Admit it. The word “corporate” is enough to get you to roll your eyes in boredom. Nobody really wants to attend a three-hour company event comprised of endless speeches and a sea of super serious folks.

It’s time to put some fun into it! If you are organizing a company event and want to make it memorable for everyone, you are in the right place. These are five creative ideas to add some life to any corporate event:

1. Think of a fun event theme.

Gone are the days when people would be content to dress “formally” for an evening event. Think of something different. Maybe a Mexican theme? Or even Hawaiian. It can also be as simple as a color or specific item of clothing, like their favorite watch.

2. Hire a mixologist.

girls drinking shotsIf you are having a bar or drink serving area, add magic to every drink with a trained mixologist. Showing impressive stunts while preparing the wildly delicious beverages is a great way to entertain guests.

3. Serve fun pastries and sweets.

pastries lined up on a table

Sweets are a great way to boost anyone’s mood. One of the easiest pastries to customize is cookies. You can never go wrong with corporate cookies! Take it further by having it personalized. For example, there are baking shops in Frisco offering corporate cookies that can be designed after your company’s logo.

4. Don’t forget the photo booths.

In many events, photo booths are often enough to keep attendees preoccupied while waiting for the program to start. It’s also a great way to keep them happy even as the program ends because they know that they still have something to look forward to.

5. Hold a social media contest.

Do you know how everyone these days is thinking of a unique hashtag for every event? Take that up a notch by holding a contest for the funniest one-liner Tweets or even memes related to the event while using your unique hashtag. Not only is this fun for the attendees; it also helps market your company on social media.

You can also hold a contest for the best solo or group photo and ask them to upload them using the hashtag on your preferred social media sites.

6. Collaborate with a graffiti artist.

It’s rare to see the creation of a work of art on a large scale, and this is sure to excite everyone at the event. If you have the space for it, consider asking a live graffiti artist to do a mural during the event. This will primarily be a big hit for artistic crowds. Maybe even allow some to contribute to the painting! Then you can have a raffle and make this artwork the prize. Sick!

These fun event ideas are sure to win over the crowd and make your company event the most memorable they have ever had. Just be creative and think of ways to incorporate the uniqueness of your company, the event you are celebrating, or the attendees themselves. And if all else fails, serve great wine!