As traditions are important in families, so they are with the companies. And, when it comes to Halloween, it is one of the best holiday traditions to observe for some fun with professionalism at work.
Halloween is among the top holidays right next to Christmas. Thus, it’s popular with employees, too. Celebrating the spooky day at work is important because it appeals to our inner child and helps to boost the work morale of everyone in the professional team.
How to celebrate Halloween at work?
Being an owner, it is important to form a small, cross-functional committee to plan and execute the Halloween celebrations at work. You may also want to let the decision be taken by various departments in your organisation. This allows for team building and generates fresh ideas. During the last week or for the entire Halloween month, you can invest in custom printed corporate workwear or simply opt for red and black wrinkle free shirts.
Without a costume party, Halloween celebration is incomplete. You can also set multiple categories of prizes for the best Halloween outfits. It can be the most sophisticated costume, the funniest costume, the most decorative costume, the scariest costume and the most creative costume. Advertise the awards in advance and make some applauding certificate with it.
If it is a departmental store, offer prizes for the best and most festively decorated work area. Here too you can give awards based on the decoration. Enhance the team building aspects of this competition by encouraging employees to work together and decorate their shared working area.
Carving pumpkin contests
Allow staff to bring their children in for the pumpkin carving contest. Make pumpkin carving interesting by creating a contest between individual employees or groups. Letting the family members come along with employees is a great way of promotion.
Cider and doughnuts are a popular breakfast treat for Halloween. You may also include pumpkin and apple bread. Do not forget to add pumpkin lookalike coffee mugs in the breakfast. On the day before Halloween, arrange a grand breakfast party to celebrate.
Like the breakfast, a lunch party can also be fun. Order pizza, submarines and sandwich wraps. Do not forget to add some funny yet scary props along with it.
Halloween celebrations at work are a popular way to mark the occasion of this increasingly widely celebrated holiday and a chance to add more fun into your employees’ lives.