December 13, 2022

John Foster

Fresh ideas to improve your virtual parties

With the weather cooling off and Christmas approaching, outdoor BBQs and movie nights will become less frequent, leading us back to the virtual party scene. And while casual Zoom meetings filled with chatting are great, maybe it’s time to try some new virtual games.

If you and your family are bored with all of the standard party games, there are many new virtual holiday party ideas that let you have fun together while staying safe and warm inside the comfort of your home.

Virtual Happy Hour

Staying connected with family and friends has never been more important this time of year. A great way to do this is to plan out a virtual happy hour. This is an event that can be best done over video chat, but you can do it through a phone call, or any other messaging platform.

To get started, pick a date and time for the happy hour. Invite your friends and family to the event. Let them know that you’re looking forward to catching up with them, and make sure they know what platform you plan on using for your happy hour.

Once everyone is gathered, have a few fun activities ready to go. It could be something as simple as going around the group sharing funny stories or memories, or having a game night with trivia questions or charades. If you’re feeling creative, you could plan an entire themed happy hour and have everyone dress up accordingly.

No matter what kind of virtual happy hour you decide on, the goal is to make sure that everyone has a good time and feels connected during the meeting.

Attend a Virtual Magic Show

Attending a virtual magic show with your loved ones can be an exciting and entertaining experience. With modern technology, magicians around the world have made it possible to bring their amazing acts directly into your home. Through a video conference platform such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype, you can watch a live performance from the comfort of your own home.

A good virtual magic show is interactive, engaging, and captivating for everyone involved. You can even take part in some of the magical moments if you choose to do so. For a truly unique experience, you can even add in a few special surprises for your family and friends. By using props, like a box of chocolates or a hat, to help create the atmosphere of being at an actual live show, you can make it truly magical for those participating from home.

Travel Virtually

Since the pandemic started, Airbnb has swiftly added online experiences to its booking platform. There are more than 200 options available, which means the chances of finding something that you would all enjoy are pretty high. You can learn how to dance in Argentina, or you can safely look at dangerous animals during a safari in Africa. Recently, Airbnb even added some Broadway behind-the-scenes events – including classes to learn choreography from popular musicals.

Spend Time With a Celebrity

Technology has made it easier than ever to connect with our favorite celebrities. With virtual chat, you can now get up close and personal with your favorite star! Invite your friends and family along for the experience and have a chance to ask questions, hear stories, get advice and even play games together.

Virtual Escape Room

With virtual escape-room games, you can experience the thrill and excitement of a traditional escape room right in your own home. Gather your friends or family together to solve puzzles, explore clues, and ultimately find your way out of an immersive virtual world. Not only is it a great way to keep everyone entertained, but it’s also a fun way to connect with loved ones and test your problem-solving skills.

Virtual escape-room games require players to work together, using clues and strategies to unlock the secrets of the virtual world and make their way out. In addition to being incredibly entertaining, these games can also help build teamwork and communication in real life.

Bottom Line

You can still spend quality time with friends and family these upcoming holidays even if you’re not close by. The possibilities to have fun online are endless, and all you need is a stable connection and some creativity at hand. Above, we mentioned only five fresh ideas to make something fun, but there are many more that you can find to make the most of the Christmas season.