Celebrating Halloween in Your Workplace: Costumes and Pumpkins and Kids…Oh, My!

October 29, 2013

As you might guess, Halloween is a big event at the 'ville. Though we don't necessarily need a reason to be weird and silly around here, having one does definitely bring it out the beast in us.

Every year, we can always count on costumes and treats, but there's usually something extra brewing, too. Want to know how we scare up some fun "Booville" style? Try these ideas!

Host a Themed Costume Contest.

Anyone can have a costume contest, but give it a theme and you'll encourage even more participation—especially for those who have trouble coming up with ideas. Some of our favorites? Super Heroes, Rock Stars, Famous Mascots, Star Wars, and Movie Characters are all themes that have oodles of options. Whichever you decide, make sure to take pictures so the costumes can be seen by everyone and a winner can be chosen by popular vote.
Bring in the Kids for Trick-or-Treating.

More and more, parents are looking for safe and trustworthy alternatives to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Why not do your working parents a favor and host one at your workplace? At Baudville, we always set aside a little time in the afternoon to hand out treats to visiting kids. Doing it later in the day ensures that school-aged kids can come, as well as the little ones; plus, it helps to maintain some productivity for our day. And, the kids getting to see the cool place where their parents work is a treat in itself!
Organize a Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Or, if the idea of sharp instruments being wielded in your workplace is just too frightening, have a decorating contest instead. Last time we did this, we put together several groups mixed with members of different departments, handed over the knives and spoons, and watched the madness unfold. Finished pumpkins were put on display and the crazy creation with the most votes won its creators a prize.
Share Healthy Recipes.

Here's a new one, owed to being a responsible wellness advocate—or attempting to be one, anyway! Last week, our visiting fitness guru hooked us up with some healthy alternatives to candy bars: vegan granola bars that are remarkably close to their questionable counterparts. If you just turned up your nose, then turn it right back down. These bars are downright surreptitious in their delicious and nutritious-ness! Check out her Pinterest page to see those recipes and more.
However you decide to celebrate Halloween in your workplace, don't be afraid to have a little fun!

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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for four years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 12 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

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