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Print Your Own Office Halloween Party

Halloween is a wonderful season, especially for businesses. Many companies experience a peak during this time and enjoy a significant spike in sales. Halloween doesn’t just provide an opportunity for seasonal marketing though; it is also a great time to show your employees how much you appreciate all of their hard work with a mini Halloween celebration.

If you don’t fancy leaving the office for a sparkling soiree, there are plenty of other options too, including throwing your very own Halloween party. This idea is not only cost-effective, but it means you can make use of old resources like scrap paper, to reduce waste.

Halloween Office Party

Another benefit of hosting your own Halloween party is that you have the option to invite other businesses in your area, make it company-wide or keep it on a smaller departmental scale. Unlike public parties where you’d have to share the space, by throwing your own office Halloween party, you can decorate and celebrate however you like.  

This might mean playing a few team games, watching a series of scary movies to get everyone in the Halloween spirit or popping on some spooky jams. However you decide to celebrate this season, do it in style by printing your own office Halloween party.

Below we have compiled just a few ideas on how to print your own Halloween decorations for the office.

Bunting

Bunting is fantastic for every occasion; birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and of course, Halloween. Plus, nothing beats having a strip of bunting, running from wall to wall. For this idea, you could look online for a few basic bunting templates and pop your own design onto your favourite. Then, all you need to do is print out a few triangles, grab some string and scissors and hang them up! You could even brand the bunting using your company’s logo along with a few scary pumpkin faces, witches on broomsticks or bats and black cats. 

Halloween Printables – Window décor, hanging pumpkins, etc.

Along the same lines as the print-out bunting, there are plenty of spooky figures on the internet for you to print off. Halloween printables and stencils are great for sticking on windows and doors, not to mention giving employees a bit of a fright by hanging them from the ceiling. You can use a mixture of silhouettes, letters and coloured figures. A few ideas for the characters you might use include zombies, ghouls, skeletons and spiders.

Trick or Treat Office Game

Our final suggestion isn’t centred on decoration, but it is a great idea if you’re looking to break up the day with a few games. All you need for this game is a small, hand-held cauldron or plastic pumpkin. Next you need to ask all employees to submit a trick or treat, simple right? After you have everyone’s submissions, simply print them off and cut them up into rectangles before popping them in the cauldron or pumpkin. Everyone will then draw a trick or treat and they will have to do what’s written on the paper. For this activity, the person handing out the trick or treats can even dress up as a famous horror movie character for a fun, themed Halloween surprise.  

These are just a few ways you can have fun printing out your Halloween office party.

If you’re using one or all three of these suggestions, you need to make sure you’ve stocked up on supplies. Here at Prink, we offer a wide range of cheap ink cartridges available to businesses based in the UK. Please feel free to browse our collection to find exactly what you need.

Marketing Ideas for Businesses: Halloween

 

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Halloween is a busy time of year for many businesses, especially for those who work with companies who specialising in festivities or operating in industries that focus on seasonal events; this includes event planning, costume stores and decoration departments.

If, however, you work in an office doing a job that is completely unrelated to this spooky season, you may be wondering how you can get ahead of the competition. Even if your company doesn’t specialise in festivities, there’s no reason why you can’t take a risk and celebrate Halloween with your consumers?

Seasonal marketing, though a broad term, is one of the best ways to capture the attention of your target audience. It helps companies to promote special offers they may have around this time or even start a themed competition to get their consumers engaging.

There are other ways to get your customers interested in your products or services too. Whether you decide to release a frighteningly good discount code or celebrate this holiday with employees and customers alike, it’s time to start putting your plans into action.

So, to help you make this Halloween your best one yet, we have listed just three marketing ideas for the season.

Plan an Event

One of the most obvious ways to get to know your customers better and encourage them to engage is to plan an event. You can use the event to launch a new product or as a taster for a few of your popular services. Use Halloween themed display stands, but put your company logo on it; you could even use specific products for brand promotion.

As for guests, you can invite new or existing customers, or both depending on the size of the venue.

If you are thinking of planning an event, it is important you remember to set aside a budget. More often than not, they don’t come cheap, so it is vital that you ensure you’re ready not only prep-wise, but financially too.

Themed Promotional Material

If an event isn’t within your budget, themed promotional material and resources can also help to spread the word. Depending on your industry, you can use traditional Halloween characters or themed bordering; an easy, cost-effective and seasonal way to spruce up the appearance of your promotional literature and a great way of getting everyone in the Halloween spirit.

If you are planning to distribute themed promotional material, you may want to consider stocking up on cheap ink cartridges from a company that supplies to the UK. This way, you don’t have to worry about some coming out faded or the ink running out halfway through printing. Other supplies you will need to stock up on include paper and stationery, just in case you need to highlight any changes or errors in the first draft batch.

Decorations

If you notice that your employees are feeling a little demotivated, why not take the time to decorate the office for Halloween? You can get your employees involved with printing off decorations to use around the office and sticking them on doors and windows for a true Halloween feel.

Once you’ve decorated your office, you could invite a few clients in for a catch up. Decorations are great for marketing as they show the ‘fun’ side of your business, without taking away from the professional aspect of your company.

These are just a few marketing ideas for businesses for this spooky season.