5 Last-minute Holiday Event Ideas ⏰

5 Last-minute Holiday Event Ideas ⏰

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the need to plan events to celebrate with coworkers. If you're running behind schedule and don't have enough time to plan something big, don't worry! We've got you covered with these five last-minute holiday event ideas. From a virtual craft night to board games, these ideas will help you make the most of the season. So, let's get started!

Virtual craft night 🧵

A virtual holiday craft night is a fun and interactive way to celebrate the holiday season with everyone from the comfort of your own home. Get creative and make holiday crafts together virtually using a platform like Zoom or Google Meet. You could make holiday cards, ornaments, or other festive decorations. 

Craft nights can be a great team building exercise because they provide an opportunity for employees to come together and engage in a shared activity that is both creative and fun, this promotes collaboration, increases creativity, reduces stress and increases communication skills. Overall, craft night is a quick simple solution to a last minute event as it contributes to a more positive and productive work environment while still having fun. 

Hold a virtual holiday party 🥳

By hosting an online event, you can connect with your team from anywhere in the world, and you can enjoy all the benefits of a traditional party without having to go out on actual holidays.

There are a number of great ways to host a virtual holiday party. You could do it over Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet – whichever platform is best for your team. You could also have multiple sessions so that everyone has some time to participate regardless of their location. And don't forget the games! Have some fun activities that encourage team bonding and connection across borders. Games like festive trivia, white elephant, holiday karaoke. Last but not least, have some fun party favors waiting for your attendees at the end of the party!

Virtual holiday game night 🕹️

If you're looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays with your coworkers, a holiday game night might be just the thing. Whether you're getting together in person or connecting virtually, a holiday game night is a great way to bond, laugh, and have a good time.

Holiday pictionary

Pictionary is a classic party game that's easy to play virtually. Divide players into teams, and have one player from each team act as the "drawer." The drawer has to draw a holiday-themed word or phrase while their teammates try to guess what it is. You can use a virtual whiteboard or drawing tool, or just use pen and paper. The first team to guess the word correctly gets a point, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Holiday trivia

Test your holiday knowledge with a trivia game! You can use a website or app like Kahoot or Quizlet to create a trivia game, or just use pen and paper and take turns asking questions. You can choose a specific holiday (like Christmas or Hanukkah) or just general holiday trivia. The player or team with the most correct answers wins.

Host a holiday-themed game night using a platform like Jackbox or Houseparty. You could also play holiday-themed trivia using a platform like Kahoot or TriviaMaker.

Sing out loud! 🎤

If you're looking to add some holiday cheer to your company's festivities, a karaoke event might be just the thing. Whether you're getting together in person or connecting virtually, karaoke is a fun and festive way to bond with your team and let loose. Karaoke can be quite scary in front of a crowd. However, it's a great way to get everyone singing and showing their goofy side. No one expects you to sing like the Weeknd but you can sure try. 

Having a karaoke party is extremely easy. Apple Music recently announced a feature that allows you to have the instrumental version of any song and simply sing along with the lyrics. All you would need is a screen, microphone, and Apple Music to have your own karaoke event. 

Board games 🎲

Everyone loves board games it's a great way to bring out inner competitiveness. Everyone can bring their own board game to the office and host a competitive board game tournament. There can be groups that face each other, then later have a bracket system where its one on one for the final prize. This can be done online, or in-person.

If that's a bit too competitive, you can host just a casual game night where employees can bring in their own games and host games. Board game nights are a great way to bring coworkers together for a fun and engaging activity. Not only do they help to build relationships and strengthen company culture, but they can also be a great way to de-stress after a long day of work.

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