Below are articles pertaining to picnic parties and celebrations, with ideas for games and party food fit for the occasion. Whether it's a company picnic or a child's birthday party in the local park, picnics are a fun way to celebrate outdoors, specially during spring or summertime.


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Denise posing with a table of guests at a company picnic Here, Denise is posing with a table of guests at a company picnic. A professional entertainer can keep your company party lively with activities and games for children and adults alike.

Company Picnic Game Ideas

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. 1. Horseshoes 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. 2. Tug-of-War 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 in the company or team 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.    6. Spew Another silly game that will surely make you laugh. Each player puts an Alka-Seltzer under … [Read more...]