5 Summer Office Party Ideas to Help Your Team Thrive

5 Summer Office Party Ideas to Help Your Team Thrive

By Jane Gauger

Did you know that taking a creative break is one of the best ways to replenish your energy and boost your wellbeing? It’s proven! If you want to throw a summer bash that gives your team a chance to connect in a meaningful way, a creative workshop is the perfect mix of engagement and hands-on fun. Not only will you give your team a chance to bond, but you’ll also support teachers running small businesses in your community. 

Here are our five top picks for a memorable office party that will leave your team smiling.

Mix and match a charcuterie spread 

Plan an outdoor picnic for your summer office party.

Turn your summer picnic up a notch with a trending food experience that will bring artistry to your outdoor event. Plan a picnic with Cherie, founder of the gourmet party platter company Luxe Bites, who will teach your team how to make charcuterie boards. Think of each board as a canvas where you add edible elements that bring color, texture, and delicious flavors. Artisan cheeses, cured meats, and a mix of sweet and savory snacks will make this creative team building activity an office favorite! 

Tried and loved by Laura’s team

“Cherie was so great! Very personable and fun, and she gave my team a lot of techniques and ideas for arranging a beautiful charcuterie board.” - Laura Chynoweth

Shake up creative cocktails

Cocktail classes make great summer party ideas for your team.

Cocktails will bring the party vibes if you want an after-hours office event. Shake off the day with a mixology session! Your teacher brings spirits and seasonal mixers for your team to make top-shelf artisan cocktails. Mix, muddle, and shake as your teacher shares their deep knowledge of cocktail trivia and expert techniques. You can customize your drink menu to suit your tastes, including mocktails so that everyone can enjoy the festivities with a beverage in hand.

Tried and loved by Christina's team

“It was a great experience having a private cocktail class with Yana and Katya. They set up all the glasses, shakers, and ingredients in the office space. Yana was knowledgeable in walking us through the history of different types of cocktails and the steps of making them. It was a great team event. Everyone loved it.” - Christina Jin

Draw out your inner artist

Motive your team with creative summer party ideas.

Try an art party to bring a playful element to your summer team celebration. Drip painting, abstract painting, and collage-making workshops will set your team free to experiment! All of our painting experiences are beginner-friendly and there’s no pressure to make things perfect. You’ll have a passionate local artist on hand to guide you through the class and create a painting you can be proud of. Unwind at a casual hang with coworkers and have fun making art this summer. 

Tried and loved by Michael’s team

“We did the paint and pass activity with a group of 11 and had a great time! This a really cool team building activity because each painting doesn't belong to any individual and it's a lot of fun to see how the collaborations turn out!” - Michael Krishnan

Recharge with mindful pottery

Treat your team to a pottery class.

Think your colleagues will appreciate a mindful outdoor activity? Slow down with a ceramics workshop and put your focus on a soothing team activity this summer. Your teacher will take you on a walk to draw inspiration from nature and lead a guided meditation before you get started. You’ll use special tools to carve and paint a piece of pottery with your teacher offering support as you go. Everyone will feel replenished and uplifted after taking time out to make pottery.

Tried and loved by Vivian and friends

“Our teacher Alyssa was amazing. She was so calm and zen and we just loved her positive attitude. She taught us a lot and gave us many ideas. My friends and I had such a great time. We work in high-stress environments and this was definitely what we needed on a night out together. Thank you!” - Vivian Vu

Game On!
Plan a summer party for your team.

It’s hard to imagine a summer party without some type of game, so why not try an interactive event that encourages bonding and gets everyone moving? Outdoor team building games let you and your coworkers compete in different activities, from timed puzzle solving to relay races. It’s a non-serious way to challenge each other and have a blast. Everyone will appreciate the outdoor time away from desks and screens. 

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