How To Plan A Virtual Party During The Pandemic

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Various protocols like social distancing, and staying at home are in implemented in different countries as the pandemic hits hard around the world. Social gatherings like parties, baby showers, and other events where people can closely interact with each other are strictly prohibited to prevent the widespread of the virus. 

Nevertheless, you can still celebrate something and stay in touch with your friends and loved ones virtually. Virtual parties became a trend recently due to a lot of people being bored during the pandemic. Just like a usual party, virtual parties require effort as well. Here are some things you can do if you’re wondering how you can plan a virtual party during the pandemic:

Decide on A Theme

The theme of the virtual party you’re going to organize is an essential factor in making it successful. Having a theme personalizes your virtual party as it allows your guests to decorate their backgrounds accordingly for the group call. They can use the resources they have in their home to decorate their backgrounds to make it look festive. You can also color coordinate your decors and use catchy slogans to name your party. Lastly, it also makes planning the activities easier that you and your guest will do throughout the virtual party.  

Choose What Platform You’ll Use

You will need a place where you can virtually meet. There are many options that you can choose from. For example, you can use Zoom, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, or House Party to do a group video call, which usually works on different devices. Make sure that your guests download an app that everyone can use ahead of the party. You wouldn’t want to spend the first minutes of your virtual party making sure that everyone knows how to log on. 

With the help of these apps, you can easily catch up with a lot of people and have more guest in your party. Also, avoid posting links publicly on social media platforms to prevent any online party crashers, which can ruin the virtual party experience for you and your friends. 

Send Out E-Invitations

Considering the use of virtual invitations over traditional paper invites can be eco-friendly and cost-efficient. You might think that you need to have excellent editing skills to make e-invites, but in reality, there are websites like Greenvelope that can help you make the best e-invitations. It has a pre-made and customizable layout which can give you more room for creativity to style your invitations. 

Unexpected situations may arise, which can lead to a change in plans. When you use e-invites, you can easily modify your invitations so you can immediately notify your guests. You can also see anyone who RSVP to your party as most e-invitations have an RSVP tracking.

Setup Activities

What is a party with no games? Having activities during a virtual party is a great way to spruce things up. You can play games even if you’re not all in the same room by using the platform that you and your guests decided to use. There are a lot of fun online activities that you can do during a virtual party and here are some:

  • Trivia Night: You can unleash your creativity and make your own trivia game that will revolve around personal questions, the series you all binge-watched or inside jokes among your guests
  • Book Club: Since reading is a perfect activity during the quarantine. It will be helpful to share what you’ve read with your friends during a virtual party. Try to organize this ahead of the virtual party by choosing a book and assign chapters to your guests. You can discuss your thoughts about the book during the group video call. 
  • Charades: You can easily play this classic party game. There are downloadable cards that you can use, or you can try using the built-in cards in House Party.
  • Show and Tell: You and your guests can show off what you have recently bought, or what you have learned while being in quarantine.
  • Virtual Board Games: Several websites will allow you to play different multiplayer board games that you and your guests can play together virtually. 

Takeaways

Organizing a virtual party is one of the several ways to celebrate an occasion or to get together with family and friends. It’s also a great way to keep in touch and foster social connections. Therefore, try to consider the tips mentions above as it can help you find creative ways to plan a virtual party. 

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