5 Fun and Interactive Virtual Happy Hour Ideas
By: Alya El Fayoumy
Posted On: June 8, 2021
With Covid accelerating the move to a virtual first world, companies have adopted remote and distributed work models. Although these models have great benefits and allow for flexibility, employees across the globe have been struggling to connect and socialize with their teams. Employee engagement and morale are low as the feeling of isolation is a big contributor to inhibiting productivity for remote and distributed teams. Virtuelly can help you improve team morale and foster better connections, no matter where your team is.
Here are 5 ways you can get your team together, virtually, to help facilitate social connections:
Time to step up your teams happy hour cocktails! Bring out the mixologist in you, engage in fun games and sip the night away. Choose one of the themes below and learn to make two new special drinks:
Margarita Old Fashioned Martinis Mocktails Tiki Gin Classics
Trivia: Pop Music Movies Binged Shows on Netflix Cocktail History (Custom)
Wine Wednesdays anyone?
If your team loved wine Wednesdays, Meadowcroft Wines’ latest virtual experience – Wine Blending is the perfect fit for your team. Throughout the hour, your team will learn the art and science of winemaking through this interactive and educational experience. All equipment and materials are delivered to your colleagues and all they have to do is enjoy the event!
Taste coffee like the masters do! With the 2013 World Brewer's Champion James McCarthy, you'll brew and taste four different coffees back-to-back. This experience comes with a virtual tasting kit which includes: 2 oz bags of 4 unlabeled coffees, cups and forms for the tasting and a grind sample. As you sip, sit back and enjoy each coffee, James will talk you through the taste profiles, roast levels & origins of each coffee, challenging your taste buds to their full potential!
Allow your team members to uncover their inner chocolatier with DIY brigadeiros (a Brazilian staple - chocolate truffles) experience with a local chocolate boutique. Start rolling chocolate truffles in minutes and combine the most unique flavors to build the truffle of your dreams. A team-building activity that will have everyone wanting to join in, and will leave you with a smile and tasty sweets! The kit contains 2 different types of chocolate for the truffles, 4 toppings, and instructions. A bigger party kit is available with 3 types of chocolates, 8 toppings, and a spread - choose from add-ons.
A game show format appeals to a wide audience, which makes Oxymorons an ideal entertainment partner for your private party or corporate event. We have earned rave reviews for our virtual events! The Oxymorons Game Show program takes elements of popular game shows such as “Minute to Win It,” “Family Feud,” and old-fashioned bar trivia to create a high-energy event. Our trained improv actors think quickly on their feet to keep the laughs flowing and your guests entertained. Game shows are also a budget-friendly option for smaller gatherings or when you want to add something extra to your night.