Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your holiday season! Gatherings are a no-go, but we have some great ideas to help you host your own virtual holiday party.
It’s vital we remain vigilant during the holiday season and avoid physical interactions where possible. That being said, there are many ways to celebrate the festive season while practicing physical distancing. We’ve shared the best cheat sheet for hosting an epic virtual holiday party!
4 Epic Virtual Holiday Party Ideas
#1 Virtual Drinks |
At this point we’ve become accustomed to virtual hangouts with friends and family. Hosting a group virtual call with your friends/family is now considered a party! Get into the holiday spirit and have everyone create their own holiday-themed cocktail to celebrate the season and get the conversation flowing. You can even offer a prize for the most festive cocktail!
#2 Virtual Karaoke |
If you’re into karaoke, we have the BEST idea for you! Virtual karaoke is a great option for an outgoing group who loves to get loud. Plus, it’s surprisingly straightforward. You simply require a videoconferencing service like Zoom/Google Hangouts and Watch2Gether which is where “you’ll be assembling your queue of karaoke tracks” (Source: Wired). While you’re singing with holiday cheer, you’ll forget all about COVID-19 and enjoy spending time virtually with friends/family.
#3 Virtual Secret Santa |
Secret Santa is a holiday staple! Who doesn’t enjoy random gifts and deciphering who gifted it? Virtual secret Santa is a fun way to feel festive and “normal” this holiday season. Using a Secret Santa Generator will help you draw names online and it will communicate to everyone who they give to.
You can even send a gift anonymously from Amazon, as long as you don’t fill in the gift note. When you set the gift limit make sure you consider potential shipping costs associated. Make this even more fun by scheduling a virtual holiday party with a video call aspect so you can see everyone opening their gift.
#4 Themed Parties |
Hosting a virtual holiday party is an entertaining option, but it can be difficult to translate the feeling of company when only using virtual tools. Creating a theme or organized activities will be more entertaining. Encourage everyone to wear an ugly holiday sweater, Christmas PJs, a costume, or assign a specific colour to wear. You can even extend this into a contest and name a winner.