It’s that spooky time of year again…
Today, Halloween tradition is thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs, some of which may have had pagan roots but unconnected to any particular religion – so everyone can join in.
Celebrating Halloween in the office is a great way to engage all staff in motivational team-building and projects for festivity, food and fun.
Get into the spooky spirit
Decorate the office! Order extra supplies of A4 and A3 coloured card and paper along with string, paper clips and glue for making banners, bunting, paper lanterns and mobiles. Labels and tags also come in handy for goodie bags to give out with Halloween treats inside.
Halloween motifs are traditionally modelled after supernatural figures such as cats, bats, vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils, so top up on toner and inkjet refills as there will be extra printing of ghoulish and scary templates for cutting out, as well as producing party invitations.
Of course you’ll need a good stock of Sharpies and markers for drawing faces on pumpkins, as well as a brightly coloured range of pencils, pens and crayons to help your imagination run riot on the decorations.
Trick or sweet!
Typical festive Halloween activities usually require big stocks of sweets and goodies, so decorate a new wastepaper bin and fill it with rewards for trick or treat’ers …. or just yourselves!
Halloween appeals to the child in all of us, so have some fun using disposable paper plates as the base for making silly/scary masks. Paper cups with cut-outs, when decorated, make great little lanterns for holding tea lights.
Halloween for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Promote interaction and engagement across all departments by getting together in the office on the evening of Halloween (this year it’s on a Friday!) Set the scene with a fearsome story competition, and order in seasonal food, providing a good selection of hot drinks including hot chocolate and soup.