Halloween is mesmerizing for everyone. October 31 is the only day of the year when you can scream as much as you want and not be considered rude. Release all the stress you’ve accumulated at school or work on this day.
Enjoy the scary and fun atmosphere at the Halloween party. Dress up in weird Halloween costumes, scare your friends, and play some fun Halloween games with them.
Even if your team doesn’t have a way to host an offline Halloween party, you can still party the night away with a virtual Halloween party. Read this post, we give you 20+ virtual Halloween party ideas for work.
Part 1. Virtual Halloween Party Preparation
Video Conferencing Platform
You’ll need to determine which platform to host the virtual Halloween party on. Zoom, Google Meet, or Webex are all good choices.
Send Spooky Virtual Halloween Party Invite
Send scary digital Halloween invitation cards to inspire members to look forward to and participate in the Halloween party.
You can also select some members in advance and hold a small Halloween digital invitation card design contest. Select the winning entry as the invitation card and award prizes to all those who participated in the design contest.
Scary Virtual Halloween Backgrounds
Halloween-themed backgrounds can give you a great atmosphere for your virtual Halloween party. But video conferencing platforms don’t provide Halloween virtual backgrounds.
You can use FineCam as your webcam source. It is webcam software that provides a lot of Halloween-themed backgrounds and supports almost all video chat and live streaming platforms, including Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Discord, etc.
Halloween Horror Music Playlist
Be prepared with a list of scary songs or music that can be played for hours.
There are many song list recommendations on YouTube.
You can also get a variety of horror sound effects from voice changer software.
Halloween Candies and Beverages
The most indispensable thing at the Halloween party is the variety of Halloween candy. You can buy the most popular Halloween candies and encourage team members to make their DIY candies and share them among the team members.
Drinks are also indispensable for parties. Purchasing some drinks in advance and sending them to members’ homes or reimbursing the cost of drinks after the holiday is a great way.
Halloween Style Prizes and Presents
You should prepare different gifts, whether they are given directly to members as Halloween gifts, or as game-winning gifts or prizes.
Part 2. Virtual Halloween Contests
There are some contest ideas for a virtual Halloween party.
Halloween DIY Costume and Decorations Contest
Halloween is not complete without wearing a Halloween costume.
Nowadays, everyone buys Halloween costumes online. We can also encourage people to DIY their costumes and decorations. Hold a Halloween DIY Costume Contest to select the scariest, weirdest, and most eco-friendly Halloween costumes.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkin carving is a very traditional Halloween custom. Inedible pumpkins that do not rot can be purchased online for the contest.
Virtual Magic Show Contest
If you want to hold a magic show contest at your virtual Halloween party, please send at least a week’s notice. This is because you need to give your magic-loving members some time to learn the magic suitable for remote performance.
Performing magic on a computer screen tests their technical and mental skills more than a face-to-face magic show. At the end of the contest, the whole team selects the most impressive magic show and gives prizes to all participants.
Part 3. Virtual Halloween Games
Guess the Ghoul
This game can be used as an icebreaker for the whole party. Before entering the meeting, each member needs to dress up in a Halloween costume, put on a mask, use a virtual background, use a voice changer to transform their voice into the voice of the character they are playing, and change the display name in the meeting.
This way no one will know who the person behind the mask is, and people will guess who the person is by way of broken sentences, catchphrases, and unconscious actions. This game will continue until the last person is guessed. The last person to be guessed will receive the winning prize.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Let team members find some very common Halloween-related items within the time limit. The member who finds it fastest gets 1 point, and the member who does not find it beyond the time limit is out. The player with the most points at the end gets a gift.
Magic Potion Making
Members participating in this game make their Halloween cocktail using various alcoholic beverages or drinks they have at home. After finishing cocktail making, they must drink it during the rest of the party activities. If they change the drink, they are out.
At the end of the party, the member who makes the best-looking (and drinkable) cocktail with the most Halloween flair wins a gift.
Other Team Games Fit for Virtual Halloween Party
- Listen to the True Crime Podcast
- Halloween Movie Marathon
- Horror Story Solitaire
- Truth or Dare
- Murder Mystery
- Virtual Escape Room
- Virtual Haunted House Tour
- Virtual Tarot Reading
Now, do you have any ideas for a virtual Halloween party? This article provides you with more than 20 virtual Halloween party ideas for remote work, some of which can also be used for a virtual Halloween party for kids.
You don’t have to copy the rules of the games we provide, you can change them to better suit your group.