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Set the Mood
Valentine's Day has a playful side that's perfect for office fun. Opt for simple shapes such as hearts and flowers to set a whimsical tone. Paper lanterns, honeycomb balls and streamers offer visual impact on a budget, while carnations brighten the February holiday with greenery.
Never underestimate the power of homemade gifts and decor. Paper crafts bring back memories of similar projects from childhood, such as heart-shaped paper chains and wreathes made of tissue flowers. Paper supplies also offer inexpensive shortcuts to decorating, such as heart-shaped Post-It® notes that go right on the wall.
Create Valentine’s Day cards to boost the office spirit. Get them started with craft paper and glitter, and check for materials you have on-hand, such as paper plates and markers. Add a theme to focus creativity and include inspiring extras. Googly eyes, pom-poms and pipe cleaners are perfect for animal-themed cards.
Go for the Glitz
Clue in colleagues with a big banner that they can't miss. Choose a color combo that stands out while keeping with the spirit, such as white letters on a red background. Or invite the team to help with pre-cut shapes, glitter pens and doilies to make a reusable sign.
Say it With Sweets
Few things satisfy a sweet tooth like colorful candy dishes filled to the brim. Look for simple shapes and colors that you can reuse year-round, and let the candy do the talking with chocolate or raspberry and strawberry flavors to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Snacks That Satisfy
Place sweet next to salty to get taste buds excited about snacking. Pretzels and chips entice nibblers, while nuts such as almonds or peanuts fill up hungry party-goers and double as healthy options. Ask in advance if anyone has nut allergies to ensure a smooth, fun-filled party.
Passion for Pink
Fill glasses with pink and red beverages to get guests into the spirit. Stage a bar for colleagues to mix mock cocktails with cranberry, raspberry and grape fruit juices, plus seltzer, maraschino cherries and grenadine to encourage creativity.