Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re throwing the office party this year, people are already getting excited, and now’s the time to for you to get ready.
You’ll definitely want to dress up the space with haunting decorations and spooky snacks. Don’t forget that it’s also a team-building opportunity. Use your office Halloween party as a way to bring your coworkers together.
Here are a few more tips:
- Party by committee – Planning an office party can be more challenging than it seems. Don’t go it alone. Make it a group effort with co-workers from all departments.
- Keep it simple – You don’t have to turn your office into a haunted house (unless you really want to) to make it festive for Halloween. Pumpkins, spiderwebs, bats, and skeletons will never go out of spooky style. These jack-o-lantern squeezies are the perfect desk accessory.
- Crush the costume contest – No Halloween party is complete without a costume contest. Select winners in different categories — funniest costume, scariest costume, and most original. And be sure to give out prizes. You can provide a few extra options to keep around the office, like wigs, masks, and necklaces. Here are 21 office-appropriate Halloween costumes for the company party. And then here are some ideas from Adam Sandler, when he was still funny.
- Let them eat candy – As Seinfeld once noted, kids have one mission in life: “get candy, get candy, get candy, get candy…” Most of us overgrown kids still love candy, and Halloween is sweetest day of the year. Inter-office trick or treating is always fun, and party favors could have candy, company swag, or even gift cards. If you’re serving drinks, use custom glow cups you can keep all year in the break room. As a matter of fact, for a spook-tacular shindig, use glow everything!