A highly functioning, successful team is one that is willing to work together through thick and thin. So it is no surprise that highly successful businesses also have employee teams that trust each other and have fun together. Hosting a regular corporate happy hour will boost your business and employee morale.
Hosting a regular corporate happy hour does not have to mean hours of planning. Your goal is to create an environment that allows your employees to casually and comfortably connect with their colleagues. We have a few ideas for fun and simple ways to host a happy hour that your employees will surely enjoy.
Cheer on the Home Team
Plan your happy hour around a local favorite team. Choose a big game to watch together during your company happy hour. Most employees follow sports, but either way, it will help gear the happy hour conversations toward more personal topics, allowing your employees to get to know each other outside the office. You can even curate signature drinks around the two teams in the game or separate tables into rival teams.
Let the competition begin! Plan a happy hour that centers on favorite yard games like bags, ring toss, or block tumbling games. Encourage employee teams to generate team names, play tournament style, and even place a friendly bet on the games.
Listen to Local Music
Supporting local artists and musicians as a local business is always a nice gesture and sends a positive message to your employees about your values. So hire a local musician and enjoy their music during happy hour. Unsure of the local music scene? Ask your employees for their suggestions!
Host a Themed Happy Hour
A thematic happy hour can be a fun way to encourage your team to let their hair down. Declare a theme and suggest employees dress accordingly. Some ideas are decade dress (80s, 90s), a pirate theme, or dress like your favorite movie character. The themed event will open up unique and interesting conversations for your team.
Incorporating Philly Yard Bar experience into your next event has plenty of benefits. Philly Yard Bar creates a unique atmosphere of indoor comfort in the great outdoors! Owners Andy and Kerri Marin work with local breweries and vendors with clients to create memorable experiences for each special menu for each event. The bar is BYOB, so they will help you curate cocktail recipes and decide how much alcohol to buy.
Philly Yard Bar offers two trailers, one with a rustic industrial aesthetic and the other with a modern, industrial-chic feel. Both have a comfortable U-shaped bar, reclaimed wood bar stools, and high-top tables. Our bars have everything you need to host your next event, including a generator, recessed lighting, hot water, a commercial Bluetooth sound system, a Smart TV, plenty of beverage storage, warm wood bar stools, and high-top tables.
Reach out today to reserve Philly Yard Bar for your next event!