How to Plan Your Office Halloween Party
All right, guys. We’ve got a fun post today. You’ve all been working hard all year and Halloween is this week. It’s time to kick back and have a little fun with your employees at a Halloween office party. Halloween has become more popular over the years and has reached the number two spot for most popular holiday (behind Christmas).
While we’re talking about a Halloween party here, these tips can be applied to any office party. And, you’re hard-working employees deserve a reminder of how much you appreciate them.
1. Form a committee
It doesn’t have to be a big one. When all the burden falls on one person, they realize just how much work it is, so spread it out to people who will share the load.
2. Choose a theme
Are you going to focus more on the costume aspects? You should probably do that in the afternoon. Want to have a fall-themed breakfast with apple cider donuts and danishes and the like? You’re going to want to do that in the morning.
If you’re going to have a costume contest, people are going to choose favorites, so make different categories that give multiple people a chance to win.
3. Encourage decorating
Decorating your whole office is a burden on a small group. Encourage your employees to decorate their own work space. Allow them to put their personal touch on things. The office will look decorated and festive, but the work would be spread among the individuals.
4. Invite trick or treaters
This one requires more planning, but is definitely doable. Invite your staff’s kids to come in and trick or treat in the office. They go door to door or cubicle to cubicle. It provides a safe environment for the kids and let’s you meet and mingle with the family. Don’t hand out any floss, though.
5. Games and activities
Every party has games. Bobbing for apples, hanging donut on a string, mystery bowls, mummy wrap race, and beyond. Don’t make these mandatory because not everyone will want to participate. And, if no one wants to do the games, don’t worry. Games can be fun activities and ice breakers, but if no one’s participating, it just means they’re having a good time.
What are your party tricks for the office? What should you watch out for? Tell us in the comments below.
Posted on October 28, 2013, in Biz Tips, Entrepreneur, Small Business and tagged halloween, halloween party, office, office party, party, planning an office party. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.