As an ex-pat, it is essential to keep in touch with family and friends, who might be living worldwide.
We crave news and contact with loved ones, so when we cannot be physically together, we can at least try to keep in contact virtually.
Here is a list of online events that you can do with friends either here in Germany, where it is easier to organise the delivery of items, or in any other country for example, South Africa.
This is just a short list of some ideas, you can search online for “online team events” or ” online cooking classes” etc. to find more ideas.
Virtual Events in German
- Beer tasting – Beer delivered to your home, online tasting with a Sommelier
- Wine tasting – A selection of wines is sent to your home, online tasting with a Sommelier.
- Cocktail-making courses. They also do Gin tastings as an online event.
- Eventbrite – In the kitchen: Virtual food and drink events & classes
- Organising an online birthday party. You can also put together your own box and send it to everyone, and come together via Zoom, Skype, or other apps. Here are some ideas for making it more fun
- Teamgeist – Online dating, Beach events, Krimi’s, and many more
Kiyanas Indian Cooking classes
Traditional Indian cuisine is rich and diverse in flavours, originating in India and loved across all continents. Being proudly South African and embracing it in my all, I’ve also grown up in an Indian home with rich cultures and traditions.
Virtual events in English
- Social Escape Room from your home
- Online team games, including trivia, murder mysteries, and even a campfire event 🙂
- Quaraoke – Online Karaoke
- Birthday parties – you can organise a hamper or party box, have it delivered and organise an online meeting or game night. Charades or Pictionary are great cost-effective ideas.
Here are some hamper ideas
Charades, Pictionary, etc.
Here is a video explaining how you can play Pictionary and charades online. You can use a website like random word generator to generate words for you
Websites with some more suggestions
- Musemhack has a great list of ideas
- Virtual Teambuilding (or friends) ideas, like Movie night, Quizzes, Virtual happy hour
- Online Trivia with friends
Video Conferencing apps
Apps like Zoom, Skype, Teams, Google meet (up to 50 participants) or Hangouts (up to 25 participants) and Cisco Webex can be used for online meetings
Sending online or physical cards
here is a list of websites where you can send online cards
Create cards online and have them delivered in South Africa
Create cards online and have them delivered in Europe
Create a group card, all the participants can sign the card, or leave a personal message.
ET Phone Home – Staying connected to SA, your 4 options.
Staying connected to South Africa, your 4 options
Gift services in Gemany
We have a great selection of gift ideas for your loved ones in South Africa, and I thought it would be great to also have a list of places you
Gift services in South Africa
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