The photos from company picnics in Chicago always blow us away. Filled with sunshine and smiles, they are one of the best reflections of happy employees. Remind guests of the good times and extend the fun with these creative photo ideas.
1. Join Tasty Catering’s Instagram Contest
Between June and September, upload photos from your picnic with us, tag @Tasty_Catering and use the hashtag #mykindofpicnic to win picnic-inspired prizes. Each month, we will share the winning photo on Tasty Catering’s social media accounts and send out a handy prize.
2. Make a Picnic Photo Book
Choose your favorite picnic photos and compile them as a keepsake. Shutterfly, Walgreens and Snapfish make it easy to organize, edit and embellish photos. Once your album is complete, be sure to get plenty of copies. These make great displays in homes, lunchrooms, reception areas and waiting rooms.
Fun Tip: Set up a photo booth with props for guests to take both fun and serious photos. Print out two copies—one for the guest and one for a memory scrapbook at the event.
3. Stream Photos in Your Chicago Office
At a lunch or company happy hour, surprise employees with fun picnic photos they have not seen. We suggest streaming the photos about a week after your Chicago picnic in a location that every employee visits.
Handy Tip: Have a hashtag specific to your picnic. Incorporate it into your presentation and remember to use it again when you share the photo stream on your company’s social media accounts.
4. Design Collages and Company Posters
Use photos from your Chicago picnic to create motivational Successories or other large posters. Feel free to mix in photos from other company events, showing that work and play go hand in hand.
5. Share Photos on Your Company’s Social Media
Give friends, family, customers and partners of your business an inside look into how your company celebrates by uploading to Facebook and Instagram. You can also save them to use as throwback photos.
Pro Tip: Check out these 26 Tips for Using Instagram for Business. Picnic photos are a great chance to nail tip #2: balance fun images with pictures from your business. You can also create an Instagram video and share it to Facebook to rock tip #16.
6. Compile a Dynamic Company Video
Videos are a great way to capture and animate your corporate spirit. Have fun piecing together the teamwork, laughs and smiles shared at your picnic in Chicago and then send it out or save it to stream at your next corporate event.
Insider Tip: Before the big release, share snippets of the full video on your company’s social media account. This is a great way to build excitement and highlight key moments.
7. Use Photos in Office Décor
When a top Chicago catering company services your picnic, it is hard to choose a few favorite photos to post around the office. But we have a solution: narrow it down, and then let the employees vote to decide which picnic photos will stay up year-round.
8. Design Flickr Photo Albums
Flickr is a great way to share photos and add a personal touch. You can build one big album or organize several different categories, like Chicago barbeque catering or picnic photo booth. Tag generously to remind employees that they do not go unnoticed.
9. Give Away Photos from a Picnic Photo Shoot
Ask your photographer to set aside some time to help guests take professional group and individual photos. Many top picnic venues feature stunning views that serve as the backdrop for amazing company pictures. Make the picnic photos free for guests at the end of your event and add them to your inventory of stock company photos.
Helpful Tip: When the holidays roll around and your company is working hard to get everything done during this busy season, that is the time to remember the company photos from your Chicago picnic. With a little work, they can be featured on your festive holiday card.
10. Play with Photoshop and Editors
Spark creativity to add a unique twist to photos by using a picnic photos editor to change up lighting, backgrounds, frames and more. You can also add captions and quotes to save memories of the good times. Picnic catering in Chicago also brings unique menu items to the party, so be sure to ask your caterer for descriptions.
Empowering Tip: Encourage employees to have fun while developing a new skill. When you send out pictures, include Photoshop free download links and invite them to share their handiwork. You can even set this up as a contest with prizes. Just be sure you include a link compatible with a variety of devices: Repix is great for Android and iOS while Photo Studio is a solid option for Blackberry 10 users.
Guests have the most fun when they can relax and enjoy their time free of responsibilities. Three decades of catering experience help us create a value and experience that shines bright in picnic photos.
To have our friendly Chicago catering team bring the highest quality food and service to your picnic, contact us online or give us a call at (847) 593-2000.