The Office Finale Party Guide

The Office Finale Party Guide by OfficeTally


While you may not feel much like celebrating the end of The Office on May 16, you might as well go all in with the menu, right?

Inspired by Pam’s comment, here are food ideas for your Office finale party!

Savory Food

  • McDonald’s filet-o-fish sandwiches (Hot Girl)
  • Ham and cheese sandwiches (The Secret)
  • Tuna fish sandwiches (Gay Witch Hunt)
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches (The Client)
  • Caprese salad (Frame Toby)
  • Chicken pot pie (Company Picnic)
  • C-shaped bagels (New Boss)
  • Osso bucco (Dinner Party)
  • Beet salad (Dinner Party)
  • Hot dogs (Beach Games)
  • Baby carrots (Murder)
  • Cup o’ Noodles (Email Surveillance)
  • Chili’s Awesome Blossom (The Client)
  • Chili’s babyback ribs (The Client)
  • Chili (Casual Friday)
  • Hooter’s chicken breast, hold the chicken (The Secret)
  • Fettucine alfredo (Fun Run)
  • Cheesy pitas (The Fire)
  • Bologna, tomato, and ketchup subs (Michael’s Birthday)
  • Bacon grilled on a George Foreman grill
  • Swanson chimichangas (The Return)
  • Potato salad (Cocktails)
  • Samosas (Diwali)
  • Cheese balls (Michael Scott Paper Company)
  • Soft pretzels (Initiation)
  • Pigs in a blanket (Viewing Party)
  • Make your own pizza (Viewing Party)
  • Lasagna (Secret Santa)
  • French toast (Dream Team)
  • Square pancakes (Michael Scott Paper Company)
  • Meatball parm subs (Heavy Competition)
  • French Onion Sun Chips (The Fight)
  • Pizza (Launch Party)
  • Sushi (Launch Party)

Sweet Food

  • Ice cream sandwiches (Health Care)
  • Donuts (Michael’s Birthday)
  • “Fudgie the Whale” ice cream cake (Survivor Man)
  • Peach pie (Survivor Man)
  • Chocolate pudding cups (The Injury)
  • Tiramisu (The Surplus)
  • M&Ms (Office Olympics)
  • Double fudge brownies (A Benihana Christmas)
  • Mixed berry yogurt (Pilot)
  • Kit Kat (Local Ad)
  • Jell-O (Pilot)
  • Jellybeans (receptionist’s desk)
  • Baklava (Weight Loss)
  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream cake (The Alliance)
  • Soft pretzels (Initiation)
  • Whatchamacallit candy bars (Business School)
  • Pay Day candy bars (Business School)
  • 100 Grand candy bars (Business School)

Drinks

  • Grape soda (The Secret)
  • Peach iced tea (The Secret)
  • Orange vod-juice-kas (Moroccan Christmas)
  • Scotch with Splenda (Two Weeks)
  • Nogasakes (A Benihana Christmas)
  • Lemoñadé (The Return)
  • Kool-Aid (Local Ad)
  • Coke in cans (Drug Testing)
  • Vodka (Christmas Party)
  • Espresso drinks (Cafe Disco)

Decorations

  • Brown, black and grey balloons, only partially filled, and a sign saying “It is the finale.”

Activities

  • Dunder Mifflin name tags
  • Flonkerton (Office Olympics)
  • Drinking games: drink whenever (1) someone says “that’s what she said”), (2) a character looks into the camera
  • Play The Office board games
  • Play “Deserted Island”
  • Play “Who would you do”
  • Play “Hilary Swank: hot or not”
  • Guess how many jellybeans in the jar
  • Charades (Dinner Party)
  • Sumo suit wrestling (Beach Games)
  • Call of Duty
  • Dunder Ball

What’s missing? Post a comment!

And don’t forget to check out OfficeTally’s party archive for more ideas…

64 comments

  1. Is there a decorations category? Brown, black and grey balloons, only partially filled and a sign saying “It is the finale.” (Lecture Circuit) Oh, for the dessert list and from the same episode, a cake with Kelly spelled Kelley and a Chiclet (to represent a pillow or a TV).

    I say this because after the finale I plan to curl up under a table and sleep – it is my only defense against the sadness…

    Oh, plus a suckling pig!

  2. For the Office party I threw a couple years back I used the grilled cheese idea but I also added a little twist. I purchased a relatively cheap George Foreman grill and a foot shaped cookie cutter on amazon. Guests then made their own foot-shaped grilled cheeses in homage to Michael’s incident with the George Fireman grill. We also had the soft pretzels and I set a station with sweet and savory toppings for them.

    [from tanster: that’s fantastic!]

  3. Drinks-
    A shot of Midori, perhaps? (The Convention)

    Activities-
    Charades (Dinner Party)
    Sumo suit wrestling (Beach Games)
    Call of Duty
    Dunder Ball
    Who can put the most M&Ms in their mouth
    SlumDunder Mifflinaire (Company Picnic)

  4. @44 Reagan – love the grilled cheese idea ! That’s hilarious !

    So Tanster, what time should we all start showing up at your place on Thursday ? 7:00 ? 7:30 ? . . . . .

  5. “Dos Long Island iced teas, s’il vous plait – bad decision in a glass.”

    I live in Hong Kong so the Office will air Friday morning for me. There may well be some ill-advised daytime imbibing!

  6. I love this idea! I went out to buy hotdogs, pigs in a blanket, jelly beans, M&Ms, vodka and orange juice! I tried to find samosa, but I think in this country it’s called something ridiculous like “chicken pastry” for the not-internationally inclined people lol. Maybe I can find potato salad.

  7. We are picking up a fudgie the whale cake tomorrow, and cheese balls…not sure what else yet…I plan to hang a banner “it is the office finale…..” outside…and will get brown black and grey ballons, only half full…and tissues..lots of tissues….

  8. I spent the last few months rewatching every episode and have created Office Jeopardy! Two complete boards and we’re playing by real rules. Should be a blast!

  9. Hot Tamales
    Coco Leche (The Lover)
    “Fish sticks are not an aphrodisiac. You’re thinking of deer penis.”

  10. Don’t forget the gabba gool (Mafia season 6) oh and no seafood. lol Love the idea of the banner reading, It is the finale. Hilarious.

  11. For sweet food there’s Baby Ruth(email surveillance) and another game to play is Zombie Soccer(China)

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