How do you throw a party when you’re not allowed to gather together with your friends (for pandemic-related reasons)?
You throw a virtual party, of course!
If before the pandemic the idea of a virtual party may not seem extremely appealing to some of you party people out there, nowadays it’s the only kind of celebration we get to throw. And, who knows, maybe we’ll keep the model for the future as well. After all, most of us have friends and family scattered across the globe, so it may be the only way to gather everyone around for a bit of fun time.
But until then, let’s talk a bit about throwing a fabulous online party that will become the main topic for your guests blog in the days afterward.
Here are a few tips to get the fun going and make sure everyone is entertained:
Plan a Few Fun Activities for Your Party
An online party is not that much different from a regular party – speaking from an organizational point of view. In both cases you need to plan ahead and have a few fun activities that will allow everyone to join in.
Therefore, before planning your next online social gathering look up a few fun things people like to do online. In addition, there are a ton of games built around the idea of remotely located people who want to spend quality time together and enjoy each other’s company (like virtual escape rooms or murder mistery games).
Limit the Number of Guests
In-person parties have the advantage that people can mingle in the crowd and chat with each other. However, this is not that possible during online gatherings, since everyone would talk over each other and your party would be chaos.
So, to make sure everyone will feel included, it’s best to limit the number of guests. Moreover, if this is your first time hosting a virtual party, it’s best to keep it under 10 guests. This way, you can attend to everyone during the event and no one will feel left out.
Set Up a Theme
During the lockdown, most of us gave up on protocol and enjoyed lounging around in our sweat pants without worrying about makeup or hairdo. However, it’s nice to dress up once in a while and feel pretty again, so make sure you ask your guests to dig up their fancy clothes and beautifying tools.
And, to make things more interesting set up a theme that will get everyone hyped up. For instance, if you’re planning a girls night out party with your besties, why not use your imagination and take a virtual tour of Paris? Everyone can have a lot of fun thinking about cute outfits they would’ve worn on the beautiful streets of the most romantic city in the world.
Of course, you shouldn’t forget about the party decorations – even if they are virtual. Use the tools provided by the app you’re using and create theme appropriate backgrounds and frames.
Overall, the secret to throwing a great online party is to make sure everyone has a good time.