Keep up with loved ones near and far by learning how to host a virtual party – be it a birthday, anniversary, or graduation, physical distance makes space for digital closeness. Time spent together virtually can be just as special and fun with these virtual party ideas and tips.
If you are still unable to be with family and friends there’s some good news! We gathered some great virtual party ideas, from the best invitations to unique online games and activities, so you and your loved ones can socialize during times apart. Gather all your friends and family on a video chat for some online quality time. You’ll find that hosting a successful party through video chat is easier and more fun than you might expect if you follow these simple tips.
While there’s nothing like gathering to celebrate life’s special moments, there are times when it just isn’t possible. If you’re away from family and friends and looking for ways to connect when not physically possible, hosting a virtual party could be the solution to your problems. Online parties emphasize celebrating in thoughtful, creative ways so you can stay connected, even if it’s from a distance. Here are some tips on how to host a virtual party once you have ordered your party boxes!
Make sure you coordinate with Guest of Honor, if there is one. (surprise party's work too!)
Also, keep time zones of guests in mind when choosing the when you will celebrate.
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Whether you’re looking to get the girls together for wine and Netflix after a long day of working from home or you want to keep things normal as possible by celebrating a big birthday, our list of virtual party games and activities are perfect for kids, adults, or the whole family.
You can easily play classic party games like charades or Pictionary without being in the same room. Whether you generate your own downloadable cards for games to play on Zoom or try the built-in versions on the Houseparty app, these timeless favorites are great for any group of family or friends.
Binge-watch your favorite shows and movies together. Netflix makes it a breeze to synchronize, and even provides a group chat platform for those peanut gallery comments that heighten the group film-watching experience.
Has quarantine turned you into a stellar baker? Or maybe you want to show off your impressive collection? Pull a group together to play a round of show and tell with something new you’ve learned to make.
If you need your fix of Scrabble, Risk, or Monopoly, you’re in luck! With a little bit of research, you can find sites with access to a bunch of different multiplayer board games that you can play together virtually.
Show off your hidden talents with friends and family. Be sure to create a line-up of the night’s performances beforehand so everyone knows when they’re ready to show off their skills.
Be prepared to get the conversation started by breaking out some icebreakers. If there are people in the video chat who don’t know each other, you can “go around the room” and ask everyone to introduce themselves. Another easy icebreaker these days is to ask guests how they’re coping with the ways the pandemic has affected our daily lives.
Take a sip every time the laugh-track comes on! Sync up your Netflix accounts, watch your favorite sitcom, and drink every time a quirky phrase or mannerism is repeated. You can decide the rules as you go.
There are several options you can find online, but a creative way to play is to make your own trivia game, including inside jokes and personal facts among your circle. You could also make your own themed trivia, creating questions about a commonly loved series or film.
For all karaoke enthusiasts out there, you can sing and perform with friends and family all you’d like thanks to the magic of the internet. Sync up using YouTube, or a website dedicated to online karaoke and host a virtual karaoke party.
Create a communal playlist and get moving! It’s fun, excellent exercise. Pick a theme and make it a disco dance-off or a 90’s greatest hits throwback.
Whether you’re planning a virtual birthday party for yourself, your partner, your kids, or friends and family, make it extra special with these birthday party ideas.
Dress up in party clothes and hang up a “Happy Birthday” banner in the background. Bake a cake and add candles, or add a candle to the large sugar cookie included in our Birthday Boxes. Everyone that’s invited to your virtual party will gladly sing happy birthday to the guest of honor.
Have everyone make a sign on a piece of paper (that can be decorated with markers (and custom stickers w/ Shutterfly) with a word that best describes the birthday person. When you sing happy birthday, have everyone hold up their sign into the camera and make sure to take a screenshot!
Invite the guest of honor to what they think is a one-on-one birthday call and have a virtual surprise party waiting with their loved ones.
Hire someone who can entertain via video chat – a dance teacher for a dance party, a magician, or even a singer! Find someone to do a cooking demonstration, or lead a painting party.
As an alternative to casual drinks at the bar, have your group chat drop by a Zoom party and toast to health, happiness, and making it through another year together.