With only one week left in my favorite month of all, I have big plans this weekend. I am determined to find the best pumpkin and show the world my unparalleled pumpkin carving skills! Okay. So that’s an exaggeration. There’s usually not too much more to my Jack-O’-Lantern than three triangles and a very crooked smile. But it is definitely one of my favorite ways to spend a chilly fall evening.
If you’ve read any of my past blogs, you know how partial I am to the cool weather, and (as the ladies in our department know) pumpkin flavored anything! So as October comes quickly to an end, I’d like to focus on a few simple pleasures that I would encourage everyone to participate in during the all-to-brief fall season.
Activity #1: Bake!
Anything with the spicy and fresh flavors of the fall. Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Muffins are two of my all time favorites. For a fun office event, hold an afternoon Halloween party. Encourage employees to bring in their favorite fall treats to share. Give kitchen utensils to all participants for an extra branding boost.
Activity #2: Take a hike…
Or a walk. Or even a stroll. The cool weather and soft sunlight are great times to get a little fresh air and a little extra exercise. And don’t forget to clip on your pedometer to see how far your stroll takes you.
Activity #3: Host a backyard bonfire
Take it outside! Break out the coolers and collapsible chairs and toast marshmallows over an open fire. Of course make sure that starting a contained fire is legal in your city. You wouldn’t want to risk that getting out of hand!
Activity #4: Carve pumpkins
Whether you break out the pumpkin carving equipment for the kids, or just for fun, pumpkin carving is a fun and creative break from the normal day-to-day routine.
Activity #5: Stock up on tasty treats
You want to be prepared for Trick-or-Treaters on the 31st! And a tip for parents, grocery bags are excellent for collecting the treats and goodies your little Ghosts and Goblins will amass Halloween night!
No matter what activities you choose to participate in this season, remember to incorporate promotional products into your marketing promotions and events. Hosting team events and activities is a great way to increase employee loyalty and morale. Take a break from the day and use Halloween and fun fall events as opportunities to bond with your team.
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