It's safe to say that the usual office Christmas party is going to look a little different this year. With the lockdown restrictions changing all the time, nobody really knows when anyone will be back in the office, let along enjoying spending time with each other socially again! However, all is not lost when it comes to a bit of festive fun with your team and work colleagues. Events Together are here with a range of brand new virtual office party ideas to help you get through the festive season while still spreading lots of goodwill and cheer. Just because your team can't all get together in person this year doesn't mean that you can't all still have lots of fun! So, what can we do to help you put on a winning Christmas party from the comfort of your own homes? Take a look at our fun and festive ideas below, and see what takes your fancy!
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a British tradition, year-round. But, why not make it extra festive with a virtual, Christmas-themed afternoon tea themed party? You can hold this event at any time of the day, it doesn't just have to be at tea-time! This is a really nice idea if your team isn't so keen on wilder parties, or you have people on the team who prefer not to drink, as it can include everyone and cater to all tastes! Your afternoon tea can be completely tailored to you, with whatever delicious treats you decide on. Once the luxury hampers containing all of the goodies have been delivered to your team members’ doors, you can all get together on your chosen video platform to share a couple of hours and some delicious food together! If you're looking for classy and refined, but still suitably festive, virtual office party ideas, this could be just the one for you.
What can the afternoon tea include? We can supply a range of festive sandwiches, scones, delicious treats, and a choice of drinks such as prosecco, tea, coffee, or even some mulled wine if you want something really seasonal and warming! Your afternoon tea will be delivered to each employee in a beautiful box, which can also be branded with your company logo for that extra special touch.
Who doesn't love a good old sing-along? This option is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun for everyone involved! Whether you want to stick to the Christmas classics or go all-in with your favourite music genre, this virtual idea is guaranteed to get the drinks flowing and the party started, even if everyone is joining from home! While everyone else you know will be stuck at home with no virtual office party ideas to look forward to, you can be the envy of all of your friends with a Christmas party to remember without even leaving the house!
If karaoke isn’t quite your thing, there are always other virtual entertainment options to be enjoyed! From virtual carol singers to a quiz master for a fun and festive round of trivia, there’s really no limit to how you can be entertained virtually! If you have a great idea in mind for virtual entertainment, but just don’t know where to find it or how to bring it all together, just get in touch with us as we would love to help bring your idea to life.
Luxury Christmas Hampers
If you're not really one for a big party, or are simply looking for an additional treat to send your team, what about some amazing luxury Christmas hampers? These can be tailored to suit your needs and tastes, including anything that you think your team will enjoy! And, when it turns up on their doorstep, they are sure to be amazed by this Christmas gift filled with luxury treats! If you want to show your employees how much you appreciate them, and thank them for all of the hard work that they do, you really can't go wrong with this option. After all, everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially when it's delicious food that they can enjoy sharing with their family over the festive season! So, if you're looking for virtual office party ideas that every single member of your team is guaranteed to appreciate, this is the option for you.
What can we include in the luxury hampers? The world of luxury food is your oyster here! We can include various treats such as delicious cheese, sweet or savory biscuits, festive fudge, wine, gin, whisky, luxury chocolates, sugared almonds… the list goes on! We can tailor each one to your requirements to make sure that no team member gets left out.
Similar to the luxury Christmas hampers, if you want to reward your staff and say thanks for their hard work, treat boxes are another option that they are sure to love! If you're looking to spend a little less, or give them a gift that's more fun than total luxury, these boxes are sure to work perfectly! We can provide a selection of fun treats such as your everyone’s favourite chocolates, sweets, and even games to get the party started! Or, we can go all out festive mode and provide seasonal favourites such as Quality Street, hot chocolate packets, or even additional gifts such as personalised baubles. And, we can tailor each one to the individual if you wish. So, if you want to give your employees a really fun and personalised experience, this is the one for you. And, you can always combine your treat boxes with a virtual party or gathering, so everyone can enjoy their treats together and, of course, play some virtual party games! Don’t forget that these treat boxes can also come branded with your company logo if you wish.
This is an office classic that pretty much everyone enjoys getting involved with! Well, while you can't see each other to exchange gifts this year, why not take it virtual and have an online Secret Santa gift exchange? The rules are pretty simple, everyone still is randomly assigned a colleague to send a gift to, they just send it (anonymously) to their house instead! We think that this is a great addition to a Christmas afternoon tea, to give it a little something extra for everyone to look forward to! If you are looking for virtual office party ideas just like this, Events Together are here to help. We can host your virtual party and ensure that everyone has everything they need to have fun and get involved. So, if Secret Santa is a firm festive favourite in your office, you really can't go too far wrong with this option!
If you're feeling creative, you might have your very own virtual office party idea that you are just itching to put on. But, you might not have all the tools you need to make it a success. Here at Events Together, we absolutely love working to our your brief and creating something amazing that surpasses your expectations, every single time! So, if you have a great idea in mind for this year's virtual Christmas party, and are just looking for the perfect partner to help you deliver it, look no further. We have over 20 years of experience in managing events, and we would love for yours to be next! We'll be with you every step of the way. And, no idea is too big or too small, so feel free to get creative and we will see what we can come up with together!
Why are we offering these virtual office party ideas this festive season?
Here at Events Together, we are of the firm belief that Christmas doesn't need to be cancelled, no matter what may be going on in the outside world. Yes, it may not be the same as what we're all used to, but we can still get together virtually and have lots of fun. If you still want to get together as a team and have plenty of festive fun together, then these virtual office party ideas are for you. And, we can tailor each one to our individual requirements. So, if you have something extra-special in mind, we can also cater for that!
In the midst of everything that's going on in the world, why not get together and have fun, even if you can't be together in person? The end of the year and the traditional Christmas party is usually an excuse for everyone to come together and celebrate their successes and achievements from the year. And, in 2020, there have perhaps been even more achievements for many of us than usual. So, why would you not want to get together and celebrate this as a team with our virtual office party ideas, even if it does look a little different?
Why choose Events Together?
Usually, Events Together are used to running in-person events such as exhibitions, ride and drives, gala dinners, and much, much more. However, this year, very few of these have been allowed to go ahead, understandably. So, we have had to work hard to pivot what we do and deliver great virtual events. For example, our flagship event is a yearly conference called This Is Us. The conference celebrates and discusses the important topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We knew that we still wanted it to go ahead, despite the restrictions that have been put in place on events. So, to make it work, we moved the whole thing online. Instead of seeing this as a bad thing, we decided to celebrate the opportunities that it gave us! From inviting more delegates to having speakers from across the pond, we were really pleased with how it turned out, despite everything.
So, it's safe to say that we know how to put on a great virtual event! If you want to have an amazing party this year, our virtual office party ideas are here to help. And, we can take all the stress of planning and executing the event away from you, if you wish, leaving you free to enjoy the virtual party! We can do everything from sending out the suppliers or hampers to even hosting the party and games. So, whatever you're planning for your office, we can support you in making it possibly the best Christmas party yet!
If you would like to find out more about Events Together and what we can do to help you put on show-stopping virtual festive events, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org