Usually on October 1st, we’d be hanging cobwebs on desks, filling kitchen candy bowls, and ordering office costume contest prizes. What does Halloween “in the office” look like when everyone is working from home?
As with most things this year, it’ll be different. But there are still ways to celebrate the season from a distance and share small joys with your team. Here are our top 5 ways to bring Halloween to your team in 2020.
1. Deliver pumpkins and carving kits
If you can’t have your annual Jack-O-Lantern contest in the office, bring the pumpkins to them! To go the extra mile, include enough pumpkins for any children of employees, or sub the carving kit for a pumpkin-painting kit based on the age of the kids. Encourage employees to share pictures of the final product and allow the team to vote for a winner.
2. Watch a movie together
Using a service like NetflixParty or other group-watch apps, spend the Friday before Halloween streaming office-friendly classics like Hocus Pocus or Casper. Employees can join in via the streaming platform to watch “together” and chat while the movie plays.
3. Send tricks & treats
Even though we’re not in the office, your employees can still enjoy “office” candy. Popular Halloween gift boxes include our favorite candies, with vegan options available, and other classic Halloween goodies – think vampire teeth and fake blood. (Or skip the Halloween theme and send fall-themed treats, like pumpkin candles and creamers.)
4. Halloween Decoration Contest
Does your team go all out for Halloween at home? Let’s see it! Create a contest for best Halloween decorations. Employees can submit pictures of their front lawn, their desk space, or wherever they decorate their home. The rest of the team can vote, and the winner receives a prize!
5. Costume Contest – WFH Edition
The standard office costume contest is determined based on what you see live in the office. Expand the parameters of this year’s contest by allowing employees to submit a photo from prior Halloweens, a family costume photo, or their dog’s costume.
If your office is large enough to do so in a socially distanced manner, offer in-office Trick Or Treating for employees’ kids! Each conference room acts as a different house, and you can creatively work in distancing – candy chutes can be used to hand out candy, or the office can be turned into a one-way maze to avoid people crossing paths. And don’t forget to wear a mask – it is Halloween after all!
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