The trees have begun to lose their leaves, the temperature has begun to drop, and family-oriented holidays are right around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the crisp fall days before winter comes, but what if you’re stuck in an office all day, left wishing you could enjoy the season? We have found some fun ideas for you and your office to enjoy the season from the inside.

Remember in grade school when each classroom would decorate their door and have contests to make the best design? Why not bring that back with an office edition? Get your co-workers to decorate their cubicle, desk, or office and have a friendly competition throughout the office. The winner could win an afternoon off, a gift card, or a festive treat bag.

Make your office the hot spot for co-workers and fill your workspace with candy or holiday cookies. Fall brings thoughts of rustic outdoors, so decorate with mason jars, burlap, and colorful leaves. If a special occasion presents itself, mix up a batch of hot apple cider for your co-workers to enjoy.

Another fun idea is a candy guessing contest. Grab a jar and fill it with as many candy corns or festive candies as possible (make sure you count them as your put them in). Get everyone who wants to participate in the office to take a guess and announce the winner at a meeting or office party.

For Thanksgiving, have a potluck at the office with all your co-workers. Have everyone make their favorite Thanksgiving dish and plan a day to indulge and enjoy each other’s company. Need some inspiration? A classic Minnesota dish that promises to be a hit is ultimate green bean casserole. You can find tons of other fall-friendly recipes on Pinterest.

Sooner or later we all become adults, get jobs, and spend less time jumping in leaf piles and more time completing inter-departmental memos. Just because we have the need to become responsible doesn’t mean we can’t have fun along the way. Get the rest of your office into a festive fall mood and don’t let the season pass you by!