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While we continue to navigate the waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, most—if not all—events in the United States have been postponed or cancelled for at least the upcoming months.
If you’ve made the decision to cancel an upcoming event (birthday party, wedding, sporting event), you can still celebrate with friends and family and host the party virtually!
Maintaining relationships and staying social while social distancing is essential, and there’s no better way to do so than by planning and hosting a virtual party. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together these essential tips for hosting a virtual party.
A virtual party requires a video chat app for your group to get together. FaceTime, Google Hangout, Zoom and Houseparty are some of the most popular (and free!) platforms available. You can also choose from this list of 10 Best Video Chat Apps.
Is this a birthday party or another milestone event? Is it a weekly happy hour with friends? Whatever the occasion, it’s the perfect time to order decor from online retailers (guests will still see these details on-screen!), require a theme-appropriate dress code for guests, and incorporate themed food and drinks.
Make it official-official! Sites like Evite have various invitations designed for every type of virtual party. Choose the best fit for your type of event and customize it with the necessary event details. Don’t forget to include the specifics of how to join virtually—whether that’s via FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Zoom!
With every kids’ party, an activity is always key, and that’s no different from a virtual party! We’ve found a couple of interactive options that will be a perfect fit for kids and adults alike:
Spread the love and share the fun! Inspire others to still celebrate their special moments together and host virtual parties.
Facebook or Instagram Live: These are perfect mediums to share a behind the scenes look at your virtual party. Create a #hashtag and encourage your guests to share too!
Facebook Photo Album or Carousel Instagram Post: Include pictures of each virtual party detail (theme decor, activities, food and drinks). Don’t forget to include various screenshots of virtual party guests engaging in the fun.
Published on 3/25/2020