Happy hour events are a great way to bring your team together and promote a positive work culture. They allow employees to unwind, socialize, and bond with one another outside of the usual work setting. If you're planning a corporate happy hour at our upstate New York resort, here are some ideas to help make it a success.
Right Place, Right Time
The key to a successful happy hour event is creating a relaxed and casual atmosphere where people can feel comfortable socializing. Particularly if your happy hour comes on the heels of a long conference day, you'll want to make sure your attendees feel at ease. At the Otesaga, our Fire Bar offers an incredible view of Otsego Lake, allowing your team to enjoy their favorite beverage while watching the sunset.
Sip & Savor
Happy hour is all about drinks, so make sure you offer a variety of options to cater to everyone's tastes and needs. Consider creating a signature cocktail for the event, and be sure to also provide non-alcoholic options for those who prefer them. Of course, food is also a crucial part of any happy hour event. Choose a selection of appetizers that are easy to eat while mingling, such as sliders, cheese and charcuterie boards, or passed hors d'oeuvres, making sure that vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, as well.
Keep it Fun
To keep everyone engaged and having a good time, plan some fun activities for the event. You could organize a trivia game or download games to your phone prior to the event like Heads Up or Psych. If you want to capture the sillier side of your team, think about bringing in a photo booth or a caricature artist for some added entertainment.
Happy hour is a great way to bring your team together, encourage bonding and socialization. By choosing the right venue, offering delicious drinks and food, planning fun activities, and creating a relaxed atmosphere, you're sure to have a successful event that everyone will enjoy. Our expert team at the Otesaga can help you plan your next team retreat or meeting, so contact us today!
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