Now I know this was for Christmas, but you could do these virtual happy hour kits for any occasion, just get a more plain tin like this one.
I’ve never had the chance to share a project from work before! Typically I am putting on financial events or working on financial related marketing initiatives that aren’t that exciting to the average person. But once a year, I get to put together a Christmas event for my coworkers. I work in a company with an amazing culture in which the team genuinely all enjoys each other. I’ve never worked at a place where each and every person WANTS to spend time with each other. And after 9 months of working from home, everyone was REALLY looking forward to the Christmas event. So the pressure was on.
With only 11 of us in the company, we opted for a zoom happy hour. Although we are on zoom all day long with each other, we really only use zoom for meetings and work so we never have the “water cooler” chat time like we would in the office. I wanted to make this happy hour as much like an in person happy hour as possible so here is what I did.
I started with a DIY Cocktail Kit. I used a tin and placed some crinkle paper on the bottom. I decided to give them a Moscow mule kit which requires:
- A copper cup– This is a 4 pack on Amazon
- Ginger beer– This is a 24 pack and I’d give everyone 2
- Vodka- I used small Tito’s bottle
- Mint- You can buy fresh mint from the produce section in your grocery store. I gave everyone their own baggie
- Lime- I also picked these up in produce section and gave everyone one lime
- Instruction Card- I’ll attach the one I made below or feel free to make your own
And because every good happy hour includes a charcuterie board, I sourced a local company, Moody Charcuterie, to make charcuterie to-go boxes for everyone. She offered gluten-free charcuterie boxes which was perfect because 3 of us are gluten-free.
To keep everything cold, I had the packages couriered to everyone’s home within a couple of hours. Everyone was so excited and really raved about the charcuterie board. During the happy hour itself, we played a scavenger hunt, spun a digital wheel for door prizes, and just had a good time chatting and catching up.