Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch. The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important. Not sure what to do for employees on Valentine’s Day? Below we will highlight some fantastic Valentine’s Day team building activities that can also function as meeting energizers. They work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in the virtual world. 

How to Choose A Valentine’s Day Team Building Activity

There are hundreds of Valentine’s day work ideas you can pick from, but choosing the perfect activity is much like choosing the perfect gift for the one you love. Look for activities that fit your team’s unique needs (and wants!). The goal is to make your team feel special while enhancing morale and building camaraderie. So let’s get into our recommendations of Valentine’s team building activities we’ve seen teams love year after year.

Valentine’s Day Team Building Activities & Ideas

1. Satisfy the Sweet Tooth

What’s a Valentine’s Day team building activity without chocolate? Not only is it delicious, but it is a surefire way to sweeten up the office atmosphere and bring people together. It can be as simple as a note and some chocolates left on the employees desks reminding them of their value, or it can be incorporated into a larger scale team building activity.

If you’re looking for a virtual Valentine’s Day activity that is sure to be a hit with your team, consider chocolate tasting and making. Treat your team to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a chocolatier with our Curated Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience. Or if you want a more hands on element, our chocolate truffle making class is the perfect activity to bond with your coworkers and develop new skills. 

For an in person activity, consider The Chocolate Challenge. This event offers a delicious blend of friendly competition, lively challenges, and edible engineering. That’s right – your group will be working in small teams to design and construct bridges made of 100% pure chocolate.

They say that nine out of ten people like chocolate and the tenth is lying. But if chocolate really isn’t for your team, we have a plethora of tasty activities (wine tasting, anyone?) 

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2. Indulge Your Team’s Tastebuds

While incorporating chocolate surely indulges the tastebuds, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to also enjoy fine flavors and experiences. Treat your team to a Culinary Cook-Along from the comfort of their homes. In this virtual team building activity, a professional chef will work alongside you and guide your team through the steps to create a dish from scratch. 

Or go on a culinary adventure with our Food Truck Challenge. A master chef will guide you through preparing and cooking your food, but then it’s up to teams to create a unique truck design and business plan. Bring your team together through friendly competition with results so delicious that it (almost) won’t matter who wins. 

3. Get Creative

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for teams to get crafty by sharing artistic abilities. With Sketch it Foward you can create personalized greeting cards to bring a smile to the faces of First responders, Healthcare heroes, Seniors, Veterans, Animal welfare advocates, and more. These cards are unique as they are handmade works of art created with the guidance of augmented reality. Encourage your team to make a difference by sharing their inner artist, regardless of their skill level. 

Or, have your team work together to create a giant master piece. The Big Picture is a great exercise for helping teams stay mindful of “seeing the bigger picture” in their professional lives. As in most areas of life, it’s all about communication, collaboration and pulling together in the same direction.

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4. PPT of Me

This Valentine’s day work idea is a great way to energize your meetings.  Each meeting starts off each a 4-slideshow presentation from a different team member.  The slideshow will give the team members an opportunity to share a bit about who they are, what they do, and where they come from outside of work. 

Spread the love and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your team by getting to know each other better.  

5. Relax, Rejuvenate, and Refresh

With all that is going on around us, it is important to rejuvenate and take care of your mental wellness. Taking time to just sit back and relax can not only help to relieve stress but can improve memory, attention, and foster new ideas. A quick meditation session before a meeting could be just what your team needs to get the ideas and energy flowing. 

With Meditainment Online our guided meditations help your team to calm the mind, alleviate anxiety, and reduce stress. It’s as easy to do as following a relaxing story with your eyes closed. Take a moment to let your mind take you to amazing places and encourage your team to participate in this Valentine’s Day team building activity. 

6. Share a Laugh

Here’s a Valentine’s Day work idea you can’t go wrong with: Incorporating laughter. Laughter relaxes the entire body, can help relieve tension, and serve as a great bonding experience. You can start off a meeting by running a fun poll, using visuals, or add a game to boost morale and start off on a positive note.

In Laughter Yoga, both the mind and body are supported with easy techniques like breathing, laughing, and eye contact to create a healthy interdependence among your team. This fun team building event is packed with stress-relieving benefits and will give your team a fun, light cardio workout to increase blood circulation and oxygen flow.

With Swipe Face your team will find out who is the best poser in a playful selfie game where players compete to take the best picture in response to fun poses.

7. Gameshows and Trivia

Themed gameshows and trivia are a fun and interactive way to celebrate the holiday with your team. A few of our favorites include Bingo, Almost Anything Goes Team Trivia, Survey Says, and Spin to Win.

8. Give Back As A Team

Spread the love by giving back to those in need on Valentine’s Day. Choose a cause that is means something to your employees and company and run with it. It shows your employees that you care about more than just profits. Plus, it’s a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Here are a few examples:

  • Hopefull Handbags – This charitable team building event is designed to bring awareness to the struggles faced by women living in shelters. Your team will fill new and gently-used handbags with essential items to help them get back on their feet.
  • Helping Hands – This philanthropic activity lets your group provide hope, help and a little cheer. Working together, teams assemble personal care kits for community members facing the devastating impact of natural disasters or homelessness.
  • Do Good Bus – Hop on the bus for a day of fun, team building, lunch, and a mystery volunteer location! Participants don’t know where they’re going, but they know they’re going to do good! We believe surprises spark growth. Our rides make a direct community impact and forge authentic connections.

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Ready to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Work?

Valentine’s Day team building activities can not only strengthen bonds among colleagues, but can also serve as effective meeting energizers. These Valentine’s Day work ideas can be applied to both virtual and in person teams, making your day memorable.  If you use any of these ideas, share your experiences with us on social media! Don’t hesitate to use your own creativity to build a bit more love throughout your team. Contact us to put together a day to remember with your team.

Anna Webber

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