Our office has a tendency to go a little nuts over Halloween. In the past, the different departments spent days and weeks having a decorating competition that ended with people bringing their kids in to trick and treat at the office. To be honest, our competitive spirit got a little out of hand with this. This year, we opted not to do the competition and instead spend that time with our families.
But, a couple of us decided we couldn’t just ignore Halloween altogether! We decided to throw a hastily arranged (like planned on Monday) cookie swap. Thankfully the food team was ready with some TakeAlongs to help us out!
What did we do?
- A few of us (4 in total) spent a little too much time (hopefully our bosses aren’t reading this!) on the addictive Pillsbury website looking at easy Halloween cookie recipes and getting side tracked with their holiday cookie recipes.
- Monday we sent out an update to a meeting already scheduled saying there would be a cookie swap and anyone could bring cookies
- Tuesday we raided the food team’s TakeAlongs samples and grabbed Large Rectangle TakeAlongs to transport our cookies
- Tuesday night we went to the grocery store, got our supplies and baked cookies
- Wednesday afternoon we displayed the goodies and brought smaller TakeAlongs so people could take cookies home for their families (we also sampled a few cookies during the meeting)
Check out photos from the event!
In all honesty, we were not completely organized for the event, but cookie swaps are easy things to throw together. A little earlier planning would have made the event even better. However, this tight timeline shows how you can have a fun, easy event last minute!