You can practically smell the champagne, can’t you? The time is right for a large, giddy, back-slapping bash for all your colleagues and clients. They definitely deserve a treat, but you aren’t sure quite yet of what it’ll be. All the corporate event ideas you’ve had seem to be overwhelming…
Take heart from our careful words. Strip your plan down to its A-Z considerations. There’s a lot to think about. However, it’ll get easier when you narrow the options down. Here’s a step-by-step
guide to doing just that:
Corporate Event Ideas – Formal, or dressed down?
Okay then, let’s begin with the ultimate quality of your event: the casual or prestige vibe you’re going for. People will either turn up in black ties, fancy dresses and limousines, or rock up with a favourite shirt and jeans for a laid-back get together. Either aesthetic is great, depending on what you’re envisioning.So, crucially, nail the high-end/easy ‘feel’ of your event plan. If you’re shifting towards a 1940s theme, for instance, then tuxedos are the benchmark for the right sort of evening, as they’re appropriate to the time period. However, you could be keen on getting everyone to let their hair down, style-wise. How about a beach party function with shorts and sandals? Or an 80s theme, with spandex, perms and knee-high boots?
Corporate Event Ideas – Design the structure of the event
Corporate event ideas will steer the setup of your event. For example, an awards ceremony might call individual people up to the stage, which needs to be spaced out well. Speeches, interludes, and walks to and from the stage will swallow time; you should gauge how long the main ceremony might take, and fit everything else around it. Also, food and drink service needs breathing room i.e. the courses could be timed to fit between the high-points of the event, such as a charity raffle or a special announcement. The catering team will want to know what to prepare (again, whether this fits in with the theme or not), and how long they’ll be expected to stay on-hand. Beyond that, the venue must have notice of what they need to prepare – you don’t want guests to arrive before everything’s finished to perfection.
Corporate Event Ideas – Choose your entertainment
Once the previous steps have been taken, your creative muscles are ready to flex towards an entertainer (or several) who’s going to make the event truly memorable. Online platforms like Silk Street can make that a whole lot simpler. We have everything from bands and solo singers to cartoonists, escapologists and cabaret acts for your corporate event hire. Don’t worry: musical acts will bring their own equipment, and they must pass a strict application process to make the cut. Whether you’re forming a speakeasy party with plenty of jazz and whiskey, or a masked ball with elegant background music, we can help you get to the core of your corporate event ideas.
Give us a call or check out the Silk Street roster for the final touch to your shindig