23 Nov 2020
We may not be at work/in the office, but Christmas isn’t cancelled. We can still celebrate with our teams and one plus of lockdown is that nursing that ubiquitous office-party hangover can be done in comfort of your own home! From festive baking, virtual cocktail tastings to a spiced feast for all, here’s how to throw the perfect virtual office Christmas party in 2020.
HOW TO THROW A VIRTUAL OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
BOND OVER BAKES WITH PLEESECAKES
Pleesecakes, the cheesecake wizards behind the Insta-worthy cake creations, have launched a festive, limited edition BYOAH! box – ‘Saint Nicks Surprise, £38’ – which come complete with everything you need to build and create a show-stopping cheesecake at home. Order one for each of your employees and go head-to-head on Zoom for the sweetest virtual Christmas party, before the boss awards a prize to the best design. Available for pre-sale only, delivery w/c 14th December.
COCKTAIL GET-TOGETHERS WITH MOORE HOUSE COCKTAIL COMPANY
Office mixer? It couldn’t be easier with Moore House Cocktail Company’s virtual cocktail parties complete with masterclass – all you need to do is collate your guest list, decide what surprise cocktail to send or invite them to choose their own hand-crafted classic. As part of the package, Moore House Cocktail Company can get that virtual party going with a live cocktail masterclass. After a 10-minute ‘shake or stir’ lesson, and with the ice broken, colleagues can relax and enjoy the get-together with cocktail in hand. Cocktails include the Negroni, Classic Martini, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Espresso Martini and a crystal-clear Margarita alongside a limited-edition Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and a Spicy Margarita.
VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS WITH CARLUCCIO’S
Lockdown and WFH doesn’t need to be lonely – engage, connect and boost morale with your team or grab your wine-loving friends for a Carluccio’s virtual wine tasting. Hosted by a Carluccio’s sommelier or one of the Italian brand’s winemakers, packages are bespoke, but start from just £35 per person. Each interactive two-hour tasting is themed to a particular region, wine or specific grape variety and every guest is provided with 6-8 different 50ml tasters. You can also order some of your Italian food favourites, from antipasti to arancini, for a food and vino pairing. All you need to do is compile your guest list and Carluccio’s will deliver the wines (and food). To book your virtual zoom wine tasting/wine and food pairing simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GOURMET CATERING FROM THE CINNAMON CLUB
Spice up your lockdown with the brand new ‘Feast at Home’ kits from Vivek Singh’s acclaimed Indian restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. These easy-to-assemble meals are a delicious solution to catering for a virtual Zoom Christmas, offering to drop off meals to over 20 households per order. Three different menus are available to order until December 18th for nationwide delivery. The Four Course At Home Feast at £50 per person includes lamb shank Roganjosh and Vivek’s famous garam masala Christmas pudding and warming nutmeg custard; or the Delhi Style Butter Chicken dinner at £120. Extras such as fine wines, champagnes, and Vivek’s signed cookbooks can be included with all kits for gifting. Order online from www.thecinnamoncollection.com/shop/