It’s no secret – everyone loves fall. And since autumn is essentially the Bay Area’s summertime (thanks Karl), why not embrace the crisp air and celebrate the season that’s unlike anywhere else in the U.S? Plus, there’s no shame in partaking in a few #basic fall activities – that’s why we’ve curated a few ideas to help reward your team and kick off the fall season.

Day of the Dead Celebration

There’s nothing wrong with attending your standard Halloween costume party, but we’ve all been-there-done-that before. Why not change it up a bit this year by celebrating Día de Los Muertos instead? While the two holidays are related, they differ greatly in ritual and tradition. Unsure of exactly what a Day of the Dead Celebration entails? What better time than now to do a little research and learn something new about Latin American culture. But one thing we do know is that no Día de Los Muertos celebration is complete without some Mexican fusion bites from Cool!naria.

Pumpkin-Spice it up With Some Competition

What is more quintessential “fall” than carving pumpkins? Grab your most competitive work friends and host a full-blown pumpkin carving competition, complete with different categories for judging. And for those with a true artistic side (or for younger hands that you may not trust with a knife), have a pumpkin painting contest. Paired with a few seasonal beers or cocktails, as well as seasonal, local eats from Little Green Cyclo, you’re sure to have a big turnout, and bragging rights that will quickly help create a new annual tradition.

Friendsgiving with a Twist

For many of us, Thanksgiving Day can be full of stress – dealing with a house full of guests, hours of prep-work and cooking, and managing judgmental family members. That’s why in recent years, alternative celebrations such as Thanksgiving Potlucks and “Friendsgivings” have really caught on. After all, who could avoid the break room that’s housing the largest untraditional Thanksgiving buffet ever? And why not completely reduce the stress of this fun, laid-back pseudo-holiday by getting your potluck catered by Off the Grid Catering? Don’t fret, there’s still bound to be a ton of leftovers, even if you don’t cook yourself.

Plan a Fall Retreat

Get out from behind the cubicle and enjoy the crisp fall weather with a challenging hike or day of kayaking with your entire office. It’s remarkable how well you’ll get to know your coworkers outside of the typical corporate environment. And to reward all of your hard work, why not get one of our mobile vendors, like Carribean Spice Restaurant’s truck to show up in the park afterward and serve up a few delicious meals? After all, nothing brings people together like food (Pssst… Here’s a list of a few great outdoor event locations around the Bay Area).

Inspired to throw a ‘last minute’ celebration? Off the Grid Catering bring the extra touch to your autumn company event.  Get in touch by clicking ‘book an event’ below.