Plan Your Team Building Activities at Historic Acres

Corporate team building events are the perfect way to get everyone together, bond, and alleviate some stress from the daily grind. As more companies opt for remote work, there is a growing need to get the whole team together on a semi-consistent basis. Whether you’re looking for a space to throw a summer picnic or plan a day of indoor team-building activities, Historic Acres of Hersey offers event space that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

What is the Purpose of Team Building Activities for Work?

Team building events are meant to create strong communication and collaboration between team members and offer a time for bonding outside of work, which is increasingly important in today’s virtual workplace. Games and activities for corporate groups are fun and engaging while helping coworkers better understand each other and improving relationships in and out of the office. 

It’s easy to get distracted by the day-to-day tasks at work, especially during busy seasons and stressful moments. Team building activities build morale, encourage trust, improve mental health, boost creativity, and increase productivity. 

If you need some inspiration to help plan team-building activities for corporate events, consider these fun games to encourage problem-solving and team bonding.

Team Building Problem Solving Activities

Put together team-building activities like a scavenger hunt, Jeopardy quiz games, trivia, or escape room for a game show-inspired afternoon. If you’re looking for a simple setup, consider a board game afternoon and ask employees to bring a favorite board game from home. Break out into groups and rotate around the room. 

Have a creative or adventurous team? Rent a karaoke machine and encourage employees to serenade the group with their favorite tune. 

Get to Know You Team Building Activities

It can be a challenge to get to know co-workers, whether you’re working in the same office or virtually from home. Playful games can help people break the ice and open up to tell fun facts and stories about themselves. Try a simple game like three truths and lie, go around the room to tell campfire stories, or have employees bring a small item from home for show and tell. These types of team-building activities are ideal for remote workers who may not know each other well. 

Another fun way to get to know your co-workers is a potluck where everyone brings a family dish or their favorite meal to share. Is there a better way to bond than over food?

Plan Corporate Events at Historic Acres

While we don’t offer services to plan your corporate events, our space can accommodate all types of activities and games. Give us a call or submit a form on our contact page to schedule your next team bonding event at Historic Acres of Hershey. 

Getting ready for the holiday season? We can also help with your corporate holiday party planning. 

How to Throw a Baby Shower: Our Guide to Successful Party

Celebrate the parents-to-be with a baby shower at the Historic Acres of Hershey, and experience your momentous occasion amid our scenic rolling hills. This special milestone event is your opportunity to gather friends and family before the little one arrives. When planning your event there are many details to consider, including the date, venue, guest list, and party details. But don’t feel overwhelmed. With a bit of planning and organization, you can throw a baby shower with ease. 

How to Throw a Baby Shower

When throwing a baby shower, start with the most important details and then work your way to the fun stuff. Here’s a checklist for you to get started on planning. 

Set your budget. Consider all costs that go into hosting a baby shower, including the venue, food, invitations, and decor. Be sure to set a budget that is comfortable to you and your partner, and don’t be afraid to keep things simple. 

Get the guestlist together. Unlike a wedding, your guestlist doesn’t have to be extensive. We recommend you keep it intimate by inviting just family and close friends to the event.

Pick your venue. Once you have a headcount in mind, choose a baby shower venue that suits your needs and aesthetic. You want the space to be comfortable, functional, and, of course, beautiful! 

Choose your date. It’s a good rule of thumb to plan your baby shower about two months prior to your due date. That way, mom-to-be is close to the end of the pregnancy but will still have enough time to plan for baby’s arrival, get any necessary items that weren’t gifted at the event, and mentally prepare for this next life stage. 

Send out invitations. You can use digital invitations or traditional paper invitations for your guests. Be sure to send them out about four weeks before the event. Virtual RSVPs are increasingly popular and an easy way to get a headcount and direct guests to your registry. 

Plan your Party Details

Once you’ve pinned down the who, what, when, and where details of your baby shower, it’s time to think about the fun stuff. Don’t overthink it. Your baby shower can be as laid back or formal as you’d like it to be. 

Party games. Choose whether or not you want to play games or activities at your baby shower. Games can be a fun way to engage with your guests, but can feel overwhelming to some. There’s no right or wrong way to do it!

Gifting. You have the option to ask your guests to bring gifts wrapped or unwrapped, which is considered a “display shower.” Ultimately you should decide whether or not you want to spend time opening gifts at the event.

Decor. While our venue is beautiful as-is, you might want to include some additional decor to personalize the event. Think photos, streamers, flowers, and balloons.

Party favors. Party favors are a great thank you to your guests. Think of something everyone can enjoy like a tasty take-home treat, a mini candle, body butter, soaps, or bath bombs.

Plan Your Baby Shower at Historic Acres of Hershey

Our smaller space, The Coop, is ideal for baby showers. With space for up to 54 guests, this renovated banquet room boasts charming farmhouse details, exposed wood beam ceilings, large bay windows, and crystal chandeliers. If you’re looking at baby shower venues in Hershey PA, give us a call or submit a form on our contact us page to learn more about our options. We’re excited to help you plan your special day.