It is important to make sure that the office environment is work-friendly for the employees as it helps bring up the productivity level. In order to make this happen, a celebration on different occasions in a joyous manner is necessary. Halloween is one such occasion. This is the perfect opportunity to encourage social behavior in a fun-filled office Halloween party. Such a celebration encourages good rapport among the colleagues and the feeling of team spirit as well. The Halloween celebration will provide a little break in the office routine. To make this office Halloween party a success, innovative ideas should be thought about to appeal the employees for participating enthusiastically. Some of the office Halloween celebration ideas are mentioned below.
Inviting employees for the Halloween fun
The initial step while hosting a party is to invite the guests. The announcement of the party must be well in advance so that the employees get ample of time to prepare their costumes or to manage other social commitments. The invite should be really interesting so that the employees are intrigued to attend the party. An attractive poster put up on the office bulletin board will draw everyone’s attention. Another way to do so is to graphically design an attractive invite and mail it to everyone on their official e-mail ids. Such a party should preferably be kept during office hours so that employees aren’t obligated to stay back. Only then will this party feel like a break to them.
Make the workplace party friendly
The most essential yet attractive part of a Halloween party is the ambiance of the party venue. It is not necessary to splurge out money to make the place look attractive. With some creative ideas and DIYs, even an ordinary cafeteria can look like a Halloween party venue. The best way to throw an office Halloween party following a limited budget is by sticking to the workplace and converting it into a party venue. This will not only help in saving money but also give the employees an opportunity to showcase their creative skills by decorating their work desks or even the entire office. By doing so, the employees will interact with people belonging to various departments and exchange of ideas will take place.
Another good office Halloween celebration idea can be sticking to a definite theme while decorating the party venue. Horror films, traditional myths, comic books, TV series, etc., can provide inspiration for such themes. The employees can do a creative representation of the selected theme while decorating the venue. This would enable them to showcase their creative sides which others were unaware of.
Best part about Halloween: Costumes
An office Halloween party is absolutely incomplete without fun costumes. One of the major reasons behind the excitement for this festival is the opportunity to dress up in a quirky manner. But the costumes can become a fun activity too. For this party, a rule saying that employees can only wear those costumes designed by them should be implemented. This is an innovative way of dressing up and will enable the employees to explore their creative side. One could put together various accessories or design certain masks to give their costumes an individualistic touch. There can be a competition for the best costumes in various categories. For instance, “most evil character”, “most realistic costume”, “best out of waste”, etc. A Halloween-themed photo booth is a great way to preserve fun memories of the workplace.
The Fun quotient in the office Halloween party
A party is dull if there isn’t any fun element in it. The office Halloween party can become interesting by making the employees indulge in fun activities. There can be a competition for carving out a pumpkin and the winner will get a day off from work as a prize. Another idea can be the Halloween version of the game ‘pin the tail’ which would surely make the player as well as the audience burst out into laughter. The reward for this fun activity can be a gift voucher for one of the city’s most famous restaurant or shopping mall. Such games would help the employees in mingling amongst themselves and also promote team spirit.
A “sweet” end to the Halloween party
Halloween is incomplete without some lip-smacking treats. Hence it is very important to not miss out on these sweet goodies. During the party, apple muffins or pumpkin pies with some drinks and good food are a great way to pamper everyone’s taste buds. As a party favor, the employees can receive a Halloween-themed carry bag full of delicious candies. This will maintain the essence of Halloween as well as serve as a great parting gift.