While the idea of lockdowns cancelling Christmas dos might be in the past, it's still likely that not all of your team will feel comfortable attending Christmas events in person. And there's no reason why they shouldn't be included in your festive celebrations! If you're wondering how to bring remote teams together for a Christmas bash, you're in the right place.
We've scoured the virtual party scene to find 10 of the absolute best last minute Christmas social ideas, and with the only requirements being a computer and a Christmas jumper (the louder the better), you can have your colleagues gathered for a festive event faster than you can microwave a mince pie!
Here are 10 of the most fun and festive Christmas activities for a last minute party!
If you've got a lively team, this fast-paced, hilarious game show is a real all-rounder! With three festive rounds, your team will race through trivia and challenges on everything from music to film! Perfect for a competitive bunch (or an easy-going crew with encyclopaedic knowledge), this fun activity is sure to get everyone in soaring spirits!
Christmas is basically a holiday of feasting, and this fabulous festive cookery class certainly delivers on this front! With a professional chef to guide guests through cooking a traditional 3-course meal, even the oven-phobic among your colleagues will enjoy this sociable, rewarding activity. Each guest will get the ingredients sent directly to their door, including a complementary Christmas cocktail, mince pie, and Christmas hats and crackers - what more could you want?!
There's nothing like a bit of (cash-free) blackjack to get teams in the swing of a social event, and if you can't bring them to the casino, you may as well bring the casino to them! This set-up is sure to insert virtual guests right into the heart of a casino (from the comfort of their own home), with a professional croupier and themed Zoom room to set the atmosphere! Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in... well, wherever your attendees are!
If you're in the market to get your team's hearts racing before you share a sherry-soaked emotional speech, this Arctic survival virtual expedition could be just the thing - and it's sure to bring everyone closer! With cryptic clues, an exciting storyline, and plenty of opportunity to work together, this is an ideal team-building activity to host at your Christmas party. And luckily, no one's likely to end up with frostbite from under the blankets at home!
Looking for something a little more upmarket to satisfy the tastes of a sophisticated team? We've got the ideal solution: a wine tasting workshop with expert hosts, fun games, and copious amounts of great wine! With various options for quantities, this is an ideal session for every team to get stuck into, and we guarantee it'll have your guests feeling merry!
One for the creative teams out there, this relaxing activity is ideal for an end-of-year wrap-up (and pairs perfectly with a glass of mulled wine)! All the materials required to craft a handmade foliage wreath are delivered directly to attendees' doorsteps and on the day a florist will take your team through making a unique decoration. This is one of those special activities that no one will forget in a hurry!
Keen to get your tipple on but want something a bit more active than a tasting session? You can't stir up much more excitement than with a dangerously tasty cocktail masterclass! And with expert bartenders joining you from the comfort of your own sofa, you won't have to take the tube home! We'd recommend starting the working day a little later the next day though... it is the Christmas party after all, and these cocktails are too good to miss out on!
There's no sweeter way to celebrate the festive season than with a melt-in-your-mouth masterclass on crafting delicious chocolate truffles. All ingredients will be sent to your guests before the event, so that everyone's ready to jump on a Zoom call and get cooking! You'll even get some tasty treats to sample while you cook, and it'll bring out the competitive baking in any team!
Stuck on the sofa for your Christmas party? You don't have to be! Why not transport your team to colder climes for a well-earned ski holiday? Even better, this one will see guests donning deerstalker caps and carrying magnifying glasses in the pockets of their salopettes, because there's been a murder in their midst! This festive murder mystery sees guests searching for clues, interviewing suspects, and bonding over the high-stakes challenges of the game.
Why not treat your team to a virtual around-the-world whirlwind tour that will introduce them to the celebrations and festive traditions of different countries and cultures from across the globe? Using an immersive app, you'll touch down in countries from France to Brazil, completing a range of travel trivia tasks in each, and racing against the clock to score as many points as you can! Educational, fun, and unique, this activity is a real global hit!
If you've found the perfect option for a festive party in this hand-picked bunch, get in touch to book it today! We'll get our elves to parcel it up ready to go before Christmas so that your team gets the celebration they deserve!
Want to check out some more fantastically festive options? We've got a sleighful of brilliant party activities to choose from to enjoy from ho-ho-home - check them out here!
Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.