Whether you’re planning to stay in the office or take your employees to De Luxe Banquet Hall for the annual Halloween Office Party, here are some decorating tips that could make your Monster Mash a blast.

1) You Can Never be Too Elaborate!

It’s not every day that you can put up spooky decorations, so make the most of it- cotton cobwebs, cardboard monster cutouts, and jack-o-lanterns scattered throughout the room. Feel free to go overboard; the more fake blood and spiders, the better!

2) Offer Halloween Treats

Anyone can put out a plastic pumpkin full of fun size candy bars, but it takes a real enthusiast to get creative with the snack foods.

First off, a cauldron full with dry ice is a classic that never gets old. Whether it is fruit punch sangria, your guests will love this holiday staple.

Find creepy ice cube molds of fingers and creepy crawly critters to use for Jell-O and gummy snacks. These will certainly leave an impression. Cookie cutters are another easy way to transform a plain treat into a Halloween-themed delicacy.

3) Fun Party Games!

Halloween party games make the celebration that much better! Try these favorites:

  • Pin the Tail on the Werewolf
  • Spooky Scavenger Hunt
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Pumpkin Seed Spitting
  • Halloween Trivia
  • And Bobbing for Apples

If your party includes drinking, here is a fun game. It’s called Trick-or-Treat Drinking Game. You pour shots into shot glasses where some are tasty and some are gross. Guests point to a glass and have to drink it, no matter what! It is fun and terrifying at the same time!

4) Costume Contest

This is a tradition for a reason… it inspires creativity and rewards uniqueness. Make sure the prize is something cool, like a DVD of A Nightmare on Elm Street, a bag of candy, or pumpkin pie. Yum!

5) Allow employees to bring their kids

Everything above applies, except you will have an adorable baby dressed as a giraffe there as well. Remember that some parents want to escape their kids, so first decide if you want this to be an adults-only party.