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Employee Appreciation Day Party Ideas

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Employees are the backbone of a company. Without them, things aren’t the same! Seeing the amount of passions in a specific environment is amazing to see in people who work together. It is one big team, who sees each other every day and considers everyone within their organization family.

With all the hard work and accomplishment each individual within your organization has done, it is very important we take a moment to recognize our work family! And since we are in the high spirits of celebrating our team mates, see below for some employee appreciation day ideas!

Employee Appreciation Event Ideas

Idea #1: Miami Seaquarium Picnic Celebration

Take your work day out of the office and head to Miami Seaquarium for Employee Appreciation Day with your work family. In this unique company picnic, Miami Seaquarium will put on a show your team will never forget! Groups of 50 to 5,000 can enjoy a picnic under the park’s event tent or on the beautiful five- acre event field. Plus, our chefs will prepare a crowd-pleaser barbecue feast!

Idea #2: Plan a Surprise Achievement Celebration!

Use this day to show your employees how much you appreciate them for being a part of your work family! Take time to listen to some tunes and have a good pizza party with some fixin’s for ice cream sundaes! Showing your team of employees that recognition is very rewarding to both your team and you!

Idea #3: Miami Seaquarium’s Adventurous VIP Tour

It’s a team outing for some team building! Get the ultimate and private experience at Miami Seaquarium with a VIP tour. Your team can celebrate Employee Appreciation Day by having a day out of the office! Your work family will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with one of our exotic animal friends. A personal tour guide will take you on an adventure where you will experience a variety of activities that may include meeting an iguana or macaw, feeding our manatees, stingrays, and sea turtles and having a photo opportunity with a sea lion or dolphin. After the tour is done, stay and enjoy our exciting marine mammal shows!

Employee Appreciation Day Activities

Idea #4: Free Yoga or Free Massage Day for All!

When working in an office, we are all always hunching over computers and sitting for long commutes. Hire an on-site yoga instructor or masseuse to come in for the day and host a series of classes or sessions (or both!) for employees. Make it a relaxing day at work as you and your team both take in that recognition is a relaxing matter.

Idea #5: Play Games All Afternoon

Bring in a game consule like an Xbox or Nintendo Wii and track down all the board games and card games you have at your house. Playing games is a great way for coworkers to get to know each other even better!

Idea #6: Organize a Company-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt?! Keep it confined to your office campus. If you’re feeling more adventurous, come visit us at Miami Seaquarium! The park offers corporate companies a unique scavenger hunt-marine animal edition!

Idea #7: Sing Your Heart Out!

While you enjoy the best office day ever, add some karaoke time into the fun! Gather all your coworkers for some loud singing or maybe even amazing signing (for those who have a secret talent).

Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas

Idea #8: Unveil a Killer New Coffee/Espresso Machine

Everyone needs their java fix. Reveal a brand-new machine that will make your company’s coffee game the envy of competitors!

Idea #9: Gift a Gift Card

You’ll never go wrong with giving your employees a gift card to Amazon or a popular local restaurant that is always talked about. Show your appreciation by giving a gift card to your work family!

Idea #10: Live Entertainment

Concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events are all great bonding opportunities for your employees, whether you bring the performers to the company site or take your employees on a field trip!

A Huge THANK YOU from Miami Seaquarium!

Your favorite South Floridian aquarium, Miami Seaquarium, would love to give all employees out there and our very own a huge THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication. Without YOU, the company is not complete!