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Fun Ideas to Get Your Team in the Halloween Spirit

Posted on Oct 20th 2022


Fun Ideas to Get Your Team in the Halloween Spirit

Holidays are a great time to get your team together for corporate wellness events and have some fun as a group. If you’re looking for festive and silly ways to get your team in the Halloween spirit, look no further! These ideas are sure to do the trick and get everyone excited for the spookiest holiday of all. From decorating your workplace to hosting a pumpkin carving contest, there’s something to suit every workplace culture, no matter your industry. So get ready for some spooky October fun! We’ll save our favorite idea for last, so be sure to read through to the end!

Why Celebrate Holidays With Your Employees?

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate fun holidays with your employees. For one, it can boost morale and create a more positive work environment to focus on corporate wellness and seasonal changes. Additionally, celebrating holidays as a team can help break up the busy work week while showing your employees how much you appreciate them and their hard work, and value their contributions to the company. Not to mention, it’s just a great way to build corporate camaraderie and invest in the happiness of your team.

Festive Autumn Decorations

This first idea is also the simplest: decorate your workspace to reflect the changing season. Whether you go all out with spooky decorations at your company, or keep it minimal with a few festive touches, like gourds and pumpkins, setting the stage for Halloween is a good place to start when it comes to invoking the holiday spirit. Ask for input and help with decorations from your employees so everyone feels included.

Spooky Halloween Potluck

Make the break room more exciting by throwing a themed potluck. You can ask everyone to bring their favorite Halloween-themed dish to share or hire a catering company to handle all the details. If you decide to DIY some special treats, a quick search will reveal plenty of fun recipes online, like candy corn cookies, and pumpkin sheet cakes.

Halloween Films

If your space allows, another option is to watch a scary movie together. Modern movie projectors are affordable and easy to set up. This is a great way to get everyone in the Halloween mood. Just make sure to choose a movie that won’t be too gruesome. You can take a vote, or choose a classic horror movie like Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Have a pumpkin carving contest! Pumpkin carving isn’t just for kids. It’s a fun and creative activity, regardless of age. If sharp objects in the workplace seem like a bad idea, though, painting pumpkins is another option. You can even give out prizes for the best pumpkin designs if you want to add a little extra excitement.

Costume Party

Speaking of contests, one of the best ways to get everyone into the Halloween spirit for your day of corporate wellness is to hold a costume party. This is a great opportunity for people to let their creative side shine, and it can be a lot of fun to see what everyone comes up with.

Halloween Bingo

Halloween-themed bingo is an amusing way to spend some quality time together. Bingo is a popular and easy game that can be played in teams or individually, and it’s a great way to get everyone in the office involved in the festivities. They can use candy as markers, and you can up the fun factor by offering prizes to the winners.

Golden retriever in a which hat.

Hire a Makeup Artist

Transform your staff into creatures of lore with the help of a professional makeup artist! With the right makeup and accessories, your employees can create looks that are both scary and fun. Whether your employees want to be zombies, vampires, or witches, a professional makeup artist can make it happen. This will be even more fun if your workers come in costume to complete the look.

Plan a Halloween-Themed Company Outing

No matter what your business does on a normal week, you can find a way to incorporate Halloween into a company outing. This is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit while also bonding with coworkers. A few ideas include going to a pumpkin patch or on a hayride, visiting a haunted house, or having a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. Here are some other reasons to plan a special holiday outing or corporate wellness event:

  • It shows that you care about your employees and want to create a fun workplace culture.
  • It can be used as a team-building exercise to help coworkers get to know each other better.
  • It’s a great way to promote company morale and show your employees that you appreciate all their hard work.

Halloween Gift Bags

Depending on the size of your company, another fun idea is to gift your employees with a decorative bag full of spooky delights, like a Halloween coffee mug, themed chocolates, candles, or a local voucher.

Halloween Trivia

To get everyone in the Halloween spirit, you might try hosting a corporate event with some strange Halloween trivia to break the ice. Topics can include things like horror films, lore, and ghostly legends. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What is the name of the traditional jack-o’-lantern?
  • What is the name of the famous witch in The Wizard of Oz?
  • What does the word “Halloween” mean?
  • What is the origin of the Halloween costume?
  • How did trick-or-treating begin?
  • Which vegetables were originally hollowed out in Ireland instead of pumpkins?

Book a Puppy Experience For Your Team!

And for our favorite and final idea… Your employees work hard day in and day out, so why not show them how much you appreciate their efforts by booking a puppy experience with Puppy Love™? It’s the perfect way to promote employee wellness and morale for a little Halloween fun. Make this Halloween cute instead of spooky with a puppy event your team will cherish! Puppy Love™ will provide everything you need for a fun and furry experience, including a variety of adoptable puppies from local shelters, and experienced staff members to help manage your Halloween wellness event.

You can learn more about Puppy Love™’s employee wellness packages and how we give back to the community by calling 925-269-7297 or book an event online by clicking here.