Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the ongoing need to practice safe social distancing—remote meetings, virtual parties, and online events held via video chat apps are the new normal. For your next virtual event, kick it up a notch with an occasion-themed background image or send your best wishes with a congratulations Zoom background.
From happy hours and book club meetings to engagement and retirement parties, we've got lots of free party Zoom backgrounds to download for every celebration. In addition to decorating digitally, make your online party even more epic with some virtual entertainment such as a caricaturist, live music or even an impersonator.
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Pro Tip: Make sure to click on one of the download image links BELOW the image (1920 x 1080 for desktop or 756 x 1008 for mobile). The links hold the high-resolution image for your Zoom party background. P.S. These work as Google Meet Virtual Backgrounds, too!
Here are 39 free Zoom party background images to amp up your next virtual party.
1. Birthday Wishes
Image: Labyrinths by Alicia Bock for Minted.
Just because we are in quarantine doesn’t mean birthday parties are cancelled! Turn the celebration into a virtual event by hosting a Zoom meeting with all of your friends and family members. Check out vendors featured on The Bash and book a talented musician to virtually sing “Happy Birthday,” along with all of your favorite songs.
2. Happy Birthday
Get the festivities started with this balloon and confetti birthday party Zoom background.
3. Engagement Announcement
Image: Sparkling Night Sky by Hooray Creative for Minted.
When calling friends and family members to share this exciting milestone, include a *sparkling* image to match the good news! Engagements in quarantine show that love is not cancelled during this uncertain time.
P.S. we've got lots more wedding-themed Zoom backgrounds for engagement parties, bach parties and the big day.
Send your best wishes to the guest(s) of honor with this congratulations Zoom background.
5. Bridal Shower
Image: Gilded Garland by Angela Thompson for Minted.
Bridal showers can still be celebrated while stuck at home. Surprise the bride-to-be and send this background image to all of her guests to use for the online party. Kiss the Miss goodbye (virtually)!
6. Happy Hour
Take a much-needed break from working from home and remote meetings. Make a fun drink or quarantini and upload a background to set the mood for your next virtual happy hour with friends or coworkers. Bonus: alternatively, you could decorate digitally with one of these stylish home decor backgrounds.
7. Kid's Birthday
Image: Jungle One by Jennifer Wick for Minted.
Attending a child’s virtual birthday party is the perfect time to get creative with a fun or silly background. Although they can’t celebrate traditionally with their friends during this time, lift them up and bring the party to them! Here's how to plan an awesome virtual birthday party for kids, as well as, 10 tips for a kid’s birthday while social distancing.
8. Bar or Mat Mitzvah
Image: Mountain Sky by Summer Winkelman for Minted.
Due to social distancing, a traditional bar or bat mitzvah has most likely been postponed—but you can still celebrate the ceremony virtually!
9. Mazel Tov!
Image: Jewish Star of David by Ana de Sousa for Minted.
Congratulate the guest of honor as they turn thirteen and enter adulthood in the Jewish community by having a traditional and celebratory background option.
10. Disco Ball
Put on your favorite outfit, blast the music (or even book a DJ), and dance the night away with a disco ball Zoom background!
Pro tip: Here's how to host a virtual dance party.
11. Virtual Dance Party
Download this dance party background and have the host use screen sharing (audio-only) to share this playlist of the 55 Best Dance Songs so you and all of your friends will feel like you had a night out dancing together.
12. Graduation Congratulations
If you're attending a graduation ceremony on a virtual platform, now is the time to show the graduate all of your support by including a congratulations Zoom background for this celebratory milestone.
13. Grad Vibes Only
Image: Grad Vibes Only by Jackie Crawford for Minted.
Graduating is a huge accomplishment and should be celebrated no matter what, so bring grad vibes only to the online event.
14. Hats Off
Capture the spirit of the graduating class's hats-off moment with this celebratory graduation Zoom background.
15. Gender Reveal
Image: What Will It Bee by Erica Krystek for Minted.
Share the exciting news for your bundle of joy! Gender reveals can still be celebrated virtually! Create more excitement and anticipation for your guests by including this fun backdrop along with the video call invitation.
16. Baby Shower
Baby showers held on a Zoom call can still be just as special as if they were held in person. With party games, snacks, and spending time with the mom-to-be, she will feel incredibly loved even while being apart. Bonus: we've got 40 more adorable baby shower Zoom backgrounds.
17. Game Night
Are you in it to win it? Show your friends you mean business by adding a competitive background for an online game night.
18. Book Club Meeting
For your next book club meeting, impress all your friends by making it look like you are in your own private library filled with the classics.
19. Wine Tasting
Impress others with your knowledge of wine blends, vinology, and of course, your Zoom background. Have every attendee buy a couple bottles of the same wines, and take turns tasting.
20. Movie Night
If you can’t go to the movie theater at the moment, bring the theater to you! Between helpful tools like Netflix Party and the magic of Zoom backgrounds, a trip to the movies is a few clicks away—and free!
21. Brunch Date
Send a video chat link in the group message, make some waffles, and enjoy your weekly brunch with a mimosa in hand—and in the background!
22. Dinner Party
Planning dinner parties is now a breeze with the help of Zoom. Show off your cooking skills and make sure to include a fancy restaurant setting to add the perfect final touch.
Take center stage to sing your heart out! Surprise your friends with an extravagant costume, your signature song, and this funny Zoom background image to make your performance even more memorable. Your guests will want a karaoke night every week.
24. Workout Session
The key to working out is all about motivation and having the right mindset, which can be difficult to do at home. Take a quick trip to your ‘personal gym’ or virtual workout class and get ready to sweat!
25. Craft Night
Whether you are painting like Bob Ross or drawing like Picasso, set the tone by working in your own art studio. This will be perfect for a virtual paint and sip, or craft night with friends.
26. Pop some Champagne
Celebrate and toast the guest of honor with a champagne Zoom background!
27. Happy Retirement
Host a virtual send-off for a friend, colleague or family member with this retirement party Zoom background!
28. Retirement Just Ahead
For the retiree that plans to travel, display this fun retirement Zoom background!
29. Fond Farewell
Is a colleague leaving the company or a loved one moving away? Give them a fond farewell with this image!
30. We Will Miss You
Let someone know how much you'll miss them with this Zoom background!
31. Goodbye Friends
if you're hosting a going away party for your good friends, this goodbye Zoom background is for you!
32. Love You to the Moon and Back
Get a little lovey-dovey with this sweet Zoom background.
33. Happy Anniversary
Let someone know how much you'll miss them with this Zoom background!
Download this celebratory design to say congratulations with your Zoom background!
35. Clowning Around
For all the cat lovers and party animals out there, this funny virtual background is for you!
36. This Must Be the Place
For a virtual housewarming or to simply announce your arrival in style, display this neon sign on your Zoom call.
37. Good Luck!
Wish the VIP of your Zoom party "good luck" with this celebration Zoom background.
38. Just for Fun
Image: Red Sun by Jennifer Morehead for Minted.
Jazz up your ordinary office space or plain wall (or hide some laundry) by including this eye-catching design behind you!
39. Cotton Candy Sky
Image: Cotton Candy Sky by Kamala Nahas for Minted.
Arrive at your Zoom meeting with your head in the clouds with this whimsical image.
Seasonal Holiday Zoom Backgrounds
If you're looking for Zoom backgrounds to celebrate a seasonal holiday or event, click the link below to access lots of designs.
- New Year
- Super Bowl
- Valentine's Day
- Mardi Gras
- St Patrick's Day
- Cinco de Mayo
- Mother's Day
- Holiday Season
How to Change Your Background on Zoom
Click on one of the links below your favorite party Zoom background to open a 1920 pixel X 1080 pixel file for desktop or 756 pixel x 1008 pixel file for your mobile device. Then you can right-click, and save the image to your desktop or tap and save it to your mobile photo library.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a green screen (it’s ok—most people do not), you can choose a room with a wall that has a solid background color.
When you log into your Zoom account:
- Click your profile picture and choose the settings link.
- Find the Virtual Background tab. (You’ll need to make sure the Virtual Background button is "on" from the Meeting tab.)
- In the Virtual Background tab, you can upload your own party virtual background saved on your desktop.
If you’re using Zoom from your phone:
- When you’re logged in, click the More tab and tap the Virtual Background option.
- Choose a background from the provided library or upload your own photos.