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Tricks to Creating a Company Party That Can Cater to Kids of All Ages
by Brooke Chaplan Tue, 11/01/2016 - 09:50
Many corporate party hosts think parties for adults are easier to plan. There aren’t as many games and entertainment you’ll have to spend on or plan since family parties usually require accommodations for kids of all ages. Including a chance for your employee’s families to mingle can be a good not only for morale, but for added networking and connections though. Luckily, you do not need past experience hosting events for families or children to plan a family-oriented corporate party. All you need to do is keep the following three tricks in mind.
Pick Venues Designed for Families
Amusement and theme parks and family fun centers are typically the best places to hold a corporate party when kids are on the guest list. These places have been specially designed to offer attractions that appeal to the entire family. They are also set up to handle safety and security concerns that involve kids. They usually have on-site security cameras to help adults find young children that wander off, and some even have trained emergency and medical staff available to handle accidents and injuries. Some holiday party venues like Noah’s Event Venues will even help decorate for specific events like these as well.
Offer General and Age-Specific Play Zones and Games
Most family-oriented venues are already designed to provide these options. If you decide to host a party for employees and their families somewhere else, make certain that you prepare entertainment areas where everyone can have fun. If your budget permits, consider hiring a traveling carnival or circus. To save money for your corporate party, consider setting up separate picnic tables instead that feature groups of age-appropriate crafts and games and then another zone where kids of all ages and adults can play together. If your company has an outdoor playground for young children or you plan to set up a temporary one, consider arranging a separate entertainment and social area for teens.
Include Foods Fit for Kids, Teens, and Adults
Help everyone feel included during a corporate party by making certain you cater the event with different types of age-appropriate foods. For example, set up a buffet area that only features foods that young children can eat and enjoy, such as finger foods, easy to chew foods, and a wide variety of snacks. To make each area special and stand out, decorate the buffet tables and surrounding spaces with colors and images that are appealing to each age group.
Although there are many tricks for catering to kids of all ages at a corporate party, the above tricks help make any family-oriented party less of a hassle. Try one or all of them today.
About the author
: Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer who’s committed to helping businesses and sales professionals build stronger connections with their customers. In her spare time, she enjoys learning more about InMoment.com—her CX platform of choice—reading books/articles on industry news, engaging on twitter (@BrookeChaplan), and exploring her local neighborhood hiking trails.