Spooky season is upon us! Grab the candy and apple cider, and carve out the good times with some Halloween office fun. 🎃
Taking time to play, even as an adult, is an important tool to have in 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! 👻
Whether you're in charge of the annual Halloween office party or just looking for fun things to do with friends, we've got you covered! Creep through our list of frighteningly fun Halloween virtual games, spooky activities, and other tips & ideas for throwing a successful haunted Halloween bash.
Even monsters love a good lip sync battle!
There are a couple of different ways you can set this up.
One is to find a playlist and have party-goers go head-to-head with a random song karaoke-style. They would still lip sync but have the lyrics to help them make it through any unfamiliar parts.
You could also stick with classic lip sync battle rules and give each participant time to prepare a Halloween song of their choice.
Doubling as a virtual dance party, everyone can do the creep while watching their coworkers and friends sing the likes of "Thriller!" and "Monster Mash" — hopefully in costume!
Pro tip: To get the conversation flowing, make it Halloween happy hour with themed drinks.
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.
If you want, you can even organize prizes for your most well-dressed creatures!
Need a way to start off your event and break the ice? Get to know your group of ghosts & ghouls with Halloween icebreakers.
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.
Don't forget the treats! To make it a true watch party, send participants a snack & drink box with all the movie-watching classics like popcorn, candy, and soda.
Or if you prefer to let your imagination run wild with some old-fashioned storytelling, gather 'round the fire for some Scary Campfire Stories.
We'll bring the spooks, you bring 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 the real details and historical context of each story.
If you want to organize a more hands-on event, try Pumpkin Painting!
Make sure to have everyone come 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.
Nothing adds a little mysticism to Halloween like a fortune teller reading the cards.
The truth will be revealed as your host performs a Tarot Reading from the comfort of your home. This fun, interactive event can give participants insight into one another outside of the office and into their spiritual selves.
May the cards be in your favor!
This Virtual Walking Tour is 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.
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.
Try 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!
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... 🕵️ Our Murder Mystery Game 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!
A great way to work on team building and get your participants to interact with each other is a little healthy competition.
Show off your brains with Virtual Halloween Jeoparty (did someone say brains? 🧟) — a fast-paced trivia game where teams of up to 6 players compete with each other to become trivia masters!
In classic Jeopardy style, each team member will have a chance to answer trivia questions and win (or lose!) points for their team. The final question wager at the end can make this any team's game!
Teamwork makes the scream work!
A collaborative game with a naturally spooky theme, Virtual 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!
Charades is a classic that you can rely on every time. Switch it up this year with a Halloween-themed version! In this online game, team members will take turns drawing random words and acting them out while other team members try to guess the correct word. Groups will compete on Zoom, trying to score as many points as possible in each round.
Enjoy interacting and laughing as you try to figure out who's being a zombie and who just doesn't know how to walk straight!
Escape Quest is 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.
Once you're set on an activity, create a custom Halloween party evite to generate some buzz around the event. 🐝
There are tons of Halloween event ideas to help you create a fun Halloween work party — all you need is a little magic & a spooky spin!
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