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Guest September 22, 2010
How about Micro Reality Race cars?
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k2hom525370
k2hom525370
Posts: 1 September 21, 2010
Each year we try something differnt, we have had a jazz group of 2,a charater drawer, clown, magician, strolling muscians, Klondike Kates,water balloon toss added for thos who want to participate, - We usually spend around 300.00 for the entertainment.

Guest September 10, 2010
Casino themes are always popular for picnics, company parties or any corporate event. A great way for the guests to mingle!
jimphoenix
jimphoenix
Posts: 16 August 28, 2010
Company picnic? How about B I N G O? face painting for kids, horse shoes, jugglers, unicyclists, a cake walk?

Guest August 25, 2010
Photo booths are an awesome idea for corporate events. People have so much fun and it keeps your employees at the event longer. If you hire a photo booth with props it also keeps kids entertained. A great company to check out in the midwest is: http://agoodtimephotobooth.com/

They mainly do Kansas City but I think they'll travel as well.
Sam460330
Sam460330
Posts: 1 August 25, 2010
A close up magician, or sleight of hand artist is always fun. Its like having David Blaine or Criss Angel at your event doing tricks for small groups of people at a time. In my experience it works great for all ages, and if you get the right magician they are usually funny too. Close up magic is perfect for things like cocktail hours, picnics, and restaurant type settings. Some of the tricks a close up magician might do are: making wine bottles appear from thin air, bending silverware with their mind, and mind reading. If you are considering a magician I may not be in your area, however if you have any questions I would be glad to help.

-Sam Gherman
Magicial Excellence
New York, New Jersey Area
ckurz504145
ckurz504145
Posts: 1 August 23, 2010
I am looking for a place to rent for our group. we are going to have our annual Holloween party on October 30 or October 23. we are going to have probably from 50 to 75 attendees. We need a place around huntsville, AL so it will be convenient for people who will be traveling from scottsboro, Athens, boaz, Madison, North and South Huntsville. Our Group budget for rent is from $200 to $300. we are a non-profit organization. Any help and information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Cely (pronounce like "celery" without an "r"?
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 380 August 15, 2010
Hi Sanhotm,
Have you considered the Columbus Zoo for the company party?
Ron
Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
CaptClarksFlagship
CaptClarksFlagship
Posts: 9 August 12, 2010
Wish you were in Corpus christi to have your event on Captain Clark's Flagship to cruise on the bay. You may have a river boat there! We hold 400 people and company picnics are great for the families. You can bring pot luck on our boat or have the event catered, have games for kids, a band for the adults...something different on each of the different decks.
SANHO496097
SANHO496097
Posts: 1 August 11, 2010
Can someone suggest the venue for our company party? Guest size is around 350 people (include approx. 50 kids). Last time we had this at Sports ohio in Dublin, OH with Caricuture artists, baloon artists, magicin, etc. This year I want to get this done at a different venue.

Suggestions/Comments are most welcomed. Thanks in advance !!!
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 380 August 8, 2010
Hi Guest,
What did you decide to do for the Company Picnic?
How did it work out?

Ron
Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
lrlyn476474
lrlyn476474
Posts: 1 July 15, 2010
www.boogieheadskc.com Great fun for groups. No talent needed, fun new concept in KC and surrounding area. Check out web site! Great
monicam
monicam
Posts: 1 July 12, 2010
How many guests are you trying to entertain?
joe469230
joe469230
Posts: 1 July 12, 2010
A talent show consisting of acts performed by employees are hysterically funny!

Joe Presto
Comedy Magician
www.joepresto.com

Guest July 12, 2010
Consider having a photo booth! Employees love it, and it builds interaction. I have one that will hold up to 6 kids at a time. Details on my web site. http://www.carlsonsstudio.com/#/photo-booth-home-page/

Kevin Carlson
Carlson's Studio
www.carlsonsStudio.com
kimmiem
kimmiem
Posts: 11 June 25, 2010
I planned a company picnic using the Olympics as the theme, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, trophies, the whole thing and folks had a blast. Outrageous Olympics is the company that helped me put the event on and we were at Smoky Glen Farm in Maryland. The key to this event was the hype before, getting the managing partner and other management folks in on it and really making it fun for the staff and the families. The kids had fun too - if you need help, just let me know!

Guest May 30, 2010
Pin the tail on the boss is always fun!
lisam279676
lisam279676
Posts: 1 May 29, 2010
On the off chance you are in the LA area...
I plan 'road rally' events. Solve clues to find the next location, find the party, etc. If you are interested you can email me at:
lisamariecole@yahoo.com
corporatemagician1
corporatemagician1
Posts: 1 May 26, 2010
What kind of entertainment would you like? Do you want to focus on the Employees (read adults) or the children? There are 2 major different live entertainment options from quality performers; Strolling (roaming) style or a show.

Ask for website and most importantly see if they have videos on their site and see send info you find to all the event committe members.

Also, price and value are very different. You might get a similar price range from a quality entertainer (but typically they are much higher) consider those factors when looking at vendors. Hope this is helpful.
Magically,
Phil Smith
Abracadabra Productions
yoder161066
yoder161066
Posts: 3 May 24, 2010
Have you considered carnival rides, inflatables, rock walls, bumper cars, and more for your company picnic fun? We work with a lot of companies celebrating a business anniversary with a larger company picnic filled with fun for all ages. Check us out at: www.funny-business.com/games-and-rides

LiveSound
LiveSound
Posts: 7 May 17, 2010
If families are coming you might consider some structured activities for the children. Often that gets the parents involved. Structured games in general (that are not too physical) can be real fun. They did that at the last casino employee event I was at and it seemed to work.
www.livesoundaudio.com
greatestofdays
greatestofdays
Posts: 10 May 9, 2010
There are a couple ways to think about this. There seem to be two dilemmas that arise when trying to decide which way to go. The first is how do you think your employees will react to having a celebration that is much different than it was in the past? If you do nothing at all, you risk the impression that the business is in trouble causing more insecurity for employees. If you have had to lay off a number of employees, one solution might be to scale it down and combine the event with a food drive for the local food bank or something to help kids with school supplies.

Second, are you concerned about how your clients might feel if they see you having a celebration? Creating an event that will benefit a non-profit or charitable organization can make it appear to be more acceptable, but make sure that it looks like a sincere partnership without ulterior motives.
greatestofdays
greatestofdays
Posts: 10 May 9, 2010
DrRonShapiro wrote:
Is it a family picnic or an employee's only picnic?

Is this a year in which you want to be having a grand celebration or is it a year to have a great time but on a lower budget?

Ron
PufftheGurkhaPinker
PufftheGurkhaPinker
Posts: 1 May 7, 2010
It really depends on the kind of event, and the mood, will there be drinking and fun??? How about a casino night and Cigars? Check us out!
ensig429595
ensig429595
Posts: 5 May 7, 2010
After reading all of the post...I would love to be able to speak with you to assist you step by step of what you can do to ensure all involved will have a good time...including you!
Noelle @ En-Sight...An Event Planning Firm
www.en-sight.org
ensight4u@gmail.com
kathi136007
kathi136007
Posts: 1 May 5, 2010
Not sure what area you're in....Photo booths are fun, as well as Karoke, Hula hoop contests, trivia, and "the history of dance".
JokersWildInc
JokersWildInc
Posts: 4 May 5, 2010
Have you considered a Las Vegas Casino theme night? They are fantastic and they liven up the entire party in no time. If you are interested please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to lay out a plan for you.
Thank You,
James Paul
Jokers Wild Entertainment
Casino Rentals
(630) 362-8639
www.jokerswild.yolasite.com
jokerswildincorporated@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jokers-Wild-Entertainment-Casino-Rentals/331931553655?ref=ts&v=wall
compassroseevents
compassroseevents
Posts: 1 May 3, 2010
Compass Rose Events is a turn key event provider. We deliver company picnics across the country and we bring our catering and activities for all ages right to you. You can visit our website at www.CompassRoseEvents.com for ideas. If you would like pricing information, please give us a call at (866) 733 1101
Shealyn
Shealyn
Posts: 1 May 3, 2010
There is lots of space for all kinds of activities at the 1899 Farmhouse, Wedding & Event Venue. Some great bands have entertained guests out there. www.1899farmhouse.com
bsid425850
bsid425850
Posts: 1 May 3, 2010
Face Painting is great. Try Face Art by Jan - She's the best. She's done big company parties & does amazing artwork.
faceartbyjan.com
ronl1946
ronl1946
Posts: 7 May 2, 2010
We've provided a variety of musical entertainment for many company picnics that have proven to be a lot of fun for everyone. The important thing is to focus on fun, while you keep speeches and company "business" to a minimum during these events. We've found families (adults and children) relate well to Karaoke, DJ "dance music" and live vocal shows. Children love face-painting, "temporary tatoos," etc. Ron, Cape and Islands Entertainment 508 274-0388
tunaoddfellow
tunaoddfellow
Posts: 2 May 2, 2010
A good close-up magician can be an attraction for kids and adults. The routines a magician performs can be customized to any kind of audience, and the experience of a great magic show is the memory of a lifetime.
TooATee
TooATee
Posts: 6 April 25, 2010
I would go full on family style carnival, or maybe luau with pig roast, dancers, maybe someone to teach the hula and kids can perform? Something fun!

Guest April 24, 2010
My name is RUSSTY a signer\guitarist entertainer great for private or business parties, BBQs ,dances and RestoBars events. Songs from the 60s to the newest hits.
For more information please contact russtymusic@hotmail.com

Guest April 22, 2010
If you are having a Tropical Theme party look up your areas Frozen Drink Machine Rental. They deliver a machine (no Ice Needed) you poor in the Alcahol and the mix they provide and you have a self serve Tropical Drink Bar for your guest. Its so awesome. My guest love this. I do it every single year.
LiveSound
LiveSound
Posts: 7 April 21, 2010
Usually this is budget driven.... If you're real busy - work with an entertainment management company. If not, you can find all kinds of the vendors googling ideas...
www.livesoundaudio.com

Guest April 20, 2010
Where and when are you looking at having your event? I own a corporate events company in Phoenix, AZ and have travled to Vegas, LA, San Diego, and other close by cities to help organize picnic events. We have been in business since 2000 and can help you put together a family friendly, interactive style picnic. Musical relays, inflatalbes, entertainers, contests, and more. We staff all areas of the event so you and other committee members can actually enjoy the event. Feel free to contact us for more information. The Event Zone 602-689-2765

Guest April 19, 2010
Hello!

I am the Event Manager at America's Incredible Pizza Company in Urbandale and we have great accomodations for a company picnic! We have 4 themed dining rooms to choose from which include a 50s diner, gymansium, a leave-it-to beaver family room, a starlite theater and private party spaces. We offer an all you can eat buffet with items ranging from pizza, pastas, homestyle favorites and full salad bar to ice cream, brownies and much more. Incredible Pizza offers go carts, bumber cars, miniature bowling, mini golf and games for your guests as well. We are company based on Christian values and family entertainment. I would love to speak with you, for more information please contact me at sjobst@incrediblepizza.com.

Thanks,
Sarah
LiveSound
LiveSound
Posts: 7 April 19, 2010
It takes finding the right person but there are always local striving bands that will play for expenses. You can get 2 or 3 of them and a variety of music is always fun.

Sacramento Sound and Audio Rental

Guest April 13, 2010
Piano Music for All Occasions can be a hit at a party. Call Steve Johnson, Duluth, who can play every song but one! Try a unique part of his performance. Name That Tune!! www.pianoballoon.com or call (218)-724-3747 He also offers an informative and fun indoor Hot Air Balloon Presentation for Banquet Programs and meetings. Highly Recommended !!

Guest April 11, 2010
How about hiring a balloon twister? I was at an event where they had one, and everybody was walking around in these crazy hats and having a GREAT time. The artist was very entertaining and fun to watch. And the balloons everywhere made the atmosphere really festive. It was funny how much the adults were getting into it, even more than the kids were!
pinkp407586
pinkp407586
Posts: 1 April 11, 2010
Hi, I usually plan our small company's picnic and last year I called a place in Ca. called Scandia amusement park. (very small) BUT EVERYONE had a blast! Alex arranged pic nic food and games then we rode the parks rides....VERY fun...
lmill406138
lmill406138
Posts: 1 April 8, 2010
Elvis impersonator - usually a hit at reunions and family picnics. :-)
event403262
event403262
Posts: 4 April 7, 2010
Hello, You can hire us Touch of Paradise Catering and Entertainment!!! We can cater on-site BBQ and Grilling and put on A Luaua show Proffesional Polynesian Dancers and Fire Knife.We have HUGE selection of theme props Please vist www.touch-of-paradise.com or call 714 582-2479
msdes126419
msdes126419
Posts: 1 April 6, 2010
I am looking for someone in Eufaula, OK area. We are looking for someone to cook out for our family reunion over Memorial Day weekend.

Guest April 5, 2010
How about a stuff-n-fluff workshop? We have over 40 animals available, maybe one that represents your company logo or mascot?? This is a fun and exciting workshop that people of all ages enjoy. And of course, we bring the workshop to your event and set-up, so you do not need to do anything smile We can even provide tshirts for the animals with your company logo. For more info visit:
www.workshopparties.com
fortu395673
fortu395673
Posts: 1 April 5, 2010
Why not try a Fortune Teller? It is an excellent way to liven up your party or special event. It is both fun and highly popular. Its a great ice breaker and suitable to any age group and involves minumal set-up time and preparation. We can do special pricing based on time and venue. Pamela Fortune Telling Plus!! 612 250 6198

Guest April 5, 2010
I work with a affordable catering company and we do on site BBQing and delicious milkshakes!! Call Robyn @ Elegant Catering
503 3997437

Guest March 27, 2010
If your looking for a great Food Vendor, You might want to look at Sassy Hot Dogs They have been setting up at Northern Tools on I 35 in Saturdays and Sunday. At least you can check them out. They have a great looking trailer. The hot dogs are gourmet on fresh baked buns. They have every kind of dog you can think of. Hire them to do the cooking, and get the people in some awesome out door activities. Like Horse Shoe contest, washers, What is really crazy is tricycle races.
APEdallas
APEdallas
Posts: 1 March 25, 2010
Don't forget to have a videographer or photographer, so you guys can get all the craziness documented

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