The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. While the yearly traditions are something we look forward to, these traditions may not seem possible this coming 2020 Holiday Season.
In today’s competitive world and in what has been a rough year for all, your employees deserve a stress-free break. Take the time to plan an office holiday party they won’t forget, even if it’s online.
With the pandemic still lingering on, corporate America is in a bit of a spot in trying to plan safe AND fun activities for their staff. Thanks to technology, the fun doesn’t have to be over. You can still host an office holiday party, only virtually. Here are some social-distancing friendly work Holiday party ideas:
1. Virtual Work Holiday Party
To keep things a little exciting at this event, it might be a good idea to host a round of Secret Gift Exchange. That way, all the participants can get a nice gift delivered from one of their coworkers at their doorstep. To avoid any misunderstandings, it is best to include a price range for the gifts. After all, everyone has become an expert in online shopping.
2. Ugly Sweater Contest
Another virtual idea is to conduct an ugly Holiday sweater contest. This can be done through a Zoom call, where everyone wears their ugly sweater. Judges can be selected from an office pool. The prize can be a gift certificate to a restaurant or anything else.
3. Virtual Wine and Cheese Party
Many delivery services can deliver a basket right to your employees’ doorstep. Not only will you be keeping the cheer spirits high, but you will also help your local restaurants and bars. Do your research in how you can plan a safe and exciting wine and cheese party. Then everyone can let loose in the comfort of their own home. Note: Don’t forget to double check if everyone on your team is over the legal drinking age.
4. Zoom Karaoke Jingles Night
Test your employees’ vocal skills with a night of karaoke. If it’s too annoying use your mute button. This is definitely one of the more lively office Holiday Party ideas. Make sure you keep all the jingles holiday-themed!!!
5. Gingerbread House Decorating Party At Home
This may be a total “stretch” and “mess” – but this is a great way to boost team spirit among employees. You can even host competition for some lighthearted fun.
Do some research to find the best gingerbread decorating materials available. Make sure you buy plenty for this office holiday part and get them delivered on time. You can send food and drinks during the decorating too. This may be a stretch, but it can be lots of fun for employees to do with family, children and/or friends.
Office party ideas are a chance to maintain employee loyalty. That employee loyalty, in the long run, is going to be an invaluable asset to the company. By loosening up and engaging with each other, a proper office holiday party can cultivate genuine bonds among employees and boost morale and positive company culture.
Happy Holidays to all, and best wishes for a much better 2021!!!