How to Plan Your Next Company Picnic

Here at A Child’s Joy, we are really looking forward to spring. With spring comes company picnic season!

We have tons of experience with pulling off a fun company picnic and thought we’d share some advice, just in case this sort of planning has been delegated to you this year!

Plan Ahead

Seriously, planning an outing for an entire company takes lots of prep work. The hardest part might be finding a date that works for everyone. So, build a committee of helpers and open up your calendars. Stay away from dates that land on national or religious holiday or during times of the year when most of your staff is away on vacation.

Also, when choosing a venue, knowing your event date well in advance means that you won’t be scrambling for a location at the last minute or squeezing everyone into a place that is too small because it’s the only place available.

Get Organized for Fun

Determining a budget and dividing up the work will save you from blowing up all the balloons by yourself while BBQing at the same time!

When setting up your budget, there are lots of things to consider. Here are a few things that  we recommend you always include at your company picnic:


  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Drinks



Figure out the head count. Is this an employee only event? Are families invited?
You are looking for a good estimate here, so that you can budget correctly for food, beverages, party favors and prizes.

A Child’s Joy Dunktank

The main goal of a company picnic is to have fun! But planning for all the fun… not so much!

If organizing parties isn’t totally your thing, we would love to help you! Give us a call to get at least one part of that planning off your plate.

Come play with us!

Jim and Laurie Prendergast