Boxed Party Ideas to Celebrate with Your Team this Season

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December 10, 2020

Celebrating and Connecting With Your Team Virtually

It's the most wonderful time of the year when we gather for holiday parties, wear festive sweaters, feast, trade cookies, and highlight successes of the year. But in 2020, things look...quite different. We have been operating as virtual teams for the majority of the year, and not having moments of connection can really hurt team dynamics. Investing in quality time and getting to know each other on a personal level improves work and keeps team morale high. Not to mention helps with mental health and relationship building. The quality of our work as event pros depends on our familiarity and ability to work with one another. This year has been hard on everyone so we deserve to celebrate and multiply happiness in safe ways. Lucky for us, 2020 has fully introduced us to the idea of in-home celebratory experiences. There are a multitude of boxed experiences that can be delivered to you and your team to make for a killer virtual party. We’ve compiled some ideas for boxed events to order from so you and your team can connect across miles in a memorable way. 


 

Food For the Soul 

As they say, breaking bread is the best way to bring people together. Put on your apron and cook authentic meals alongside world-renowned chefs from your own kitchen! 

  • The Cuiline Goodie Box is delivered with premium, pre-measured spices and ingredients, and detailed tutorial videos. 
  • Williams Sonoma has a large selection to choose from: DIY sushi kit, kimchi kit, mochi ice cream kit, specialized bagel kit, etc. 
  • Try out The Story of Ramen for an interactive all-inclusive at-home experience. Learn how to make authentic ramen and have some laughs while you’re at it. A bonus is that they ship all over the United States!
  • Even better, consider reaching out to local restaurants and ask if they could prepare kits for your team! You can recreate a favorite meal from a local business all while supporting small businesses during these difficult times. 
  • There’s nothing that gets us more into the holiday spirit than baking. Simply Flourless delivers baking kits directly to you with easy directions to follow. Try concocting some mouth-watering cinnamon sugar donut holes or gingerbread cookies with royal icing. There are so many options to choose from! Pick out a few and let your team vote. 
  • Calling all lovers of the finer things–cheese. Make your own picture-perfect charcuterie board with Cheese Boards by Murrays
  • Can’t go to a vineyard? No problem. Vinebox delivers select wines paired with cheeses for you to try! Learn which styles of wine and cheese pair best. You and your team will be wine connoisseurs in no time. 
     
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Photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma


Get Crafty

As they say, breaking bread is the best way to bring people together. Put on your apron and cook authentic meals alongside world-renowned chefs from your own kitchen! 

  • Etsy is a good place to find kits for just about anything you can think of! Or you can also check out Squirrel's Nest Creations for fun festive kits! 
  • Take a Mindfulness Floral Arranging class that will teach you how to make the most beautiful arrangements, while working on mindfulness. SkillShare has a plethora of lessons to spark your creativity. Or reach out to a florist vendor partner to hold a virtual class. That way you’re supporting a pro, learning a new skill, and bonding as a team. It’s a win-win for everyone.
  • Paint and Sip with Paintfully Fun. This company has personalized kits that come with all of the materials you’ll need to create your painting masterpieces. You can watch a step-by-step instructional video, pour yourself little wine and voila, you’re all set. 

Spark Interest With Interactive Games

  • Do a Virtual Escape Room. Wildgoose allows for teams to visit virtual escape rooms together and sleuth out clues! From Murder Mystery to Urban Explorer themes, they have just the right fit for you and your team. 
  • Have fun building team trust with Virtual Holiday Hijinks.
     
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Host a Virtual Happy Hour 

Bring the bar into your home and excitement to virtual happy hours. These Cocktail Delivery Services deliver booze straight to your doorstep! Pick your poison depending on the mood you want to set. Once the cocktails are prepared and garnished, share your drinks over some team-building activities. Be sure to check your state for laws regarding shipping alcohol. 

Activities to pair with cocktails: 

  • Trivia 
  • Pictionary
  • Pet Stories
  • Two Truths and A Lie 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Create your own Bucket Lists
  • Get To Know Each Other Questions 
  • Scattergories
  • Share an Object that is Meaningful 

We understand that budgets are tight, and all of these activities can be managed with alterations at a cheaper price or everyone can purchase or create their own kits. Whatever works best for you and your team! Don’t limit these ideas to the holidays, these can be all-year-round activities that will surely spark joy. Team building unlocks creativity and keeps energy high for all of the work that’s to come.

Our team wishes you splendid virtual parties and happy holiday cheer!

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The Aisle Planner Editorial Team is a collective of creative writers, editors, and former event pros who obsess over weddings and special events—and the businesses behind them! Drawn to the details of their design and extravagant charm of their creativity, our team provides intelligent and straightforward articles with insights, practical tips, and expert guidance in putting Aisle Planner's "Power of One" behind your business. ...