How to Host a Virtual Pizza Party

As companies across the country have transitioned to working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual teams are struggling to find ways to connect with each other and boost morale. So what can you do to connect with your team and foster company culture while working remotely? You can start with a virtual pizza party!

The idea for a virtual pizza party is simple: order everyone on your team a pizza, and enjoy it together on your video conferencing platform of choice. There are a few options for making this work, depending on the size of your team, your budget, and other individual preferences. Pizzatime is an app from Planetary that will organize and execute the whole pizza party for you, ordering pizzas for everyone on your team to be delivered at a specific time. They charge an order fee of $69 on top of the cost of the pizzas, which could be worth it for larger teams, or if you’re crunched for time.

Try a DIY virtual pizza party!

The logistics of ordering pizza for everyone manually will take a bit more time and energy, but won’t have any added fees. You can manually order pizzas to everyone’s address yourself, if you have a smaller team. You could also choose to send each member of your team money to cover the cost of their pizza using an instant payment method of your choice, (PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or others) and let them order and customize the meal themselves. To ensure that everyone’s pizza arrives around the same time, try ordering ahead of time and choosing a delivery window that works for everyone. If someone has dietary restrictions or doesn’t want pizza, they can order an alternative of their choice.

Enjoy your pizza and priceless quality time with your virtual team! At VForce we encourage you to focus on company culture as a way to improve the success of your remote team. Having a tight knit team that works well together is an indispensable asset to a business. There are many different ways to cultivate a company culture while working remotely, virtual water-cooler culture, virtual happy hours, and of course, a virtual pizza party! Click here for more of our resources. While we may be physically distant from each other, we can work to be closer as a team.