Halloween 2023: No Tricks, Only Treats

McAfee & Taft's HR and labor and employment group dresses up as Barbie characters for Halloween 2023

It’s hard to say who has more fun at McAfee & Taft’s annual Trick-or-Treat event – the McAfee & Taft employees who transform the offices into a colorful and imaginative wonderland of sights and sounds, or the costumed kids who get to participate in the fun and festivities.

The firm’s creativity really shined in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, where trick-or-treaters were treated to a lot of candy and a little bit of everything else, including hallways decorated in themes such as Alice in Wonderland, Barbie, Harry Potter, Family Game Night, Coco, Wizard of Oz, The Adventures of Indiana Jones, Disco Party, and Christmas. Even the tax lawyers got into the creative spirit, bringing to life their imagined versions of Tax Hell (and, fortunately, Tax Heaven). In both cities, prizes were given to the best group and individual office decorations and best individual costume.

In Oklahoma City, the 12th floor proved their efforts to create a Barbie Dreamland were more than “Kenough” to win first place for hall decorations. The 11th floor’s all-Christmas theme (featuring Whoville, Winter Wonderland, Toy Factory, Santa’s Stable, Polar Express, and Nightmare Before Christmas, with special guest appearances by Santa Claus and The Grinch) jingled all the way to a second place finish, while the swashbuckling 10th floor team of adventurers recreated the exploits of Indiana Jones with amazing creativity to win third. Lisa Jones won first place in the Best Decorated Office category for her Alice in Wonderland theme, and Trina Harper took the prize for Best Costume as Mama Coco from the movie “Coco.”

In Tulsa, the Family Law Group took the top prize with its re-creation of Barbieland, the Office Services team’s spooky pumpkin patch and corn maze took second place, and the Litigation Group put a spell on trick-or-treaters with its Harry Potter theme, taking third prize. Jamie Pickard won first place in the Best Decorated Office category for her haunted mansion, and “Tactical Barbie” Alessa O’Dunadhaigh won for Best Costume.


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