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20+ Popular Virtual Halloween Party Ideas for Remote Work 2023

This post gives you more than 20 virtual Halloween party ideas.
SylviaLast Updated: January 11, 2023
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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.

Halloween invitation card

Halloween invitation card

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.

FineCam Halloween virtual backgrounds

FineCam Halloween virtual backgrounds

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 candies

Halloween candies

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.

Halloween costume

Halloween costume

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin carving is a very traditional Halloween custom. Inedible pumpkins that do not rot can be purchased online for the contest.

Halloween pumpkin carving

Halloween pumpkin carving

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

Horror Story telling

Horror Storytelling

  • Listen to the True Crime Podcast
  • Halloween Movie Marathon
  • Horror Story Solitaire
  • Truth or Dare
  • Werewolf
  • 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.

This article is originally published on October 20, 2022, and updated on January 11, 2023


Sylvia enjoys writing and in her spare time, she likes to watch sci-fi movies and novels.

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