Here’s How to Have a Great Event … Even on a Budget!

February 9, 2018

Not every business has an endless budget to play around with when it comes to keeping employees happy.

But the good news? That’s okay.

You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to fun and exciting events at the office. In fact, “Micro Events” are becoming increasingly popular. These are small but big-impact expenses that will keep your employees and co-workers psyched and excited about coming in to work.  At the same time, you’ll be able to maintain a budget and keep your micro events affordable.

Micro Events in Action

So let’s say it’s time to boost morale around the office. Maybe it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, a birthday, the end of the fiscal year. Could be your company’s anniversary, a fundraiser, or you’re just looking for a way to express gratitude toward your employees.

If you don’t have the biggest budget, these are the “micro” events that you and your employees can enjoy right from your office. Oh, and the best part? They work for any type of occasion. Think of them as the cherries on top — extras that your guests are going to remember, the parts they’ll tell their families about when they get home.

Here we go!

  • Get Crazy in a Photo Booth

Who doesn’t love a photo of themselves? This is a great keepsake your employees can take home from a long day’s work, and depending on the “vibe” of your office, you have tons of awesome photo booth options:

  • The Slow-Motion Video Booth
  • The Green Screen
  • The SocialPix Photo Booth
  • The Glow Party Photo Station
  • Flipbooks
  • GIF Studio Photo Booth
  • The Polarrazzi
  • The Digital Graffiti Wall
  • Have Your Portrait Drawn

Well, caricature. But that’s way more fun anyway!

Professional caricature artists can be hired to come to the office/workplace, set up shop, and deliver fun and unique drawings of your employees in just minutes. If you have a specific brand or theme, the artist can even come up with a template to incorporate your employees’ drawings into!

  • Is that a Ping Pong table in the Meeting Room?

Turn an office, unused space or a meeting room into a games room.

With so many games to choose from it will be hard to pick just one, so why bother trying? Choose from the hottest interactive games and let your employees blow off some steam in a makeshift arcade. Challenge your office pal to a game of Air Hockey.  Let your staff take out their work frustrations by going head to head in a competitive game of Electronic Basketball. Were you always the champ of whack-a-mole at the annual fair? If so you’ll want to challenge someone to a game of Strike a Light  (the updated electronic version). Want to keep it old-school at the same time schooling the younger employees? Pac-Man’s Arcade Party is the game rental for you!

  • Appeal to Everyone’s Sweetooth !

Of course, no micro event is complete without a bit of sweet indulgence.

For a super affordable price, you can rent an ice cream cart for the whole company to enjoy. The cart can be used inside or outside of the office, and depending on the needs and wants of your employees, you might include delicious soft serve with tons of available toppings, sandwiches, popsicles, drumsticks, or … everything!

  • Are You a Secret Genius? You Can Find Out Here!

With a handwriting analysis, that is. Didn’t see that coming, did you.

Yes, you can interpret the strengths and talents of yourself and others through your handwriting. Have an analysis done right in your office!

Whenever you’re ready to get started event planning, just contact Pop Events! So many more micro events are available, and we’d be delighted to work one-on-one with you to find exactly the events you’re looking for!