'Tis the season to be jolly, yet here we are, stuck in UK lockdown! Don’t let that get you down though, we’ve got some unique virtual holiday party ideas up our sleeve to keep your yuletide safe, merry and bright.
Maybe this year you’re on the party planning committee and have the difficult task of hosting a Covid-safe Christmas office party. Or maybe, you’re looking for a way to get the extended family together when the rule of six may or may not apply. Whatever your situation, hosting a virtual party means no coronavirus-related cancellations and everyone will be able to attend, even those who are considered high-risk.
Forget the Zoom quizzes though, you’re going to show your friends, family or teammates a unique and different kind of virtual get-together. That’s right, with our unique virtual holiday party ideas you’ll make this Christmas-do a night to remember. So much so, you might even continue the tradition post-pandemic!
Without further ado, from online Christmas party ideas to virtual but fun group activities, here are our top seven virtual holiday party ideas for 2020.
1. Get jolly together with a Christmas wreath workshop
With a live online class in Winter wreath making, you and your chosen guests can start to welcome in the holiday season by making a beautiful DIY wreath to hang proudly on your door. A wreath making class makes for a unique and de-stressing virtual team building event as you’ll all learn together the relaxing art of floristry and wreath making whilst encouraging one another.
Or, get a wreath kit delivered to accompany your Christmas wreath making workshop and share an evening of laughter, festivities and creativity with your family and friends, without having to leave home.
2. Enjoy a tipsy evening of cocktail making at home
With a virtual DIY cocktails class and a cocktail making kit, you’ll be all set for a classy affair filled with drinking and merriment.
If your team are missing alcohol-fueled socials and office hangovers (probably not the latter) then you should definitely consider treating them to some mixology classes online for their Christmas party this year.
Forget about eggnog, your team will learn how to muddle, shake and stir and taste their very own delightful Christmas creations.
3. Make your own candles at a Christmas candlemaking party
If DIY Christmas crafts and cosy evenings are right up your street, then you should consider throwing a virtual Christmas candlemaking party for your family or friends.
You can get candle making kits delivered to anywhere in the UK so there’s nothing stopping you from relaxing with a calming homemade candle class online. You, your team or your friends can start to unwind from the stress of the year as you inhale essential oils that are proven to boost your mood.
Let that cosy Christmas spirit take over as you take in the festive scents and hear your friends and family enjoy themselves over a candlelit evening of DIY crafts, even if it is over Zoom!
4. Fill your bellies full of festive food with a cooking class online
We all know it isn’t Christmas without food, glorious food! So, what better time to up your cooking skills?
Not only will a virtual cooking class complete with cooking kit improve your culinary expertise, but you will enjoy a fun food-filled evening with either your team, friends or family. Whether you learn how to cook mince pies, Christmas pud or the ultimate succulent turkey, your belly will be as full as your heart as you all start to feel close despite the distance as you cook along with one another.
5. Try a Christmas paint and sip art class online
Together, you and your loved ones or teammates can attempt to paint like a true artist, with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of vino in the other.
Add a festive twist by painting a wintry scene or a cosy Christmas family portrait and switching up your drink for a warming mulled wine. A painting class online and a paint and sip kit is the perfect way to get your people together and create some artistic Christmas memories!
6. Step up your Christmas card game with lettering calligraphy
We really believe that DIY Christmas crafts are where it’s at this year. They’re engaging, can be done from the comfort of your own home and are downright relaxing. So with that said, let us introduce you to the bewitching art of calligraphy and brush lettering.
With your team, family members or friends, book in an evening of creative fun and learn how to beautifully write in calligraphy. That way, every single one of your Christmas cards that you give out this year will have beautiful handwritten inscriptions. It’s the perfect way to show your card receivers that you really care whilst also showing off your new skill!
7. Host a Christmas DIY terrarium party
Nothing puts you more in the Christmas mood than getting the decorations down from the loft and turning your home into a winter wonderland. So why not add new DIY Christmas decorations to your grotto and make a homemade Christmas themed terrarium?
Online terrarium workshops and terrarium kits are the perfect team building activities. Your team can place their DIY terrarium proudly on their desk at home as a Christmassy morale booster to see them through to the new year! They’ll also have a whale of a time creating these adorable mini-gardens and making a new addition to their Christmas decoration collection.
Remember to enjoy yourselves!
It’s important to remember to look after our mental health and wellbeing during these lonely and isolating times. Getting your friends, family or team together for a virtual party might seem like a small thing but it can make all the difference! From wholesome DIY Christmas crafts to boozy cocktail making at home, you’ll be able to switch off, relax and enjoy the company of the people around you - which is what Christmas is all about. You might even pick up a new hobby or a skill or two while you’re at it!