Celebrating Halloween is always fun, but it can be even more fun when you do it with your co-workers! There are many options available when organizing a company Halloween party. You could “creep” it real with a traditional costume party or you also really give them “pumpkin” to talk about by throwing the ultimate ghost tour. Puns aside, whether you’re hosting a party at the office or renting out a space for the event, here are 5 Halloween company party ideas for turning ordinary Halloween festivities into a chilling night to remember;
Preparing for Your Office Halloween Party
This is the perfect time to think about what you want your company party to look like. If you have been tasked with organising this year’s corporate Halloween party, you already know how much time and effort needs to go into planning to get it right.
So, you can use this time, the run-up to Halloween, to make sure that everything goes as planned and that you have all the supplies and resources needed for your event. This time can also be a good opportunity to get feedback from your team on what they would like the Halloween party theme to be. Need some ideas to get you started?
If you’re looking for some Halloween company party ideas, we have gathered 5 of our favourites that remain a hit with employees year after year.
1. Haunted Houses
A haunted house is a great company Halloween theme idea where people enter at their own risk to be scared (yep, it may not be for everyone). It’s a common Halloween party theme, but it’s also a great idea for company parties. You can set up a Haunted House in your office or find someone who already has a space you can rent out (like an abandoned warehouse… just to take the scare factor to the next level).
Not only is a haunted house a great way to give your coworkers the jitters, but sharing this experience with others is great for team-building and bonding between coworkers. If your company is planning on creating a party that is a little more PG, haunted houses can also be adapted to be fun for family members and little ones! So, if your work team aren’t horror fanatics, just remember that haunted houses can be toned down to be less intimidating.
If this is a theme that tickles your fancy, check out these tips on how to organise an awesome Haunted House;
- Choose the theme of your haunted house – do you want to go with something suitable for everyone’s family? Or maybe you’re looking for something scarier?
- Organise your event by having different rooms that have different themes – this will keep guests interested as they explore each room! Some examples of different rooms might include an insane asylum, a witches’ coven, a murder scene or a chamber. You can get really creative here, and remember, the scarier, the better!
- To host a successful haunted house, make sure that you hire skilled people who can create creepy props and costumes to set the right mood. If you want to make your haunted house scary enough to give your customers chills down their spine, then you could even hire actors who are professional costume designers and makeup artists. They will be able to create scary costumes for each character in your show as well as make them look realistic by giving them fake blood wounds and scars on their face.
2. Murder Mystery Parties
If you want a truly unique company party, consider hosting a murder mystery party. This type of event is great all year long and can be especially fun on Halloween. With the right decorations and costumes, your guests will have so much fun playing detective that they won’t even realise that they’re being entertained by you!
Murder mystery parties are great fun year-round, but they’re even better when they’re set in the spooky atmosphere of October 31st! You could divide everything into teams and organise a competition for the best-solved case. The sky is the limit when it comes to murder mystery parties – and as long as you have enough headcount, everyone will be able to participate and get in on the action!
3. Movie-Themed Party
Are your team always discussing what they watched on Netflix over the weekend on a Monday morning? If so, your coworkers might love a movie-themed party. You can make this as scary, or classy as you’d like. Why not let your team channel their inner secret agent by hosting a James Bond 007 party!? This swanky team will really impress your team as they sip on a Bond-inspired cocktail. Or perhaps your team are more into 19th-century gangsters. Well if that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with a Great Gatsby theme!
Get inspired by those Monday morning Netflix chats to create something super for your team this Halloween!
4. Team Halloween Scavenger Hunt
A team-building activity is a great way to make your company party more than just fun and games. Scavenger hunts are also a great way to get your employees working together, which is a must when you want them to succeed in their jobs. The best part about this type of game? You can customise it for your specific needs, so in this case, you can horrify your coworkers with the ultimate Halloween-themed hunt.
A scavenger hunt has multiple levels of difficulty so that everyone has an equal chance at winning the prize (or prizes). A low-level hunt might involve finding out information about Halloween traditions around the world, while a higher level may ask contestants to solve math problems or create costumes from scratch! You can also add in other tasks if there’s not enough time for solving riddles and puzzles—like making sure all participants are wearing hats! So, the good news is that a Halloween scavenger hunt can be adapted to different guest lists. If you want to invite the office kiddos, you can!
Take your scavenger hunt up a notch by including scary pop-up surprises along the way and include “eerie-sistible” finger food for your guests to enjoy after an evening of putting their brains to the test!
5. Escape Room
If you’re looking for a fun way to keep your employees engaged, consider an escape room for your next Halloween company party. These interactive experiences can be used for many different events and build teamwork in fun ways. They’re also a great way to encourage retention among your employees by making them feel like they’ve pulled off something great as a team.
What is an escape room, you ask? An escape room is essentially where a group of players work together to find clues, work out riddles, and complete tasks in one or more rooms in order to reach a certain objective in a set amount of time. The aim of the game is to get out of the room in the fast time possible.
There you have it, 5 unique Halloween work event ideas to really creep your team out this October 31st! If you are looking for bespoke Halloween party packages to blow your team away, we can help you out! Fusion Events can help your company create an unforgettable Halloween experience. Contact us today for more information.