High gas prices and even higher unemployment rates are prompting many people to opt for a “staycation.” The idea is to take a vacation in your own neck of the woods, discovering unique activities and places that are right under your nose. This concept could easily be applied to summertime corporate events as well.
Few companies consider using their own facilities for an event unless they are hosting a grand opening of some sort. However, many corporate locations have well manicured lawns and ample space for such gatherings. If it is an employee party that is being planned, the company office is bound to be a central location for most. It’s also a good excuse to have employees clean up their work space!
As for entertainment at the event, we have American Idol to thank. The singing craze is not going anywhere. People are fascinated by watching amateurs perform. Getting creative by using the human resources you have in house can be both cost effective and entertaining.
So if rising costs are threatening the life of your party, don’t cancel the event, just rethink your approach.
— Lindsay Krause, Event Planner