Veronica Brundle - Jan 18 2023, 10:18:00 AM
Love is in the air! Every year on the 14th of February (since the year 496!), Valentine's Day reminds us to tell the ones we love most how much they mean to us. It’s the perfect time to show appreciation for all the relationships in our lives.
As your team members book reservations at their favorite restaurants and buy chocolate for their loved ones, don’t forget to show them how much you appreciate them, too!
Not sure how to get your team excited for this loving holiday? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. At Elevent, we want to help ensure your team feels extra valued this February. Below, you’ll find several of our most popular Virtual Valentine's Day ideas for work – tools your team can use to foster camaraderie and improve their workplace relationships. Whether you plan a special wine-tasting experience or get everyone together for a cooking class, these virtual Valentine’s day ideas will bring your team closer together and help them discover a new appreciation for the people they work with.
Let’s take a closer look at some icebreakers and team-building events that promise fun for everyone.
Chocolate is a classic Valentine’s Day gift, so why not make it more fun with a virtual chocolate-tasting party? This virtual Valentine’s Day idea for work lets your team indulge in the finest chocolates from the world’s best chocolatiers. Have your team vote on their favorites, or present a delicious challenge to see who can identify the unique taste of a variety of mouthwatering chocolates.
If you want to take it a step further, consider a Coffee and Chocolate Tasting with premium coffee samples that perfectly complement each delectable chocolate. Of course, chocolate isn’t the only treat to enjoy on Valentine’s Day; a Decadent Cheese, Chocolate, & Confit Tasting includes something for every taste bud.
The perfect virtual Valentine’s Day idea to help your team relax and unwind after a long workweek or the completion of a big project! If you’re a wine aficionado, you know that pairing the right wine with different foods is both an art and a science.
Try a Wine Tasting with Small Bites to learn about the best wine pairings by sampling four exquisite wine pours along with a variety of perfectly complementary nibbles. If wine isn’t everyone’s jam, Tasting Coffees is equally as fun and engaging. Your team will learn to savor coffee like the experts and how to brew the perfect cup at home.
Working from home means coworkers often have the opportunity to meet each other’s pets — whether intentionally or because someone’s cat decided to park itself directly in front of their webcam. This Valentine’s Day, instead of painting hearts and flowers, consider a Paint Your Pet Party. This virtual Valentine’s Day idea for work invites your team to celebrate the beloved pets that they’ve all gotten to know over the past few years during those marathon Zoom sessions.
If some team members don’t have a furry friend, consider a Canvas & Cookies party instead. Your team will enjoy delicious cookies and pastries while learning to paint a beautiful landscape or stunning still life. You can even have a Virtual Card Making party so your team can make a handmade Valentine’s Day card for someone special.
Get your team together (virtually, of course) to learn how to prepare a delicious meal by making Handmade Pasta with an Italian Chef or learn to make traditional meatballs from the country of your choice with Let’s Make Some Meatballs. If you want to go for something sweeter, learn to make a decadent dessert with an event like Award Winning Tiramisu & Funny Italian Gestures. If your team has a competitive spirit, they’ll love taking part in their very own Top Chef Competition. Who will emerge at the head of the class? Make it an annual virtual Valentine’s Day celebration to see if the winner can hold onto their crown next year.
Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating relationships, but romantic connections aren’t the only relationships that matter. A game night experience is a fun virtual Valentine’s Day idea. Games bring individuals together through problem-solving, healthy competition, and laughter. Virtual game activities, like Get To Know Ya Game Night, provide an engaging experience for all by encouraging your team to learn a little bit more about each other.
If your team members already know each another well, Team Trivia is the perfect virtual Valentine’s Day game idea to help them maintain those connections and collaborative relationships even when you can’t all be in the same room. This event is hosted by a comic and has a game-show-style format during which your team will discover just how well they know (or don’t know) their colleagues. Great for lots of laughs! For something a little more understated but just as much fun, virtual Standard Bingo will be a hit with everyone.
Candlelight is a Valentine’s Day staple. Save the expense of store-bought candles by learning how to make candles with your team members, friends, or family. During a Virtual Soy Candle Making Class, everyone will learn how to master the art of candle making at home, including pouring their own wax and adding sensational scents.
The best part? Candles are a great gift to give to your loved ones. After the experience, everyone will have a lovely homemade candle they can wrap up and surprise their valentines with this year.
Did you know Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday to send greeting cards to friends and family? (Christmas is the first!) This virtual Valentine’s day idea for work invites your team to come together to create their own greeting cards for the ones they love most.
They’ll learn to use watercolors to paint their own greeting cards so they don’t need to run to the store to grab one after work.
These virtual Valentine’s Day ideas make it possible to throw fun and engaging team-building events from a distance. Any of these ideas work just as well for a small group (like couples and friends) as for larger teams. No matter who you’re celebrating with this Valentine’s Day, a virtual event will make it one to remember.
If you want to do something special this year for your team, coworkers, or friends, let Elevent be your cupid! We have a variety of hands-on and entertaining Valentine’s Day team-building activities for virtual teams to choose from. Whether you want to indulge in the flavors of chocolate or sip on wine, we have an experience for you.
Explore our variety of virtual experiences today or connect with our team for more ideas.
Originally published at Jan 18 2023, 10:18:00 AM. Updated on Jan 24 2023.