It’s that time of year again, the days are getting shorter and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Children are back in school, leaves are changing color and it’s time for everyone’s favorite spooky holiday – Halloween! Halloween hasn’t always been a focus of in-office activities, but in recent years, more and more companies have chosen to celebrate the holiday with their employees.
Creating a great Halloween event, like any other holiday, is about understanding your team and their unique needs. Would your team love a festive costume event, or are they looking for something more reserved? Do your employees prefer an event centered around creativity or something more competitive? Answering questions like these will help you find the perfect event for your company this spooky season.
If you’re interested in some more specific ideas, check out this list from our event planning experts of some of our most exciting fall and halloween themed events.
Get Creative with Hands-on Fall Crafting workshops: If your team loves to use their creativity, a kit-based crafting workshop is a great way to bring everyone together. Our favorite workshops for fall are the Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece and the Everlasting Floral Arrangement. In each event, participants receive a kit with high quality materials and hands-on instruction to build a unique and lovely decoration for fall. Your employees are sure to love these family-friendly fall events, and to treasure their beautiful keepsake.
Get your sugar fix with a cooking class: Nothing says Halloween quite like a sweet treat! Garden Streets has a variety of halloween and fall themed cooking classes, from Halloween Cookie or Cupcake Decorating workshops, to Seasonal Sipping Cider, to a delightfully spooky Halloween Gingerbread House. These events are a great opportunity for your employees to use their creativity and connect with each other, while getting in the mood for Halloween. If you’d rather enjoy an alcoholic beverage than a sugary treat, you could opt for a fall themed cocktail class, like Hot Buttered Rum, Boozy Hot Chocolate or Grapefruit Cardamom Fizz. Either way, your team is sure to love these delicious workshops!
Get Competitve with Halloween Trivia: If your team is motivated by competition and loves to show off their knowledge, Scary Fun Trivia might be the right event for you. Whether remote or in-person, trivia is a great team-building activity. Anyone who loves competition or Halloween will love this event, and it’s a great way for people to get to know each other and develop communication and collaboration skills.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday or the season, the most important thing is bringing your team together to connect and form community. Fall is a great time for a company event, whether it is halloween themed or just a chance to catch up. If your company is joining the trend of celebrating the spooky season for the first time and you want some help to plan a stellar event, reach out for a free consultation.