Planning a Virtual Thanksgiving? Here’s 10 Ideas to Try During COVID-19

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Thanksgiving is about togetherness. However, with the pandemic, it’s not our usual kind of holiday. We will still get to share our thanks virtually, but that doesn’t mean that we are not grateful. We can even enjoy Thanksgiving together through a virtual celebration. If you’re having a virtual thanksgiving for the office, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together ten fun virtual ideas so your office can have a celebration to remember. 

1. Thanksgiving Pie Cookalong

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than the smell of a pumpkin pie. Mail out employees the ingredients to make a traditional pumpkin pie. Hire a Chef to walk the office through the process in a fun virtual cookalong. Cooking is a great way to get everyone in a wholesome mood. Even better, employees can channel their inner Martha Crawford.

2. Virtual Paint and Prosecco 

What’s more festive than painting a turkey? We think that painting a turkey while sipping on prosecco is the ultimate way to get festive. Send employees the materials for painting a turkey as well as some beverages. This event brings out everyone’s creative side, ensuring they have a virtual thanksgiving to remember. 

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3. Thanksgiving-themed Mixology class

Provide employees with the ingredients to make a few Thanksgiving-themed cocktails. Salted caramel espresso martini, apple cider mojito and cinnamon maple whiskey sour will go down a treat. This inventive activity will help your employees forget the pandemic and enjoy the celebrations.

4. Thanksgiving-themed Bingo

Turb “88 – Two Fat Ladies’ into “Two Fat Turkeys”. Design thanksgiving-style Bingo cards to distribute to your team for an unforgettable event that will leave your team with that holiday feeling. Make sure you assign an entertaining host to provide a few laughs while calling the numbers.

5. Virtual Care Package

Send your employees a care package to help them feel like you are together apart. Fill the boxes with Thanksgiving-inspired tokens; cinnamon spiced candles, mini pecan pies,  maple syrup, a designed apron, and a spicy scented room spray. This idea will give employees a sense of spirit, even during a virtual thanksgiving.

6. Thanksgiving Award Ceremony

Thank your employees for their hard work and triumphs throughout the year. Assign an MC to host the virtual ceremony to create an exciting atmosphere. Employees deserve praise and recognition for their work, why not thank them with a virtual Thanksgiving ceremony. You could even record the ceremony to send to employees who can’t make it.

7. Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner

Share a virtual meal and remember the things your company was grateful for this year.  Also, you can discuss the things that your team would like to learn, try, or do more of by next year. A virtual meal is an exciting way to remind us we still have a lot to look forward to after the pandemic.

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8. Scavenger Hunt

Don’t let COVID-19 gobble up all your holiday fun. Plan a virtual scavenger hunt to get some laughs between employees. Email a list of items that would be around the house during the holidays; include items like wine, candles, chocolates or even a turkey.

9. Centerpiece Competition

A centerpiece competition is a modern twist on a Thanksgiving tradition. Mail out employees a box of crafts and give a lesson on how to create a flower arrangement to use as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. It’s an enjoyable exercise to get in the party spirit as well as creating a unique decoration. 

10. Capture the Moment

A photo tells a thousand words. Ask employees to take pictures of the virtual Thanksgiving events and share across social media platforms. Assign a designated hashtag to create a virtual holiday buzz. We’re sure that these events should be remembered forever, and what better way to do that than with a photo.

Unsure about what platform to use for your virtual Thanksgiving? Have a look at our article if you’re looking for what features to have in a virtual conferencing platform to ensure your virtual Thanksgiving goes as smoothly as possible.

Remo creates an intimate space for you to exchange ideas and engage with the virtual landscape. If personalizing your virtual event is something that you want to learn more about, learn more here. Check out a free trial of Remo for your virtual Thanksgiving festivities and bring out the festive cheer in your virtual team.

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