Hosting a corporate Halloween BBQ party is a unique way to bring employees together for some lighthearted fun and bonding. The blend of a BBQ’s laid-back ambiance with Halloween’s spookiness is guaranteed to give employees a memorable experience. Here are a few ideas and tips to make the event unforgettable.
1. Find a venue or use your office space
The first thing you’ll need is to choose your location. If you’re on a tight budget or prefer a more casual setup, office space might be the best option. Ensure there’s ample space for seating, games, and mingling. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, consider local event venues that fit within your budget and can accommodate your team size. Some venues even come with outdoor areas perfect for a BBQ setup.
2. Plan the decorations
When thinking about decor, be sure to merge the themes of BBQ and Halloween. Think autumnal tablecloths, rustic lanterns combined with cobwebs, and faux spider decor. Pumpkins can be carved or painted and serve as centerpieces. Use hay bales for seating or decoration. Skeletons in aprons or zombies holding BBQ tongs can be a fun addition, as well.
3. Announce a costume contest
To inject some Halloween spirit into your BBQ, announce a costume contest ahead of time. This gives your employees ample time to prepare and get creative. Consider having different categories: ‘Most Original’, ‘Funniest’, and ‘Best BBQ-Themed’ costumes to inspire a range of ideas. Remember to keep a few prizes on hand for the winners.
4. Plan games and activities
The key to a memorable party is wildly fun activities. Here are a few options:
- Pumpkin Carving Contest
Provide pumpkins, carving tools, and templates.
- Mummy Wrap
Instruct teams to wrap a member in toilet paper, trying to make the best mummy as quickly as possible.
- Bobbing for Apples
Fill a large tub with water, float some apples, and have participants try to grab one using only their teeth.
- Cornhole with a Twist
Make it a Halloween-themed cornhole by painting the boards with spooky designs and using bean bags shaped like ghosts or pumpkins.
Host a Halloween-themed trivia session.
5. Order BBQ from CowgirlQ
To ensure your BBQ is memorable for all the right reasons, contact CowgirlQ to place your order. We’ve curated a menu that features a mix of meats and vegetarian options to cater to all dietary preferences.