In need of virtual Christmas party ideas for the festive season that will also double up as great online team building activities? No worries! There are plenty of creative Zoom party ideas for you and your colleagues to enjoy while working remotely.
From classes where you’ll learn how to make your own Christmas wreath to marvellous mixology classes online, we’ve got virtual office party ideas galore. Time to embrace the (virtual) festive season with our live-streamed Zoom activities!
Get mixing, muddling and shaking with some cocktail making
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to attend a virtual cocktail making class and trivia workshop? Your mixologist from Mofo Lounge will guide you through these laidback cocktail classes, making the most of the hour and a half session to impart their wisdom on how to make cocktails.
After making the first and second cocktail (you’ll be making three in total), you’ll be offered the chance to take part in virtual trivia with the group – a perfect opportunity to engage in some friendly competition with your work colleagues! A cocktail making kit with everything you need will be sent in advance of the lessons, and packages can be tailored according to your needs.
Discover the art of virtual cocktail making and Italian cooking
Simulate the joy of an office night out with this cooking and cocktail masterclass. The expert chefs at Drool have joined with master mixologist James to deliver online team building activities to – uh – drool over. You’ll be creating some delicious Italian snacks known as Cicchetti. Most specifically, you’ll be creating a trio of seasonal Bruschetta, as well as a delicious Aperol Spritz and Negroni.
Get in the spirit of cocktail making at home by encouraging everyone to get dressed up for a ‘night out’, or just enjoy the chance to take a cooking class online in something cosy – the choice is up to you and your colleagues! For more virtual Christmas party ideas, check out these fun ways to get crafty at home.
Feel the festive spirit with some seasonal wreath making
Looking for fun and festive Zoom party ideas? How about learning how to make a Christmas wreath from the comfort of your own home? Encourage everyone to stick some carols on in the background and make themselves a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate before getting involved in this DIY Christmas wreath class.
Bloomin’ Marvellous will get everyone’s Christmas wreath kit to them in advance, and expert Jemina will guide you all through the process of making a wreath ready to hang on your front door.
Partake in a virtual paint and sip class with your colleagues
Get your co-worker’s creative juices flowing with the chance to sip and paint like Picasso. Your paint and sip kit will be delivered in advance of the class, alongside a box of Curatif Cocktails (if you opt for that). Otherwise, encourage everyone to grab a glass of something delicious and get to grips with this paint and sip online class.
You’ll all have the chance to release your inner Picasso and go wild with some abstract art. Perhaps you could award a prize to the most abstract piece to add some spice to this virtual team building activity.
Crack out your colleagues’ Italian cooking skills
Who doesn’t love homemade pasta? For a virtual Christmas party that will score points with your co-workers, book Marina Totta’s make hand rolled pasta for team building course. You and your colleagues will be guided through the art of making fresh pasta on a step-by-step basis, learning how to make pasta dough from scratch and two kinds of hand rolled pasta – pici and cavatelli.
As well as learning the art of pasta making, you’ll also all be taught a ‘gyspy’ sauce which you can pair with the pasta and enjoy together – virtually – post-class with a glass of something delicious. How’s that for a unique Zoom party idea?
Broaden your botanical skills with a winter wreath workshop
The experts at Merchant & Green will guide you and your colleagues through the process of making a wreath during this DIY Christmas wreath workshop. If you and your office are particularly focussed on sustainability, this workshop will tick the boxes: biodegradable materials are used where possible, and you’ll also be advised on how best to incorporate weaving and wire-working in your Christmas wreath making.
There’s also no need to worry about sourcing materials, as your Christmas wreath kit will be sent to you and colleagues in advance. On the day, you can simply turn on your device, grab a festive drink or snack and embrace the festivities with this seasonal craft – even if it is a lockdown Christmas.
Make the most of a mindful moment with a virtual paint and sip class
Don’t be fooled – this workshop might be titled ‘nf!paint with your family workshop’, but it makes for perfect online team building activities, encouraging everyone to take some time out for themselves. Stay connected with your colleagues even if you are apart, and enjoy a virtual, live-streamed sip and paint class.
Your teacher will guide you all through the basics of painting techniques before allowing you to let your imaginative juices flow. Painting kits will be delivered in advance of the course, and you can add on a box of cocktails for everyone at your discretion. So, grab a glass of something bubbly, take a relaxing breath, and enjoy this relaxing virtual Christmas party with your teammates.
Sink your hands into clay during this pottery online class
Does your office argue over which mug belongs to which person? Banish these chats by booking this make your own unique mug class. A pottery kit will be delivered to the home of each participant in advance of the class, full of the clay and tools that everyone will need to make their own piece of handmade pottery.
Your teacher will guide you and your colleagues through working with the clay and tools to make a mug that’s as unique as each crafter. These pottery classes make great Zoom party ideas for team building with colleagues, offering everyone the chance to learn a new skill in a friendly environment. Plus, you’ll come away with a new mug to proudly show off at your desk in the new year!