The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter, which means pumpkin spice season is officially here. Even if today’s “sweater weather” is gone by next week – we’re looking at you, Lubbock! – the taste and aroma of pumpkin spice is sure to give you all the autumn feels.
Where exactly does pumpkin spice get its power? It’s hard to say. But one thing’s for sure… this wildly popular blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
Love it or hate it, you probably have quite a few pumpkin spice superfans in your office. So why not “spice things up” at your next get-together?
In today’s blog, we’re sharing how you can embrace pumpkin spice season at your next office party. Whether it’s a morning, afternoon, or evening gathering, we’ve got the inspiration to get your party-planning started.
Morning: Pick Up PSLs for Everyone (Pumpkin Spiced Lattes)
We can’t mention pumpkin spice without giving credit to the drink that started it all – the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. If you want to be a workplace hero, just walk into the office with a drink carrier full of PSLs. That’s a party in our book, especially if it’s a Monday morning.
To make it easy, take orders the day before (via Slack, email, or a cute paper ballot) and be sure to suggest a variety of delicious fall drinks for those who aren’t into the pumpkin spice craze! We’re thinking chai lattes, apple ciders, and hot cinnamon teas.
Afternoon: Plan a Pumpkin Spice Potluck + Contest
Afternoon office parties are great for celebrating achievements, birthdays, and big announcements, but they’re EVEN BETTER when they involve tasty snacks. For your next mid-day office party, plan to have a Pumpkin Spice Potluck.
If you’re in charge, ask your office mates to whip up their best pumpkin spice treat and bring it to the party to share. And if your colleagues are the competitive type, make it a contest! Just don’t forget to send home a prize with the pumpkin spice king or queen.
Evening: Prepare a Feast, Pumpkin Spice Style
We saved the best for last. If the party you’re planning is formal and after five o’clock, a catered meal is the way to go. At Heart & Soul Cuisine, we’ve curated an seasonal menu inspired by some of the best fall flavors: pomegranate, pear, and – you guessed it – pumpkin spice.
How does this lineup sound? Pomegranate Balsamic Pork Sliders, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Crostini, Pear Pomegranate Salad, and Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie. Oh, and a charcuterie board! Because you can’t have a party without a charcuterie board, in our opinion.
Need help planning your next office party? Give us a call! No matter the season, we can help you make your gathering a success.