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. 


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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.

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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!

A Virtual Party with your party box

1. Choose A Date & Time

3. Make Guest List & Send Invites

5. Decorate To Hearts Content

4. Select Food & Drinks

6. Plan Virtual Games & Activities

8.Gift Opening

7. Dress Up

9 have fun & enjoy

how to host

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.

First, you’ll need a place to meet up virtually. While there are dozens of online platforms out there to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to these five so that you can make the best decision for your party:

  • Google Hangouts: This app is easy to use if you already have a Gmail account, you don’t need to set-up anything new to participate. Google Hangouts is free to use straight from your Google account.
  • FaceTime: If your whole group owns iPhones or Macs, try using FaceTime. It’s as simple as scrolling to your FaceTime app, clicking the + symbol button, and selecting your friends and family. You’ll be on a video chat in no time.
  • Zoom: If you want to host a virtual party for a larger group (up to 100 people), Zoom shows everyone’s camera simultaneously. There’s no need to wait for the cameras to rotate while speaking.
  • Skype: This app is a classic video platform that can be used on multiple devices from phones to Xboxes. You can even call and text cell phone numbers from Skype.
  • Houseparty: This app is perfect for small group game nights. Houseparty has a built-in feature where you can play games from Pictionary to Heads Up. Let the games begin!
Invitations can be as formal or as simple as you’d like

  • You can send a quick text to a group chat with friends
  • design digital invitations using Zazzle, Paperlesspost, or Minted for casual occasions and virtual happy hours.
  • Alternatively, for larger events such as 30th birthdays and bridal showers, you can make your virtual party feel more official by printing and mailing them to guests who can also save them as physical keepsakes. Whether online or physical,

get guests excited with invitations by setting the scene and nailing the logistics.  
When throwing an in person party it is standard to supply food and drinks for your guests. So if you are able, when hosting a virtual party, send a party box from Let’s Celebrate Virtually! filled with delicious charcuterie items, drink mixes, shakers, cups, straws and party items (if throwing a birthday party). We also have boxes that include a gift or keepsake for all guests or just the Guest of Honor. We can help you choose, based on your budget and the occassion.
Go overboard with decorations. If you are hosting a grad party, set up some streamers and balloons in the background to let everyone know the day is going to be very special. Pick a theme (70’s disco party, masks and mimosas, ugly sweaters) and run with it. Hang up some in the background that can serve as conversation starters. Decorations will help any virtual party feel more festive.
Believe it or not, you can still play games even if you aren’t all in the same room. Pictionary, charades, and even Taboo are all games you can easily play through video chat. You can also find fun online games with sites that make it easy for friends and family to play together virtually. Read on to see the list of virtual party games below.
Give everyone an excuse to change out of their matching pajama sets and work from home outfits and get glammed up! Either in fancy clothes or costumes, incorporating a dress code adds a fun element to your virtual party. If you’re having a themed party, have everyone dress up as a character, or, if there’s no theme, just ask everyone to dress up in their finest clothes.
If you are hosting a virtual birthday party or a virtual baby shower, have guests mail or drop off the presents ahead of time so that the guest of honor can open their gifts on video chat. 
Whatever the occasion, Let’s Celebrate Virtually! is happy to send just the right party box to you and your guests. It will make the planning and celebrating that much easier and fun! ~CHEERS

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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.

Party Games And Activity Ideas

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.

Charades or Pictionary:

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.

Netflix Party:

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.

Show and Tell:

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.

Board Games

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.

talent Show

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.

Drinking Games:
With a Sitcom

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.

Dance party


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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.

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.

Sing Happy Birthday

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!

Heartwarming Signs

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.

Surprise party

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.

Hire A Virtual Entertainer

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. 




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