Create a Festive Setting
Transform the break room with a holiday ambience for your workplace potluck with simple decorations that depict the theme. Be sure to update the employee bulletin board with a Thanksgiving motif, too, and add fall-inspired art to blank walls.
Enlist the help of your craftiest colleagues to make do-it-yourself party decorations ahead of the big day. Organize a group craft project during a lunch hour to inspire fellow DIY fans for your upcoming feast. Handmade decorations are typically easy on the budget, too.
Easy Thanksgiving Decor
Let necessities such as tablecloths and napkins do double duty as attractive decorations. Inexpensive plastic covers in fall hues, paired with reusable skirts in white or black, create a festive presentation without depleting the budget. Select from personalized napkins or paper goods with a Thanksgiving-theme to add a layer of holiday color to the party's decor.
Party Food Essentials
Serve salty snacks, such as chips and nuts, as guests arrive and start to mingle. These are great accompaniments to homemade appetizers before the main course and traditional sides brought in by the team. Snacks also make a nice addition to the dessert table.
Cookie trays are a perfect way to stretch your dessert offerings. Include an assortment of cookies and more, such as crunchy biscotti, decadent shortcake and traditional chocolate chip, to satisfy an array of tastes.
Fall Flavors With K-cups
You can unlock the flavors of Autumn by selecting convenient K-cups. Everyone gets to choose their favorite. Whether it’s decadent pumpkin spice, smooth hot chocolate, or tasty ciders and teas, you’ll help make the celebration memorable.
Keep everyone hydrated with a selection of beverages, including sodas, water and juices. Place cans and bottles in coolers ahead of time, and add ice about an hour before the party begins.
A Thanksgiving meal simply isn't complete without everyone's favorite indulgences. Think homemade pie or a rich slice of cake. When serving a crowd, select from cupcakes, cake bars and ready-to-serve cheesecakes.
Who wants to do dishes after an office holiday party? Opt for sturdy plates with built-in dividers and purchase cutlery in bulk so there's enough for all the guests.
Keep cleaning supplies nearby during the celebration to make it easier for everyone to lend a hand with cleanup. Place garbage receptacles in at least two convenient locations, and keep clean trash bags in the bottoms to minimize effort. Cleaning wipes are also excellent remedies for spills and mishaps.