Fun Ideas for Virtual Happy Hours
Updated: Jun 5
At this point, we have all had our share of Zoom meetings, and if you are working for a company, also have likely been subjected to your share of awkward or boring Zoom happy hours. It doesn't have to be that way! Here are 5 ideas to help make planning your next virtual happy hour a surefire success.
1. Hire a Magician!
Surprisingly, magic has been able to translate quite well to the virtual platform. Magicians have been able to create highly interactive shows that involve and engage audiences from around the world. These shows often are more than a magician with their webcam - they are highly theatrical experiences full of music, lighting, engaging sets, and of course impressive magic!
This is perfect for your next virtual happy hour, team building, corporate event, or other occasions to help make your meeting fun!
You can check out SegalMagic.com for a fun virtual magician and schedule a demo call to see how he is able to make magic over Zoom work.
2. Mixology Seminar
This is a great way to celebrate a happy hour. You can get everyone on the call and either hire an expert or try it on your own. Have everyone get the same drinks or have them sent out. Then on the Zoom call, everyone is able to try their hand at making tasty mixed drinks!
3. Virtual Escape Room
Escape rooms are often the ideal team-building experience. They are just as great virtually and can help boost morale and keep engagement up! Sing up with one of the many great companies, such as Omescape, and book an adventure!
4. Take an Enrichment Class
There are lots of fun skills you can learn and now is a great time to explore! Try calligraphy or knitting or chess or magic! You can learn great new skills and have fun doing it with co-workers. You can work with an instructor and they will show you the basics in an hour-long class or longer. Oftentimes, you might not even need any special materials, as for classes like magic (VirtualMagicClass.com) you can just find props lying around the house!
5. Karaoke Night
Karaoke is a fun way to get everyone involved and be a little silly! You can have the good singers and the not-so-good on the call and some can be muted when need be! You can have a selection of favorite songs and have a small performance of the company singers. It certainly can be pretty entertaining!
So there are 5 ideas on how to improve your next Zoom happy hour or other events. Good luck and happy Zooming!