Well, well, well, isn’t the most fun and exciting time of year coming up.. THE HOLIDAYS!! I celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, (oh… and my birthday, number 23 that I am less than excited for) in the next couple of months!! During all of this, I will be focusing my blog on holiday related events and activities that you and your family and friends can enjoy.
The most exciting opener to the holiday season last year was most DEFINETLY my office’s Halloween celebration. Corny I know. Last year our theme was witches and warlocks (well there was one warlock.. kinda hard to get those boys to dress up at work!). We decorated the front office to bewitch our patients upon their entrance… I mean why not spook up the office for a little Halloween fun??
I won the pumpkin carving contest last year so I am feeling an extreme amount of pressure this year to win. I had no choice but to pull out my sorority girl moves and bedazzle my pumpkin, obviously the glittery pumpkin caught everyone’s eye!!
I am challenging YOU this year to get your place of work into the holiday season! Start off with Halloween and then maybe you can develop ideas for future work events to bring FUN back to work!!
So here is the simple plan:
1 Have your office decide on a Halloween theme (examples: witches and warlocks, where’s Waldo?, 60’s day, nerds… really whatever you can all agree on).
2. Choose which day you are all going to dress up (Monday the 31st of October seems pretty good)
3. Let everyone know your plan in advance so they have time to pull together a costume, carve a pumpkin and find a fun Halloween treat to bring to the office!
4. Set the ground rules for pumpkin carving contest and how judging will work. Check out cool ways to make pumpkins on Rachael Ray’s featured Blogs
5. Decorate your office (even if it is just putting up some fake cobwebs on pictures).
6. On the day of the celebration office have a table to place all of the pumpkins for viewing and voting and mark pumpkins with numbers to avoid bias… if you do not have patients/ high traffic at your work tell everyone they must vote for a pumpkin that is not their own!
7. Set out some scrumptious Halloween treats or have everyone bring in some Halloween food… here is a quick idea over at Rachael Ray’s as well!
8. And have a spooktacular day at the office!
We received Great feeback from our patients last year who came into the office during Halloween time and that made it all the more fun. The more enjoyable of an experience YOU are willing to make it, the more enjoyable of an experience everyone else will have!!
Hope you have a devilishly fantastic work Halloween Party!