Initiative of the month: Dry January with New Year, NewU

Dry January offers more possibilities than you might think. Knowing that January is a busy month following the holidays, we share the well-known Dry January vitality initiative! What could be more fun than starting the year with a real New Year's challenge? With this blog, you can start the Dry January initiative today!

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Initiative of the month: Dry January with New Year, NewU

Start date: 1st of January

End date: 31st of January

Dry January: Mocktail recipe month

All employees create their own favorite mocktail for the mocktail recipe month! They share recipes or photos with colleagues, then try them together during the New Year's 'gathering'!

Dry January essentials

Mocktail recipes: Of course!

Our favorite: The Pina Colada

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • Optional: a slice of pineapple and a cherry for garnish

A group to share creations

  • WhatsApp ‘The Mocktail Baristas’
  • Intranet ‘Dry January - Mocktail Month’
  • Teams ‘Mocktail creations & recipes’

It can be as simple as creating a Dry January chat or group!

Baristas and bartenders

Communicate via posters, newsletters, intranet, meetings, or teams about what the Dry January initiative entails. Consider fun visuals with an inviting message to get employees excited about the initiative. They form the team of baristas and bartenders who will make this month a success. Curious when is the best moment to start internal communication about this initiative to make the biggest impact? Read more about that in this blog!

A date for a New Year's gathering

It's essential that these delicious recipes are discovered and shared. Therefore, plan a time when everyone can taste each other's recipes together. Employees can take some time to prepare the mocktails together.

Then there's only one thing left to do:

A non-alcoholic toast!

Curious about how to make initiatives as captivating as this one? Take a look at this blog, where you'll discover how to make vitality as appealing as watching your favorite TV series!