Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Start planning now! Do you need to compete this Halloween for the department with the best décor? Best theme party? This Halloween, if you want to win the “Best Halloween Decorations” award for your department, why not do something interactive—like these:

This works really well and is pretty easy to pull off. From The Exorcist to the Jason movies and more, there are so many to choose from or glam them all together, and you’ve got one easy theme. Using movie posters and assigning roles to your different staff members is a good start if you decide to highlight a group of films. Or, better yet, pick one film and stick with it. Imagine 20 Freddy’s from Nightmare on Elm Street greeting people as they walk thru!

This can be the interactive—and the greatest fun. As everyone passes through, give them clues and let them figure out who done it! Either use a Murder Mystery game or write it yourself and then decorate around it. Clue, the board game, is a great theme because everyone has played it and most have seen the film. Dress someone as the butler, another as the maid, someone can be Professor Plum—so on and so forth. An interactive theme is always popular and unforgettable.

The movie is a hit. Chocolate is a hit. What more is there? Decorate your space just like the film, with wild, crazy colors and dress up as the different kids and their parents. Give out chocolate bars with one having a golden ticket good for…something fun…you decide. In any event, this is a great theme that everyone will immediately get and totally appreciate, especially if you give out a favor of some sort. Get ready to be voted the most popular of all the other departments!

Rent a karaoke machine and invite your co-workers to come to Hallopalooza 2009! I don’t need to name them, but Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Janis, Jerry Garcia, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, Luther Vandross, Ricky Nelson, Frank Zappa, Mama Cass, Karen Carpenter and others.

Decorating the Office!
There are many great opportunities to make your office even more bizarre than usual! Everything from scene setters that can fill a wall, to tabletop decorations, to a variety of hats, wigs and masks, your co-workers can wear, and there are plenty of opportunities to “scarify” the office…and the boss isn’t even in today!

No real traditional foods here, but pumpkin cookies are always a nice touch. If you are feeling ambitious check out some fun ideas from the Food Network website for Halloween parties. Try some of these ideas for your office Halloween party and you'll have an eerily good time at work!