The best company party ideas in 2024!

Toca Madera Staff

8 min read

Tired of predictable parties that leave your team uninspired? Los Angeles pulses with possibilities for your next corporate event.

Let's replace the familiar with something a little special - think immersive scavenger hunts, electrifying rage rooms, and culinary experiences that go beyond the expected.

Birthday parties can be straightforward enough to plan, and dinner parties are a relative breeze, but organizing a company party that energizes rather than exhausts requires extra creativity.

From thrilling adventures to private events to sophisticated soirées: let's uncover the Los Angeles experience your team deserves.

1 - Enjoy a luxurious group dinner at Toca Madera

Our number one recommendation is Toca Madera, West Hollywood's vibrant modern Mexican steakhouse. This trendy spot guarantees a lively and flavorful experience that's sure to energize your team with delicious food.

A Feast for the Senses:

  • Delectable Dishes: The menu showcases fresh, innovative takes on Mexican classics – think succulent Tomahawk steaks (pictured above), flavorful seafood, and enticing plant-based options.
  • Crafted Cocktails: A delicious company meal warrants exceptional drinks. Feeling adventurous? Try the Winnie the Pooh, infused with chamomile and green chartreuse.

This upscale venue offers a few distinct private dining options perfectly suited to creating a memorable company gathering, special events, or even company holiday parties.

Let's look at their two boutique areas:

The Treehouse: Intimate Sophistication

Exclusive Ambiance:

Located on a private mezzanine level, the Treehouse provides an intimate setting for up to 35 guests. Velvet curtains and handcrafted wooden tables create a sense of luxurious seclusion.

Adaptable Setting:

Open the curtains for a view of the lively restaurant below or keep them closed for complete privacy. This flexibility makes the Treehouse ideal for both focused presentations and intimate dinner celebrations.

The Garden: Enchanting and Vibrant

Indoor Oasis

Soaring ceilings, lush greenery, and a stunning skylight bring a touch of the outdoors to this beautiful space. Twinkling lanterns and a majestic tree create an enchanting atmosphere for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions with up to 40 guests in this semi-private area.

And with live DJs, fire performers, and more in the main dining area, it's easy to see why the venue is fast becoming the most talked about Mexican steakhouse in Southern California. Make sure to skip the snoozy conference centers and treat your team to something a little special with Toca Madera.

2 - Rent a karaoke room

Stuck in a corporate party rut?

XLanes LA throws the ultimate Los Angeles company party with private karaoke rooms and pool tables - the perfect activity for employees to bond and have a blast. Imagine your team belting out classics (or hilariously off-key renditions) in their own private space, then channeling their competitive spirit at the pool tables.

With a full-service bar to keep the drinks flowing, this fun setting breaks the ice, lets you get to know your co-workers' personalities, and gives them an experience they'll still be talking about in the office on Monday.

3 - Explore Fulcrum Adventures

Discover Fulcrum Adventures for more corporate event ideas in Los Angeles, where your team's cohesion and spirit soar to new heights.

Known for its exceptional team building exercises and experiences, Fulcrum creates days that unite groups through shared challenges and triumphs.

Here are three of its many programs:

  • Giant Swing & Giant’s Ladder: Engage in team bonding and trust-building with these thrilling outdoor activities. These features push participants to collaborate and support one another, embodying the essence of a fun company event.
  • Low Ropes Course: Ideal for corporate outings, this fun group activity emphasizes communication skills and collective problem-solving, integral to any team building experience.
  • B.O.L.D. Behavioral Styles: Enhance your team's employee engagement through this insightful workshop, aligning core values and diverse working styles for improved corporate functions.

4 - Let off some steam at a rage room

Need a unique way to blow off steam after a tough quarter? The corporate world in LA can be intense, and sometimes your team needs more than just happy hour to decompress.

Rage Ground LA offers exactly that - a place to let loose, break items in friendly competitions, relieve stress, and bond with your team in a totally unconventional way. Think of it as extreme stress relief with a side of team-building.

They offer a variety of packages designed for groups, including a 2-hour private event starting at $1200 for 20 guests (additional attendees cost extra). You can even customize your Rage Ground experience with add-ons like a minibar for $900).

5 - Go Treasure Hunting

Red Herring Treasure Hunts allows you to craft a custom treasure hunt that capitalizes on the natural light, outdoor spaces, and unique charm of Los Angeles - from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, Griffith Park, Echo Park, or any locale in Los Angeles.

Their service blends your treasure hunt goals with LA's vibrant settings to create a team-building adventure.

  • Versatile Los Angeles Locales: Red Herring will help you build a treasure hunt that suits you. Choose from several LA locations, be it the exclusive streets of Beverly Hills, the Arts district, the beachfront allure of Santa Monica, Venice beach and more
  • Interactive and Dynamic Challenges: Engage in fun activities that not only entertain but also encourage critical thinking and collaboration.

With tiered pricing structures, Red Herring ensures you can plan effectively: small group hunts start at $2,000, scaling to $7,500 for extensive adventures. Whether it's for a corporate outing, a holiday party, or just a day out, they offer a compelling way to explore, learn, connect, and - above all - have fun!

Honorable mentions

Still looking for some company party ideas and corporate team building activities in LA? Here's two more we love:

  • Take your staff on a trip to Culver City: Highlights include team hiking in Baldwin Hills and Jurassic Park fans will love the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
  • Investigate with CSI team building: Keith & Margo's Murder Mystery is an LA event institution and one that's perfect for your company party.

Toast to Your Company's Success: Experience Luxury Dining at Toca Madera

At Toca Madera, we invite your company to discover a perfect setting for connecting and celebrating achievements.

Our vibrant venue offers exclusive team bonding options within uniquely themed private spaces: including the intimate Treehouse and the lush Garden.

Savor our exquisite cuisine, from innovative Mexican-inspired dishes to daring drinks, all set against the backdrop of our dynamic atmosphere.

Your team's story is waiting to unfold in an evening of elegance and camaraderie at Toca Madera.