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Picnic Themes: Sports-themed Picnic

By now, we all know how important themes can be to company picnics.  In this company picnic theme, we take a closer look at some of our favorite sports-inspired menu ideas, activities, games, entertainment, music and décor.

Just make sure you remember to let your employees and their families know about the theme so that you can encourage them to wear appropriate memorabilia.

How to Create a Sports-themed Company Picnic

Sports Foods and Drinks:

  • Black Angus burgers
  • Jumbo Angus beef hot dogs
  • Street tacos
  • Tailgate nachos
  • Italian sausage
  • Corn in the husk
  • American potato salad
  • Kegs of beer
  • Bottles of water and soft drinks

Sports Décor:

  • Megaphones, foam fingers and pennants
  • Checkered flags and racing decor
  • Hometown sports team memorabilia—i.e. Cubs, White Sox, Hawks, Bulls and Bears décor for Chicagoans

Athletics and Activities:

  • Baseball speed pitch
  • Football toss
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Miniature golf
  • Obstacle courses and relay races
  • Inflatable boxing ring
  • Frisbee golf

Roving Games and Activities:

  • Basketball shots
  • Bowling pin jugglers
  • Dunk tank
  • Climbing wall
  • “Referee” emcee
  • Hula hoop and jump rope contests
  • Air hockey and foosball tables


Ballpark and Arena Fun Foods:

  • Ice cream treats
  • Sno Cones
  • Popcorn
  • Peanuts
  • Cracker Jacks
  • Cotton candy
  • Super Ropes

Sports-themed Playlist:

  • Here are some song suggestions for your sports-themed picnic or outdoor party.
  • Get this sports-themed playlist on Spotify.

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