When it’s cold outside, pumpkin spice superfans feel the pull to all things pumpkin spice, from coffee and breakfast muffins to pumpkin ale and cheese. In fact, there are probably more than a few pumpkin spice superfans in your office. It’s hard to say why pumpkin spice has this power. But it might have something to do with its fragrant, intoxicating aroma, which can lift us up from the monotony of morning emails and meetings. So, in the spirit of pumpkin spice season, here are some tips for throwing a fabulous pumpkin spice–themed party that will perk up your office.
1. Put Pumpkin Spice Everywhere
It’s not a huge surprise that there are enzyme peels and bath bombs scented with pumpkin spice. Creations like these come from a place of deep pumpkin spice love. We, in fact, love PS so much we went a little overboard planning a pumpkin spice–themed list of party essentials. Now, you don’t need to cannonball into the deep end of this pumpkin spice craziness. But just in case you want to, it’s all here for you.
- Balloon garland kit
- Table runner
- Gold pumpkin place-card holders
- Decorative pumpkins (like this one and these)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pumpkin spice decals
- Smiling pumpkin latte felt stickers
- Disposable dinnerware set or personalized party supplies (paper plates, napkins, tags, mason jars, and cake pops)
Also, if your teams have had a stressful quarter, consider showing your appreciation with gift bags. Check out these cool pumpkin spice–themed self-care items.
- Fragrance melt
- Purifying enzyme peel
- Body moisturizer
- Bath bomb
- Lip balm
- Trouser socks
2. Set the Pumpkin Spice Mood
A pumpkin spice–themed office party is way better when a playlist is involved. So fill the office with gentle but cool tunes that invoke the pumpkin spice spirit, like songs from Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Bob Dylan, and Yo La Tengo. Thankfully, some huge pumpkin spice fans have already created Spotify playlists to crank up, er, lower the volume to mellow pumpkin spice. Check out these two Spotify playlists: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Essentials.
3. Team Pumpkin Spice
Use your pumpkin spice–themed office party as an excuse to have fun with your coworkers. Keep them entertained with games like Sticker Stalker, Death by Winking, or a scavenger hunt. To get everyone psyched about the games, offer a few cool prizes, like Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers (in campfire orange, of course), Beats by Dre headphones, this cropped sweatshirt, and gift baskets filled to the brim with PS-themed goodies like pumpkin pie macarons, popcorn, and coffee. Finally, mix it up with few gag prizes. Pumpkin spice Spam and deodorant, anyone?
4. Embrace Pumpkin Spice in Your Catering Menu
We could be wrong, but we’re pretty sure that if you tell your office you’re having a pumpkin spice party, people will be expecting you to bring your catering A-game. Thankfully, you can find a caterer to whip up and deliver a pumpkin spice–themed party spread to lower your stress levels. Think pumpkin spice lattes and doughnuts, creamy curries and grain bowls with roasted fall produce, and a happy hour built on cheeseboards and pumpkin spice beer.
With pumpkin spice in the air, your coworkers are sure to have a lot of fun.
Want to plan a catered pumpkin spice party for your team?