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How to Throw a Hair-Raising Medical Halloween Party

How to Throw a Hair-Raising Medical Halloween Party

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by Greta Kviklyte

Life Saver, AMC
Co-authored by Kim Murray, RN, M.S.

posted on Oct 27, 2015, at 9:41 pm


HAVING A PARTY FOR YOUR PRACTICE is a perfect way to release some tension within your hospital or healthcare facility and just take a much-needed break! Halloween is a great excuse to throw a seasonal party, and an opportunity to have a little more fun and be more creative than a typical office party.

Having a Halloween celebration can be as simple as having spooky treats in the break room, to throwing a fully planned party! We’ve gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to throwing an awesome Halloween party tailored to nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Killer décor

creepy surgeon pumpkinCarve a pumpkin (or several) of things like medical tools, organs or a crazy-mad surgeon! You don’t have to break the bank for décor. Instead, you can take a visit to your local party store, or even dollar store, and grab some spooky fake spiders, stretchy cobwebs and some Halloween-inspired balloons!

Why not create a surgeon in your practice into a pumpkin? (image courtesy of

In the hospital, we get that not a lot of the classic “spooky” Halloween décor will actually be scary. You see real blood every day, so the kiddie stuff just won’t cut it. To give your fellow nurses, physicians and other co-workers the real creeps, you have to be creative!
Looks like Dr. Jekyll was performing unauthorized surgeries during the night shift again! His old, severed hands are lying around all over the place! Check out how to make fake hands here. (image courtesy of

severed hands

Inspired Costumes

It’s that time of year again, people dressing up as nurses and doctors, possibly taking some of your pride and hard work with them. For your medical office Halloween party, why not have people wear costumes that keep them dignified and proud?

In the setting of a healthcare facility, however, be sure that any costumes are appropriate, following health codes and dress codes.

Check out these totally awesome and easy last-minute Halloween costumes from Buzzfeed! (FYI: none of them are medical-related, thank goodness!)

Fun Events and Games

Having activities is a must. Medical professionals work hard and certainly need some fun during a night off for celebrating. Party games aren’t just for kids! Here are some of our ideas:

1. Pin the organ on the skeleton: An anatomical twist to a classic party game, “Pin the organ on the skeleton” can be played with a life-sized poster of a skeleton or outline of a human. Players get blindfolded and take turns placing velcro-backed organ cut outs where they think they go!
2. Halloween trivia: Another classic party game, trivia, is sure to get guests excited and a bit competitive! You can also include a prize for the winners, like a new set of scrubs or a nice water bottle, like this stethoscope tervis!

For more unique activity ideas, we like these from GhoulFriday!

Spooky Beverages and Snacks

You can’t have a Halloween party for a bunch of medical professionals without themed food and drinks. There are tons of creative recipes and displays you can try, but we’ve gathered some of our personal favorites on our Pinterest page.

Check out our Pinterest board filled with tons of unnerving food and drinks that will surely give your co-workers or staff the chills!

Now that you have some inspiration for your soon-to-be impressive Halloween party, now it’s time for some serious planning. Send out those email invitations or post it on a bulletin board and get ready for some fun!

What are your Halloween plans?

About Greta

Greta is a dedicated life saver and a distinguished expert in the field of medical content creation and editing. Her impressive array of certifications in ACLS, CPR, PALS, and BLS underscores her commitment to excellence in the medical field. With over four years of invaluable experience in medical education, Greta plays an indispensable role within the Advanced Medical Certification team, shaping the way healthcare professionals around the world acquire and apply vital knowledge.

Greta's profound expertise serves as the driving force behind the development and distribution of medical content that has significantly enhanced the capabilities of countless healthcare practitioners across the globe.

In addition to her medical qualifications, Greta holds a prestigious academic distinction in Marketing and Global Business from Vilnius University. Her academic journey has been enriched by immersive studies in Slovakia and Portugal during her time as an exchange student, providing her with a global perspective that complements her medical expertise.

Beyond her professional commitments, Greta possesses a genuine passion for global exploration, with a particular focus on immersing herself in diverse cultures and appreciating the intricacies of the natural world. While residing in Vilnius, Lithuania, she continues to make substantial contributions to the field of medical education, leaving an indelible mark on the sector.

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