2016 was our inaugural celebration of National Have Fun at Work Day. We had SO much fun that we decided to make it an annual affair. Hence, our day-of-fun checklist! Have Fun at Work Day is the result of several amusing days of planning. Here’s a sneak peak at all of the days of fun that led to one really magical day.
December 6 | Brainstorm all the fun things
We created a MacBook-circle and put our heads together to come up with a long list of fun activities. We narrowed the list to create the National Have Fun at Work Day Checklist.
January 5 | Shopping
In addition to the checklist, we sent a little extra treat to our clients and vendors. We understand that not everyone has a spare stash of confetti cannons and silly straws, and we didn’t want a lack of accoutrements to be an excuse for not participating. We compiled a craft list and set our intern Hillery off to do a little shopping. Hillery is a go-getter and went the extra mile by Facebook Live-ing the experience. We watched her comb the Target aisles talking to herself about Post-it Notes. Onlookers were unaware she was on a serious work mission.
January 16-20 | Assembly
Checklists are printed. Unicorn-inspired address labels created. Paper Source envelopes purchased. Confetti bombs crafted. We’re ready! Confetti will be covering our floor for weeks to come, but it’s totally worth it!
January 27 | National Have Fun at Work Day!
To fuel our day of fun, we needed a little Batdorf & Bronson coffee to get our creative juices flowing. Once the caffeine kicked in, we got to work on unicorn memes and emoji crafting. The newest magnificent human, Charlotte McKenzie, made a brief appearance to take in some of the high jinks and pose with an emoji mask. After lunch we took a stroll over to the Atlanta Cupcake Factory for a round of salted caramel, Oreo and chocolate, followed by a friendly office prank surprising Heather with a confetti cannon. We channeled our inner Rainbow Dash and Jane Fonda for a mid-afternoon exercise break before capturing our rendition of #saltbae. Our freestyle rap was completed as we walked next door to visit our neighbors at La Fonda to celebrate the end of an awesome day. We’d say it was a success: You know you’re having fun when it doesn’t feel like work.
SHOUT OUT to all of our clients and friends that shared their FUN with us! Here are just a few of our favorites:
What was your favorite #HaveFunAtWorkDay activity? Comment below >