10 Tips for Elevating Your Parking Lot Party to the Big Leagues

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The Google goddesses have asked… and we’re answering!

Our most searched event topic is for Parking Lot Party Ideas, and we can understand why.

It’s affordable.

Most office buildings have a parking lot. No venue rental required—shake what your office building gave ya.

It’s easy.

The only transportation needed is your feet—your entire team can walk out the front door and be straight at the event.

It’s timely.

Work until 3:59PM and be at the party by 4pm!

And let’s be real, we wouldn’t be QCD if we didn’t have a load of suggestions for your next parking lot party.

Let’s give your office’s parking lot a total party makeover!

THE SETUP // TRANSFORM THE OFFICE LOT INTO THE PARTY OF THE YEAR.

Tent that bad boy.

Mix it up with furniture options.   Photo source.

Mix it up with furniture options. Photo source.

Don’t let your party be at the mercy of whatever Mother Nature decides she’s in the mood for that day. No one wants the party’s Plan B to consist of mingling in the conference room, anyways.

Set aside some funds for a gorgeous framed tent—it will help set the tone for your event while ensuring that you can still party in the great outdoors, no matter the weather.

Mix it up with furniture options.

Your parking lot party deserves more than few plastic 8 ft. tables and folding chairs—to take your party to the next level, you need to add the magic of a little lounge furniture.

Mix some picnic tables with small seated rounds—trust us, some soft seating elements will make your paved space completely unrecognizable, in the best way possible.

Add some bean bags to the mix and watch your employees turn into kids all over again.

FOOD & BEVERAGE // THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.

Smoke on site.

What’s that smell wafting through the office and getting your employees hyped for that afternoon’s event?

Just Eli’s BBQ, a Cincinnati staple, smoking your meats on site all day long. Heck to the yes.

Get hands on.

Who doesn’t love a hands-on activity AND pizza just the way you like it? Create a make-your-own-pizza station! Bring in a pizza oven and culinary team to bake your employee’s custom pizza pies.

Bring in the trucks.

Food trucks—‘nuff said.

How fun is this custom pop-up bar?   Photo source   .

How fun is this custom pop-up bar? Photo source.

Create a custom pop-up bar.

What’s a party without a bar?

And since this is all about taking your parking lot party to the big leagues, take a hint from this brilliant Beer Garden by Uber at SXSW.

When you work with Cincinnati’s Queen City Destination to plan your ultimate parking lot party, we can design and create your custom pop-up bar, fit to any party theme.

Imagination is the limit—so let’s dream big!

ENTERTAINMENT // LET’S HAVE SOME FUN.

Life-sized “beer pong”? Count us in.   Photo source   .

Life-sized “beer pong”? Count us in. Photo source.

Avoid the awkward silence.

A silent event is an awkward event.

Bring in some tunes to relax your attendees and invite them to have some fun. When you work with QCD to plan your event, we can help you source a local band or DJ.

Games, games, and more games.

Work hard, play hard—at least that can be true of your parking lot party day.

Consider bringing in ping pong tables, corn hole sets, or set up a giant beer pong for a creative and fun twist on the classic party game.

EVENT TAKEAWAYS // SEND THE party HOME.

Gift them branded sunglasses.

Here’s a branded product guaranteed to be used—sunglasses. Your team will remember their company’s amazing parking lot party for years to come.

Capture the fun with a photo.

Rent QCD’s custom photo wall and send your employees home with a photo keepsake that will make bring a big grin to their face every time they reminisce on the parking lot party fun. Plus, we’re all about creating Instagram-worthy moments for your event attendees—yep, even at a parking lot party for staff!

READY TO PLAN SOME PARKING LOT FUN?

Queen City Destination is ready to make the parking lot party magic fun happen. Set up your free consultation call to begin dreaming up a parking lot party for the ages!