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Decorating Your Office for the Holidays — Including Halloween!

Halloween PumpkinBrooke, a former co-worker, loves, loves LOVES Halloween. She and I both have September birthdays; in fact, her birthday was just a few days ago on September 5th. One year we shared an office space, so I put up Halloween decorations as a birthday present. I stayed after work and when she came in the next day, she was totally surprised! There were fake spider webs everywhere! Ever since then, I start decorating my office for Halloween on September 5th. Following are some tips to help you decorate for Halloween or any holiday.

First, find out if your company has any rules about office decorations, and think about what is appropriate. A decorative pumpkin may be fine while a grisly scene is likely to offend in most any situation. Your homage to all-saints’ day should be something that can be enjoyed by you as well as your co-workers. A dish full of Halloween candy is a safe bet!

When you start putting out your seasonal decorations, make sure all of the embellishments are temporary and can be easily taken down or removed. In other words, don’t paint your office walls black or build a pirate ship façade over the front door.

Another thing to consider is whether or not your props and decorations are causing any functional issues for yourself or co-workers. If your Halloween fun is making work impossible, management isn’t going to allow you to keep it.

If you’re looking for decorating ideas, Pinterest is an excellent resource, or here’s a blog with some ideas. Why not share what you’re doing or have done in the past? Leave a comment below, tweet us your ideas or post some pictures to the 123Print Facebook page.

If holiday decorations aren’t your cup of tea, you can still spread seasonal cheer by sending Halloween cards to clients, prospects and colleagues. Check out our One Boo Three Print Pinterest board for ideas.

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  • Reply
    Darla Koch
    September 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    If you find yourself spending more time at your desk than on your couch, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate the Halloween season in your office, and use these fun and festive décor ideas to liven up your work space. Depending on your particular office’s policies on decorations, add anything from a light touch of autumn, to a full Halloween display, and show your love of seasonal décor.

    • Reply
      Rhonda Walinga
      September 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Darla – Definitley! Are you planning on decorating your office for Halloween this year?

  • Reply
    October 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I love these ideas. Are there any companies in NYC that offer Halloween decorating services.

    • Reply
      Rhonda Walinga
      October 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks, Anthony! I’m sure there are companies or even individual party planners in NYC who would decorate your office for you, but I don’t have any specific recommendations. I can recommend two of our sister companies who have great halloween decorations and amazing costumes! The M&N Party store has the decorations: http://www.mnpartystore.com/, and Official Costumes has tons of costumes at every price level. You can search by brand or theme and more. It’s super easy to find the perfect costume: http://www.officialcostumes.com/. Hope this helps!

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