June 17, 2020 • Workplace5 min read

The best food & drink boxes for your virtual work party

What makes a work party great? Mouth-watering food and drink aplenty, of course! Thankfully, we've got loads of food and drink boxes you can send to your teams@home this summer - the perfect addition to your virtual work party.

Throwing a virtual work party this summer? Don't forget about the food! Getting the grub right can make or break a party, even when it's hosted over a Zoom call from the comfort of your own home. So, in order to make your work do the one-of-a-kind, memorable event you're aiming for, you'll need to keep your colleagues stocked up with plenty of moreish nibbles, tempting treats, and delectable drinks. Thankfully, City Pantry has you covered!

We’ve been connecting companies with the best restaurants and caterers for years, and we're continuing to do so even when most offices are closed. In March 2020, we launched Pantry Packages as a way of helping you feed your teams@home, and it’s the ideal service to use for your virtual work party. From cocktail making kits to BBQ boxes, our Pantry Packages food and drinks boxes are the perfect way to celebrate as a company while the office is shut.

So without further ado, here are the best food and drinks boxes for your virtual work party, brought to you by Pantry Packages:

Alcohol & soft drinks for your virtual work party

Birds eye view of three red cocktails with blackberries scattered around

Summer parties are synonymous with cocktails in the sun, so while it’s not possible to head to the bar with your workmates you can send DIY cocktail making kits to their homes instead!

The ‘Let’s Party’ kit from The Libation Station is ideal for socially distant work summer parties. It comes with all the ingredients you need to make four servings of one of their signature cocktails, including:

  • - Moscow Mule

  • - Raspberry Gin Collings

  • - Tequila Sunrise

  • - English Garden

  • - Americano

  • - Gin & Tonic

We also have some great cocktail making kits from Country City Catering. Choose from:

  • - DIY watermelon sours kits

  • - Country City Fizz kits

  • - Pimm’s kits

Cocktail making also doubles up as a fun team activity, so dial into Zoom and get your shakers at the ready!

Beers lined up on a bar

Colleagues want something a little less fruity for their work party celebrations? How about a box of craft beers from The Libation Station? Choose between a four- or a six-pack of some of the best craft beers in town. You’ll find cans from:

- Tiny Rebel
- Beavertown
- Gipsy Hill
- Magic Rock
- Siren Brewery

hand holding out sweets on a pink background

How about something a little different? Smith & Sinclair aim to make adulting more fun with unique alcohol and confectionery-based products that are perfect for a virtual work party! From alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) gummies, to effervescent cocktail fizzes, to edible glitter, this Pantry Packages box is sure to bring your work do to the next level. 

If some of your colleagues are based outside of London, Smith & Sinclair’s party boxes are a great option as they deliver throughout England, Wales, and Scotland!

Food for your virtual work party

Wooden table with plates of cheese, crackers, and cold meats on top

Now that you’ve got the drinks sorted, it’s time to think about what food you can provide for your virtual work party. Thankfully, we’ve got Pantry Packages food boxes to suit all vibes - chilled, up-beat, exciting, and oh-so-classy.

Here are some of our recommendations:

- BBQ boxes & cheese platters from Country City Catering

- Picnic and afternoon tea boxes from Sereso or Piglet's Pantry

- Pub in a Box and various other party boxes from Jimmy Garcia Catering

- Sweet treats boxes from Bad Brownie (available nationwide)

We also have some great DIY boxes that you can incorporate into a team activity (or competition!). How about a pizza making workshop with a kit from Crust Bros? Try the build-your-own vegan burger box from Jimmy Garcia Catering if you're looking for something meat-free. And don't forget to order something to satisfy your sweet tooth, like a make-your-own hot donut sundae kit from Treats Club!  Encourage your teams@home to don their favourite apron, dial into a group video call, and get cooking! 

Three pizzas piled next to each other

Looking for something a little more chilled? We’ve got gift cards that your colleagues can redeem through Just Eat for a relaxed takeaway on the sofa. 

Pair it with a Netflix watch party, and you’ve got yourself a super chilled summer party with no added pressure. It’s a good option for those on tight budgets too!

And what's a party without cake? Order boxes of beautifully packaged and oh-so-cute cupcakes from Kute Cake to end your summer festivities with a touch of sweetness! Made with natural ingredients, these stylish treats look almost too good to eat... almost.

Pastel-coloured boxes and cupcakes

If you want to turn dessert into entertainment, Kute Cake also offers decorate-your-own kits - no baking required!

We hope that gave you some foodie inspiration for your work summer do at home! If you'd like to order teams@home Pantry Packages food boxes or gift cards, please contact us here. Home delivery is available in London and nationwide for selected boxes.

If you're looking for some tips on how to throw a virtual work party, check out our dedicated blog post.