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.
September 10, 2010
Casino themes are always popular for picnics, company parties or any corporate event. A great way for the guests to mingle!
Company picnic? How about B I N G O? face painting for kids, horse shoes, jugglers, unicyclists, a cake walk?
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.
New York, New Jersey Area
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.
Cely (pronounce like "celery" without an "r"?
Have you considered the Columbus Zoo for the company party?
Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
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.
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 !!!
What did you decide to do for the Company Picnic?
How did it work out?
Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
www.boogieheadskc.com Great fun for groups. No talent needed, fun new concept in KC and surrounding area. Check out web site! Great
How many guests are you trying to entertain?
A talent show consisting of acts performed by employees are hysterically funny!
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!
May 30, 2010
Pin the tail on the boss is always fun!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Not sure what area you're in....Photo booths are fun, as well as Karoke, Hula hoop contests, trivia, and "the history of dance".
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
Face Painting is great. Try Face Art by Jan - She's the best. She's done big company parties & does amazing artwork.
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
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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...
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
April 19, 2010
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 email@example.com.
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 !!
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!
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...
Elvis impersonator - usually a hit at reunions and family picnics. :-)
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.
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
April 5, 2010
I work with a affordable catering company and we do on site BBQing and delicious milkshakes!! Call Robyn @ Elegant Catering
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.
Don't forget to have a videographer or photographer, so you guys can get all the craziness documented
March 24, 2010
Find a good barbershop quartet. It's different and they can be a lot of fun.