Use twine to host a birthday party! As a remote team you might not be able to huddle together in the kitchen eating cake but you can gather in twine and enjoy a sweet treat from the comfort of your own home.
Here is a guide on how to design and deploy a birthday twine! 🎂
Identify someone or a group of people to celebrate. Here is the thing, even those who say they don't like their birthday secretly do. Your birthday twine can be centered around one person or multiple members of the team. Some teams choose to deploy quarterly birthday twine where they celebrate everyone who had a birthday that quarter, this cadence is completely up to you there is no wrong way to celebrate.
Pick a time to twine that works for everyone. Birthdays are fun in nature but no-one likes forced fun. Consider hosting your birthday twine on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, it's a great way to end a week.
Configure your twine room. Give the room a fun name or a name that reflects the theme of the twine like "Elliot's Birthday twine" or "Customer Success October Birthday twine". We recommend keeping the room open for 30 or 45 minutes, the guests per conversation 3 or more and the conversation duration 8 minutes.
The question configured for this room should be fun in nature. Consider conversation starters that remind users of their childhood or past birthday experiences. Here are some examples:
Share your favorite birthday memory.
Does your family have any birthday traditions? If so, what are they?
What did you do as a kid that kids don't do today?
What was your favorite dessert as a child? What is your favorite dessert today?
Involve the birthday guest! Each twine networking session comes with a custom intro video, get your team excited about your birthday twine with a fun intro video. Incorporate your theme and those celebrating a birthday. Check out this article on What to say in an intro video and the below example from our first birthday twine.
Make it Special. When working remote we miss out on fun office snacks and sweets, it's simply not fair. Sweeten up the experience by gifting guests with a fun treat, we used SugarWish to give our employees a sweet post twine treat. https://sugarwish.com/,