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Learn2 Plan a Company Picnic
(7 steps)
Work's a picnic!

When the hot days of summer are upon us, many companies reward cooped up employees with a day of fresh air and outdoor fun. Company picnics can revitalize employees and improve morale. They encourage team spirit and inner office trust as well as involve whole families in employees' work lives.

A company picnic can even be relaxing--until you find out you have to plan one. There are so many details. Where do you start? Right here. All it takes is a little organization.


Before you begin

Find out what your budget is. You also need to know what the person who assigned you this task has in mind, whether it's a simple potluck, an inflatable carnival, or an elegant, catered garden party. Find out who will be invited (employees only or spouses, kids, extended family, friends, pets), and ask your boss how long it should last and whether you should allow alcohol. Note: Be warned that liability can become a problem if you are serving alcohol to employees before they have to drive home.

While this 2torial focuses on picnics for larger companies, these general guidelines can be used on a much smaller scale as well.
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2TORIAL STEPS
Introduction
Step 1: Get organized
Step 2: Set up your budget
Step 3: Consider a raffle
Step 4: Choose a location
Step 5: Plan the menu
Step 6: Send the invitations
Step 7: Entertain the troops

 2TORIAL NECESSITIES
A binder with tabbed inserts
A hole punch
Plastic page sheet protectors (or zippered pockets) to keep estimates, receipts, brochures, and your notes
Optional:
A spreadsheet program
Stationery and postage
A cell phone

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