Traditional Halloween parties aren’t a thing in 2020, but there’s still a lot of fun to be had this season. Thanks to the internet, you can safely celebrate spooky season with a bunch of your friends — you just have to do it through a screen. Here’s how to throw a virtual Halloween party.
Decide On Your Platform
Will you be meeting on Zoom, Google, FaceTime, or another platform? Choose which the video conference service you’re most comfortable with so you can send out your invites.
Invite Your Friends
While a simple text will do, there’s no reason not to send a more formal invitation to your spooky hang. Consider sending a Halloween-inspired Evite to your party attendees to keep it spooky. You can also create fun, festive virtual invites using Canva.
Make A Playlist
Next, it’s time to make a playlist of your favorite freaky songs. Since scary music is subjective, feel free to get creative with this one. If you’re stumped, start with The Monster Mash and go from there. Here’s a Spotify playlist to give you some more ideas.
Plan Your Drinks & Snacks
No party is complete without some spooky snack and drink options. The bonus to meeting virtually is that you can decide exactly what you want to eat and drink during the party. We recommend choosing small snacks so you can eat, drink, talk, and dance with ease. Don’t miss our fall cocktail recipes for drink inspiration.
Plan Your Party
It’s time to plan how you and your friends will spend time together virtually. While hanging out, talking, drinking, and eating is always fun, we recommend choosing at least a couple of activities for everyone. A virtual Halloween party can consist of many things. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
- Share your favorite ghost stories with friends.
- Watch a scary movie at the same time.
- Have a virtual spooky dance party.
- Host a virtual costume contest with your friends.
Create Your Spooky Atmosphere
Now it’s time to decorate your space for the virtual Halloween party. Pumpkins are an obvious choice, as are fall-themed bouquets. Check out some of our Halloween craft suggestions for easy DIY tutorials.
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