Now is the time we should all be getting excited about our Office Christmas Parties; getting all dressed up, letting our hair down with colleagues and celebrating success stories somewhere glamourous and fun.
But with the festive season affected by various restrictions imposed on the UK, due to the continuing pandemic, the usual great big party will unfortunately not be happening this year.
However, don’t abandon your employees just because we can’t mingle face to face! There are tonnes of online/virtual alternatives to keep morale high and to bring everyone together this December.
Below are some of my favourites:
1. Christmas Virtual Murder Mystery - Work together in teams against colleagues to solve the murder with a full online virtual event, map and app. Think Cluedo but more technologically savvy!
2. Remote Escape Room - Who doesn’t love an escape room? We see them up and down the country and they are a natural default for team building. Go online and experience augmented reality to reveal information, have an online live host and work together in mini teams.
3. Christmas Quiz - If you didn’t overdo it in Lockdown 1.0 that is! Hire an external entertainer to set your quiz with innovative new rounds such as fastest finger first and DJ Bingo, allowing everyone to get involved.
5. Wine Tasting – Wine and tasting kits will be sent to participants in advance and a professional wine expert will tutor and guide you throughout.
You could compile a Festive Hamper for your staff, stocked with goodies such as booze, chocolate, mince pies, fancy dress and get everyone together for a fun-filled afternoon/evening. Whatever you decide to do, make it fun and inclusive!
This year at Forward Role, we will be all be getting dressed up for our annual awards, which are being held virtually and I’m sure it will be a fabulous evening! During lockdown #2 we’ve also been holding Zoom quizzes and each week we’ve all received a goodie bag to go with the theme of the quiz!
What are you planning on doing as an alternative Christmas Party?
Follow @ForwardRole on Instagram to keep up to date with all the fun activities going on behind the scenes at FR HQ, including the upcoming virtual Awards Evening! You can also check out our regular BTS updates on LinkedIn & Twitter!