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Date:  30/09/2021

5 Go-To Tricks to Spook up Your Halloween Office Party

Looking for fun ways to vamp up your Halloween office party? Want to throw the ultimate spook-fest, but are unsure how to get the Halloween atmosphere flowing? We at Pure Communications Group believe that the spooky spirit of Halloween deserves a proper celebration, be it in-person or virtual! This is why we have put together our top 5 go-to tricks for transforming your October office festivities into engaging and memorable experiences.

1. Plan a spooky activity

Organise a fun Halloween-inspired activity to give your guests something special to look back at! A professional pumpkin carving workshop is a sure hit with any crowd, providing your attendees with a unique experience, new skills AND a personalised Halloween memento to keep. A carving workshop can just as easily be done in-person or virtually from the comfort of your home. Don’t want to make a mess with pumpkin shavings? Try a Halloween origami tutorial instead for an easier set-up. Or, for a more mystical experience, consider bringing in a tarot reader to read your guests’s promising fortunes.

tarot cards reading

2. Hold a themed potluck

If you are looking for original halloween office party food ideas, why not go for a spooky potluck? Have your colleagues show off their culinary skills in a creative Halloween snack-off. From mummy sausage rolls through candied apples to chocolate-covered strawberry ghosts, imagination knows no limits here! While you are at it, why not also try and (pumpkin) spice up your drink selection: whether it be a heart-warming apple cider, a Halloween punch or a re-imagined Bloody Mary, you can never go wrong with a fun drink. If you are organising a virtual Halloween office party, you should consider sending out some recipe suggestions for your guests to make at home and enjoy together during the celebration. Here are some simple recipe ideas to get you started!

Colourful Halloween-themed cookies with marzipan eyes

3. Think up a costume theme

Stuck for costume inspo? Introduce a funky theme to your party to get attendees in the Halloween mind-set and on track with their mask selection! If you are unsure of where to start when picking your spooky theme, here are some fun ideas we have come up with for you: Why not throw it back to your high school days with a zombie prom? Or maybe reminisce about the summer with a vampire country club theme? If you are feeling adventurous, you can also take your party out of this world (whatever that means to you) or even have your attendees come up with a theme ahead of time through a simple game of Consequences! For virtual office parties, you can also embrace your chosen theme by coordinating your online backdrops.

Dog in ghost costume

4. Organise a team game

Who killed who with what in the printing room? Find out by turning your party into a spooky live-experience game of murder mystery! You can either make up your very own game or download a pre-made set of instructions and clues online. However, if you are looking for a more elevated experience, we would recommend hiring a professional who can work with you to tailor the experience specifically to your guests. There are also plenty of other virtual Halloween games for you to entertain a online audience. You could, for example, try a game of Halloween bingo or a horror movie trivia!

Magnifying lens and old-style globe

5. Take your party outside

Alternatively, if you would prefer to take the Halloween merrymaking out of the office and into the streets, you should definitely consider a haunted scavenger hunt! Whilst pumpkin picking and hayrides are all great fun, nothing gets your spook on like a good Halloween treasure quest, sweet reward included. If outdoors-y activities aren’t your gusto, you could also consider taking your guests to a Halloween themed escape room, or even a classic haunted house, which can also be done virtually!

Eery abandoned building with red-paint palm print on wall

For any help planning your Halloween event or virtual office party, contact us at debie@purecommsgroup.com.