5 Fun Valentine's Day Ideas For Work
So your team works entirely remotely. That doesn't mean you can't celebrate Valentine's Day. Here are some of the best Valentine's Day celebration events for remote teams.
By the Offsyte Team, January 18, 2023
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. That means it's time to start thinking of how you and your remote team can celebrate. Sure, there are people who loathe the holiday, but everyone likes an excuse to relax and have fun. Here are some Valentine's Day ideas that you and your team can enjoy from the comfort of your own home offices. Or couches.
Wine and chocolate seem to go perfectly with Valentine's Day. With Offsyte's Wine and Chocolate Tasting event, you can choose from four or five different wines to sample. Each package also includes six brigadeiro chocolates, which are a cross between a truffle and a caramel. During the tasting, the host will guide your team through the best methods of wine tasting. You'll learn how the look, the smell and finally the taste all shape how the wine is received. There is also an ice-breaker portion to keep things interesting. If you have team members who do not drink, there is an option for non-alcoholic wines as well.
Valentine's Day events don't have to strictly be focused on Valentine's Day. Have your team compete and have some fun by choosing our Team Trivia Mashup game. During this 30-minute to hour-long activity, your team competes through three rounds of trivia, including a creative picture round, a high-energy music round and a double-point trivia round. The best part about Team Trivia Mashup is that it is completely customizable. Prior to the game, you'll send some category preferences to the hosts. They'll then use those guidelines to create a unique game of trivia.
As we said, we recognize that not everyone is a fan of Valentine's Day. If you and your team are among the haters, Anti-Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Party is the perfect team-building activity for you. During this game, you and your team will immerse yourself in a fictitious world full of vampires and regular humans. During a party, someone discovers that a rich and powerful vampire has been killed. It's up to your team to figure out who did it. Each of you will play some type of suspicious character, with one of you being the culprit. Through three rounds of play, your team will dig through clues and question suspects. This is the perfect Valentine's Day idea for people who'd rather not have anything to do with the holiday. It's just pure fun. No Hallmark cards are required.
On the flip side, perhaps your team loves Valentine's Day and doesn't mind celebrating it. If so, give our Valentine's Day Cocktail Party a try. During this event, your team will sip on three Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails: the Be Mine (whiskey, lemon juice, sweet cherry syrup, a candied cherry and powdered cocoa), the Love Potion #9 (vodka, lemon juice, sweet cherry syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon garnish and edible heart garnish) and the Hubba Hubba (tequila, lemon juice, sweet Cherry Syrup, dragon fruit powder, hibiscus ginger Beer, lemon garnish and glow stick garnish). The host will teach you how to make each cocktail while also providing some interesting facts about each ingredient.
The Virtual Paint Party is another outside-the-box way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your remote team. During this activity, the host will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a painting of your choice. You can take this class over the top by choosing the deluxe version, which comes with a variety of fun icebreaker games for your team. The Virtual Paint Party is a great option for remote teams, but don't just take our word for it. Here's just one of many stellar reviews of the activity: "It was great! Shelby [the host] was an excellent teacher, and made the event fun! I also liked the team building questions she asked, I felt like it was a great way to get to know my colleagues better."
More to Know About Valentine's Day Ideas and Events for Remote Workers
Some common questions people have about Valentine's Day ideas for remote teams.
What are some Valentine's Day celebration ideas for work?
You can celebrate Valentine's Day any way you like. It doesn't have to be strictly focused on the holiday. You can host a happy hour, a painting course or anything else. The key is to make it fun and low-stress.
What are some good virtual Valentine's Day ideas?
A good virtual Valentine's Day celebration is the same as an in-person celebration. You want the event to be entertaining and not too focused on a holiday that can sometimes make people feel excluded.
What makes a Valentine's Day event fun for remote teams?
You and your remote workers can have a good Valentine's Day event by focusing on team-building and fun. Think of what your team enjoys and try to pick something that caters to their interests.
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