5 Virtual Party Ideas for Remote Teams

5 Virtual Party Ideas for Remote Teams

One of the biggest problems in remote working is loneliness. Remote workers are alone with their trusty computers, making a living in their home offices. But most don’t see enough people to socialize with.

The remote working setup is effective as to cost savings and productivity. But you don’t want to lose employees just because they don’t feel that they belong. After all, we are social beings. It will take a toll on our physical and mental health. 

That’s why having events with your remote workers more than work is essential for the culture and productivity of your remote team.

 

Meet in Person If You Can

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Meet in Person If You Can

Nothing beats meeting in person. If you have the chance to arrange your schedules, do so. It will mean a lot when you are face-to-face with your coworkers. It will build more relationships for a better-growing company.

But not all can arrange such a big gathering. If you are a team leader or if you are a remote worker who just wants to have fun, you can suggest these 5 virtual party ideas for remote teams (especially for this Christmas!).

 

Arrange a Video Call Party

When your team is remote, you need to communicate online to connect. But not all teams do video calls. So for this specific instance, set a video call party for your whole team.

Arrange this schedule to be something casual for everyone. Let it be a chill session to unwind with the team. If you are generous, you can even send some “food money” so that their place will show the festivities.

 

Costume Party_

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Costume Party!

Remember those themed-parties when you were still in the office? Why not do it at your virtual parties?! I know it may sound corny, but Isn’t it fun? (More so if there is a cash prize).

You can try out superhero costumes or national country costumes. Or if you are not receptive to those bizarre themes, just wear your Xmas sweaters. 

So wear your Santa hats and feel the holidays while meeting everybody online. 

 

Guess That Child Game

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Guess That Child Game

What’s a party without games?! And one game can make all parents happy is a “guess that child game!”

This is how you do it. Just send pictures of your children (or you as a child), and it will flash on the screen. The person who gets the most correct answers will win something from the team.

 

The Best Virtual Talent Contest

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The Best Virtual Talent Contest

Another good idea is doing a special talent contest for your team. Showcase the hidden talents of your members in a fun way by providing incentives for the best ones. Also, let your team participate in choosing which is the best among all the talents shown.

You can sing, dance, or insert-you-hidden-talent. It will be a night to be remembered.

 

Gift giving

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Gift giving

Christmas is the time to give your blessings. And the season of giving can be done online. There are shops like Lazada and Shopee to send your gifts directly to your coworker. 

If you don’t know what they want, worst case, just give a gift card for them to choose the items of their liking. It’s the thought that counts, right?

 

Awarding Ceremony

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Awarding Ceremony

At your party, you can also give yearly awards for your team. It can be both serious awards and non-serious. For example:

  • Most talkative
  • Most early
  • Most productive
  • Most enthusiastic

Just make sure to be creative and award the accolades that will resonate with your team.

Conclusion

These are just some ways to celebrate the yuletide season with your officemates. What’s your plan for the holidays? Share your creative ideas in the comment section below!

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