the event to Snapchat early so they have time to approve your submission. That way your picnickers will spread the word (and good will) for you during the event! For more on geofilters, check out this article from Business Insider. Human resources organization ERC recommends: “Consider creating a special website or intranet site for the picnic. This helps generate excitement about it and makes your employees feel special and valued.”
We have connections with some of the area premier entertainers like magicians, costume characters, etc. We help make sure your entertainment is family-friendly because little ears hear everything. We’ll help you decide on activities like face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo booths, dunk tanks and sports activities. We’ll do all the booking and staffing for these activities, so you can concentrate on making connections.
Every company picnic should have interoffice battles! Your sales team can’t wait to beat the admin team at corn hole. We’ll help you set up 3-Leg Carnival Race, Giant Jenga, horse shoes, tug of war, hamster ball races and more. We’ve even got prizes to award to winning teams.
Keep the troops entertained and help build camaraderie with mechanical rides, pony rides, inflatables, and more. We’ll help you find activities that fit your audience — all the ages in attendance. Our rides and inflatables book quickly — call soon to get the best selection of our most popular items.
Speaking of activities with appeal, you can’t have a company picnic without raffling off amazing prizes. The least expensive way to go is with corporate perks: raffle off a great parking space, paid time off, company logo wear. Consider including big ticket items to generate excitement — traditional company picnic giveaways include a new flat screen TV, a family vacation or season tickets. But don’t forget filler items like movie passes, gift certificates, a round of golf, or books, DVDs or vinyl records. We even have the raffle drum — no worries about the how, just get ready for the what.
If you don’t want to give away prizes, consider a cash cube! These money-blowing machines can be as much fun for spectators as they are for winners. Everyone who enters leaves with at least a little cash and the whole thing is a barrel of fun.
While it’s always fun to see the CEO flipping burgers, you may want to hire a caterer so everyone can relax and enjoy each other. After you decide on the meal for your picnic, we’ll help you include “fun” food like cotton candy, sno cones, shaved ice and popcorn. Rent our coolers to keep all the water and sodas cold. Let us bring all the tents and tables so you can enjoy the fun.
When you plan ahead your company picnic will ensure that your guests “have a great time, connect with one another, meet each other’s families, build relationships and camaraderie, and take pride in your organization”. Add Jumpin’ Jiminy’s helpful staff to your planning team and we’ll make sure your corporate event is the highlight of the year for your employees and their families.