San Diego Company Picnic Theme: All-American Celebration

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Celebrating the summer with coworkers, friends and family at a company picnic is a beloved American pastime. What better way is there to honor that than to make your company picnic an All-American Celebration.

Of course, being American is about more than just apple pie. Our beautiful country is all about celebrating people from every culture, so feel free to feature a variety of different cuisines, games, music styles and more at your picnic to capture the American spirit. Picnic People will be there to help you imagine the best party in the USA possible. Here’s a look at what we can do!

Décor: More Than Red, White and Blue

America’s about more than just the stars and stripes, so we go all-out in decorating an All-American Celebration. You’ll see familiar faces like Uncle Sam, George Washington and Lady Liberty herself.

Liberty bells, golden eagles and important documents from American history like the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution really set the scene for celebrating everything awesome about the US of A.

And our country’s classic color scheme of red, white and blue does create a nice backdrop for the patriotic affair.

Activities & Contests

It wouldn’t be an All-American Celebration without competitions, so we’ve got plenty of ideas for you. Pie and watermelon eating contests are messy fun-for-alls that your guests are sure to love. Hosting a bake-off, too, is a way to create some friendly competition (and eat a ton of amazing desserts!).

For non-food contests, there are always the classics like cornhole, horseshoes, potato sack races, three-legged races, balloon tosses, watermelon seed spitting contests, egg-and-spoon races—basically, name a game and we’ll make it happen.

Carnival games are also beloved by Americans everywhere, so any of your favorites would perfectly complement what you already have planned. As for inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses: the more the merrier!

We have a whole list of awesome activities for your All-American Celebration, so take a look and let us know what we can bring to your company picnic!

Music & Entertainment

Americans are all about music and entertainment, so you pretty much can’t go wrong. Feel free to explore every genre and era of American artists—there are a ton of party jams throughout our country’s musical history!

As for entertainers, impersonators of famous American politicians and celebrities are sure to bring smiles to people’s faces. After all, who wouldn’t want a selfie with Elvis and Abe Lincoln? Other ideas include face painters, so guests can really show their stars and stripes, and costumed stilt walkers, who will bring Uncle Sam to new heights.

An All-American Feast

We’ve reached the best part of any picnic: the menu! American eats are truly some of the most delicious. Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve at a picnic in the USA:

  • Quarter-pound burgers, grilled on-site and to perfection
  • Molasses baked beans
  • Fresh sliced watermelon
  • Homestyle coleslaw
  • Our famous fudge brownies


Is your mouth watering yet? Good! Let’s get to planning your All-American company picnic today. Contact the picnic pros at Picnic People or give us a call at (858) 586-1717 to start planning a patriotic celebration no one will soon forget!

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