Company picnics are about bonding and relaxation. You have the basket, the sandwiches, your co-workers, and the games. Of course, these activities aren’t limited to just Truth or Dares or Charades. Here are the fifteen coolest company picnic game ideas to spice up your outdoor party. Just keep an eye on that basket.
This game is the staple of company picnics, played by two players, who throw horseshoes to a stake stuck on the ground. Whoever gets his horseshoe ring around, or closest, to the stake wins. The distances vary from 30 to 40 feet.
All you need is a long piece of strong rope, and the athleticism in you. Make a knot in the middle of the rope; draw a marker on the ground. Divide into 2 teams and let the pulling begin. The team that pulls the other team the furthest away from the marker in the middle wins.
3. Pass the Parcel
Jot down penalties on pieces of paper. For example, make your employees and co-workers dance, sing, mimic, or act. Form the group in a large circle, and pass the parcel (an empty box will do) while playing the music. Stop the tune, and whoever has the parcel will pick a penalty.
4. Act the Part
A variation of charades, but the players must act like famous personalities within a time limit. Or, if you know each other pretty well, you can imitate your friends.
5. Pie in the Face
This corporate party game can be messy. Place the pieces of paper with the message on the bottom of each plate and fill it with whipped cream to make a pie. Each player needs to eat the pie (with their hands tied) until they see the message and read it aloud. The one who reads the message first wins.
Another silly game that will surely make you laugh. Each player puts an Alka-Seltzer under their tongue, and drinks a cup of Sprite, or 7-Up. The player who holds the bubbles in his mouth the longest wins. Be ready to stand back shout “Yuck!”
7. Toiletpaper Game
Split the group into two and have them line up. Give each a toilet paper, and starting from the first member, run the toilet paper alternately over their heads and between their legs without breaking it. The first to reach the end of the line wins.
8. Three-Legged Balloon Race
Here is a fun company picnic game idea everyone will love. Best for a group with couples. Split them into pairs. Each pair stand side by side and have both their legs tied up. They also need to hold a balloon between their legs, and let the race begin!
9. Pass the Card
This fun game surely will break laughter. Divide the group into two and line them up. Give each member at start of the line an index card to hold in their mouth. Have each member pass it the next person in line until it reaches the end of the line. The team that reaches the end of the line first wins.
10. Wrap the Mummy
Another game with tissue papers! Divide into groups with three players in each group. Hand each group a two rolls of tissue paper. Have two people in each group wrap the third person with a roll of tissue paper. The first team to finish wrapping the tissue rolls around their team member wins.
Split your co-workers into groups. Show one member a famous song then have him gulp water. While gargling it, he sings the tune of the song. The other members have to guess it correctly.
A game of quick-thinking. Form the group into a circle. The first person will say a word (like “dog”) then point another person in the circle who needs to respond with a related (or opposite) word (say, “puppy”) within five seconds. If they go beyond the time limit and they’re out. The last man standing wins.
13. Frozen T-Shirt
One of those wired company picnic games. The night before, soak shirts in water, wring them, fold, and put them into the freezer. The next day, use a large ice bucket to preserve the frozen shirts. Hand each to a member, have them unfold the shirts, and wear them. The first to do it wins.
From a game show in the Philippines. A moderator will point randomly a member who will yell “Hip-Hip!” while bending over; clapping his hands between his two legs. Then the second person (randomly chosen, too) will shout “Hooray!” with his hands raised. The game will go on continuously. The person who shouts the wrong phase, or does the wrong action is out.
15. Dad’s Challenge
A game for Dad’s. Hang a clothesline, prepare a basket of clothes and some clothespins, and give the player a baby doll, and a cell phone. He must hold the baby doll properly and chat on the phone while hanging the clothes on the line within one or two minutes. The player with the most clothes hung wins.
This fun assortment of company picnic ideas will surely keep everyone entertained.
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