For many companies, Independence Day is the perfect time for a big corporate bash. Everyone can get behind celebrating the birthday of the nation. But planning a July 4th company event takes plenty of planning and organization.
Like all company parties, you want a July 4th company event to feature great food, entertainment and the chance for people to get to know each other better outside of the office. The best company parties can become a great way to build a stronger team and improve workplace culture.
Ideas for a July 4th Company Event
Everyone knows to decorate in red, white and blue and to proudly display the Stars and Stripes. But there are plenty of other great ideas that can make your July 4th company event a memorable one.
Patriotic Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are fun because people can work in teams, a definite icebreaker for those who don’t typically work together. The items can all have a connection to the founding of America, and the clues can have a patriotic theme, as well. This is a popular choice because it works both inside and outside.
Who can dress the most convincingly as a Founding Father? Or maybe the Statue of Liberty? Let employees use their imagination to come up with the most memorable and cool July 4th costumes. Encourage competition by providing a prize for the winner.
Red, White and Blue Food
Cupcakes, cookies and cakes can all come in red, white and blue. Paper plates, glasses and napkins should also be in the patriotic trio of colors.
Who first signed the Declaration of Independence? What year did Congress ratify the U.S. Constitution? What French native became a U.S. general and played a key role in getting support from France for the revolution? Who was the first vice president? See who can answer the most questions about the founding of the United States.
You can choose from a wide selection of games, slides, obstacle courses and thrill rides to have at your July 4th company event. Choose the one that works best for your location and that you know your employees will love.
Make sure to play plenty of patriotic music, mixed in with some fun summer songs. This is the rare time when you can play a music list that George Cohan’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” and the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA,” and it all makes sense.
Summertime is a great season to let employees relax and enjoy a party together. These ideas can keep your July 4th company event light-hearted and entertaining for everyone.