John Cleese once said, “If you want creative people, give them time to play.” We couldn’t agree more. To keep minds fresh, we carefully carve time out of our schedules for team bonding and creative play. Sure, there’s the usual pot luck lunches and summer cookouts, but we like to go a little farther.
The annual Easter Egg hunt brings out the child in everyone and turns our office upside down in the process. There’s also surprise bowling, pumpkin carving (followed a week later by pumpkin chucking competitions off the deck), and office Olympics.
It’s an Annual Event we all look forward to… the GPM Employee Easter Egg Hunt. We arrive early in the morning, are each handed a basket and then, WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING. The entire office is filled with hidden eggs containing cash. And, then there are the games… Some good ones this year that not only were tricky but TIMED. We’re a competitive bunch and brought our A-game.
Our holiday parties are ALWAYS fun! We bring our spouses or significant others and I think they have just as much fun as we do! We celebrate with delicious food, play a few games, and in general, have a ton of fun. It’s a great way for us to wrap up a successful 2017 with the ones we care about!
To celebrate a successful 2017, we shut down the office for a day and traveled to Philadelphia for a day of fun. The day included a trip to the massive King of Prussia mall with some shopping money, fun in some Escape Rooms, and wrapped with an amazing dinner at Maggiano’s. What a fun day!
It’s an Annual Event we all look forward to . . . the GPM Easter Egg Hunt. We arrive early in the morning, are each handed a basket and then, WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING. The entire office is filled with hidden eggs containing cash. And, then there are the games… Some good ones this year that not only were tricky but TIMED. We’re a competitive bunch and brought our A-game.
With half of the US in a bona fide heat wave, what better way to cool off than a visit from the Ice Cream Truck? Twists, sprinkles, caramel, and cherries make for a perfect afternoon treat.
Hearty congratulations to Miranda on the birth of her beautiful daughter. We, yet again, managed to surprise a co-worker – no small feat I might add – with a surprise shower. We combined two days of celebration – GPM’s 15th Anniversary and Miranda’s Shower. The plan was to tell Xaña the surprise was for Miranda’s shower, and tell Miranda the surprise was for Xaña and the 15th Anniversary, which was being passed off as a group luncheon. We had both ladies in a “last-minute” meeting together and each were told quietly to prolong the meeting / delay the arrival of the other for the surprise celebration. Each thought they were delivering the other person to her surprise party. Notice the confusion on each of their faces. Love it!