Office parties shouldn’t be serious, stuffy or predictable. Odds are the staff in your office is hoping for a fall gathering this is fun, unexpected and maybe even a little whimsical, so why not build yours around some little-known reasons to celebrate.
October 22 is National Nut Day, a chance to honor nuts of all types and sizes. Plan an after-work mixer featuring a table of nuts to sample and compare. Include nut butters with bread or crackers for a variety of taste testing options.
If you are planning for a more lengthy gathering, consider the many ways nuts are used in appetizers and main dishes. Work with your caterer to request a selection of dishes that feature nuts as a main ingredient or as a garnish. Be sure to have some nut-free options in case of food allergies.
Nuts are a nutritious snack that many turn to as a significant energy source. Add some entertainment to your office gathering by asking colleagues to share an activity or exercise that they favor to keep their energy high and their health at its best.
October 30 is National Candy Corn Day, focusing on the sweet side of Halloween. Forego the spooky decorations and build a pre-Halloween celebration around candy corn colors of yellow, orange and white. Layout your table of treats with bowls of every candy corn variety, from the traditional to Indian corn to blackberry cobbler.
Work with your caterer to create desserts, drinks and finger foods that feature candy corn as a main ingredient or as a garnish.
Use your fall/Halloween party as a chance to introduce new staff members. Whimsical ice breakers can include candy corn bingo and guessing the number of candy corn in a jar.
At Ciminero’s, our team is happy to help you build a menu that supports any party theme. Call today to plan a menu of appetizers, main dishes or unique drinks for any office party, from an after-work social to an evening event.