Virtual Christmas Party Ideas for 2020

Even though you can’t meet face to face this year, that doesn’t mean your Christmas party plans need to be cancelled all together. 

Virtual Cocktail Party

Ok, Ok, so this isn’t exactly a virtual Christmas party “idea” as such...more of a necessary accompaniment to any virtual party. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you love cocktails. That’s great - we do too! Which is exactly why we’ve created the perfect addition to your virtual party - Festive Cocktail Party Gift Boxes

What’s a Festive Cocktail Party Gift Box I hear you say? Only a gift box full of delicious Funkin Cocktails delivered straight to the door of each and every one of your team members. Whatever you decide to do for your virtual Christmas party, do it with a smile on your face and a cocktail in your hand! It even comes with a one month free subscription to Lucky Voice Karaoke’s Sing at Home membership, which brings us on to our first virtual Christmas party idea...

What’s in the box?

There are 6 different boxes to choose from, each containing a selection of yummy cocktails to try at home. There's a cocktail to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

Choose from our pre-mixed cocktail gift boxes and home bartender boxes.

Pre-mixed cocktail gift boxes:

Enjoy a selection of our pre-mixed cocktail cans and bottles. Simply crack open and pour for great tasting cocktails in an instant. You can choose between Premium, Gold, Silver and Bronze options.

Home bartender gift boxes: 

Our Home Bartender Gift Boxes are perfect for people who want to shake something up from scratch. With everything you need to shake up some delicious passion fruit cocktails at home.

See the bottom of this post to view the full range.

 

Karaoke

Sing like no one’s listening...except all of your colleagues of course. Karaoke is a staple for face to face Christmas parties, so why should your virtual event be any different? You can easily turn up the tunes and get everyone to sing along, but we absolutely love the online karaoke from Lucky Voice. With a 9,000+ song catalogue, you’re sure to find something for everyone. 

Here at Funkin we’ve been loving having a virtual team get together and sing along for months now. Which is why we’re so excited to also be able to offer one month for free to our customers in the cocktail party gift boxes! After this you can sign up to the fun for £6.99 a month, so karaoke cocktail night isn’t just for Christmas. It’s a match made in heaven, though a few of us aren’t sure our neighbours agree.  

 

Festive Quiz

Ok, so you might be a little quizzed out since the last lockdown, but hosting a festive quiz is still a great addition to your virtual Christmas party. There are still plenty of ways you can make these more interesting and engaging for your team too. Throw away the list of questions and let the quiz master share image related questions. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • Guess the flag
  • Guess the country by its shape
  • Emoji film quiz
  • Google street view - guess what country it is

And how about a music round:

  • Guess that tune 
  • Guess the TV intro
  • Guess the film from a clip

If you’re still not convinced, how about an action packed virtual quiz? Get your team members to search their house for key items - first team back wins! 

 

Bingo

Who doesn’t love a game of bingo? This is a really fun way to get the whole team involved without the stress of having to answer trivia questions - which is always a little more difficult after a few cocktails! 

There are a bunch of different places online where you can download bingo sheets for your team, but let’s be honest it’s just a card with a random selection of numbers on it - you can easily create your own in Google Sheets or similar. Then, simply share these with your team, decide on your bingo caller and you’re away! 

 

Awards ceremony

It’s fair to say your staff have been through a lot this year. So, give them a little recognition for their hard work with a virtual awards ceremony. Ok, so you won’t be able to send them all a trophy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host the event! 

Make sure everyone in the team wins a little something! You don’t have to make all of your categories serious, create funny awards to brighten everyone’s spirits. Here’s a few ideas:

  • Award for the most likely to call without warning
  • Most likely to have their camera off on a zoom call
  • Worst internet connection
  • Best home working background

 

Pictionary

Who doesn’t love a game of pictionary? Well, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a game virtually. There are specific platforms for this, but we prefer the old fashioned pen and paper way. Head over to a random word generator and start drawing - just make sure your webcam's camera is pointed towards your drawing and not your concentration face! 

 

Charades

You don’t need to be in the same room for a good old fashioned game of charades. Set this up virtually by pairing off into teams of two in your group call and take it in turns to act out your favourite films, TV, or books. Simple! 

 

Heads up

Heads up is another great party game that works great over a zoom call. If you haven’t played before, it’s a mobile game where you hold your phone against your head so everyone can see, then everyone shouts out clues to help you guess the answer. Make it work virtually by instead of letting everyone shout out clues for you, break off into groups of two and take it in turns to give each other clues. 

Don’t have the app? Not a problem! You can create your own heads up experience by getting the people outside your group to list the objects you have to guess. Then your team member simply runs through the list giving you clues - just make sure you have someone with a stopwatch so you don’t go on all evening! 

 

Virtual cook along

Do you have an aspiring chef in your team? Then why not host a live cook along experience? Simply send out a list of the required ingredients for everyone to get prior to the event and then follow along! 

Did you know - Funkin’s Real Fruit Purees aren’t just for making great tasting cocktails - you can also use these in your favourite fruity desserts and recipes! 

 

Secret Santa

Just because you’re not going to be together this Christmas, that doesn’t mean Secret Santa has to stop. You just need to have the address of your chosen colleague. This can easily be set up with a sheet listing all addresses - just make sure you get your gift sent out in time to be received before your virtual Christmas party event - so you can have the fun of opening your gifts together! 

 

Craft-off

Feeling crafty? Whether it’s paper craft, clay sculpting or something similar, if you have people in your team who can share a skill with the rest of the group, why not host a craft-off session. Not only is this a fun way to connect with your team over a call, it’s also a great way for everyone to learn a new skill! 

 

There must have been something there that you fancy trying this festive party season? We’d love to know how you choose to mix up your Christmas party online this year - let us know what you got up to and tag us on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to know how you got on with our virtual Christmas party boxes. 

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