Your employees spend as much time with their teammates as they spend with their families, isn’t it true? Families are such a great part of someone’s life that it’s only smart to nurture them too, in order to keep your employees happy.
Families have their own traditions, and wouldn’t it be great to share them with everyone at work? People may find some similarities they wouldn’t have guessed, or they could also learn some new tradition that they would love to adopt from then on. We have prepared some great ideas for you to bring all the families together and encourage traditions sharing.
Why should you be celebrating International Family Day at the workplace?
Celebrating International Family Day can boost employee morale and help create a positive work culture. It can also help promote work-life balance by encouraging employees to spend time with their families and loved ones. This can help reduce stress and burnout, which can ultimately lead to increased productivity and job satisfaction.
15 ideas for celebrating International Family Day
If you’re planning on doing something special for this day, here are some ideas:
1. Organize a Picnic or Barbecue
This is a great way to bring everyone together outside of the office and enjoy some delicious food. Without work in the way people are free to connect with each other and just spend a great time with the families too.
2. Host a "Bring Your Family to Work" day
Your employees will be proud to show their families the office and to walk through their day at the office. This is a fun opportunity for employees to show their families, where they work and what they do on a daily basis.
3. Create a family photo wall at the workplace
Many companies have adopted the hot desking system, so the tradition of having family photos on top of the desk is no longer a thing. This can be a nice way for employees to share a little bit about their families and help create a sense of community at the office.
4. Plan a Game or Sports tournament
This can be a fun and competitive way to get everyone involved and moving. Go all the way: get prizes for the winners and symbolic rewards for all the participants. Example: football, soccer, volleyball, etc.
5. Offer a company-sponsored family outing
This is a great way to show appreciation for employees and their families while also providing a fun and memorable experience. Ideas for family activities: surf, paddle, karting, zoo, bouncing, etc.
6. Organize a Movie Night or Outdoor Movie Screening
This can be a fun way to relax and unwind as a group. Depending on the ages, you could do several sessions for each age range. You can rent the whole theatre if that’s an option or if you have enough room just play the motive at the office and offer everyone popcorns.
7. Host a Cooking Competition
Every family has their specialty, right? Let them share it with everyone at the office! This can be a fun way for employees to share their favourite family recipes and enjoy some delicious food. In the end you can create a Family Recipe Book where employees can share their favourite family recipes and stories.
8. Organize a Family Volunteer Day
The best way kids learn is by example. What a great way for parents and kids to spend quality time together, by sharing some altruistic activity to benefit other people. This is a great way to give back to the community and work together as a team.
9. Provide a Wellness Activity
A yoga class, a group walk or run, a day at the spa or a masseuse that comes to the office to give free massages are great ways to treat your employees. This can help promote health and well-being for employees and their families.
10. Plan a Scavenger Hunt or Treasure Hunt
A peddy paper can be a fun and engaging activity that encourages teamwork and problem-solving. You could also consider Geocaching, since it is a fun and exciting activity because it combines elements of treasure hunting, technology, and exploration.
11. Offer a Family Photo Session
Photos are a commodity but how many take the time to take a family portrait? They could really appreciate it. You could hire the photographer and have them come to the office and getting the set done there, or you could offer vouchers for families to book their session on their own. This is a fun way to capture memories and create lasting keepsakes. You could then display these photos.
12. Host a Talent show competition
Set up the judges and prepare symbolic awards for everyone who participates. This can be a great way to make people get to know each other more and will be good for bonding.
13. Organize a karaoke event
Who knows if you’ll reveal the next Beyoncé! This is a fun way to get everyone involved and have some laughs.
14. Set up a Craft or Art activity
This is a great way to encourage creativity and offer a fun activity for families to do together. You would be surprised by the talents you would uncover!
15. Offer a Family Game Night
This is a fun way to encourage friendly competition and offer a relaxing evening for employees and their families. Go for games board games or card games that everyone knows how to play and you don’t waste time explaining the rules. Examples: Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Bingo, Monopoly, Uno, etc. don’t forget to offer some snacks, of course.
So, what are you going to do from this list?
Let us know 😉
By involving employees and their families in fun and meaningful activities, you can strengthen your company culture and build strong relationships that will last for years to come.
Companies with great culture and work environment are much like a big family 😊 and that’s a great sign!
Happy International Family Day