Some office parties are rowdy and boisterous; others are a little more calm and quiet. No matter what type of party your office is having this year it can be a Halloween party to remember when you create some easy games that can be played with a large crowd or just a few people.
One such game is made by having someone fill a clear, glass jar with candy corn, Hershey’s kisses or other candies. The person who fills the jar counts the candy as they’re being placed inside. This number is written on a piece of paper and kept with that person until after the results are in. Cover a box with Halloween-theme gift wrap and cut a slit in the top. Players write down how many candies they think are inside the jar, and the person who guesses closest, is the winner. The jar can contain money in addition to the candy, money can be wrapped around the candy jar and given to the winner, or the winner can simply receive the jar of candy or another prize.
On a bulletin board or wall staple up cutouts of bats, pumpkins, witch’s brooms or another image. Use the same image, like ghosts, across the board. Attach small ones and large ones, along with different colored ones, to make a huge area that features quite a lot of the creatures. Place the paper images so that they’re turned this way and that, rather than all aligned in neat rows. Let some of the images overlap each other but only so that you can clearly tell how many are there. The players of this game guess how many, in total, of the images there are. The person who guesses the closest wins a prize.
Use paper cutouts to create a different Halloween game for the office. For this one, slide the cutouts under keyboards, inside file cabinets, under the phone and other places. When the players run up on a hidden piece they can turn it over to see what prize they’ve won – if any. Each piece can be a winner of a small prize or there can be just one large prize given for a particular game piece. Don’t be surprised, though, if the office workers are on the floor looking under their chairs or crawling around in hopes of finding other pieces!
Another Halloween game that’s fun for office workers is a surprise to them. One person makes a list of things the workers can get points for in the game. For example, gather all the workers together for a quick quiz. The person who has made up the questions begins: “Give yourself one point if you’re wearing black or orange”. “Give yourself three points if you’re wearing black and orange today”. “Give yourself five points if there is a Halloween decoration on your desk”. The maker of the points list decides on the questions, and how many, and the winner, of course, wins a prize.
Working in an office all day, everyday can get pretty boring. That’s why people across the country look forward to things like holidays. They can loosen up a little and drop the “business as usual” attitude, at least for awhile. This Halloween you can do just that by creating these fun games to play with the other workers!