How to have a Socially Distanced Halloween Event
Covid-19 affects many day-to-day aspects of our lives. It has also forced property managers to think creatively about traditional property events. With a little bit of creative thinking and cooperation of your tenants, you can have a great socially-distanced Halloween event at your property with employees that are on site or working from home. Below are some of our favorite suggestions for making the spooky days safe and fun!
Grab-and-Go From Food Trucks
It’s a little over a month until Halloween, so go ahead and book some of your favorite food trucks for a grab-and-go event. With these types of events, customers can pre-order meals and pick them up at the food truck; there’s no waiting in line or ordering in person required. Grab-and-goes are a quick, safe, and convenient way to build morale for employees. Another option could be a meal catered as an incentive for your tenants. Host a cup of coffee and a muffin for an employee appreciation day. Given advance notice, most Mobile Food vendors can create meals to fit any budget. It’s also not too early to start thinking about your Holiday party plans.
Costume or Fall Picture Contests (MOBLZ can help!)
Picture contests are a great way for people to interact online. MOBLZ has run picture contests in the past and they’re always fun for tenants. These can go one of two ways - costume contest or fall photo contest. Try both if you’re ambitious! You don’t actually have to get people together to have a Halloween costume contest! Invite tenants to send in pictures of themselves dressed in costume and see what other people think! Hosting a Fall photo contest where anything autumn-related is also fair game. Create some positive press for your property by posting pictures of the winning entries on social media. If possible, try to offer prizes from local companies.
By the way, MOBLZ can help you set up an online voting portal. If this is something you’d like to take advantage of, send us an email a firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help you with this!
Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! This is actually an event you can do multiple times per year with different themes. Put the scavenger hunt list on card stock and give it a great Halloween or fall theme. Check out Canva’s designs for fall or Halloween. A great fall scavenger hunt might include some of the following items:
- Make a rubbing of two kinds of leaves
- Take a picture of a pumpkin
- Take pictures of a red, yellow, orange, and brown leaf
- Find the score of the 10/23 football game between _____ & _____
- Take a picture of a flock of geese flying south for the winter
- Etc, etc. Be creative with it to foster some fun for your tenants!
Another great way to interact with your tenants is to offer a Halloween word search. Again, print it out on quality paper and include some traditional words. If you’re in a time crunch, there are quite a few free word searches available online that you can transfer to paper. There are also event sites that will create the searches for you, and you can tailor them to your office park or specific tenants. For example at MOBLZ, we would create one that includes words like amenities, food truck, or property managers.
Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest
Hold a pumpkin decorating/carving contest to let everyone show their mad gourd skills. Offer a couple of categories - decorated (painted, bedazzled, etc.) and carved. Remote workers can also easily participate in the fun. To keep everyone safe, only use battery powered lights to light the carved pumpkins. Set a deadline and have your tenants bring their pumpkin to a central location for display. Just like for the photo contest ideas above, you can set up online voting so that people can be properly social-distanced AND still get to enjoy what everyone else has created. Remember, MOBLZ can help with the voting if you’d like.
Regardless of what you decide to do for Halloween, keep it light and fun. This honestly may be the first chance many of your tenants have had to do anything close to normal in a long time! Once you’ve had your celebrations, please send us pictures (to email@example.com) or tag us on your social channels to let us know how they went!