Autumn is upon us and who else is ecstatic? With fall comes the best team-building activities, but now with the new popular hybrid office model, it’s important to have virtual activities as well. Here’s a list of both virtual and in-person fall activities ideas for 2022. Some of these were our most popular last month so go check it out.
15 In-Person Fall Team Building Activities
Now for those office goers. Virtual is great and convenient but some people love having the connection face-to-face. So let’s look at ways you can bring the office to life with these fall team-building activities.
Decorate the office
The easiest way to boost morale and bring that child-like joy in the office. How can you not light up at seeing the workplace in a different atmosphere, decorated with colored leaves, corn wreaths, and such? A change of scenery also sparks creativity and happiness.
Going into the woods for a walk
The moody feel with the cooler weather and fog creeping into the trees while wearing your favorite fall jacket down the treelined rainy woods is just the best, am I right? This could be one of the most outstanding fall team activity and it costs absolutely nothing and has minimum planning.
Latte art workshop
Isn’t coffee and work the best combination? How about the infamous pumpkin-spiced latte everyone is secretly waiting around all year to get? It would be a super fun way to get the team working together and drinking their favorite fall beverage.
You can also book virtual Pumpkin Spice Latte Workshop for remote teams.
It’s a classic fall group activity and a great way to make friends and build up team spirits. You can even include some apple donuts and apple cider as well. Or how about baking an apple pie and bringing it to work? Or even introduce an apple-bobbing contest. Fall has so many apple-related activity ideas ready to set up.
Donate to the cause
Fall season means Thanksgiving season and what better way to be grateful than giving to others. One of our most popular activities to participate in is meals on wheels, where volunteers deliver food to seniors in the community. But this is only one of the countless ways to give. Find more volunteering ideas here.
Not into volunteering? How about organizing a 5k race for your team and fundraising for a notable cause. Autumn is the perfect weather to run, bond, and encourage each other on.
It’s Halloween season! That means costumes of course. You can even have a “who wears it best?” competition. How about a fun evening on the runway to show off all the creative costumes and give out different prizes.
Have a Chili Cook-Off
Isn’t chili the best fall meal ever? Something about that piping hot, mushy, tomato-y spicy goodness that warms up the soul. In a cook-off, get comfortable with your team while cooking the goodness and compete for the best one. All the while connecting and having a grand old time.
Fall Colors Paint Bar
The fall weather brings out the painter in all of us since there’s so much inspiration in the seasonal ambiance. So get your whole team to become artists for a bit and release their creativity. You can even include a wine and paint evening to boost that imagination. Mulled wine anyone?
Have Fun at a Corn Maze
Running around and having fun with your team at the corn maze… Is there really a better way to represent the season? You can even look at the mind-blowing colors while you’re at it too! Especially if located on the east coast.
Fall food is the best and a jaunt around town is also a cool way to support the local community. Enjoy food delicacies and the fantastic company.
Visit a Beer Garden or Winery
Stout beer goes so well with the weather during this time of year. And stout beer in a cozy beer garden with great people is even better. A winery is also a great alternative, you can even heat it up to make hot wine or apple cider. Anything to get you outside and warm you up as the evenings are becoming cooler. Plus these activities get people talking and connecting outside of work environments.
Houseplants today are like pets for people, and a build-your-own-terrarium team-building activity is an easy way to win the hearts of your employees. Each employee can build their own seasonal planter. All materials are shipped to your office ahead of time.
Healthcare Heroes Scavenger Hunt
The Healthcare Heroes Scavenger Hunt is a twist on the age-old team-building rat race. Your office is split into teams, who compete against each other in healthcare-related challenges. As they complete their tasks, they collect items for donations to local hospitals.
Each scavenger hunt is customized for your specific location and hospital needs, and is facilitated with the help of a dedicated event manager and an integrated app.
Choose your menu and BYOB for a fun team-wide cooking class! This workshop is instructed by real chefs and includes custom aprons and a private studio kitchen for your team. At the end of the night, recipes and instructions will be emailed to all participants so you can recreate your new favorite meal.
Tea & Honey Pairing
Everyone loves an afternoon tea pick-me-up, but did you know that the honey you add can make or break a great cuppa? Learn how to perfectly pair several different kinds of single-flower artisan honey and loose-leaf bags for the perfect spot of tea. These duos were first served at NYC’s 5-star Baccarat Hotel, so get ready to level-up your elegance factor!
13 Virtual Fall Team Building Activities
These activities are for everyone to participate in, even in the comfort of their own home.
Autumn Winning Opinions
Get an autumn group activity going with your team. It’s a simple and easy game and you play like this: have a common question and whoever gets the best answer wins. Think best autumn-themed movie questions. Who said team-building can’t be fun?
Book Winning Opinions on Thriver
Sherlock Murder Mystery
With the shorter, stormier days and Halloween approaching, mysteries just seem to fit right in. How fun would it be to solve a mystery with your team and have an entertaining fall-inspired night?
Virtual magic hour
What better time of year to learn some magic? With this popular event, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family while learning a new hobby and having a team-bonding activity all at the same time.
Book Virtual Magic Hour on Thriver
Trivia is the perfect autumn group activity to boost morale. A lively way to test your employee’s knowledge on the best festivity of all time. You can even have scary-movie-themed questions or autumn foods themes. The options are endless.
Scary Escape Room
It’s the best time of year to have an escape room. Having it virtual means you can perform any theme you want. A horror escape room is a great way to celebrate the spooky season. And also the perfect group bonding activity as you have to work together and solve the puzzle to make it out at the end.
Halloween chocolate wrapper
Do you know what comes in autumn? Halloween and Thanksgiving! Two fantastic occasions to embrace your inner child and the love for candies or chocolate. Design your chocolate wrapper with your favorite fall colors and have it ready for trick-or-treaters.
Spooky Mixology class
Make spooky-looking drinks with fall colors that are appropriate for the season to impress your friends at that Halloween party. It’s a great fall twist to the classic cocktail class.
There are so many fall options you can take with a classic game night. Plus having a virtual mini-competition is mega fun and is fantastic for team-building.
Virtual Pumpkin Carving
Ahh Pumpkin carving… The typical fall activity. Is it really fall without some pumpkin carving action? Design the best pumpkin, light a candle and show it off to the team.
Check out our Halloween collection for more team activity ideas.
A virtual Oktoberfest celebration? Yes, please! Get that Bavarian lederhosen out and try some great german beers. Probably the best fall group activity for fun, food, and beers.
There’s nothing that says fall more than wrapping yourself up in a thick, chunky knit blanket. Learn how to make your own with a blanket-making class booked directly from the Thriver marketplace. All materials are shipped to your door and an instructor walks you through the process step by step.
Sign up for a unique and memorable candle-making class, where employees can choose their favorite herb, color, and scent for their own custom candle! Candles can also be engraved with a personalized design or saying. All your employees will need is a Zoom link — finished products are shipped directly to you.
Ready for Spooky times?
Start with these adult autumn activities for inspiration on team-building. Doesn’t matter if they’re in person or done remotely as long as there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out our services to encourage you for your fall workplace activities.