Corporate event with rooftop yoga session and blue décor | PartySlate
photographer: Mike Killion | venue: Pendry Chicago
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22 Creative Corporate Event Ideas to Level Up Your Guest Engagement

Corporate event with rooftop yoga session and blue décor | PartySlate

Who says work can’t be fun? At PartySlate, we know all about having a good time — and that includes using the most creative corporate event ideas. Whether you’re hosting a future holiday party for employees, product launch, or educational conference; engaging activities bring people together.

So how do you make corporate events fun? Keep reading to see how everything from entertainment to photo ops and party favors can become an interactive activity. Even dining can turn into an experiential event with the right type of planning.

Best of all, we share how PartySlate can help you create a one-of-a-kind celebration — while finding the best venue and vendors for the occasion. Trust us, with these interactive corporate event ideas, work is about to get a lot more fun.

INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS FOR CORPORATE EVENTS

Take arcade games to the next level with a human claw machine. Interactive Entertainment Group tells us it’s their most popular product, and we can see why. Businesses can even turn prizes into a branding opportunity with custom packaging. Make sure to see how Ben & Jerry’s hid prizes amongst a sea of “caramel cookie fix” and “chocolate milk & cookies.”

Forced to take your corporate party virtual? No problem. Take team building to new levels with a 360-degree virtual escape room. Click to see how these employees solved challenging puzzles that included unlocking a “vault” during a bank heist — all before cops arrived on the scene.

Dance floors aren’t the only place to get down and boogie. This expo featured a digital recording studio booth where guests could sing their favorite tunes — and make new friends. Discover other immersive activities that included immersive pods, a surf board simulator, and “snip & cut” t-shirt station.

Get the party started from the moment guests walk through the door. Stilt walkers are a unique way to entertain guests and create photo ops at the same time. Make sure to see other entertainment ideas at this pop up on Rodeo Drive. We’ll give you a hint: There’s fireworks, ballerinas, and more.

Whether you’re looking to throw an epic 80s-themed bash or just increase the entertainment factor, skee ball is bound to captivate your audience. For even more wow-worthy corporate entertainment, check out the neon entranceway, LED dance floor, and show-stopping band performance.

Give guests their 15 minutes of fame with a typewriter for hire. From poetry to short biographies, there’s nothing like the power of language to bring people together. Of course, make sure you check out the other Instagram-worthy details from this corporate holiday party that took guests “down the rabbit hole.”

Give your employees an escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily work grind with a virtual reality game. We especially love how Axelrod Consulting gave attendants an engaging reality to return to with a juggling act and a pop-maverick trumpeter. Click to see

A little friendly competition stimulates the workforce. We could say the same goes with party entertainment. Your guests will love watching dueling pianos — be it at a wedding or corporate event — compete for the biggest standing ovation. Of course, when it comes to a good time, everyone’s a winner.

Host your corporate event at a museum or gallery space so guests can enjoy visiting the different exhibits — and learning a thing or two in the process. We love how this corporate party, set at Chicago’s renowned Field Museum, spanned multiple exhibit rooms. Who wouldn’t want to party with Sue the Dinosaur before rubbing elbows with some flying pterosaurs?

INTERACTIVE PHOTO OPS FOR CORPORATE EVENTS

Turn conservations with your coworkers into lifelong memories with a lounge area that doubles as a photo op. Make sure to hire a premier design & floral company to create your Instagrammable setting. We guarantee, guests will want to socialize all night long.

Give your selfies a more professional look with a selfie station. Best of all, you can use the photo booth as a branding opportunity for your company. Click to see how this selfie station perfectly matched the color and branding scheme throughout the corporate event.

Is it really a photo booth without fun props and accessories? Give your guests unique props to pose with for the ultimate company photo. You can also discover other ways to elevate your corporate event from this summer picnic event. Between a vintage camper-turned-bar to a cozy picnic area, there’s no shortage of summer inspiration.

Create a backdrop where guests can find their photos for a take home party favor. After an afternoon of delicious cuisine and engaging entertainment, guests at this Miami event had plenty of reasons to want the day captured on camera.

INTERACTIVE CATERING FOR CORPORATE EVENTS

Forced to postpone your corporate event due to COVID-19? Luckily, you can still gather safely from a distance with a virtual event. Make sure to keep everyone connected by delivering the catering to their doorsteps. We especially love how these grazing boxes make guests feel like they’re enjoying passed appetizers at a cocktail hour — all from the comfort of home.

Forget the saying, “Don’t play with your dinner.” Dining is about to get a lot more fun with engaging catering activations. We are obsessed with this corporate event that featured everything from fishing for clam gnocchi to a washing machine bar station. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure to see the PAC-MAN dance floor and mechanical unicorns.

Turn the bar area into an interactive photo op with a self-serve wine and beer station. We also love how the boxwood foliage at this venue launch party carried over into other décor elements. Discover tree branch light mapping, tree costumes, and an autograph wall with a heartwarming tree design.

Molecular mixology turns every cocktail into a show-stopping performance. Click to see the transformation of this mocktail from smoky vapor to ethereal bubble. We promise, guests will have their cameras out from pour to shake.

Take your meal to the next level with wine pairings. Wine pairings create an instant conversation starter for guests gathered around the table. We also love how each menu at this intimate winery dinner featured custom-made leather details. Make sure to see the artisan live at work.

INTERACTIVE PARTY FAVORS FOR CORPORATE EVENTS

Rethink your party favors with a simple flower stand. Guests will appreciate the unique gift that smells as good as it looks. We appreciate how the floral offerings match the color scheme and style of this shopping centre launch. Industrial meets boho for the perfect, photo-worthy aesthetic.

Turn your party favors into an immersive activity. We love how guests had the opportunity to design their own lunch boxes at this Back-to-School event. Make sure to see the unique photo ops found throughout the party. We especially love the 3D Amazon wall.

Guests received far more than a relaxing yoga session at this rooftop event. We love how each guest found a personal cooler filled with essential refreshments by their yoga mat. Even better, the party favors matched the bright and cheerful color scheme of the mats and balloon backdrop.

Step right up and pick your prize. This carnival-themed Beautycon brand activation kept guests smiling with fun-filled activities that ranged from acrobat performers to a Ferris wheel filled with beauty products. Discover more inspiring details here.


Where Can I Find a Corporate Event Venue?

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Where Can I Find Vendors for a Corporate Event?

PartySlate can also connect you with top local vendors for your corporate bash. Click here to find everything from event agencies and design teams to caterers and entertainment. Don’t forget to use the side filters to narrow your search by location, services, and more.