On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite like a trip to the beach to cool off and have some fun. But finding the time to get out to the beach isn’t always easy, especially if you can’t get away from the office.
When you can’t go to the beach, why not bring the beach to you? Take some inspiration from the beach at Campus Martius. When Campus Martius is transformed into a beach-like oasis in the heart of Detroit every summer, thousands of people come out to play in the sand, enjoy some cold drinks, listen to music, and relax. Creating this type of environment right in the office for an employee beach party is the perfect way to brighten up the workplace during the summer.
If you’re planning a company beach party this summer, here are a few ideas to help make sure it’s a success.
The right kinds of beach decorations can go a long way in making people forget they’re in an office. Beach backdrops are perfect for transforming a space and they’re fun for people to pose for pictures with. Every party needs seating and tables, so no beach party would be complete without beach furniture like cabanas, beach chairs, and tables made with reclaimed wood. Elements like a faux campfire or creative lighting, can create an even more authentic outdoor atmosphere.
Surfboards, tiki statues, colorful towels, and beach balls are all excellent things to accessorize with. Beach balls in particular offer a lot of opportunities to get creative. Of course, they’re fun to play with, but there are many ways they can be used for decorations.
When planning a beach party, you can get so focused on things like sand and beach chairs that it’s easy to forget about decorative plants. Tropical flowers and greenery like palm fronds will look right at home at a beach party.
Everybody has their favorite treats they like to have when they go to the beach. Why not set up a snack stand where people are able to get some classic beach snacks like hot dogs, burgers, chips, and cold drinks.
Games are a great way to take a break from the stresses of work for a little while. Volleyball is a classic beach game, so if you have the room to set up a net, people are bound to have fun with that. Oversized games like Jenga, Plinko, and ladder ball are all sure to be hits as well.
If your office beach party is a big hit, why not keep the fun going a bit longer? Leaving the beach oasis set up for the rest of the season is an excellent way to make spending time at the office more fun during the summer months. You’ve worked hard to create this great environment, so enjoy it as much as you can!
Are you interested in planning a beach-themed party or looking to rent some summer furniture installations for your office? Get in touch with our team – we’ll take the planning off your hands and leave you with the fun!