Tired of joining your Microsoft Teams meetings with the same boring background? Pretend to be joining from your favourite sporting event or rocking out at a concert to switch up your Microsoft Teams background and get your meeting attendees talking. 

When used appropriately, Microsoft Teams backgrounds are a great way to start meetings off on a positive note. Plus, they’re sure to encourage some smiles and laughs. Event backgrounds also serve as a great conversation starter, especially to break the ice with new meeting attendees!

The purpose of funny Microsoft Teams backgrounds

Put a smile on your meeting attendees’ faces with funny Microsoft Teams backgrounds. For example, join your meeting from the stands of a hockey game or in the crowd at a music festival! Having a funny background can also help eliminate some meeting anxiety. 

Additionally, for icebreakers, funny Microsoft Teams backgrounds are a great conversation starter and team-bonding activity. For instance, ask meeting attendees to come prepared to your next Microsoft Teams meeting with the event to which they would most like to go next from the list below as their background!

While the purpose of funny Microsoft Teams backgrounds is ultimately to add a little fun to your meeting, it’s important to know when it is appropriate to use them. For example, they may be worth using during a casual team meeting or team bonding event, but aren’t quite appropriate during formal business meetings or one-on-ones

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20 event-related Microsoft Teams backgrounds to try

1Dance competition

Dance competitions are energizing, fun-filled events. Join your Microsoft Teams meeting front row at a dance competition!

2Gymnastics competition

Whether you love partaking in gymnastics or just love watching from the sidelines, show your passion for the sport with this gymnastics-related Microsoft Teams background! 🤸‍♂️

3Figure skating competition

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting from the rink. Show off your love for figure skating by setting your background to a figure skating competition! ⛸ 

4Hockey game

Set your Microsoft Teams background to the rink to showcase your favourite sport—hockey! 🏒

5Baseball game 

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting from the stands watching your favourite baseball team! ⚾️

6Basketball game

Pretend to be shooting hoops in your next Microsoft Teams meeting with this basketball background! 🏀

7Lacrosse game

Show off your love for lacrosse with this background!

8Soccer game

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting with this soccer game background! ⚽️

9Volleyball game

Soak up some sun during your next Microsoft Teams meeting with this volleyball game background! 🏐

10Tennis match

Set your Microsoft Teams background to this tennis match to show your passion for the sport! 🎾

11Football game

Join your next meeting from the football stadium with this Microsoft Teams background! 🏈

12Boxing match 

Challenge your meeting attendees to a boxing match with this Microsoft Teams background! 🥊

13Swimming competition

Ensure your meeting goes swimmingly with this Microsoft Teams background! 🏊

14Badminton match 

A little birdie told me you like badminton—you should try this Microsoft Teams background! 🏸

15Rock concert

Rock out at your next Microsoft Teams meeting with this rock concert meeting background! 🤟🎸

16Pop concert

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting from the crowd of your favourite pop concert! 

17Country concert 

Show off your love for country music with this country concert Microsoft Teams background! 🪕

18Music festival 

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting from an outdoor music festival to show off your love for music! 🎼

19Carnival 

Everyone loves carnivals! Set your Microsoft Teams meeting background to this carnival-inspired background 🎡🎪

20Theater

Join your next Microsoft Teams meeting live from Broadway with this theater background!  

Parting advice 

Now that you have 20 new Microsoft Teams backgrounds to choose from, get ready to make your meeting attendees smile and laugh by taking your meetings from some of your favourite events!

For more backgrounds, check out these 20 Zoom backgrounds and 20 Google Meet backgrounds.