Corporate Outdoor Parties Everyone Will Be Talking About

Summer is just around the corner and your employees are eager to get out and celebrate. Why not build your team’s spirit by holding a party? Hosting a corporate outdoor party can not only increase morale but can also show your team how much you appreciate them.

Here are some ideas to make those corporate outdoor parties a blast!

Family Picnic

Family picnics are an awesome way for people to relax while enjoying some good food and good weather. Hosting a picnic-style event allows employees to get to know each other’s spouses and children, creating a more community-like atmosphere. Sweeten the experience by providing exciting activities such as a cornhole tournament, sand volleyball challenge, or other fun outdoor activities (and don’t forget to provide a fun gift for the winner).

Golf Outing

Golfing is one of the best outdoor activities to do in the warmer months, especially when turning it into a friendly competition! Creating a fun golf outing allows employees to show off their athletic capabilities while getting to know their coworkers, as well. Being one of the most popular corporate event theme, everyone can agree they’d prefer 9-holes to the office on a beautiful summer day!

Boat Cruise

Private boat cruises for corporate events have been growing in popularity due to their ease in planning and uniqueness. Since many boat-entertainment services ensure minimal planning on the organizer’s end, companies are able to easily plan the event without having to stress over the details. While enjoying the beautiful views and lively atmosphere, employees are able to mingle and relax in a lovely environment.

Baseball Game

Summer just wouldn’t be complete without attending a baseball game! Employees are able to unwind and have fun by cheering on their local (or national) team, eating hot dogs, and overall enjoying America’s favorite past-time. Whether it’s major or minor league, baseball games are said to be one of the most popular corporate outing events.

With summer on its way, you can get your employees excited with an amazing outdoor corporate party everyone will be talking about for years to come. Don’t miss out on showing your employees how valued and appreciated they are!

Enjoy Richmond and Petersburg Spring & Summer Festivals

There is an abundance of upcoming spring and summer festivals in the Richmond, Hampton & Petersburg areas this year! Whether you’re looking for something new, something local, fun for the kids, or entertainment for adults – there’s a festival for you to enjoy!

Dogwood Wine Festival

http://wineforcures.com/dogwoodwinefestival/

April 23rd

Reynolds Building – Richmond, VA

A fun outdoor event for you and your friends, participating in the Dogwood Wine Festival also helps fund cancer research through the Wine for Cures public charity. With over 60 wine exhibits everyone is bound to find something tasty!

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration

http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/MothersDayWeekendCelebration/

May 6-8th

Lewis Ginter Gardens – Richmond, VA

The weekend celebration of Mom kicks off on Friday, May 6 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s.  The celebration continues throughout the weekend.

Disney’s The Lion King at Altria Theater

http://www.richmond-theater.com/theaters/altria-theater/the-lion-king

April 19th through May 8th

Enjoy this Disney Classic at Altria Theater in Richmond with the whole family!  Over 80 million tickets sold to this spectacular stage performance of an unforgettable tale.  The Lion King has won six Tony Awards to include Best Musical and is recommended for children ages six and older.  If you enjoy Broadway productions and theatrical storytelling, you won’t want to miss this!

East Coast Triathlon Festival

http://www.endorphinfitness.com/races-events/east-coast-triathlon-festival/

May 1st

The Liberty University Online Academy East Coast Triathlon Festival is a full day triathlon event on May 1, 2016 with races for all ages and experience levels.  All races are completed on a course completely closed to traffic with multiple loops encircling the viewing area so that it is very spectator friendly. The course is perfect for the beginner of all ages. Bring your entire family out to race and make sure to watch the Youth & Junior Elite Race as well as this is only one of three in the country and will host 300 of the top 13-19 year old athletes in North America who are on the US Olympic track as they race head-to-head. Come be part of the most unique triathlon experience in the country.

 41st Annual Richmond Greek Festival

http://www.greekfestival.com/

June 2nd – 5th

Join the celebration this year at the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral from Thursday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 5th, 2016.  There will be plenty of food, music, and dancing and entertainment for the whole family!   There will be a tour of the sanctuary along with beautiful art, jewelry and amazing finds in the International Bazaar.

Innsbrook Pavilion After Hours Presents Jake Owen

http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/jake-owen/

July 15th, Doors open at 5:00 pm

“Guided by sheer musical instinct, a drive for self-improvement and a willingness to experiment, the singer-songwriter has crafted Barefoot Blue Jean Night as one of the most innovative and refreshing country collections of the year.” Come see Jake Owen live at Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Butterflies Live Exhibit

http://www.lewisginter.org/event/butterflies-live/2016-04-15/

Friday, April 15, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles.

Spring Event Planning

Our winter celebrations have come and gone and before you know it the weather will start getting warmer, with spring events in full swing! Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding, a St. Patrick’s Day event, or even a community Easter Egg Hunt, there is much planning to be done – including plans for portable toilets or restroom trailers!

Follow our tips below to help you plan for your portable restroom needs.

  • Start With The Number of People Expected

It is extremely important to determine the right ratio of bathroom to guests for your big event. You certainly don’t want to waste people’s time standing in lines while they could be having fun! It is also important to adjust your type of portable restroom to the specific event you will be having. The variations in portable restrooms can be suited towards your event, whether it be very casual or more elegant.

  • Determine What Sort of Food and Beverages Will Be Served

If you are planning to have a 3-course meal or simply a popcorn stand, you will still want to be sure to have restrooms available for the attendees. Determining what type of food and especially what type of beverages will be consumed can factor into how many portable restrooms you will need. If there will be plenty of food and plenty of drinks (especially alcohol!) you may want consider renting more portable restrooms than you first estimated.

  • Contact Our Team at Edmunds

Regardless of your portable restroom needs, our team at Edmunds will be able to assist you in your planning. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and to help ensure you have exactly what you need for your outdoor event.

By following these steps in planning for your spring event, you are ensuring your guests are comfortable and ready to have a great time. We, at Edmunds, are ready to help you plan the best event possible! Contact us today!