Halloween Office Activities that Keep Employees Motivated
Looking for ways to boost employee morale and overall motivation? Sure, Halloween isn't a national holiday, but it doesn't mean we can't have a little fun- right? If you're in charge of planning or coordinating company functions, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to boost employee morale while fostering a fun, creative work environment for your employees! We've compiled a list of our favorite Halloween treats and activities in the workplace:
1. Create Trick-or-Treat goodie bags
Who says Halloween candy is just for kids? Treat your employees to an assortment of candy and put on their desk before they come into the office. Wrap individual goodie bags filled with chocolate, sweet and sour candy, or even Keurig K-Packs as a fun way to celebrate the day.
2. Let your employees dress up
Just for one day, allow your employees to ditch their regular work clothes and come to work in a costume of their choice. Emphasize that costumes must follow workplace appropriate dress code and guidelines. Letting your employees show off their favorite superhero or movie character shows that you care about their interests! This small gesture will be sure to get you an A+ manager rating and improve employee morale and overall motivation. Download costume contest invite here.
3. Play a few Halloween-themed games
Consider a few of these:
- Guess how many candy corn pieces are in a jar
- Office/cubicle decorating contest
- Pumpkin carving contest: best company logo, spookiest pumpkin, etc.
You may have experienced the "You've Been BOOed" game popping up at your front doorstep and around your neighborhood, but did you know you can play this in the workplace too? The Halloween "BOOed" game is a friendly tradition and creative way to foster teamwork while getting into the Halloween spirit. You can play this game the entire week of Halloween for prolonged fun! Download the "BOOed" game signs and instructions here.
How to Play:
- To start a Halloween BOO, one employee secretly leaves a small treat (piece of candy), BOO instructions and a BOO sign on a coworkers desk.
- The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that "I've Been BOO-ed!" That way, new BOO recruits won't leave a duplicate BOO on the doorstep
- In turn, the employee is asked to BOO two other coworkers, leading to a chain reaction--and Halloween fun.