Halloween isn’t just for the kids! While the focal point of the spooky holiday has always been trick or treating, you can still enjoy the day without going door to door and instead, have some Halloween fun at work. Here are some quick “do’s” and “don’ts” to have a fun and work-safe Halloween.
Dress Up – Don’t be a Halloween stick in the mud. Wear something! (Work appropriate of course!) One of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit is to pair up with someone for a fun tandem costume idea: Mario and Luigi…doctor and nurse…Batman and Robin…you get the idea. Feeling like dressing up solo? There’s the old standbys like a ghost, vampire or pirate. Do something and make it your own.
Concerned if it’s work appropriate? Think about whether you’d want your mother or grandmother seeing you in it!
Bring Candy – Want to bring candy to work but don’t want to fight the zombies at the store also trying to stock up? Get it here from Crystal Rock! We have tons of choices for all tastes: chocolate, fruit candy, lollipops…you’ll find it all.
Bring Food – Trying to avoid the sugar crash? Bring a healthy snack for the office instead of another bowl of candy. It might be a relief for people watching their weight to have a vegetable platter or another healthy option on a day filled with temptation.
Be Inappropriate – While it’s fun to celebrate a holiday at work, you’re still at work. Keep in mind, you’ll still need to go into the office tomorrow without a mask after you’ve made a fool of yourself. If your office will be providing alcohol, make sure to be smart and show good judgment.
Make Assumptions – Do you need to leave early to take your kids out? Make sure you’ve checked with your boss because most likely, other people will need to do the same thing. Don’t assume that you’ll be able to take off early or give half effort because it’s Halloween.
Rain on the Parade – While this is definitely a mixed metaphor, you don’t want to be the only one not having fun. You don’t have to dress up or be involved in everything, but don’t sneer at people who are having more fun than you!
Halloween can be a great time for blowing off steam at work and team-building and should be treated as such. If you’re not into the spooky season immediately, give it a chance and you might have some fun!