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Are You Having A Virtual Christmas Party This Year?

If you’re like many business owners, the annual in person Christmas party has been cancelled again this year, courtesy of the lingering—and mutating! Corona Virus.

Just because you can’t get together in person and celebrate the Holidays though, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun Christmas party that everyone is sure to enjoy.  If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for how to do that, this article will help!  Here’s a broad outline:

Lean Into Technology

You’ve probably already gotten quite comfortable using Skype or Zoom or some other video messaging service to hold virtual meetings over the past year and a half.  Lean into that.  There’s no reason you can’t use the same technology to get together for a little while for something a bit more fun.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

Don’t try to do everything yourself, especially if you’re not comfortable with technology, or if this is your first try at a virtual Christmas party.  Have someone you know and trust head to Spotify or some other music service and create a Christmas playlist.  When the party starts, adding music is as simple as pressing a button.

In a similar vein, have someone else be in charge of games.  You’d be amazed at how many simple, but fun virtual games you can play.  Treasure Hunt is a good one.  A very simple game where each participant has to try and find “X” which is named by the game runner.  “X” is a common item that just about every household should have.

Repeat five or six times and share the items via video, with the person who finds the most items the most quickly winning the grand prize. 

That, of course, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, so put someone in charge of coming up with a handful of fun games to play.

Food!

If you bake, or know someone who does, whip up a batch of sweet treats and send them to all your employees in advance of the party, with instructions to not open the box of cookies or whatever it is, until the day of.  It takes a bit of advance planning but is easy enough to do.

Alternately, make it a pot luck thing and turn the Christmas menu into a game in its own right, with every party participant showing off their Christmas eats and the employees themselves judging each dish, with a prize given to the winner.

Gifts!

You’ll probably want to send your employees a gift as a token of appreciation for the work they’ve done this year, under trying conditions.  If so, again, be sure to send those gifts out well in advance with instructions not to open them until the party.  Then, everyone can enjoy the unwrapping ceremony together.

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