While your business may not sell candy or pumpkins, there are plenty of ways every business can participate in Halloween, and strengthen customer relationships in the process.
Here are the top 6 ways you can celebrate Halloween at work:
#1. UNICEF Halloween Party
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been a Halloween tradition since 1950. While you may not be trick or treating, you can certainly still raise funds for this very worthy cause! If you have time to put one together, why not hold a fundraising Halloween party? Hold a raffle for donated prizes, and the cost of tickets goes to UNICEF!
What better way to show good will than to hand out some free candy! This will encourage positive interactions with your customers and strengthen relationships. You could also give away halloween trick-or-treating bags with your company name or logo on it! However, be sure to surround it with witches and pumpkins so that it still looks spooky! Click here to learn about how you can deduct Halloween expenses on your taxes!
#3. Costumes and Decorations
Increase the amount of customers who will step through your door today by showing your festive side! Decorate the front window, and wear costumes! Not only will this attract new clientele, but it will also serve as a conversation starter! You can get different window display ideas from Pinterest, and here are 30 last minute DIY costume ideas!
#4. Pumpkin Carving Competition
On your way to work, stop by and buy some pumpkins and pumpkin carving sets. Set up some long tables, plastic table cloths, and carve away! The winner could have either candy, or a work-based incentive, like an extra long lunch break! This will allow those in your business to show off their creative sides, and strengthen relationships within the workplace.
#5. Haunted House
Is there anything scarier than having to go into work on Halloween? Have some fun with it and make your business a spooky place after hours! Neighbourhood children can visit to get a fright, and parents will remember to visit your business each year, and think of it each time they walk by (and in!).
#6. Halloween Newsletter
Running more of an online business? Fear not! You can still celebrate Halloween too. Change your logo for the day to a spookier version and then include it on a Halloween newsletter with some scary good Halloween discounts. Use 1CRM to create your newsletter and then track your results! Not sure how? Learn how to create an email marketing campaign here.
From our business to yours, we hope you have a happy and safe Halloween.
How is your business celebrating Halloween this year? Share your spooky ideas!