Celebrating the Holidays with Your Team

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Team - Homemade

The pumpkin patches are filling up, it is now acceptable to light the fall candles without judgement, and the pumpkin lattes are flowing from the drive-thru windows.  You know what that means, the holiday season is upon us.  We go from pumpkins to heart shaped boxes of crappy chocolates in the blink of an eye.  This holiday season is going to look different, the world will not be celebrating in the same way.  Families, friends, co-workers, our holiday celebrations with the ones closest to us will be wonky.

Maybe your team did a potluck, everybody bringing their favorite dishes from home.  Or maybe your team picked names for the classic White Elephant gift exchange, somehow you always get Karen.  Some of you do it up super fancy, renting spaces at restaurants or hotels, getting all dressed up, bringing a date, to show you have a life outside of work.  No matter how you gathered in the past, gathering will look different this holiday season.  To help you out, we did a bit of research on how teams plan to celebrate the holidays, safely but together.  

Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt - Once everyone is all decorated for the season, no matter what they celebrate, host a virtual scavenger hunt where they have to run around their house and find stuff.  “First one to show a holiday craft they made as a kid wins!”  Oh the number of popsicle stick snowflakes you’ll see, so cute.  

Virtual Murder Mystery Party - We know, we know, some people find these uber cheesy, but if you’ve got nothing better to do it could be a lot of fun.  If you have a frustrated author on your team, have them host.  Otherwise, there are plenty of pre-canned murders on the web, hunt one of those down and go find your magnifying glass.  

Virtual Cooking Event - At Homemade, you can book an epic virtual cooking event.  We’re putting chefs back to work and bringing teams together through our private events.  Sound interesting?  Drop us a note here and we can talk about your event.        

Virtual Ugly Sweater Party - Everyone’s favorite!  Grab a cocktail and put on your ugliest holiday sweater.  It’d be fun if everyone logged on with their sweater covered and revealed one by one while your team sits in judgement . . . maybe even an e-gift card for the “winner.”

Virtual Desktop Decorating Contest - Who can squeeze the most cheer into their square on the screen?  This could be the gaudiest Zoom call on the planet, but we’re totally in, challenge accepted!

These are just a few ways that your team can keep partying through the holiday season, safely.  Do you have any virtual gathering ideas to replace the ‘ol office holiday party?  We’ve got a lot of time and many reasons to celebrate between now and the crappy chocolates, we’d love to hear how you are celebrating.  Stay safe!                

Take care,

The Team at Homemade

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