St. Patrick's Day is a celebration at its core. It's a festive day for Irish communities and organizations all over the world that originated in Ireland.
This holiday is marked by green-veiled people and treats. It's an opportunity for all ages to indulge in their favorite Irish goodies, whatever they may be—leprechaun cookies, a pint of beer, or Irish stew.
If you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at work, there are a few simple, cheap, and fun ideas to try. The best part is you could win some money and boost your company's workplace culture. It's a win-win for everyone.
Here are three ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at work:
1. Plan An Office Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts don't have to be just for kids! Test your luck this year and set up a scavenger hunt with your co-workers. You can hide treats and clues that are work-specific. You can also customize clues to fit work FAQs and test each other's knowledge. Prizes are important!
Managers: See if you can allocate a part of the company budget to allow for a gift card or prize of some sort that could be used by any gender or age. A Starbucks or Amazon gift card will do!
Employees: Think of ways you can contribute and plan ahead so the scavenger hunt is organized, and that the clues match in order and are work-appropriate!
Overall, this can be a great time to combine work with play, especially since the hunt is based on work-related knowledge and can be played during breaks throughout the day. This will also not interfere with any productivity levels.
2. Host A Green Costume Contest
Overworking doesn't increase productivity, but a leprechaun might! So, put on a costume contest! Place a tally box where all co-workers can submit their votes for the best dressed and most green. Have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes so there's more opportunity for multiple people to win. This will bring some excitement and fun into the workplace culture.
Managers: give your employees a time to laugh, take photos, and just have a good time!
By adding in a bit of fun, you take off the work pressure. This could allow people from different departments to connect and network in a more "chill" setting. This also calls for a mental break in the day where people can step away from their stressors, regroup, relax, and get back to their projects with a fresher mind.
3. Cook Something Green!
Nothing shows more love for your co-workers than bringing in some tasty treats for everyone to enjoy. You can bake something green like St. Patrick's Day cookies shaped as four-leaf clovers. If you're feeling super ambitious, you can try some traditional Irish recipes like, Irish brown bread, Irish coffee, or stew.
If you're not a huge fan of food dyes, there are natural alternatives too that are 100% plant-based (in case you're thinking of making green cupcakes).
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This St. Patrick's Day, don't be afraid to have some fun at the office! Celebrate this lucky day with your co-workers and colleagues. We know one of these three ideas will be a hit!
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