Hosting an office happy hour can be an easy and fun way to get your coworkers relaxed and having fun after a long week at their standing desks. Whether you have a small office of just a few people or a big company, there are some important dos and don’ts to hosting happy hour at your office. One of the big dont’s is “Don’t forget the snacks!” While having plenty of booze is vital, having some snacks is just as important. Here are some ideas from True North Desks on some yummy snacks to get your crew away from their standing workstations for happy hour.
Salsa is always a big hit. Grab a big platter and load up 3 bowls with salsa and some yummy tortilla chips. People will be flying away from their stand up desks to grab some salsa and maybe even a margarita. For an extra kick, make guacamole with crudite on the side. Everyone will appreciate a healthy and light option to snack on at the end of the day. This can be especially fun during these hot summer months when we are all craving a beach vacation but may be stuck at the standing desk instead.
Now this may seem like a funny idea, but the nostalgia associated with ice cream sandwiches may be just what your office needs. Pair your ice cream sandwiches with a crisp white wine, and you’ll be transported back to the summer days of your childhood. For those who may be finishing up some last minute work at their standup desk, an ice cream sandwich is something they can enjoy while working. It won’t take long for them to wrap things up and head to your summer office happy hour.
Creating a beautiful charcuterie plate for your office happy hour will have everyone feeling like they are sipping and snacking at a California vineyard. Include meats, cheeses, crackers, and some sweet fruit for a well-rounded plate. Pair your plate with California wines and your coworkers will feel like they are on vacation.
Your office may be more in the mood for a beer themed happy hour. In that case, bring in some buffalo wings with blue cheese dip and pair it with some local brews. Throw in some celery and carrots and you have a well-rounded platter.
Whether your office is a wine and cheese crowd or a beer and wings crowd, you can’t go wrong with an office happy hour. Once a week, or just once a month, office happy hour is a way for you to get to know your coworkers while winding down for the day. Having something fun to look forward to can be motivating to your team while making them more productive.
For even more productivity, consider investing in standing desks. Working at a standing desk can increase energy and productivity while at work. For more information, request our brochure at True North Desks.