There’s no better way to bring your company together than by throwing an event employees can enjoy. It’s an opportunity for everyone to let loose, catch up with one another, and ultimately boost morale. After all, happy employees are productive employees!

However, there’s no denying that corporate events can sometimes be a little bland. And that’s a sure-fire way to get your employees to check out or skip it completely. Instead, you want to invest in a corporate event that is both fun and creative, that everyone can get excited about.

To give you a few suggestions, we’re sharing some of the most unique corporate event ideas. Keep reading to find out more…

1. Host a Fun-Filled Carnival

When you were a kid, you probably looked forward to the time when the yearly town carnival finally came around. It was your opportunity to hop on the rides, play games, and eat all the junk food you could stomach. For children, there probably isn’t a more exciting experience. However, that doesn’t mean that adults need to be excluded from all the fun.

A great idea for your next corporate event is to host a private carnival experience. There’s no better way to encourage everyone to unleash their inner five-year-old. You can have a custom set-up built, rent amusement park rides, and have game stations built to play classic games like balloon popping and ring tossing. It’ll spark a little friendly competition while giving everyone the chance to just let their hair down for a day.

This idea is also a great way to get employees families involved as well. They can bring their spouses and children to enjoy all the excitement. And the best part is, if you have a large enough space (either indoors or out) you don’t have to leave company property to get it all up and running.

2. Grab Some Popcorn & Watch a Movie

For something a little simpler and more relaxed, you can bring the movie theater right to your office. If you have a space large enough to fit everyone, a projection screen can be setup and seating built for a chilled out movie night with your team.

To get them involved, ask everyone to vote on which movie they’d like to see. By giving them the opportunity to vote, it allows them to feel like they have a say when contributing to the night’s festivities.

All you need to do is get the movie space set-up and supply the food! It doesn’t have to be anything too over-the-top either. Your team can still have a good time with a classic film, popcorn, pizza, and a little something to drink. Since this kind of event can be a bit more budget-friendly, you can probably have movie night a few times a year.

3. Bring in Live Music for a Concert

Wouldn’t it be amazing to bring a musical guest right to your office? It’s safe to say you’re sure to impress the employees. Making it happen is easier than you might think. All you need is the right stage built, lighting, audio, seating, and a great musician.

Depending on your budget, you can land a big-name band at your corporate event. However, if you don’t have the budget, you aren’t doomed to hire someone boring. There are plenty of great local bands in your area that would probably love to have the gig.

It’ll be a night to remember with the lights low, music playing, and good times with the entire team. To really make a splash with the event, provide food and drink to keep everyone fueled and dancing for hours to come.

4. Dress Up for Halloween Inspired Party

Encourage your team to show off their creative side by throwing a costume party! While you could certainly do this every year at Halloween, it doesn’t need to be reserved only for October. You can still get all dressed up for a night out any time of the year.

Although, if you want to go the Halloween route, you can go all out with spooky decorations, lighting, and more. Have everyone get dressed up in a costume and give away a prize to whoever is best dressed. When there’s a prize involved, people are sure to step-up their game.

As mentioned, you aren’t limited to wearing costumes at Halloween. You can throw all kinds of costume parties, whether it’s a masquerade ball or based on a certain decade. Either way, getting dressed up encourages everyone to step out of their comfort zones and loosen up a bit.

5. Indulge With an Ice Cream Social

Depending on how you envision this night, you can go two different routes with an ice cream social. One option is to keep it strictly for employees and their spouses. It’s a great way to reward your team for all their hard work with an indulgent treat. You can splurge on unusual ice cream flavors or even some “adult” flavors with a hint of alcohol.

Alternatively, you can go the family-friendly route and invite everyone to bring their kids along for the fun. To make it appropriate for kids, create a station that allows them to build their own ice cream concoctions, have plenty of balloons, and even a photo booth to snap a few photos.

It’s easy to put together and gives your team an incentive to treat themselves to something sweet for the night. Plus, it’s relaxed enough that everyone can just chill out and have a good time.

6. Roast the Boss With a Comedy Night

If you want to get the whole team laughing, why not throw a comedy night right in your office building? If you’ve got the budget, hire a celebrity comedian to come in and do their thing. Or to save some cash, you can still find someone locally who can get everyone doing a few belly laughs throughout the night.

Have the comedian chat with the team beforehand to get to know the boss a little better. A good roasting of the CEO is sure to be a hit, as long as the boss can take it! Paired with a catered dinner, everyone can relax with some good food and a night filled with laughs.

7. Sweat to Win Prizes

This idea obviously isn’t the most relaxed evening with your employees, however it’s great for a company that’s particularly health conscious. There’s nothing better than getting your team away from their desk and moving to burn off a few calories. It’ll boost their mood and energy levels, plus it might encourage them to incorporate more physical activity into their lives. And that’s only going to have positive long-term effects for them.

If you have the space, you could rent equipment for a night of cycling or bring in a yoga instructor for a great stretch and sculpting session. Want to make it a regular event? Have a custom office gym section built out with all of the equipment for classes.