Building positive relationships among a remote workforce can be challenging. One of the best ways to tackle this daunting task is to host a regular happy hour, but people won't come if it's boring. Fortunately, you can inject some fun into your virtual happy hour and foster a little bit of friendly competition with some new games. Throw in a few drinks, and let the good times begin.
Many team leaders don't realize that helping employees build relationships outside of the formal workday strengthens their bond within the work context. Positive workplace relationships can foster trust, camaraderie, loyalty, and high levels of engagement.
While happy hours are an excellent option for helping your team connect and unwind, simply having drinks and talking with each other eventually becomes redundant. Down the line, attendance at your happy hour event may start to dwindle. But don’t worry, there are many ways you could shake things up. You could level up your event with virtual happy hour themes depending on the holidays and season, but interactive team building activities are even better.
One unique way to shake things up a little is to add a few interactive virtual happy hour games. Though your employees may not show it at work, it's likely that many of them truly enjoy friendly competition — especially when they get the opportunity to show off their skills or expertise. Interactive games encourage happy hour participation and team building, something you can't accomplish through the usual small talk over drinks.
In this classic game, happy hour participants divide themselves into teams of five to face multiple rounds of virtual trivia. A live host delivers trivia questions on everything from pop culture to science, sports, and more. Teammates then discuss answers through a shared communication app.
With so many different question categories, everyone can use what they already know to help their team rack up points and win it all in the final round.
How to get started 👉 Turn up the happy hour heat with some friendly competitive action by booking Classic Trivia today!
This is yet another classic statement game that is sure to get your team curious about each other and surprised at what they learn about their coworkers. The Confetti team will collect all the necessary information from your team and compile it into a virtual presentation. Then, you'll spend the rest of your happy hour hilariously trying to figure out what's true and what's not about your team member. Think you know the people you work with? Think again!
How to get started 👉 Play Two Truths and a Lie and uncover the shocking truth about your teammates.
The best thing about virtual happy hour bingo is that you never know who will win or lose. Keep your team in suspense the whole time as everyone waits on the edge of their seats to see if their numbers are called. The first person to cross off five numbers in a row (or column) on their virtual Bingo card wins the round.
Keep the competition going for up to six rounds while your team enjoys some casual bonding, a witty game host, and a lot of laughs.
How to get started 👉 Take a classic interactive game to the next level by booking Drag Queen Bingo today!
Your teammates will get the opportunity to showcase your acting skills in this fan-favorite game. The plot twist? There's only one word in the script! One person on the team has the task of acting out a target word to get their comrades to try to guess what it is. How silly are you willing to get to help your teammate guess the correct response so you can rack up the most points and win the game?
How to get started 👉 Have a good laugh and a good time using your acting chops to their fullest potential with a game of happy hour Charades.
"Would You Rather?" is a conversation game that poses questions by giving the other person two extreme or unlikely scenarios. For example, "Would you rather talk to animals or be able to speak every language on the planet?" Your questions can be totally out of this world or about personal preferences and values.
Get to know your teammates on a deeper level as they choose between two impossible schemes and try to explain their reasoning.
This is the perfect happy hour game for all the music lovers out there. First, have everyone divide themselves into teams of five. Then, each team gets a chance to hear a snippet of a popular song, look at some album art, or read a few lyrics and try to guess what it is. Bonus points are awarded for making the game extra fun with jokes and witty answers.
How to get started 👉 Amp up your team's happy hour experience with Confetti's virtual Boom Box activity!
Who are all the wordsmiths on your staff? This game will help you find out! Coworkers will break up into two teams. Each is responsible for giving a teammate one-word clues to help them guess the secret word. Every correct answer gains your team one point and more guessing time. Teams then get to go head to head in the final showdown, where one team will take home the title of dictionary heavyweight champion.
How to get started 👉 Help your team have some fun and learn a few new words with Codeword.
If your team loves to chat and debate their hot takes, here's a virtual happy hour activity for you. There's no sitting on the fence in this team building game. Gather a list of "either/or" questions to challenge your coworkers about which one they think is better or best suits them. For example: Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Jeans or sweatpants? Plane or boat? You can ask preference-based questions from a plethora of categories, including food, sports, fashion, entertainment, history, and more.
In this fun little word game, you'll divide everyone into teams of five. Two teams at a time will face off against each other, trying to describe the word or phrase at the top of a virtual card without using any of the off-limits words below it. Your chosen player will have two minutes to guess as many words as possible.
The opposing team will be able to see your cards to keep the laughs flowing and ensure everyone stays honest. Every correct guess gains your team a point.
How to get started 👉 Book Taboo today for a challenging and competitive virtual happy hour experience that is sure to generate laughs and memories.
Pictionary is the ultimate test of your team's drawing and communication skills. Each player will receive a secret word on a digital whiteboard. They must then silently draw pictures as their teammates race against a ticking clock to guess the word based on what they see. This game is sure to create a lot of laughs as teams rack up points for deciphering their coworkers' crazy illustrations.
How to get started 👉 Give your team the chance to pick up some new communication skills with a funny and competitive game of Pictionary.
While you can certainly make your team happy hour a BYOB event, why not make it extra special by having one of our gift boxes filled with premium drinks delivered straight to your teammates' doors? Confetti has a variety of options, including:
Order one of Confetti's beer or cocktail boxes for your team and choose your desired delivery date for the perfect way to complement your virtual happy hour games!
Virtual happy hours are so much more than just events. They are opportunities for your team to get to know each other better and create undeniable bonds that will positively impact your workplace culture.
Whether your team is looking to take the fun and competition up a notch or you just want a fresh way to get everyone socializing, Confetti's virtual happy hour activities and drink boxes are just what you need. Book a virtual happy hour game with us and make your next get-together your best one yet.