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10+ Thrifty Team Building Activities That Won't Break the Bank

If you're looking for cheap team building activities, our Fun & Affordable collection is full of experiences that bring friendly competition, creativity, and laughs to the whole team.

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Sometimes, organizing a team building event can mean navigating challenges, from aligning preferences on group activities to juggling everyone's calendars and adhering to your event budget. As the world continues to grapple with a fluctuating economy and rising costs, it's important to adjust our team building budget as well. Despite tighter budgets and remote working, the importance of building connections between coworkers hasn't changed.

Team building ideas nurture trust, foster creativity, and enhance collaboration and decision-making among colleagues. In addition to strengthening teamwork, these events give companies an opportunity to acknowledge and honor employees' hard work by providing moments of shared celebration and relaxation.

Trust us at Confetti, your team building activities don't have to cost a fortune. Our Fun & Affordable collection features a variety of activities for remote teams, from games to crafts to cooking classes. All for less than $20 a person!


Boost your team spirit with low cost team building activities!

1. Taboo

This game involves describing a word without using specific "taboo" terms closely associated with it, challenging players to think quickly and creatively to get their team to guess correctly. This team building game requires active listening, quick decision-making, and adaptability under pressure!

Not only is Taboo a cheap and easy game, it's an excellent way to enhance problem-solving abilities within a group. The game's competitive element adds excitement and engagement while reinforcing the importance of clear and concise communication among team members.

πŸ’Έ Price: From $150

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Put your creative thinking skills to the test in a virtual game of Taboo! 🀫


2. Pictionary

You don't have to be Michaelangelo to love Pictionary! This game requires players to depict words or phrases through drawing, encouraging their team to work together to interpret and guess correctly before time runs out.

By engaging in this simple yet entertaining activity, participants develop a deeper level of trust and understanding as they try to communicate non-verbally and decipher one another's drawings. Pictionary fosters a silly sense of camaraderie and shared achievement, creating a positive environment where teammates learn to embrace creative thinking and achieve a common goal.

πŸ’Έ Price: From $150

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Skip the board games for an interactive, virtual round of Pictionary! ✏️


3. Charades

Charades is an incredibly engaging and entertaining team-building activity that fosters camaraderie and communication among participants. Splitting into teams encourages collaboration as members work together to convey a word or phrase through pantomime without speaking, relying on gestures, facial expressions, and body language. This cooperative effort not only brings laughter and enjoyment but also enhances trust and understanding within the group as teammates learn to interpret each other's cues and signals.

The classic game of Charades allows everyone to contribute in a fun and pressure-free environment. Plus, Charades serves as an excellent icebreaker, breaking down barriers and encouraging lots of laughs for a more connected team.

πŸ’Έ Price: From $150

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Encourage team members to use their acting skills in a round of Charades! 🎭


4. Traitorous Trivia

Host a mind-bending game of Traitorous Trivia! This game pits teammates against traitors in a battle of wits and deception. It's a thrilling fusion of trivia, deceit, and social deduction, promising an exhilarating experience for all.

At the start of the game, two secret traitors will receive the answers and aim to mislead the team without revealing their true identity. With 8 multiple-choice trivia questions covering diverse topics like pop culture, history, and sports, teams have 2 minutes per question to collaborate and select their answer.

But here's the twist: traitors gain points for steering teammates toward incorrect answers, while the team earns points for each correct response. The traitors' identities are unveiled after the final question, determining which group emerges victorious based on points earned throughout the game!

πŸ’Έ Price: From $175

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Who will deceive the team in a round of Traitorous Trivia? 😈 
Traitorous Trivia


5. Mini Games

Confetti Mini Games is a fun team building activity that promotes corporate social responsibility! Dive into a curated selection of 8 brain teasers and puzzles, including Picture Word Puzzles and Name that Nonsense, fostering teamwork and laughter. These fast-paced games cater to various skill sets, making them perfect for teams seeking a fun and engaging way to bond while showcasing their abilities.

The best part is that every point your team earns contributes to planting trees in 9 developing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. This charity team building game is a great way to have a blast while making a difference!Β 

πŸ’Έ Price: From $195

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Use your team's creativity and problem-solving skills to give back in a round of Mini Games! 🧩
Mini Games


6. Deskercise Class

Designed to incorporate yoga stretches into your daily routine, this class focuses on seated exercises that ease tension and promote relaxation. Led by an experienced instructor, the class begins with a brief meditation to center the mind. Throughout the session, participants will explore the advantages of chair yoga for enhanced wellness, stretching and breathing techniques, and more!

Absolutely no prior experience is required, making this class perfect for everyoneβ€”whether you're a novice or an experienced yogi seeking a new approach to movement throughout the day.

πŸ’Έ Price: From $250

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Treat your winning team to a relaxing Deskercise Class! πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»
Deskercise Class


7. Meditation Class

Embark on a journey towards inner calm and team harmony with our budget-friendly Meditation Class! Discover the power of regular meditation in enhancing focus, awareness, and overall well-being. Led by our expert holistic coach, this virtual session covers breathwork exercises and a guided meditation session.

The class also addresses common challenges beginners encounter, providing solutions to questions like how to integrate these practices into your routine, what to focus on during meditation, and how to overcome distractions.

Experience the transformative benefits of meditation, promoting mental clarity and stress reduction among your team.

πŸ’ΈPrice: From $250

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Take a break to unwind with the team in a Meditation Class! πŸƒ
Meditation Class


8. Bollywood Workout

Step into the world of vibrant rhythms and energetic dance moves with a Bollywood Workout Class! BollyX, an exhilarating dance fitness program, infuses classical Indian steps with a blend of folk, Latin, and hip-hop choreography. Led by a dynamic dance instructor, this class combines high and low-intensity dance sequences, ensuring a lively and enjoyable team building workout for your entire team.

Each movement seamlessly transitions into the next, optimizing the fitness benefits of this active session. Get ready to sweat, groove, and smile!

πŸ’Έ Price: From $250

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Shake up the day with a Bollywood Workout! 🎡
Bollywood Workout


9. Guess Who...

Gather your remote team for a virtual and personalized game of Guess Who! Before the game, you'll submit a full questionnaire, which our team will turn into an interactive presentation-slash-game board. After each round of faceless facts, your team will guess which employee they think is being featured! Your host will reveal the employee's photo and follow up with a quick, fun interview to provide deeper insight into their facts.

Guess Who is a fun take on team bonding, igniting conversations, and creating a positive and inclusive virtual environment for your successful team!

πŸ’Έ Price: From $325

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Name that team member in Guess Who! πŸ‘€
Guess Who


10. BYO Origami Class

Unleash your team's creativity with a BYO Origami Class! Using materials readily available at home, participants will learn various paper folding techniques to create stunning origami designs.Β 

Whether guests are a novice or have some folding experience, this class invites everyone to join in and immerse themselves in the artful world of origami. This class is a great way for teams to enjoy the relaxing nature of arts and crafts while socializing with their colleagues.

πŸ’Έ Price: From $380

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Create works of art at home in a BYO Origami Class! 🦒
BYO Origami Class


11. BYO Mixology Class

Shake up happy hour with a BYO Mixology Class! Led by a mixology expert, this class dives into the essentials of crafting classic cocktails using your home bar.

Throughout the class, participants will master bartending techniques and mixology skills, learning how to pair ingredients and flavors to unleash their creativity in crafting cocktails. The session ends with a Q&A, offering the chance to delve deeper into industry mixology secrets. Throughout the class, attendees will have plenty of time to mingle, socialize, and savor the delightful drinks they've created. Cheers!

πŸ’Έ Price: From $480

How to get started πŸ‘‰ Make happy hour interactive with a BYO Mixology Class! 🍸
BYO Mixology Class


12. BYO Pasta Making Class

Who doesn't love pasta?! This engaging BYO cooking class guides participants through the process of making fresh pasta from scratch using ingredients from home. The host will take teams through an in-depth review of cooking preparations and techniques, offering ample opportunities for attendees to ask questions and enhance their culinary skills. No prior cooking experience is required, making it accessible to all!

The recipe yields 2+ servings, perfect for sharing a delicious meal with family or friends at the end of a long workday. Get ready for an enjoyable and interactive culinary journey that's as rewarding as it is delicious!

πŸ’Έ Price: From $480

How to get started πŸ‘‰ A BYO Pasta Making Class is a fun way to get dinner on the table while strengthening relationships with your team! 🍝
BYO Pasta Making Class


Build team cohesion without breaking the bank! πŸ’Έ

These team building activities show that fostering teamwork and camaraderie doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. If you need help finding an experience that fits within your team's budget, contact [email protected] to get started.

For more inspiration, check out all the ideas in our Fun & Affordable collection!Β 
Fun & Affordable collection


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