Virtual Holiday Party Ideas
If there was ever a year in which to thank your employees for their dedication, loyalty and perseverance it has to be 2020. We are hearing from so many of our clients that are looking for appropriate ways to reward their staff this year. Many are opting for new jackets, gift baskets and gifts for the home since that is where their employees are working. Blankets, speakers, wine accessories, drinkware and so many more options are available. Team MOBO is always happy to assist you with finding the perfect item to fit your brand, culture and budget. We can even gift wrap the items and ship them directly to your staff’s front doors!
Many of you have also expressed frustration in finding virtual holiday party ideas for your annual staff get together. How would that work? What would we do? And most importantly, how can we make it memorable and full of positive vibes?
FIRST STEP is to establish a budget and your online platform. What are the capabilities and limitations of your platform? Do you need to upgrade your platform to accommodate more attendees than you would normally have in your meeting room?
Then, you need to think about time of the event…lunch hour? Cocktails? Evening? Are spouses & partners or the whole family invited?
Now, there is no better way to create unity than having everyone attending dressed the same. Sending all staff an Ugly Sweater to wear. We have a vendor that has come out with some great and funny COVID 2020 themed ones that can incorporate your logo too. Perhaps we deliver with a new pair of comfy sweat pants they can use all winter long? Maybe branded socks too? We can even add in goofy, fun foam head bands to wear.
Then you need to think about food and beverage. Is there a themed cocktail you want send everyone the fixings for along with commemorative drinkware that features your logo? Or, perhaps you just want everyone to have a gift card for a liquor store so that they can purchase their own choice of bevvy. From beer mugs to champagne flutes, we carry it all! Or, perhaps your party is over a noon hour and you want to stay away from alcohol? We can have beautiful, cozy mugs done up and sent with hot chocolate mix or specialty teas and coffee.
A fun idea we saw online for food was to have a restaurant or delivery service drop off lunch or dinner at your employee’s homes. If that’s too much from a logistical or financial standpoint, we can send out fun snacks for them to munch on like gourmet popcorn, candies, cookies and of course chocolates!
Once you have all that established you can then turn to thinking about activities. After a quick scan online, the ideas are endless! Here are some of our favorite ones and how we can personalize them for you:
- Holiday Team Bingo – we can find a great prize for your winner, such as a lush blanket!
- Cookie Decorating – we have a vendor that supplies a great selection of cookie kits
- Holiday Watch Party – maybe you all watch the same Holiday Movie together while munching on popcorn and treats? While the movie plays you can have a trivia contest about it or have them enter their name into the chat box every time they hear special “Holiday” buzz words that you list.
- You could create a special holiday party play list and send it out along with a beautiful Bluetooth Speaker that they will enjoy everyday in their homes! Or, perhaps it is a Name that Tune game or online Karaoke?
- You could have us find you a special “Grand Prize” gift that you show wrapped and have them guess the contents of. There are also gift exchange apps you can use if that is your tradition such as Elfster.
- Holiday themed Trivia contests or Never Have I Ever games. There are some great templates online. Again, we can help with fun, engaging toys such as Rubik’s Cube items, MopToppers, and other games great for the home office.
Please remember that we also have the option with our new MOBOpro+ NFC Technology to make any of these items come to life with custom messages from you! Perhaps it is a message a month inserted into an item wherein the employee taps their phone to their Christmas Gift item from you each month of 2021 for a key message? Or, maybe you want to run a 12 Days of Christmas Contest wherein we deliver the items and each of the 12 days before your party they tap their phone to the item to receive a new clue!
As we said, the possibilities are ENDLESS! We are here to make it as stress free and easy for you as possible. Please reach out if you would like our help with virtual holiday party ideas!
- Team MOBO