A corporate bowling event is not only a great way to help colleagues bond, it can serve as an ice breaker between different departments in a company. When planning such an event, there are a few things you must get right for it to serve the purpose it was meant for. To pull off a successful party, having a list about what is expected of you and sticking to it is the best ways to accomplish such a task.
If it is your first time planning such an event, here is a simple guide.
Create a Budget
Before you even get down to finer details of the event, get to understand how much the company wants to spend. Once you have an amount to work with, create a list of the things needed factoring in the cost of each of them. Apart from reserving bowling lanes, the next major aspect of the party is food and drinks, make sure you set aside enough money for that.
Set an Appropriate Date
Since it is a corporate event, you wouldn’t want it to clash with personal schedules, pick a tentative date and send out the communication to gauge interest from the employees. You can also make it clear whether employees are allowed to bring spouses or children to the event at this point.
Book the Venue
Make sure you make your bookings early enough and ensure the venue has enough space to accommodate your guests comfortably. Depending on the number of people who will be taking part, book enough bowling lanes and if need be, make a deposit to reserve the space.
Create Bowling Teams
Since the event is centred around bowling, create teams in advance. Before creating the groups, ensure you are aware of the maximum number of people each lane can accommodate. A group of four to six people works well, and they will also have a great chance to interact.