If you run a business, it's likely that you've been celebrating its anniversary for years. Or maybe you’ve just started out and that 1-year mark is on the horizon (go, you)!
Either way, the importance of your company anniversary doesn't diminish as time goes on: it grows and evolves with the business itself. As such, it's important to celebrate anniversaries in creative ways that keep employees engaged and motivated. The following company anniversary celebration ideas can help get you started:
If you're looking for an exciting team building activity for your company anniversary, then a virtual escape room is a great choice. Escape rooms are one of the best ways to get employees working with each other, possibly with people they’ve never met before! 🤝
The virtual escape room is perfect for company celebrations because it's a fun activity that can be done from anywhere! It gets participants interacting with each other and strategizing together—all while being away from their desks and cubicles (if they have them).
Where to get started 👉 Put your heads together in this virtual escape room!
A care package is a great way to show your team you care and are thinking of them. It can be something as simple as a gift card or coupon, or something as creative as a spa day or aromatherapy class. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Where to get started 👉 Build awesome employee care packages with our Goodies!
A virtual happy hour is a fun way to celebrate a company anniversary — but first, you’ll want to jazz it up. 😎
The event will be even more special if you bring in someone who knows how to make good drinks—a mixologist! Have them teach everyone how to make their own signature drink (or one similar). After everyone has learned how to create their own concoctions, encourage everyone to share their favorite recipes.
Wanna add some extra flavor? Considering hosting a happy hour theme night based on the drinks you make!
Where to get started 👉 Learn new cocktail recipes together with these virtual mixology classes!
Announcing your anniversary in a creative way is one of the best ways to celebrate. The more unique, the better. 🎨
For example, call a hands-on meeting and have it interrupted by a fake news broadcast, where a professional comedian delivers a special anniversary announcement. Your coworkers will love it! They'll share it with their friends too so everyone knows about how much fun you had at work today.
This is your chance to go all out—better seize it!
Where to get started 👉 Workday Update is the most creative way to announce your company anniversary!
If your company is celebrating a milestone anniversary, consider sharing a photo album of the company's history on social media. Include photos of the office and employees and descriptions of any special moments that have occurred in your business. 🤳
This can be a fun way to share information with your current customers, as well as potential new customers who may be interested in finding out more about you!
Where to get started 👉 Get creative & customize your photo album on Canva!
If you're looking for an exciting way to host a virtual event with an outside speaker, there's no better way to learn new things than by inviting someone exceptional into your virtual office.
Outside speakers can be great motivators who can help inspire and motivate your team members. Additionally, they can also provide valuable insights into the latest trends in business and technology that are sure to keep everyone on their toes (and learning). 💪
If you want to take things a step further for your company anniversary celebration, consider hosting a virtual event where employees from all over your company speak.
This approach allows people from different departments who might not have otherwise interacted much to get acquainted with each other while learning something new or being inspired along the way! 📚
Ask employees to send in videos of their best (or most embarrassing dances), then compile them into one video to share company-wide. It’s a great way to remind everyone of the culture and style you want your company to have, while showcasing how much fun you have together.
It might seem like a daunting task, but there are some simple ways to make this project go more smoothly:
Use this as inspo 👉 Remember this iconic intro from The Office? Let it inspire your whacky dance vid!
You can create a special day just for your team members and their favorite things, like a Star Wars theme day or costume party. 🤓
Team members can dress up as their favorite characters, compete against each other in various contests and games, be assigned to create props and costumes for the event, and/or be assigned to create a video or photo montage of the event.
Where to get started 👉 The Confetti Pub has something everyone will love!
An online trivia game is a great way to get your staff members involved and excited about the upcoming anniversary. You can make it custom by asking questions that are related to your company, or pick a theme and ask questions about that. For example, if you own an online clothing store, ask trivia questions about fashion! ✨
As with any contest or game, prizes will help keep things exciting! If you're planning this as a team-building activity that's open to all employees (not just managers), then gift cards are always popular because they can be used for anything from groceries to clothing stores like Lululemon, Athletica and Nordstrom Rack. 👔
Where to get started 👉 Find the best online trivia games here!
The idea of having your team complete a DIY project is a great way to bring everyone together and help them remember their time with the company. In fact, it’s one of our favorite company anniversary celebration ideas because employees walk away with a tangible memory. Here are two examples:
Where to get started 👉 Unleash your creativity with online art activities!
As you can see, there are a lot of ways to celebrate your company anniversary. These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. If none of these ideas suit your business or you'd like something more personalized, then talk with us about how we can help!
We're always happy to brainstorm new ideas and collaborate on a plan that fits your needs. Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.