Today, many companies are adopting a more relaxed policy towards celebrating Halloween. Allowing employees to dress up for the holiday is number one for corporate Halloween party ideas.
Ground rules are important. Costumes should not be restrictive or interfere with the employees’ normal duties. Of course, anything sexual or revealing would not be allowed. Otherwise, a few witches, ghosts, and ghouls may actually create a great atmosphere.
Second on the list for your corporate Halloween party would be a few snacks which the employees would enjoy supplying. Black and Orange cupcakes, ghostly cookies and spider webs (see recipe below) would be welcome treats.
Third would be the great parade. Decide on a few judges beforehand. Taking a half hour to parade around the office will help to loosen up the atmosphere. The prize for the best costume could be something like a $5 gift card for coffee.
You may ask, why go through all the trouble. Well, consider this – a relaxed employee is a happy employee. Happy employees are certainly more productive. By relaxing the corporate atmosphere, you will create a better work environment.
1 8oz pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can crispy Chinese noodles
1 can peanuts
Melt chips in a double boiler. Add noodles and ½ can of peanuts. Mix well. Drop by tablespoon on waxed paper. Refrigerate one hour.
Halloween is coming up soon and with it all the fun of the costumes we’ve been working so hard on! However most of us will still be working in the office on the day of as well as the few days before. Some of our workplaces allow us to wear our costumes for Halloween however you may not be sure if you should. This is completely normal as the costumes are made for Halloween and not for the office. Depending on your workplace it may be better not to or to change your outfit to make it suited for work.
Dress code policies differ between companies obviously so the best and easiest way to practice Halloween costume etiquette in the office is to ask human resources or the responsible persons if your costume is okay. This will save you trouble later on if it is indeed not fit for the office. Some workplaces are stricter about dress codes than others however so you’ll have a pretty good idea beforehand if you can or cannot wear a certain costume you have in mind. If you ask and it ends up being okay however this doesn’t mean anything goes. (Unless they specifically said so, which congratulations on your awesome job!) A Halloween costume you will wear in work should reflect the company’s image and maintain somewhat of a professional standard. You should obviously be able to work in it, so huge metal Ironman suits are probably not okay. (Sorry guy from Comic Con). If your costume doesn’t impede your or the company’s workflow and doesn’t violate any policies or reflect badly on the company then you are good to go. Happy Halloween, can’t wait to see all the cool costumes this year.