Come fall, we’re all seeing orange—and not just in the form of espresso and foam in our Starbucks cup. This year, think beyond the pumpkin spice latte and explore what other ways you can enjoy the flavors of fall at the office.
Like the foodies we are, we all get a bit [too] excited when pumpkin season hits. Your office deserves a Pumpkin Palooza (don’t we all?). So if you’re still hurting for ideas on what to serve, you know who to call to help plan it (hint hint).
- Everything Nice and Pumpkin Pie Spice challenge
Host a pumpkin recipe taste-off at work with all your colleagues. Challenge your officemates to see who can make the best pumpkin inspired recipe—whether it be pumpkin brownies, bread, pie, caramel sauce, or parfaits—and crown the winner for best taste and most original.
- Five o’clock = Pumpkin Hour
Who says pumpkin beverages only come in the form of lattes and creamer? Shift your daily pumpkin intake to the end of the day, and throw a fall-themed happy hour at the office. Have Drizzly deliver a variety of pumpkin ales to the office, and ask your Zerocater representative for pumpkin spiced cupcakes and other treats.
- What’s your next pie in the sky idea?
What’s a brainstorming session without a little brain food? Offer a spread of pumpkin pies at your next meeting or luncheon, instead of the typical cookie platter you usually go for.
- Do up the Pumpkin décor
Make your office a little more fall-fest friendly by hosting a pumpkin carving party. Or, plan a wine-and-painting happy hour where coworkers paint your company logo on mini pumpkins for the office.
- An Ode to the PSL
If all you want is your beloved PSL, then don’t let anything come between you. But don’t just serve the coffee—come on show a little respect—honor the froth and foam and serve with pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread, and your other favorite breakfast treats.
What other ways is your office gearing up for fall? Pumpkin season is just one of the many things to celebrate in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted on tailgate ideas and Thanksgiving menus in the weeks to come!
The pumpkin breakfast treats featured in this post are menu items from Bakehouse in Washington, D.C., a proud Zerocater vendor.