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13 Thrilling Halloween Ideas for Remote Employees

Spooky season is upon us! Grab the candy and apple cider, and carve out the good times with some Halloween office fun. πŸŽƒ

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Why should you celebrate Halloween with your team? πŸ€”

Taking time to play, even as an adult, is vital for your mental health toolbox. Playing can relieve stress, stimulate creativity, boost brain function, and improve your relationships with others.

And what better time of year to play than Halloween! πŸ‘»

Whether you're in charge of the annual office virtual Halloween party or just looking for fun things to do with friends, we've got you covered! Creep through our list of frighteningly fun Halloween-themed games, spooky delights, and all the best Halloween ideas for remote employees for a successful haunted Halloween bash!

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13 fun virtual Halloween activities your team will die for 🧟

1. Halloween-themed game night πŸ•Ή

There's no shortage of amazing virtual Halloween games! Create a line-up of fun, interactive, fast-paced games for a whole day of tricks & treats for your remote team!

Start the day with some fun Halloween icebreakers, then turn up the heat with a competitive Halloween Trivia game! πŸ”₯

However, if you really want to treat your remote workers, then let them choose their own Halloween adventure in our Haunted Tavern! Here, remote teams can enjoy live music from a mysterious musician, fun conversation rooms, and a whole slew of exciting Halloween activities, including:

  • Halloween Pub Trivia
  • Halloween Coworker Feud
  • ...with plenty more ways to upgrade the experience!
Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Book your team's spot in our Haunted Tavern today!

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2. Watch a spook-tacular Drag performance (while you play bingo!) πŸ’ƒ

Bingo is a classic game that allows for a lot of interaction without having to pay too much attention to rules. While it may seem like a game for old folks, you can make it a fun virtual event with the right theme. And we’ve got the perfect Halloween party theme for you!

Play Halloween Drag Queen Bingo, and let our witchy host craft a spooky virtual atmosphere. With drop-dead gorgeous looks and a scream-worthy performance, you will never look at Bingo the same way after playing with our fabulous host & friends!

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Slay your virtual Halloween party in Halloween Drag Queen Bingo!

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3. A virtual trick… πŸͺ„

Virtual magical tricks, that is!

If you're looking for an event that will get your remote employees in the Halloween spirit, look no further than our virtual magic and mentalism show.

We've got everything you need to make it a spooky good time. And your remote team? They'll be active participants for our professional magician, enjoying a series of funky magic tricks and mind games.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Give your team the best Halloween entertainment in our Magic & Mentalism Show!

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4. Pumpkin decorating contest πŸŽƒ

If you want to organize a more hands-on event, host a pumpkin painting contest! You'll have a fun, interactive time with your whole team. Plus, with paint, you avoid the mess of pumpkin carving!

Make sure everyone comes prepared with their own pumpkin (we'll provide tips on selecting the best pumpkin) and optional supplies.

Whether you stick to a good ol' spooky jack-o-lantern or switch it up with a whimsical fall design, have fun talking and laughing while you each create a pumpkin masterpiece.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Carve out the good times in Halloween Pumpkin Painting!

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5. Virtual Halloween costume contest πŸ‘―

Dressing up is the essence of Halloween fun. Who doesn't want to pretend to be somebody or something else for a few hours?

Including a costume contest as part of your virtual event is as easy as setting up a poll with a free online voting tool and enjoying your team's creativity.

Prepare trick-or-treat trivia to keep participants engaged and interacting, sending out random messages with trivia and things to do throughout the event that can earn them virtual treats.

Pro planning tip πŸ‘‰ If you want, you can even organize giftings for your most well-dressed creatures!

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6. Murder mystery party πŸ”

Organizing a murder mystery party can seem like a big task, especially for large groups. Lucky for you, you won't have to do too much scavenging... πŸ•΅οΈ Our Murder Mystery Party is available and ready for any size group!

Your group will join a Zoom call and meet a cast of characters who will present a storyline. Then, all participants will have a chance to work together to ask questions and try to identify the killer. It's easier said than done!

As a bonus, all our murder mystery events are themed, taking place in different periods. It's a great way to double a virtual costume contest with an interactive activity!

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Investigate with your team in our Murder Mystery Party!

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7. A Halloween-themed online escape room 🧩

Our escape quest offers a Halloween-themed mashup of an escape room and scavenger hunt. Participants will be broken up into teams, and each team will have an hour to solve all the puzzles, riddles, and clues to escape the haunted manor in time!

The goal is to work together to complete the quest as quickly as possible. If you have multiple teams competing, have them stick around at the end to crown the winners.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Plan your Haunt on the Hill Escape Quest now!

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8. A BOO-zy Halloween happy hour πŸ»πŸ‘»

Our virtual Halloween Mixology Class is a fun happy hour experience with a unique Halloween theme. Team members can let all their virtual walls down over cute, delicious Halloween cocktails (or mocktails!).

You'll be able to craft at least two different cocktails in this class, plus learn all about the basics of becoming an expert mixologist.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Brew up the Halloween spirit in our Halloween Mixology Class!

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9. Plan a night of sweet treats 🍭

A virtual trick is fun. But a treat? Even better.

Set the Halloween candy aside and make room for delicious Halloween cupcakes! In Halloween Cupcake Decorating, your team will get a batch of bare cupcakes & decorating supplies delivered straight to their door. During the class, our expert baker will show them all the ins and outs of making Halloween-themed cupcakes, including designs like...

  • Zombies 🧟
  • Skeletons ☠️
  • Cobwebs...and more! πŸ•Έ
Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Give your team the best Halloween treat in Halloween Cupcake Decorating!

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10. Spooky stories 🧟

Or, if you prefer to let your imagination run wild with some old-fashioned storytelling, gather 'round the fire for some Scary Ghost Stories.

We'll bring the spooks (and even the s'mores)! In this interactive experience, two mysterious hosts will recount true and terrifying ghost stories. Try not to outspook yourself as they reveal each story's authentic details and historical context.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Step up the Halloween party spooks with Scary Ghost Stories!

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11. Horror movie night 😱

Even for horror movie buffs, there's nothing to scare your socks off like a good scary movie on Halloween.

Most online streaming platforms have made hosting a watch party pretty easy. Do your homework on the platform you want to use, make sure everyone has access to the movie, then set up your day and time!

If you are organizing a movie night for your office or a larger group, create a poll and have everyone rank what they want to watch.

Pro-planning tip πŸ‘‰ Don't forget the treats! Send participants a Booze & Snack Box with all the movie-watching classics to make it a proper watch party!

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12. Spooky, interactive storytelling tour πŸ‘€

How does a virtual walking tour around one of the world's most historical cities sound? It's a great option if your group prefers a more low-key, spooky way to hang out.

Sit back, watch, and learn as Plague Doctor, A. Schmansky, transports your group to the city of Prague circa 1713. In the original dress of a Plague doctor, your host will tell you all about the plague and answer questions along the way, stopping by the Charles Bridge, the Old Town, and the Jewish Quarter.

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Come face-to-face with haunted history in the Plague Doctor of Prague tour!

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13. Play as a werewolf hunter...or become a werewolf 🐺

Teamwork makes the scream work!

A collaborative game with a naturally spooky theme, Werewolf will give your participants a chance to work together to eliminate the wolves and accomplish their goal.

In a game where no one knows who the other is, but they still have to try to work together, anything can happen!

Where to get started πŸ‘‰ Round up the townsfolk and start the Werewolf hunt!

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5 extra tips tips for the best virtual Halloween party πŸ’‘

1. Set the vibes with Halloween Zoom backgrounds πŸ–Ό

Zoom backgrounds are always a fun way to add a Halloween dΓ©cor to your video call! Send out a link or create a shared file of Halloween Zoom backgrounds for your team. A few fun ideas include:

  • Iconic horror movie scenes 🎬
  • Pumpkin patches πŸŽƒ
  • Tombstones πŸͺ¦

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2. Don't forget the costumes! πŸ‘—

Encourage each team member to wear their best Halloween costume! Costumes are the bread and butter of every Halloween celebration, including your virtual Halloween party.

Take the fun to the next level by creating superlatives & handing out prizes for your best-dressed employees. A few Halloween costume superlative ideas include:

  • Most Creative Costume 🎨
  • Scariest Costume πŸ™€
  • Funniest Costume πŸ˜‚
  • Best Pop Culture Reference πŸŽ™

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3. Send your team Halloween candy & Halloween themed food 🍫

Is it even a Halloween party without candy? We'll answer this for you: no!

Give your team the best virtual Halloween by sending treats straight to their front door. If your group is small enough, you can get extra personal and survey everyone for their favorite candy. You wouldn’t want to risk sending candy corn to someone who likes chocolate, would you?Β 

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4. Create a Halloween playlist 🎡

All the best Halloween parties need a soundtrack. Curate a list of spooky songs for the day's festivities. Ask team members to send over their favorite song choices and compile them all into one big Halloween party playlist.

If the Halloween spirits get to your head, the playlist could lead to a virtual dance party. Imagine everyone doing the creep while watching their coworkers and friends sing the likes of "Thriller!" and "Monster Mash" β€” hopefully in costume!‍

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5. Ask your team members for their virtual Halloween ideas πŸ€”

The best virtual Halloween party will be the one your team wants to attend! Consider asking your employees what they want to do for their Halloween party.

Some may prefer Halloween games, like a virtual escape room, while other people would enjoy a virtual tour. Getting your team involved in your party planning is a surefire way to throw a successful virtual Halloween party!

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Celebrate Halloween with Confetti!

There are tons of Halloween event ideas to help you create a fun Halloween work party β€” all you need is a little magic & a spooky spin!

With some help from Confetti, this could be your best event yet! Sign up for free today to start planning or send us a πŸ‘‹ at plan@withconfetti.com.Β 

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