Celebrate Halloween at Work

You might not be 7 years old anymore but trick-or-treating still seems to be a fun tradition! You can still celebrate Halloween in your office as it is considered to be one of the best holiday tradition to be celebrated at work. Over the years, Halloween parties have gained popularity among employees. It is believed that celebrating Halloween at work awakens the child within everyone and creates a motivational team spirit. Since it is not considered as part of a day-to-day work agenda, Halloween celebrations at work should be a voluntary event.

How to celebrate Halloween at work?

The first step towards a successful Halloween party is to have a small committee amongst employees to make sure that very planning goes according to everyone’s liking. It would be fun if everyone gives out their ideas. Suggestions should always be welcomed. If you are planning to execute this tradition yearly, it would be wise to put up a planning committee and rotating the members. That way, no one will feel alienated and everyone gets a chance to participate in the planning. When different departments take the planning responsibility, that will give birth to new ideas.

Celebration Ideas for Halloween at work

Spark your creative mind and open yourselves to the world of possibilities by planning the most unique Halloween party at work.

Costume Parade:

No Halloween party is complete without a costume. A costume parade is a must during Halloween celebration. Keep the event simple by encouraging people to enlighten their creative mind and come to work with their costumes. You can as well keep a prize for the best costume. It will encourage people to participate in celebrations. Staff voting will be a plus as people who are not participating will get a chance to be part of the event and have their share of fun. You can divide the awards into the scariest costume, the sophisticated one, creative one and so on. Give out participation certificates for those who made an effort to dress up but could not win an award.

Halloween Lunch or Breakfast:

You can offer cider and doughnuts as they are popular Halloween breakfast treats. Nowadays you can find a lot of Halloween themed food art on the internet. If you are into cooking or baking, it is the perfect occasion to show off your talents. Bring out the pumpkin pies decorated as a monster or some apple muffins. As for lunch, you can get your takeaways decorated in orange and green foil papers. You can as well opt for some pizzas. Make sure that all the employees are seated together and enjoying the party. Keep your eerie music playlist handy.

Halloween Decorations:

Encourage all departments to take part in a decorating competition. That way, all the members of that department will work together to decorate their area. Give out prizes for the best-decorated area in the office.

Trick or Treating:

Tell your employees to go cubicle to cubicle to share their treats as well. Give each of your employees a bag of treats to add to the fun. If your company budget allows it, you can as well get your company logo printed on the bags so the employees can keep it as a memory of a fun activity.

Hold a costume party for the children of your staff to reinforce family bonds. Arrange for some fun activities which can serve as employee’s team building and staff motivation session. It creates a great bonding between employers and their staff. A good idea of celebrating Halloween is to invite children with special needs for a trick and treat session.

Plan philanthropic activities for employees:

Halloween is a great opportunity to share some joy with the unfortunate. Invite your volunteers to visit a senior care center with their costumes and a lot of treats. You can also visit an orphanage and share the Halloween joy with the less fortunate kids. Imagine the smile on their faces to be celebrating Halloween for the first time maybe. Collect clothes or food to give charity to the local church or food banks is also a good option. You can prepare some food and share with the elderly as well.

Organize a pumpkin carving contests and other games: Since pumpkins are essential for a successful Halloween party, invite your staff to flaunt their artistic side by organizing a pumpkin carving competition. You can encourage staff to bring their kids to add to the fun. Bring out the old Halloween traditions by organizing bobbing for apples.

Most importantly make sure to run all your ideas through your boss first before diving into the preparations. Do not force any of your colleagues to participate, if they only want to participate in the planning process, so be it. It is festival time and everyone deserves a break!

How To Plan The Perfect Halloween Party?

The season of the witches and wizards is here! Halloween is probably the best holiday for both kids and adults. Dressing up as witches or any fictional character and planning parties are just the hype of this season. Planning the perfect Halloween party is just as amazing as it is to decide everything about the party.

So to help you out, here are some points you will need to consider when planning the perfect party!

 

 

• Pick a theme
Setting a theme for a party is always easy as the decorations will be available. Try traditional ideas like a costume party or a marathon of scary movies. Some ideas can be dead celebrities, murder mysteries or cartoon characters!

• Set a date and time
Setting the date and time is important as your guests will have to mark their calendar for your party. It’s important that all guests are told the same schedule. It can be on Halloween night or before that, it totally depends on your choice!

• Make a guest list and send invites
Make your list ahead of setting the time and date as you will need to provide for all these guests. Don’t forget sending the invites! Also double check with all your guests days prior to your party.

• Plan your costume
Around Halloween, it’s easier to find the costumes you would want to wear. There are almost sales everywhere you go. You can always customize your costumes with materials available at home.

• Plan the decorations
Decorating for Halloween can be hectic as you would want your party to be memorable. Yes, it can be memorable but try not to overdo it! Look for decorations that are according to your theme and according to what you can afford. Decoration does not mean the furniture covers or hanging spiders, you can always decorate with your foods. I don’t mean to play with the food, but be creative with the food. Try looking up for Halloween specials on the internet!

• Drinks and food
Spending your time in the kitchen for Halloween is inadvisable! So it’s better if you prepare the food and drinks for your guests beforehand. You can always hire caterers to help you out or just order pizza for the lot you have invited. It’s always handy to do so!

 

• Plan games
If you feel like your party is going to be boring, then games are the best solution! Plan some board games or some spooky games to liven up your party.

There it goes, now you can plan the perfect party!