Tech or Treat! 7 Chicago tech companies show off their Halloween parties

by Andreas Rekdal
October 31, 2016

The days of trick-or-treating through the neighborhood may be over for those of us without children to bring along as an excuse, but Halloween is still a great occasion to put on a costume and eat candy purchased with your grown-up money.

Chicago's tech companies also embrace the spooky season, with themed parties, costume competitions and seasonally appropriate snacks. Some companies we spoke with even invited employees' kids in for a day of fun and games. Trick or treat!

 

For Solstice's annual Halloween party, employees are invited to bring their spouses and children in for games and trick-or-treating. This year's event also took on a global flair, with video streaming between the company's offices in Chicago and Buenos Aires.

 

On Friday, six departments at kCura's Chicago headquarters decked out a section of their Chicago office with a different theme, ranging from Candy Land to the Addams Family.

 

PowerReviews hosted a trick-or-treat extravaganza with 25 kids around the office for trick-or-treating and decorating pumpkins and cookies.

 

GoHealth's Halloween costume contest winners this year were an original scarecrow character and undecided voter Ken Bone. The insurance-themed team was also a crowd favorite.

 

The winning team in Rise Interactive's annual Halloween costume contest came as key characters from the Netflix show "Stranger Things," but the best individual costume went to the employee who dressed up as Wall-E.

 

UrbanBound's UrbanBoo Halloween bash on Friday saw appearances by Rosie the Riveter, Misty and a Chicago-style hot dog.

 

The "Team of Puns" won the VelocityEHS Halloween costume contest. Pac-Man, Bob's Burgers and "cold calling" all made appearances, too.

 

Images via listed companies.

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