There’s no denying that some Zoom party ideas stretch on awkwardly forever. The good news? There are actually tonnes of fun Zoom icebreakers and virtual team building activities if you know where to look! Fill those awkward silences with laughs and bring your remote team closer as you WFH.
After months of tough lockdown in Australia, spread some positivity with these creative activities that will keep you (and your coworkers!) happy. While Zoom may not be the best tool for meaningful conversation or team bonding moments, it is probably the best and safest venue at the moment to share some laughs and lighten the workday.
Zoom can be a lot more than just a video call — it can help you do fun things together with your team or even your friends and family. You can even learn skills like cooking or pottery! By planning ahead, you can ensure that everyone can join in on the fun. Most teachers will even send all the materials to your guests in the form of a craft kit. That way, all they need to do is to pop open their material kit, log onto their Zoom, and get started on an exciting activity. You, your team, and even your loved ones can try their hand at everything from online cooking classes to online pottery classes.
Dump the Zoom quizzes and the online movie streaming for something more fun and engaging. Make new memories together during the pandemic and keep the camaraderie alive. By the time all of you meet up in person again, you’ll each have a new set of skills or, at the very least, a hobby that you enjoy.
Bust out the paints and alcohol
Paint and sip online? You've probably heard of it. If you've never painted with a glass of wine, it's an excellent way for your team to unleash their creativity. Paint and sip is for people who love to paint, love to drink, and love to explore their artistic side. If you've never painted before, each session comes with an instructor who will show you the ropes. At the end of the day, this is a great stress-relieving activity and team bonding activity for the crew who's been pounding the keyboard and staring at screens nonstop.
Simply sign up for the class as a group and request your preferred time. Our team of local artists scattered throughout Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane will be happy to guide you along. The best part is you won’t even have to leave the house to pick up your supplies. We’ll send a craft kit right to your doorstep, full of all the things you need.
With our paint and sip activities, you'll be able to enjoy the company of your friends or your team while engaging in a fun activity together. You could even gather at someone’s house or the workplace, blow it up on a television or a projector, and have the class there. However you choose to conduct it, you are bound to make some wonderful, unforgettable memories.
Indulge in virtual cocktail making classes
Fancy a merry time? You won't do better than with our wide selection of cocktail making classes. We have you covered from tequila to whiskey, from rum to gin. Just pick your poison, and master mixologists will guide you in whipping up complex drinks that taste as good as they look. They have tasty concoctions for everyone, from those who enjoy a stiff drink to those who prefer a lighter mixed cocktail. There's something for every level of experience, whether you're brand new to drinks or you've been sipping your expert way across the world.
Once you and your group sign up for virtual cocktail making classes, a specially curated cocktail making kit will be sent to your homes. This kit may contain artisan syrups, garnishes, a Boston shaker, jigger, bar spoon, and recipe card. All of these will be for your group to keep. The only things that they will need to prepare for on their own are ice, fruits, and spirits — so choose the class according to what they have on hand already. Feel free to skip the alcohol and make a mocktail instead. Looking for team building activities to help boost morale and reduce stress? We've got you covered.
Get messy and creative with online pottery classes
Create fun decorative pieces for yourself or others with these lessons guided by our local community of artists. You will be shown how to make coasters, dishes, or even bowls from start to finish. Everything you need will be in the kit that will be mailed to you, so you don't have to worry about going out and purchasing any materials.
Our simple, easy to follow online pottery classes are great options for virtual team building activities or Christmas party ideas. Moulding clay is a meditative experience, and it might be exactly what your team needs to cope with the stress of the season. Does your crew need a team building activity that will help them escape the daily grind? Maybe they've been feeling stressed and need a break from their daily routine. Working with their hands will not only help calm and center everyone, but it will also allow them to get creative.
Let your imagination flow with online painting classes
If your team wants something a little less messy than clay, then sign up for our painting lessons. Don’t worry if they haven’t picked up a paintbrush since their schooldays. Our local experts design these classes for beginners.
Splashing paint around in a safe environment while having fun with your team over Zoom is the best way to spend your afternoon. Your team will be spoiled for choice, too! Choose from Picasso painting, acrylic pouring, foam block printing, and more. They can also go for nature painting, watercolour painting, and pet portrait painting. With so many options, you may want to take a vote on which one to do first.
2021 may be the year where you use your Zoom in other ways! Besides work, there are so many other things you can do online to relax and unwind. Turn being at home into an adventure and make new memories with your coworkers. Instead of cutting yet another birthday cake online, you can organize an exciting hour-long Zoom activity instead that is more interactive and enjoyable.