How to Plan a Company Halloween Party

Costumed employees posing during a company Halloween party, including the creative Miss Bacon-and-Egg

Check out Miss Bacon-and-Egg!

Are you thinking about planning a company Halloween party that your employees will talk about for days and remember for years to come? Plan ahead and don’t wait for October because – trust me – the days will swiftly pass by.

With a corporate party, you can strengthen the bonds among your employees and create fun memories in your office. Follow these simple tips for planning an awesome party…

Tip #1: A Halloween Theme

A great company Halloween party starts with an awesome theme. There are tons of themes to choose from, and here are a few that I like:

  • Kids at Heart — Get your employees to come in costumes and bring small treats to give away. Encourage them to let out their inner child by trick-or-treating across different departments.
  • Show Me Your Heart — Turn your party into a fundraising opportunity for charity. Choose a charitable/ non-profit institution to help for the night with activities like a food drive, bake sale or a raffle.
  • Monster Dance Night — Turn your office into a disco for the undead. Set up a dance floor, hang a disco ball, hire a DJ, and let your employees feel the groove throughout the night.

Three framed ghosts, pumpkins and candles on a table

Tip #2: Ghostly Decorations

Prepare your office for the upcoming party by decorating the place with props like pumpkins, banners, ghosts, witches and spider webs. Encourage your employees to take part and have fun by turning it into a contest and giving a prize to the department with the best decoration.

Tip #3: Halloween-themed Food

What’s a party without the food? Make your office Halloween party more memorable with some Halloween-y food, such as:Hotdogs wrapped in dough to create a mummified look

  • Mummy Hotdogs — Get some ready-made croissant dough. Flatten the pieces further with a rolling pin, and wrap them around hotdogs to resemble mummies. Bake and enjoy an artifact food.
  • Finger Cheese Sticks — Top your regular cheese sticks with a sliver of almond, pasting it with a bit of mayonnaise. Squeeze ketchup on top of the sticks to create a bloody effect.
  • Bloody Drink — This can simply be your healthy tomato juice… or a Bloody Mary if the boss approves.
  • Monster Cupcakes — Pipe colored icing on top of cupcakes using a grass tip. Top with marshmallows for eyes, with black icing as pupils.
  • Graveyard Tiramisu — Make simple tiramisu by creating layers of Graham crackers, cream, and fruits. Top with crushed crackers for soil and candies like skulls and gummy worms.

Tip #4: An Entertainer’s Magic Touch

Make your company party more thrilling by bringing in a professional entertainer. As someone with numerous successful parties under my belt, I can offer different activities that will make your party a lot more fun, including magic shows, balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, and face painting, which is a great way to complete your employees’ Halloween look. You can also choose which of my different party characters I will come as: Bouncy the Clown, Undead Princess, Tigress, Witch… Or if you have a particular character in mind that will suit your party’s theme, let me know and I will try to come as one.

Smiling employees playing the Mummy Wrap game

Tip #5: Let the Games Begin

Bring your corporate party to a climax with games that will induce laughter and exploit hidden talents. Try any of these games I recommend:

  • Mummy Wrap — So easy yet so funny! This game needs two or three members per team: one or two will hold the rolls of tissue and wrap them around the other member.
  • Karaoke Diva — Let your employees show what they’ve got through an intense sing-off. With most karaoke having a scoring system, judging will be a breeze.
  • Oh! The Feels! — Put different items (e.g., fish, fur ball, leather purse) in covered containers, and ask contestants to guess the mystery item by slipping their hands and feeling what’s inside.

Regardless of how big or small your company is, the fact is that some extra effort and creativity makes for a successful event. At the same time, remember that a great party isn’t about expensive food or decorations. It’s all about fun, so make sure your Halloween party a blast with these top tips that I shared.

I hope you found this article helpful.

If you’re looking for more Halloween-related posts, why not check out this page, where you’ll see my other write-ups about this spooky time of the year.

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