Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and your employees deserve to feel some love this year. Even for those who aren’t incredibly romantic, there’s something so heartwarming about getting a little extra affection on this special day.
Top 6 Valentine’s Day Ideas
- Host a company event with some dazzling magicians to give the entire company a special treat.
- Put together some special Valentine’s Day goody bags!
- A day off allows your team to spend the holiday with their loved ones.
- Host a Valentine’s Day gift exchange.
- Decorate the office with some loving decor!
- Treat your employees to a holiday lunch outing.
As this loving holiday draws closer, here are the six best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the office!
#1. Show Your Entire Team Love By Hosting A Company Event
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about your S.O. (significant other). It’s the perfect opportunity to show those near you that you respect and care about them.
In the workplace, this kind of genuine show of affection can go a long way.
Ensuring your employees feel appreciated and recognized is critical for office health. It helps raise employee engagement, boosts office morale, and significantly contributes to positive company culture.
But it seems many workplaces don’t yet understand this vast importance, as 79% of employees report low levels of engagement. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is nearing, and it’s the perfect opportunity to turn that around!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day In Style
Hosting a company event is a great way to celebrate the holiday, spread a little love, and effectively boost employee engagement. By gathering the entirety of the organization, you can effortlessly show all your employees that they are cared for and appreciated!
It’s easy to make your company event a little reminiscent of this lovey-dovey holiday without getting too cheesy. In fact, the secret lies in finding the perfect speaker to tie the entire event together.
How To Find The Ideal Event Speaker
We have a tip. The ideal speaker knows how to be funny without going over the line. Because isn’t comedy the best part about any company event?
With our team at Clean Comedians®, finding that perfect speaker is now easier than ever. Each one of our team members steers clear of crude, divisive, or offensive subjects while being drop-dead hilarious.
We have entertaining jugglers and show-stopping magicians for any type of company event. So, this Valentine’s Day, celebrate with your team in style!
#2. You Can Never Go Wrong By Handing Out Goody Bags
Most of us have nostalgic memories of elementary school when we would give candies with notes to our classmates for Valentine’s Day (even if we didn’t want to.) And a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by bringing back that feeling!
Giving out Valentine’s Day goody bags not only gives your employees some sweet treats they can heartily enjoy, but it also improves feelings of camaraderie and appreciation. And that’s what your team needs right now.
How To Make Goody Bags A Hit
Either rely on leadership members to fulfill this task or encourage employees to share a goody bag with some of their co-workers. But, of course, it’s more fun when everyone gets in on it!
Here are some ideas of what to put in your employee’s Valentine’s Day goody bags:
- Chocolate (duh!)
- Conversation hearts
- Gift cards
- A handwritten note
- Company swag
#3. Give Your Team A Day Off To Spend With Their Loved Ones
Valentine’s Day celebrations are meant for the people closest to us. And though Valentine’s Day is indeed the perfect chance to show your workers you care about them, there’s another way to use this holiday for good.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, so why not give your team the day off? Or, at least let them leave early that day.
Allowing them to spend the day with their family and close loved ones shows them that you care about their well-being.
The Benefits Of A Valentine’s Day Off
Giving employees the day off helps promote a healthy work-life balance and shows your employees that you appreciate their life outside of the office. Because everyone we work with does have a life outside the office.
When it comes down to it, Valentine’s Day is a day for loved ones. People usually want to spend special days with special people in their lives, whether it be a spouse, kids, parents, or best friends.
So let them do exactly that!
#4. Host A Gift Exchange
Did your team miss out on Secret Santa during the Christmas season? Here’s your chance to make it up to them!
A gift exchange is a great opportunity to treat your team to holiday affection while having fun. You can treat it like Secret Santa (with the same ground rules) but with a Valentine’s Day twist.
The Rules Of The Game
Don’t remember how to play? All you need to do is write the names of all your employees on a small slip of paper and put them in a bowl. Then, each employee will draw the name of who they’ll be responsible for giving a present (and all while keeping it a secret!).
Employees will need to track down a present for that one person (usually within a price limit, so people don’t go overboard) and give it to that person during the festivities. This way, everyone gets a present, and everyone gives a present!
#5. Decorate The Office Space With Holiday Decor
One of the best parts about holidays is the decor. There’s something about festive decorations that puts everyone in a happy and hearty mood!
Get the team to plaster the walls with heart-shaped balloons and opt for flower bouquets. You can also encourage employees to decorate their own space how they see fit. And if you like, you can even make it into a little friendly competition!
Anything pink, red, or white will make the entire office space feel a bit more cozy and affectionate. After all, creating a caring environment is one of the best ways to ensure your team is happy!
#6. Have A Valentine’s Day Lunch Outing
Everyone can get on board with food. A great meal can do wonders, and it’s the cure for any unpleasant mood!
So, treat your workers to a special festive lunch this Valentine’s Day. Either dine out or bring the food into the workplace. Food is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your office mates.
Bringing It To The Next Level
But you shouldn’t stop with just a meal. After all, that’s not inclusive of what Valentine’s Day is really all about.
Everyone looks forward to this day because of all the sweet treats and chocolates. So make that a part of the festivities.
Especially if you bring a meal into the office, don’t forget to also supply plenty of sweets, candies, and chocolates. That’s the best part!
You don’t need to only give flowers to your partner this Valentine’s Day. Your employees need some love too. There are many ways to show your affection, but all of them your workers will appreciate!
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