We're halfway through October, which means Halloween is right around the corner! Over the last few years, we've shown you different Oh Joy! versions of painted pumpkins. It's a great way to get creative, add some color to the traditional black and orange holiday decor, and requires a lot less clean-up than making jack-o-lanterns. Here's a look back and some inspiration for this year's pumpkin decorating for you...
Ever since I started growing the Oh Joy team, it was important for me to celebrate everyone's birthday in a fun way every year. It started off with decorating their desk with a fun theme (often photos of their celeb crushes) and going out to a fun lunch. But in the past couple years, we started a tradition of doing a group activity after my team surprised me with a class at Cirque School! Here's a look back some of the birthday team trips we've taken!
Flower Arranging - This was one of my favorites because we learned some fun tips but also came home with these beautiful arrangements!
Mini Golf - This one was just hilarious!
Cake Making or Decorating - It's always fun to make something you can go home and eat after!
Hip Hop Class - We got moving and decked out in 90's style for this one.
Nail Salon - It's always a treat to get a mid-week mani!
Bowling - It can be hard to find a bowling alley that's open in the middle of the day, but when you do it's pretty fun cause no one is there! ;P
Also, others we've done...
Virtual Reality - We went to a VR place yesterday for Jess' birthday, and it was SOOOO fun! We got in teams to go to these alternate realities and work together to conquer missions. I so want to go back!
Massages - Always a treat to get a massage in the middle of the day!
Movie - This is a fun one if there is a movie out with an actor that the birthday girl really loves.
Cirque School - This is the one that started the activities. It was probably also one of the hardest ones!
It's also VERY fun to all wear some sort of coordinating outfits (the same color, stripes, overalls, 90's gear, etc)
Today we have a really fun and VERY easy way to instantly add bright pops of color to your dining table with a DIY pieced paper table runner that's perfect for fall! It only requires four supplies, all of which you probably already have at home. And since it's so free-flowing, you can make the style and color palate completely your own. It's great for a fall table or even a kid's birthday party. Here's how...