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5 summer party ideas for work

By Julian Canlas

According to a study by Gusto, over 80% of employers and employees believe that creating a sense of community at work is important โ€“ and what better way to do that than by hosting a summer party for work?

Need help planning the perfect corporate summer party for your team? With Basejam, you can tick โ€˜finding a venueโ€™ off your list of things to do. Browse through our list of company retreat locations that fit your requirements and preferences.

In this article, weโ€™ll look at our top picks of the best summer party ideas for you and your team to enjoy.

1. Day trip to local hotspots

Say no to the traditional team outing idea of having picnics, going to the beach, or participating in classic indoor team-building activities. Instead, consider visiting local sites. Play tourists with your coworkers and check out the nearby town or city on foot, bikes, and buses.

If you fancy venturing further afield for your summer get-together, consider visiting this French chateau in the Dordogne. You and your team can switch off and reconnect whilst exploring this stunning venue and its impressive surroundings.

2. Host a classic BBQ

Kick off the summer with a classic barbecue party with your team. You need a suitable venue for a night of barbecuing and light drinks. Look no further than Basejam to find the perfect venue to host your team's offsite summer BBQ party.

Why not host your barbecue party at this farm conversion in Wiltshire, where you can enjoy the fresh country air and stunning views? Head on over to Basejam and send a booking inquiry to check the availability of this place now.

3. Annual awards night

An annual awards night is a summer party idea thatโ€™s not only enjoyable but also recognises the achievements of your employees. According to Nectar, 81.9% of employees agree that recognition for their contributions improves their engagement. With this in mind, annual awards ceremonies can prove an effective activity for increasing employee engagement, as well as motivation.

The best way to organise an annual awards party night is to rent a function room in a restaurant or hotel that you and your employees can have sole use of for the evening. You can either choose to be served a set meal or book a catering team to put together a buffet. Additionally, consider hiring a DJ so everyone can have a dance once all the awards have been dished out.

4. Scavenger hunt

Summer parties at work are all about embracing the vibrant spirit of the season and creating an atmosphere of fun and excitement. If youโ€™re looking for a summer party idea that ensures everyone has fun while promoting team building and camaraderie, go with a classic scavenger hunt.

You can customise your scavenger hunt to fit your summer party theme and the unique characteristics of your work environment. Your scavenger hunt could showcase specific company values, highlight summer-related trivia, or incorporate elements of your workplace culture.

Consider a change of scenery and host your scavenger hunt in an old Devon millhouse. Browse through venues like the one above and have a memorable summer party by visiting Basejam.

5. Host an office Olympic party

Bring out your teamโ€™s competitiveness by hosting an amazing company retreat that your employees will love. Make the most of the wonderful weather while allowing your employees to flex their sporting skills.

Design a range of thrilling and hilarious games that cater to different skill sets and abilities. Consider activities such as:

  • Desk chair obstacle course: Allow your team to navigate an obstacle course using office chairs and show off their agility and coordination.
  • Paper plane accuracy contest: Test their precision and aim by competing in a paper plane distance and accuracy challenge.
  • Typing relay: Race to complete typing challenges accurately and swiftly.
  • Coffee Mug Stack: Competitors stack coffee mugs in a timed challenge, requiring a steady hand and precision.
  • Team trivia: Pit teams against each other in a battle of general knowledge and office-related trivia.

Launch your summer party idea with Basejam

Throwing a summer party for your team is an excellent way to let off some steam after a long workday (or year) and strengthen team relationships. Weโ€™ve listed our top picks of the five best summer party ideas that you can do with your employees to have a good time. Discover the perfect venue with Basejam today.

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