Having a guest list for your company barbeque is definitely a necessary safety precaution, this measure not only makes sure that your guests are safe but also ensures that no unwanted visitors have been allowed into the festivities. Sorting out a guest list of who will be coming to the event is also a great organization trick, as it tells you exactly how many people will be at the barbeque which means you will have an idea of the amount of food and drink to order.
Once the guest list has been decided, the most important thing at the barbeque has got to be the food, so this is the next thing that you should tackle. When organizing the event make sure you are aware of any dietary requirements that your guests have, and ensure that there are alternative options on the menu to suit any restrictions. You should make sure there is plenty of food to go around and try to get a range of different products, whether you are planning to have professional caterers or you will be doing the cooking yourself you should offer a range of foods from different parts of the world.
If you are planning on having a large scale barbeque for your company you may want to think about getting in extra help when it comes to the food, cooking on a large scale is no easy task so you may be better off calling in the professionals. In order to avoid any issues, you should book your caterers well in advance however, if you are having difficulty finding a corporate caterer then there are a range of emergency catering services available at short notice who may be able to help you out.
To make sure that your company barbeque has a real wow factor you may want to think about things like decorations and making sure that everyone has somewhere to sit. You want your deserving employees to be comfortable at the barbeque so that they can have a good time, by making sure that everyone has a place to sit and the venue is nicely decorated you can be sure that you did your best to make everyone happy. A vibrant, summer theme to the decorations always goes down well, and provided you have the weather on your side you can really relax in the sun.
The one thing that is just as important as the food at a barbeque would have to be the drinks, without a nice cold beverage to go with the food the barbeque just isn’t the same. If you have gone for a themed event why not try making cocktails to fit the said theme. As well as deciding which drinks to serve you must also ensure that you have access to a means of keeping the drinks cold and you must make sure that there are enough beverages for everyone. The worst thing to happen at a barbeque would have to be running out of booze, this is a definite party killer and something you should avoid.
Particularly if you are hosting a larger company barbeque, you are going to want some form of entertainment. Some people choose a DJ to help get everyone in the mood for a party. Or for a more civilized event, you could hire a singing or dancing act to perform for your guests. Entertainment is a great way to help make the barbeque a night to remember, and if you feel like really rewarding your employees then it is definitely something to consider. Many amateur performers may be up for putting a little show together and as long as you encourage your guests to spread the word they shouldn’t be too expensive.
Deciding on the theme of your big event is a big task, some themes are hard to read but if you play it too safe you run the risk of hosting a barbeque that has been done before. A good idea in this situation would be to choose something that could relate to your company, this personalizes the experience and reminds everyone that the event is in celebration of your employees and their hard work.