Has anyone else noticed that Halloween is rapidly turning into Christmas in terms of celebrating the "season"? I drove my kids around last night to look at Halloween lights on houses. Remember when people only put out pumpkins and a few decorations? These days, we’re seeing full blown lights on the house and haunted scenes in the yard. Folks set up life-sized skeletons, mummies, monsters and graveyards. We went by one house that displayed a lifelike werewolf on the roof and a Psycho shower scene behind their front window. Talk about getting into the spirit. I can't decide if these people are cool or crazy, but either way, next year I'M IN.
Do you notice the growing amount of shelf space reserved for Halloween paraphernalia in the stores? Sure, there has always been candy and costumes. But today, the shelves are packed with all sorts of Halloween props and shenanigans. The entire month of October is dedicated to the last day of the month. Just like the entire month of December is geared towards Christmas day. Halloween is on a serious tear right now and I say bring it on.
This rapid adoption of Halloween spirit as the major contender to Christmas spirit started me thinking about what it means to people working in an office. Here are my predictions of what Halloween will be like in the coming years for the corporate world. I call these predictions Halloween 2.0 at work:
Halloween 1.0 - Plastic spiders on a chair
Halloween 2.0 - Real spiders in a drawer
Halloween 1.0 - Wear a costume on Halloween day
Halloween 2.0 - Wear costumes all throughout October
Halloween 1.0 - Dress up as a witch
Halloween 2.0 - Practice real witchcraft at your desk
Halloween 1.0 - Cute little happy Halloween cards from co-workers
Halloween 2.0 - Big Halloween bonus checks from management
that won't happen)
Halloween 1.0 - Collecting treats from your co-worker’s desk
Halloween 2.0 - Smashing pumpkins over your co-worker’s head
I hope this guide helps you be on the cutting edge of this booming holiday for
years to come. What will Halloween 3.0 entail? Real chainsaws? Who's
the boss now?!
The Office Toy Guy
We make work fun!
Image courtesy of Suzie T.