It’s hard to believe I’m already writing this, but the holidays are just around the corner. Normally we would begin planning holiday parties, get-togethers, and celebrations. Even though it’s been the strangest year for the event industry that any of us have ever seen, the holidays are still a time to get together and celebrate. We’re just going to have to be a little bit more creative. With a virtual holiday party, celebrate with your team while everyone’s apart.
Virtual Holiday Party Ideas for Remote Attendees
Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean absolute social distancing this holiday season. Just because we can’t be together in person doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take time to celebrate all the hard work our teams have done this year. While we might not be able to toast together in person, there are a couple of different ways we can use our imaginations to celebrate the holidays in virtual and hybrid settings.
Here are some ideas to kickstart your virtual and hybrid holiday party planning:
Everyone has had some fun with virtual backgrounds this year. Who wouldn’t want to take their meetings on a beach in Aruba rather than their home office? We can do the same thing for holiday and year-end celebrations. Provide all attendees with holiday-themed or winter backgrounds. Pre-made backgrounds and themes make it easy for all attendees to get in the holiday spirit!
Pre-made Holiday Playlists
Background music can be a perfect way to have attendees get in the holiday spirit while waiting for everyone else to join.
Give back this holiday season with fundraising links. Choose an organization you’d like to support and encourage team members to donate. Set individual fundraising and team goals, and get competitive for a good cause!
Send Gift Packages
Depending on the size of your event, you may want to send gift packages to attendees. This could be anything from a champagne toast to a gingerbread making kit, or even a gift exchange between attendees!
Host Photo Contests
Encourage your team to upload photos of their ugliest sweater, decorated cookies, dressed up pets, or anything else and have attendees vote on their favorites!
Here’s to your Virtual Holiday Celebration!
If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that we all crave being together. If we can’t celebrate the holidays in person together, we all will have to put on our thinking caps and figure out how to make the holidays this year something to remember.
Need help creating your virtual holiday party? We can help.
- Virtual Holiday Party: Celebrating Together While We’re Apart - October 8, 2020