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Decorating Your Office Cubicle at Work for Halloween

Updated on August 29, 2013

Halloween Office Decorating

When Halloween season approaches you are hard-pressed to find a place that is not decorated for the spooky fun and the office is no exception - unless your boss is mean and says no. Before decorating your cubicle for Halloween, take those around into consideration and check with them to make sure you are going to give your office mate the willies every time they look toward your desk.

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Why Decorate Your Cubicle?

Shouldn’t the question be more like “why not decorate my office cubicle”? Many workers spend as much time, if not more time at work than they do at home – at least awake and enjoying their surroundings. Adding a bit of Halloween to your work space, makes the day go by faster and increases the anticipation of Halloween. Decorating shows everyone you have a fun side or a dark and creepy side – that’s your choice depending on how you decorate. Keep in mind your Halloween decorations cannot be permanent fixtures. They need to be easily removable without leaving any damage. Even though most of us tend to think of our cubicle as “ours” – it really belongs to the company that employs us.

Desk to Desk Trick or Treating

Put out a scary or cue bowl filled with Halloween treats. Before you know it, your co-workers will be making more frequent trips past your desk. Add to the fun and make them say "Trick or Treat' every time they reach for candy.

Decorating Your Computer Monitor

Nothing says Halloween like a little fake blood dripping down the side of your computer monitor or maybe even a bloody hand print on the side of it. Use window clings so there are no stains and messes to clean up.

Avoid creepy music if you deal with customers over the phone

Body Parts Have Their Place at the Office

Remember - as long as it's ok with your boss and co-workers. Prop up a creepy hand reaching over your cubicle toward your co-worker or place a severed leg under your desk with a small bit of the gore peeking out - make sure you don't create a tripping hazard.

How About a Skull?

Hey - everyone knows two heads are better than one right? Position a creepy skull somewhere near your head so when your co-workers approach for their Halloween candy, they have to look at the skull. Or, fasten the skull to your desk chair so it looks as if the skull is peeking over your shoulder.

Don’t use a fog machine in an office – you can create a tripping hazard

Decorating Your Chair

Affix creepy spiders and hanging bats from your desk chair. Be surrounded by Halloween. Plastic spiders and rubber bats make perfect Halloween decorations for the office.

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Filing Cabinets

Filing cabinets are fun too! Leave the file drawers slightly ajar and place severed hands, heads or feet so they are sticking out of the drawers for a frightful day at work. If you can't leave the file drawers open, leave a pile of bones or an eyeball or two for the next person who comes along.

Bulletin Boards

Tack up a few spider webs and attach fake spiders for some more frightening fun. Remember - own the Halloween space!

Keep all Halloween props out of the path of foot traffic

More Chair Decorating

Throw a piece of black, orange or Halloween patterned material over your chair -- tablecloths work very well. Place a huge Halloween-themed ribbon around the chair and tie a big bow. You can use orange ribbon or maybe even skull or spider garland to hold the black or orange material in place.

Cubicle Corners

Don't forget the corners - a perfect place for a spooky decoration! Place a headstone in the corner or a life-size Frankenstein or maybe just a witches' broom.


Vampires Like Giving Out Some Candy

Place an assortment of candy in the bowl and let this adorable vampire hold it for you. Co-workers will fall in love with this little guy!

I Have a Mean Boss

If you have a boss or co-workers who won't appreciate your Halloween style - take it down a notch. Place a small pumpkin on your desk filled with Halloween candy. Change the wallpaper on your monitor to a Halloween theme. Replace your pen holder with a Halloween goblet.

Consider some healthy Halloween treats rather than candy

The Whole Office Loves Halloween!

If your whole office LOVES Halloween then you work at the best place on earth! Break out the orange and black streamers! Make the entire office into a haunted house or cemetery - the creepier the better.

Halloween Decorating at Work

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    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      5 years ago

      I really love your fun ideas here.

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      5 years ago

      This is a fun lens, it is very interesting! I like it.

    • NightMagic profile image


      5 years ago

      I think it would be a great idea if people decorated their cubical. It would be a lot of fun.

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love the idea of doing a little Halloween decorating at work. Very clever!

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love the idea of doing a little Halloween decorating at work. Very clever!

    • CoolFool83 profile image


      5 years ago

      What a fantastic idea!!


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