My place of employment for 17 years (!!) gave us branches throughout the US the option to have a branch fun day out. We were allotted a specified amount per employee to go out and play games, mini-golf, eat, whatever we wanted to do.
My branch in Orlando wanted to bring our families along, which is cool by me. Back in the day (and that's a lot of days in my 17 years), we always used to do group events and include the families. I told them they were welcome to bring anyone, but they were getting the set amount my corporate allotted and they would have to pay the rest.
I chose Dave & Busters in Orlando and off we went for a 7 p.m. Friday night dinner. The kids and I got there early and I purchased gift cards ahead of time for all the employees, so everyone got the same amount. We ate dinner, talked and had a bunch of fun playing games. We had a full house - 19 people.
|My kids, STARVING, waiting for everyone to show up. They were LATE. :)|
|Hi Jose! Co-worker and his 3 kids.|
His wife was sitting next to me so we could gossi...I mean, catch up.
|My kids play Skee Ball|
|Another co-worker Juan's kids playing a huge Connect 4 game|
|On his first try, he wins 300 tickets|
We had enough $$ left on our gift card to buy a play card and play games, but ran out early on, so I added $15 to their play card. Then another co-worker who was leaving gave my kids his play card, so we got extra fun.
The kids got enough tokens to get a Pikachu plush toy, candy and some key covers for Jake's car keys.
Dinner for 3 including appetizer (David had to work; he was none too happy we did it on a Friday night), two hours of game playing, a stuffed Pikachu, candy and key covers, all for $15. I think it was a very successful evening.