New Year, New World, New Event Ideas To Reconnect Your Team
Updated: Feb 2
As the playwright, Hillary DePiano once said: “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” And she’s right. With most of us ready to bid farewell to what has been an unprecedentedly difficult time, what better way to ring in the new year with your team than by refocusing their energy, topping up those resilience stores and starting 2021 off on the right foot.
Now, we know the word team-building can strike fear in even the strongest of hearts, but we believe in doing things differently - better some might say. Whether you want to support your team's mindset and wellbeing, gut health, interpersonal trust and development or all of the above, we’ve got you and your resolutions covered and most importantly, Covid safe. So if you’re looking for the perfect company events from the start of the year through to spring, read on for some great ideas including Valentine's and Pancake Day.
Eat, Drink and Be Ready
With December often leaving our digestive systems sluggish and our livers crying out for a break, help your team stay bright eyed and bushy tailed throughout the remaining winter months with our DIY cook and make-along workshops, perfect for a little pick-me-up that will see them through the January blues:
Cleanse and Atone - Give you and your colleagues bodies a much-needed boost with one of our fabulous at-home beverage kits. Opt for a nutrient-dense juice detox designed to nourish you from the inside out or the kombucha brewing and fermentation kit for those who agree that good things come to those who wait. And if you want to join the no-booze cruise, but don’t want to feel left out of any ongoing New Year celebrations, you can choose from one of our Dry January botanical mocktail mailers. Heavenly.
Give a Little Love - Whether you want to show someone you care, or try it as the ultimate act of self-love, try our Valentine’s Day raw chocolate making kit. Containing plastic-free, reusable moulds, organic Peruvian Criollo raw cacao powder and butter, and natural sweeteners, it contains everything your team needs to create aromatic chocolatey goodness to be enjoyed by all.
Flat Out - Savoury or sweet pancakes? That is the question. Well, choose your side and compete in your very own workplace remote Bake Off. Treat your staff to a Pancake Day challenge kit (including vegan and gluten and dairy-free alternatives) where they can contend to see who can make, flip and season the quickest, against the clock. Best of all, they get to eat the results.
Get your winning streak on
New year, new challenge? If your team loves a bit of healthy competition then look no further. We can organise a bespoke outdoor activities that can help your team align, bond and all while having lots of fun. The first team to complete each challenge can be awarded with a wellbeing workshop or webinar to suit any budget:
X Marks the Spot - Get your (very wrapped up) teams into groups of six, arm them with phone-based maps and clues and send them out on an exhilarating City Treasure hunt.
Going Out Out - While escape rooms took the pre-Covid world by storm, now you can still have the fun, immersive experience without any of the risks. Flanked with the latest AR equipment, and instructions from secret ‘agents’, each team of six will embark on an adrenaline-pumping adventure to battle their way across the great outdoors and save themselves.
Blades of Glory - Getting to the Olympics is just a pipe dream for many, but Cool Runnings showed us anything is possible when you put your mind and heart into it. With that in focus, we can help you stage your very own Office Winter Olympics - think tiki torches, obstacle courses and dodge snowball. It might not quite be bobsled time (or weather, yet thankfully), but we can guarantee you’ll feel the rhythm and the ride as your colleagues compete to claim the ultimate prize!
Kick-start and Crafts
Being stuck indoors more often than not in 2020 has got many people’s creative juices flowing. Let us help keep them going well into 2021 with fun, cost-effective team crafternoon sessions that you can host regularly to ensure your team are mentally fit and raring to go:
Positive Mental Attitude - Did you know that setting intentions can lead to a more purposeful existence? Help your team draw a map of where they wish to go in 2021 with one of our vision boarding or mantra art kits which include pin board, blank gratitude and intention cards, goal prompts, craft supplies and much more.
Sustainably Chic - As we move towards a more eco-friendly planet, our clean and green Make, Do and Mend clinic is the perfect antidote to the festive season’s overconsumption and a way to slow down and bring the New Year in mindfully and calmly. Featuring Sashiko, a kind of traditional Japanese embroidery used for the decorative and functional reinforcement of material and the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi or ‘golden repair’, you’ll learn to piece broken pottery back together using gold lacquer. Built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art and an even stronger, more beautiful self.
Make Perfect Scents - We all know how personal and invigorating fragrance can be. At its heart is one of self-expression; a way of identifying yourself to others without words. With our perfume-making or pamper kits your team can make fragrances, personalised bath bombs or epsom salts for themselves or a loved ones, so they can saunter into the next decade feeling and smelling their best.