Office Halloween Theme and Decoration Ideas

Need to compete this Halloween for the department with the best décor? Having an office Halloween party and need simple and fun decorations? Here are our favorites this year for the break room, meeting room and cubicles!
  • Custom Halloween Banner - Personalize this banner with your own wording. If you do something like "XYZ's Annual Halloween Bash" you can use it again next year!
  • Halloween Cutouts - Have the boss greet all your guests as a Dracula, Frankenstein or even a witch!  Add a speech bubble to personalize.
  • Halloween Photo Props - Set up a photo booth area with a bucket of Halloween theme props!  Let guests get creative.
  • Halloween Photo Ops - A perfect way for guests to take pictures!
However, if you want to win the “Best Halloween Decorations” award for your department, why not choose an interactive theme —like one of these:

horror films
From The Exorcist to the Jason movies and more, there are so many Halloween horror films to choose from. Or glam them all together, and you’ve got one easy theme.

  • Start by having each department choose a famous horror film! Hang a 80s horror movie banner over the main doors, and get everyone in the spirit by putting up a movie poster of the film they chose in their work space.
  • Encourage costumes and decorations! Make sure to have a costume and decorating contest with high dollar gift cards as prizes for the winners.
  • Our line of halloween 80s theme movie invitations and favors are perfect for a horror theme office party! Make sure your invites, favors, and even water bottles all coordinate.

With hundreds of 80's horror movies to draw your inspiration from, this Halloween will be a horror blast from the past!

murder mystery
A murder myster theme can be interactive—and the greatest fun! As everyone arrives, give them clues and let them figure out who done it! Either use a Murder Mystery game or write it yourself and then decorate around it.

  • Clue, the board game, is a great theme because everyone has played it and most have seen the film. Dress someone as the butler, another as the maid, someone can be Professor Plum—so on and so forth.
  • Decorate cubicles with caution tape and use masking tape to make body chalk lines. A cheap and easy decoration that is perfect for a murder myster theme!
  • For a fun favor, give everyone a fake mustache, magnifying glass, or a Sherlock Holmes hat.

An interactive theme is always popular and unforgettable.  Here are some other fun Murder Mystery party tips.

 willy Wonka and charlie go all chocolate
The movie is a hit. Chocolate is a hit. Candy is a hit. What could be a more perfect theme for a Halloween party?
  • Decorate your space just like the film, and dress up as the different kids and their parents. Different areas of your office can be decorated to fit each them - The Chocolate Room, Chocolate River, Lickable Wallpaper Wall, Fear Tunnel, Testing Room, etc.
  • Hand out personalized chocolate bars (we have the best!) with one having a golden ticket good for…something fun…you decide.
  • A few Oompa Loompa cutouts welcoming everyone would be a big hit and make for a great photo op.
  • Don't forget a candy buffet overflowing with chocolates and other Halloween candies. Make sure to handout halloween favor bags for guests to fill up!

This is a great theme that everyone will immediately get and totally appreciate, especially if you give out a (sweet) favor of some sort. Get ready to be voted the most popular of all the other departments.

dead rock stars
Invite your co-workers to come to Hallopalooza - A Dead Rock Star Party! I don’t need to name them, but Elvis, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Janis, Jerry Garcia, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, Luther Vandross, Ricky Nelson, Frank Zappa, Mama Cass, Karen Carpenter and others. Everyone will have a blast dressing as their favorite artist.

  • Check out our Dead Rock Star Party as a great theme for an office holiday party.
  • Welcome guests with a cutout of the ghost of Elvis and decorate with plenty of skull and crossbones decorations. Heck, you might want to dress up as Elvis and greet everyone as "The King" as they arrive. This works especially well for the company president!
  • Once all the stars arrive, crank up the music from some of our favorite dead rock stars. Rent a karaoke machine and let everyone perform as the musician they are dressed up as for the party.
  • Of course, you'll want to have a dead rock star costume contest! Hand out gift cards as prizes for the winners.

There's nothing more fun than getting into your Rock Star Halloween costume and having a rock and roll party!