November 5, 2020 4:12 pm
What better way to welcome in the 2nd lockdown than with some amazing virtual event ideas, and we’ve got you covered.
It’s become more important than ever to keep your office morale high, even if you’re not technically in your office.
One way to do that is through some wonderful virtual events. Ones that’ll keep your colleagues feeling connected, feeling part of the team, even at a distance.
Why Virtual Events Are a Great Idea
Think: your weekly Friday night trip to the pub at the end of the road, but over Zoom.
Virtual events are the perfect way to build and maintain connections within your team at a distance.
They’re also great if you’ve had some new starters join your team during lockdown. Through a virtual event, you can meet them in a casual, fun setting and get to know them even better.
But what do you need for a virtual meet-up?
Branded merchandise, of course!
Branded Merchandise & Virtual Events
Having branded items with your company logo on builds a subconscious sense of being part of a larger team. It keeps your company ethos at the forefront of any event.
Personalisation of items is also key to showing your colleagues you appreciate all their hard work.
Our 5 virtual event ideas below are perfect for evening hangouts after work, or a lunchtime gathering.
We’ve done the hard work for you and collated a list of items for each event that can be branded, so you don’t have to worry.
All you need to do is decide which activity you’ll do first.
5 Amazing Virtual Event Ideas
1. Wine and Cheese Night
Who doesn’t like a wine and cheese night?! The perfect evening activity for these colder, darker nights. Mix it up a bit with some posh cordials for those that don’t drink, and perhaps even some vegan cheeses? This simple but effective virtual event is sure to make your colleagues smile.
2. Pizza Lunch
This is the perfect hands-on virtual activity that’ll surely bring some laughter and fun back into your online calls. Great for even the littlest members of your corporate family, why not compete to see who can make the most elaborate pizza? Or the most creative in design? Create your own mini pizzeria at home, with your colleagues online. Plus, you get to enjoy your tasty pizza afterwards.
3. Virtual Yoga Event
Fun virtual events are there to raise your colleagues’ spirits, but you also need to check-in with their mental wellbeing. One great way to do this is through a virtual yoga event. This would be perfect to repeat on a weekly basis, with someone different taking the lead each week. Practice your downward-facing-dog and your mountain pose together over video, with your matching yoga mats and towels.
The deep-breathing techniques that yoga encourages will also help to tackle any anxiety/stress caused from a busy day working from home.
4 .Cocktail Making Night
Another fun virtual event to replace those weekly pub trips. Why not have your whole team try the same recipe that no-one’s ever heard of? Or change it up weekly with everyone making someone else’s favourite cocktail? Even better, you could all create your own, unique recipes to try.
5. Music Quiz
Who remembers pub quizzes? They seem like a distant memory now, right? Well, re-live the ultimate pub quiz at home with your team:
The Music Quiz.
What did you think of our list? Let us know if you try any of the above out, we’d love to see some amazing photos with all your branded merch!
It’s more important than ever to feel a part of team, a community, and one of the best ways of doing this is through a combination of branded merchandise and fun virtual events.
You need to keep that work/life balance fresh and fun, right?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote on any of the above virtual events, plus any other promotional merchandise ideas you may have.
For more virtual event ideas, check out our other post: How to Engage Your Virtual Attendees.
This post was written by Shout Promotional Merchandise