Things Are Getting Spooky at OpenSesame

Though many consider Halloween to be a holiday strictly reserved for children, we here at OpenSesame take a different view. Halloween is really about creativity—showing off your DIY skills, creating costumes around clever puns, or even just throwing something together out of items at the bottom of your closet—and creativity is a key component of learning.

Encouraging creativity in your office not only boosts morale, it provides insight into your employees' personalities and ability to improvise (No fake spiderwebs left at the dollar store? How about some white yarn!) Halloween decorating and costume contests allow your employees to demonstrate their creative thinking, which is why we’re leading the charge here at OpenSesame with our #spookystartup challenge.

Office Decorations
Over the past month, we encouraged our Portland office to decorate their team rows. We upped the ante by turning it into a competition, and we need your help to settle the score! Vote for your favorite in the comments below. Stay tuned—we’ll announce the winner on Friday. 

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Marketing & Support

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Leadership

Costumes
We’ll admit not many costumes you see in stores are work appropriate and should be left for after hour celebrations. If you’re looking for a costume to wear on Friday to the office however, you’re in luck! We’ve pulled together costume ideas that are both fun and work appropriate. You can check them out on our Halloween in the Office board on Pinterest.

Now it’s your turn! How are you celebrating?
Whether this post inspired you to break out a few spiderwebs and pumpkins, or your office is already decked out, we’d love to see photos! (Remote employees, that includes you too!) Please share them with us using the hashtag #SpookyStartup. We’re following the hashtag closely and cannot wait to see how you’re celebrating Halloween!

Do you have any tips for a work appropriate Halloween celebration? Please share them below!