"Our deep rooted fascination with horror reaches it’s inevitable peak during the month of October and there are now more ways than ever to get into the spooky spirit. Embrace the thrills with your colleagues and discover 12 of the best Halloween office party ideas!"
When is Halloween?
Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31st, but as it’s popularity has grown and grown over the years, the Halloween period of celebration very much covers the fortnight leading up to the actual date. But how do you celebrate the magic of this occasion with a Halloween Office Party?
Why celebrate Halloween with your team?
Celebrating dates like Halloween with your team will help improve morale, bring your team together, encourage people to get to know each other and score you points when it comes to setting a great company culture.
But what to plan? Fear not as we have our top 12 ideas for you:
1. Virtual Halloween Trivia Challenge
There’s nothing that brings teams together more than a team building activity - celebrate Halloween with a quick-fire, high energy challenge that will encourage teams to have some fun, test their Halloween knowledge and get creative.
2. Virtual Murder Mystery game
The gruesome side of Halloween can best be celebrated with your remote team via a Virtual Murder Mystery activity. Work through the evidence, hear form the suspects and work as a team to try and uncover the killer and murder weapon in these high-pressure cases.
3. Pumpkin carving
Who doesn’t love carving pumpkins? What a great way to celebrate the spooky season than by ordering a delivery of pumpkins and spending an hour or so carving them and adding your favorite designs. You could even bring in an expert to guide you through the process. The added bonus is that your team have something to take home to their families afterwards!
4. Watch a scary movie
Whether it’s one of the classics like ‘Halloween’ or ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, or something less mainstream, why not host a movie evening with drinks and food and give your team a scare! There are no shortage of options on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime and it’s a great way for the team to enjoy a shared experience that they will be talking about for days and weeks to come.
5. Apple Bobbing
This classic Halloween game is great fun and guaranteed to have you laughing as a team. All you need is a bowl of water and some apples and you are ready to go. But be warned - it is harder than it looks!
6. Make some Halloween themed drinks
Why not get mixing and create some tangtastic drinks like Halloween punch using cherry juice, chili, cinnamon, and ginger, then garnish with edible fangs? Add vodka for those who prefer it. Not only is it fun to make a punch, but it is a nice way to kick off a Halloween office party!
7. Offer a healthy Halloween lunch
With rising healthcare costs always at the forefront of everyone’s minds, why not treat your employees to a healthy office lunch with a Halloween twist? You could even invite a nutritionist into the office to prepare a healthy, balanced offering.
8. Set up a Halloween Slack Channel
For those teams that use Slack, setting up a Halloween channel is a great way for employees to share Halloween film suggestions, party ideas, funny stories and costume ideas. A team that has fun together, works well together!
9. Create a ‘Halloween wall’ of fun
Why not bring some smiles into the office with a Halloween wall where staff can bring in photos of their best Halloween costumes to share with the team. Pick a time for staff to talk through their costume idea, share a funny story about why they were wearing it, and maybe even offer it up to someone else in the office who needs a costume for their party! You could even offer a prize for the best photo!
10. Collaborate on a spooky party playlist
Whichever music streaming service you use, why not ask your team to contribute 3 of their favorite songs and then create a playlist that you can share with the team. A great way to get to know the music tastes of your team and have some Halloween themed music playing in the office too!
11. Play a virtual game of guess the Halloween movie
On your next virtual team huddle, why not ask team members to share with you their favorite Halloween movie with a Youtube clip of the trailer. Using a template like this you can add in their video clip and then play them to the team and they will have to guess who likes which option. You can play this over a few days leading up to Halloween and it is a great way to get to know your team better as well!
12. Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Halloween is the perfect time to get your team together for a scavenger hunt and our Virtual Halloween Scavenger Hunt is a great option for some high-energy fun with your virtual team. This activity is guaranteed to create the perfect office vibe during your Halloween office party.
Need more inspiration? Don't worry we've got you covered! Check out our full list of Halloween team building activities.
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