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Updated: November 2018
It’s that time of year again – AWARDS BANQUETS! It’s the best kind of recognition – in front of and with your co-workers.
At the end of the year, employees have worked millions of hours combined and as a culture, we like to celebrate after a job well done. It’s also a good time to set goals and get your workforce excited and engaged as you look to the upcoming year.
What makes a great banquet? The awards and core values reinforced, of course. But a great theme where everyone participates and enjoys the event will ensure it’s a memorable event for everyone.
As an experienced provider of employee recognition programs (and banquet awards) for over 47 years, we have seen some of the best awards banquets in the industry!
To help your celebration be the best it can be, here are some of our favorite banquet ideas:
Decades– Sock hops, the roaring 20’s, leisure suits, or anything of your choice! This theme allows for total creativity and everyone to choose their favorite decade. Have a costume contest to add an element of entertainment to the regular awards given out.
Nautical-This theme is fun for those who are on the ocean or lake when they’re away from the office. Having your banquet at a boathouse would add a nice touch to your celebration and a unique experience.
Oscars/Grammys– Imitating a famous awards show provides a fantastic theme for your organization’s awards banquet. It’s nice to see co-workers in attire other than the regular “business casual”. Roll out the red carpet and show your employees you appreciate their “star” quality.
Patriotic– You can’t go wrong with red, white and blue, and make Uncle Sam proud at the same time. This theme would fit well if your awards banquet is a barbecue, luncheon or picnic style. The theme would also serve well to recognize veterans or any military personnel within your organization.
Sports/Olympics– Whether you dress up as your favorite team or player or celebrate sporting events this theme appeals to the masses. Employees are the champions of your company, give them a “gold medal” banquet.
Have any ideas to add? Tell us in the comments. Need additional help with your awards? Contact us.