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13 Ideas for Your Next Internal Event

Kaitlyn Tatulli |

Employees sharing drinks and networking at an internal business event held outside Are you looking for  fresh, creative event inspiration for your next internal corporate event? Then you’ve come to the right place.

We know how hard it is to  impress attendees today, even if they are your own employees! That’s why we’ve researched and curated this list of the most creative and popular top 13 ideas for corporate internal social events. Check them out.

Top 13 Corporate Event Planning Ideas

1. Volunteer

Give back to your local community, while showing your employees the importance of social responsibility by hosting volunteering events. You can host fundraisers, volunteer at a local soup kitchen, senior homes, and so much more. 

2. Live Music Concert

If you want to get your employees up and dancing, then a live music concert is definitely the way to go. Support local bands or DJs and make sure they play your audience’s favorite songs.

3. Company Picnic

Take advantage of the summertime weather and host your next internal company event outside. Your employees can enjoy some BBQ food and games like potato sack racing, all under the sun.

4. Indoor Go-Karting

One of Aventri employees' favorite internal event spots is indoor go-karting, because it’s competitive and fun! Recently, Aventri visited RPM Raceway, which offers go-karting, head-to-head racing, bowling, virtual reality simulators, and more. 

5. “Family Day”

A take on “bring you kid to work day”, you can host a fair “family day” where employees bring their families. Children can enjoy pony rides and face painting, while employees munch on hamburgers and hotdogs and connect with their peers and their families. 

6. Escape Rooms

Divide your company into teams, either by departments or randomly, and have your employees find clues and solve puzzles together in order to escape the room in time.

7. Bowlmor

Another Aventri-employee-approved corporate event idea is hosting your next event at Bowlmor. Located across the country, Bowlmor features more than just bowling. Employees can sip on cocktails, dine from a selection of delicious eats, like the 14-inch party bacon cheese burger, and more.

8. Scavenger Hunt

If you’re looking for a classic, successfully proven internal team building event for your employees, then a scavenger hunt is perfect for you. You can center the theme of the scavenger hunt around your company’s latest product, a department, etc.

9. Carnivals

Carnival parades, like Rio’s Carnival, have become a popular celebration. You can offer your employees carnival-themed music, dancing, and costumes.

10. Food Trucks

Cater to your employees’ inner foodies by hosting a food truck festival. You can rent local hot dog, pizza, taco, sandwich trucks, ice cream trucks, and more!

11. Paint & Wine Night

Keep your employees engaged all night long, by hosting your next company event at a wine and paint night. Last year Aventri employees went to Muse Paint Bar, but some others include, Painting With a Twist,  and Pinots Palette. 

12. Company Trivia

Trivia parties are classics. They are fun and directly engage your audience. You can put your own company’s spin on trivia night by having all the questions relate to your company, products, and fun facts about employees. 

13. Lunch and Learns

According to top executives, lunch and learns are an one of the three types of internal marketing events that help generate sales. Whether these lunch and learns are centered on learning about a new product, product updates, or learning from a guest speaker, they are a great opportunity to bring the company together while promoting internal learning.


What do you think of our 13 create corporate event ideas? Have you tired any? How did it go? What’s your favorite? Let us know by commenting below!

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This Post was Written by Kaitlyn Tatulli

Kaitlyn Tatulli is a graduate from Fairfield University with majors in Digital Journalism and Psychology and minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science. Currently, she is receiving her MFA from Fairfield University. Kaitlyn...

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