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5 New Year's Eve Party Ideas for Work

With a new year upon us, consider these New Year's Eve party ideas that can help your team bond and celebrate the year that was.

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By the Offsyte Team, December 5, 2022

The end of 2022 is upon us, which means one thing: It's time to party. While you will likely be celebrating New Year's Eve somewhere other than work, it's a good idea to create some fun around the day for your team.

A virtual New Year's Eve party can help your team bond and have fun celebrating the year that was. Here are five New Year's Eve party ideas that can be hosted on Zoom or any other video conferencing platform.

The Best Virtual New Year's Eve Party Ideas

1. Virtual Chocolate Candy Making Class

Everyone loves chocolate, so why not close out 2022 with a chocolate candy-making class? During this activity, your team will learn how to make jumbo peanut butter cups (key word: jumbo), chocolate-covered strawberries, and more. By the end of the class, you'll have over a pound of freshly-made chocolate candies to ring in the new year.

2. Guess Your Team's New Year Resolution

What's a New Year's Eve party without some New Year's resolutions? A great way to bond your team during the virtual New Year's Eve party is to have a Guess Your Team's New Resolutions game. To play, have your team each jot down a New Year's resolution and email them to you. Once you've received them all, paste the resolutions into the chat section. Then have each team member go around and try to guess which person wrote which resolution. If you want to add another layer of fun, you could have each member send one real resolution and one fake resolution.

3. Holidays Around the World Trivia Game

Our Holidays Around the World Trivia game is a New Year's Eve party idea that is both fun and educational. This game can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Your team will be split into groups and quizzed on holidays around the world by a professional actor. To keep things interesting, the games are played in a variety of styles, from Jeopardy to speed trivia, to a special “Dashing Through the Halls” riddle round.

4. Japanese Marbling Class

If you're hoping to make your virtual New Year's Eve party a little more relaxing, try Suminagashi — a traditional Japanese marbling technique. Suminagashi is the art of "floating ink." In this class, your team will use paper as a transfer material for calligraphy ink that form marbled designs on the surface of water. This New Year's Eve party can be meditative and informative, as your team will create beautiful marbled art while learning about Japanese culture and traditions.

5. Top 10 of 2022 Lists

Celebrate the end of the year through a Top 10 list party. Have your team create a few Top 10 of 2022 lists for categories like Movies, Albums, Books, and more. You could make this New Year's Eve party a bit more work focused by having everyone list their top work-related accomplishments.

For more New Year’s Eve party ideas, check out these 9 fun holiday party ideas for work and our New Year’s Eve Events collection where we’ve gathered all sorts of activities to ring in 2023.

More to Know About New Year's Eve Party Ideas

How do you plan a virtual New Year's Eve Party?

A virtual New Year's Eve party for work is hosted on Zoom or any other video conferencing platform. It's a great way to bond with your team and review the past year's accomplishments.

What are some good New Year's Eve Party ideas for work?

When throwing a New Year's Eve party for work, keep the games and activities short, sweet and fun. Mix in some work-related items with plenty of entertaining options.

How do you celebrate New Year's Eve at work?

You can celebrate New Year's Eve at work by either meeting in person or hopping on Zoom or any other video conferencing platform.


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