In Episode 32, it's a Festive Fall Faculty Fun party we call Pumpkin Pizzazz - a fun kick-off to fall for our staff to get together and decorate pumpkins.
Invitations: Create a fun graphic to get everyone in a fun, fall mood and send via Paperless Post or Evite so you can easily track who's attending.
What to wear: Make it as simple and convenient as possible for staff. We just suggest everyone wear black and then we may provide some fun really inexpensive masks for everyone to wear for photos we might take.
If your staff wants to dress up, a fun idea is to use this halloween costume generator from Different Drummer Dance.
Food: Breakfast - Fall/pumpkin flavored donuts, pastries and coffee.
Lunch: Cater something simple like Chicken Salad Chick
Sweets: Fall/Halloween themed Donuts, cookies and candy.
Set-Up: You can go full out or keep it simple; inside or outside. You can do a Fall theme, Halloween theme or even in the theme of your show. We recommend doing outside if weather permits!
Craft supplies: Glue guns, E-6000, Elmer’s Craft Glue, craft/scrapbook/glitter paper, pom pom balls, googly eyes, spiders, halloween stickers, rhinestones, pipe cleaners. Fall or Halloween paper plates and small bowls to use for everyone to gather their craft supplies in is key.
We also set up a cute table for the food, and had a shelf outside to display the completed the pumpkins. The decorated pumpkins are so fun for the kids to look at and guess which one is from their teacher. You can create contest for dancers to select their favorite or just use them as decor!
If you have time during your staff get together, this would be a great opportunity to teach them our Halloweek on the Dance Floor combo. New combo coming soon, but check out all our past combos here.
You can easily this translate this event into a teen or company member bonding event. You can buy lots of $1 tiny pumpkins and use Sharpies to decorate them.
Take photos and video of your event - each person with their pumpkin and a group shot. Use video footage to create a Reel/story, etc! This is such a fun event to share on social media and also great pics to use for a staff bday and on your staff page in your year-end show program!
We hope this inspires you to get in the mood for fall and/or halloween and put something simple and fun on the calendar for your staff.
More Halloween Fun:
Let the Spooktacular Halloweek Games Begin
October Mood: Wickedly Enchanted
Our Top Ten Spooktacular Ideas for Dance
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