Break up the monotony of the workday with an autumn office party

Everyone will have a great time at this autumn-themed office party.

Everyone will have a great time at this autumn-themed office party.

Let's face it: everyone knows that, every now and again, work can get boring. Whether you're on a phone all day, filling out paperwork or just answering phones, your normal routine can get you in a funk.

To break up the monotony, why not throw an office harvest party? This is a great way to get to know your coworkers better while celebrating the arrival of cooler weather and fall foliage. If this sounds like a good idea, then read over the following tips on how to throw a get-together that will be the topic of the employee lunch room for months to come.

Before getting started, make sure you have permission from your boss. If he or she gives you the okay, then you have two options: you can either send out a company-wide email or post a few flyers around the office on autumn-themed paper. However, because this party is going to be at work, it's important to note that you'll have to extend an invitation to everyone, even those you don't have the best relationship with.

You can either cook all the food yourself and bring it in or host a potluck and ask everyone at work to prepare something. Just be aware that, unless the celebration takes place at the end of the day, people are going need to get back to work, dishes that require a lot of cleanup aren't a good idea. Think something along the lines of dips, veggie and fruit platters and finger foods.

What party would be complete without some good entertainment? To get even the most serious employees having a good time, play games like "Harvest Word Find" and "Harvest Word Scramble," by To build unity among the personnel within the company, you can pair everyone up in teams and have them work together.

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