Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Work
Figuring out how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the workplace without causing awkwardness among coworkers can seem like an intimidating task. It is a day that historically puts a spotlight on romance, after all. (Who wants to deal with that possible HR nightmare?) But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about romance – it is also the perfect day to show your coworkers appreciation for great teamwork and camaraderie.
5 Sweet & Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Work
Show your appreciation but keep it sweet and simple with these thoughtful ideas.
A day or two before the holiday, announce a late start or an early wrap up day (after getting approval from your boss, of course).
Bring a box of donuts, strawberry strudel, or raspberry muffins for a shared Valentine’s breakfast with your team or department and/or have treats delivered to your virtual teammates.
Print SignUp’s Valentines for Coworkers, attach a piece of chocolate to each, and hand them out to your teammates.
Place a bowl of chocolate kisses or heart-shaped cookies in the break room with a sweet message of appreciation for everyone’s hard work.
Print some “Luv My Team” graphics, pick up streamers or balloons and decorate your team’s area of the office. Invite your in-office and virtual team members alike to switch their Zoom/Online meeting backgrounds to a Valentine’s theme such as hearts or flowers for the day.
5 Hearty Activities to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Work
If you’re a power planner that wants to pull off something more elaborate for Valentine’s in the office, here are some safe-for-work, heartfelt activities to consider – and be sure to use SignUp to organize your event!
Plan a Valentine’s Day Themed Potluck or Bake-Off. Pick a theme, like every entry must be pink, red or in your company’s logo colors.
Host a RomCom (Romantic Comedy) movie trivia over lunch and award the winner with a movie theatre or restaurant gift card.
Coordinate a Heart-Healthy Activity, such as a game of dodgeball or wiffle ball over lunch or at the end of the work day.
Schedule a Blood Drive and/or Collect Donations for your local blood bank or the American Heart Association.
Plan a Volunteer Day to spread the love in your community as a team.