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Halloween Ideas For Employers

It’s almost time to cry, laugh and scream, three Mondays mark til’ many’s favorite theme. When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.

For kids, Halloween is a day they get to dress up as their favorite character and get loads of candy. For parents, it is their own kind of spooky. Many parents dread Halloween for multiple reasons, but it is even worse when Halloween falls on a workday. Parents go to work grouchy and think about all the things they MUST do when they get home for the kids. But very little think about the things they GET to do during the day to fill their Halloween souls. Here are 5 things you can do at work to keep the day/week fun for YOU

  1. If you work in an office, suggest a desk decorating contest to your boss and co-workers. What better way to get through the day or week of Halloween when your kids are all hopped up on candy, than sitting at your creatively decorated desk. Go all out. Do the things at work your husband or wife won’t let you do at home.
  2. Have a Potluck! Just think about it, how much more fun would you have on Halloween if you woke up knowing about all the delicious food you would be having both on your lunch and to snack on throughout the day?
  3. Halloween Bingo! Create a bingo card of daily accomplishments or productivity points at your place of employment, whomever gets the first bingo, gets a prize, or perk for the week!
  4. Let’s be honest for a second, on holidays or even just days that you have something fun and exciting going on after work, who doesn’t look at the clock every hour on the hour?! I know I do! Break up your day with something fun. Let someone new go on the intercom every hour and play Halloween Trivia! You can add prizes if you want. If you do not, no sweat, then it is just something to keep the day fun and get a few laughs.
  5. Last but certainly not least, and the most obvious… costume contest! What better way to boost work morale than to get creative for the day. Having employees choose their own costume for the day is fun and personable. You get to see a different side from people other than their everyday duty. Sounds like an enjoyable time to me.

There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit front porch.

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