How to Throw a Virtual Holiday Party

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The holidays look different in 2020. But thanks to the internet, you can still safely celebrate the season with friends and family — you just have to do it through a screen. Here’s how to throw a virtual holiday party.

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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 festive hang. Instead, create a fun, festive virtual invite using a service like Paperless Post or Canva.

Make a Playlist

Next, it’s time to make a playlist of your favorite holiday songs. Whether you prefer oldtime classics or you’re a fan of the more modern festive hits, you won’t have trouble creating a personalized playlist for your virtual holiday party. Need some inspiration? Start here.

Plan Your Drinks & Snacks

No holiday virtual event is complete without some seasonal snacsk and drinks. The bonus to celebrating 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.

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 holiday memories with friends.
  • Watch a holiday movie at the same time. Here’s our list of what to watch!
  • Have a virtual holiday dance party.
  • Host a virtual holiday fashion show with friends, featuring your favorite ugly sweaters (and Santa hats).

Create Your Spooky Atmosphere

Finally, don’t forget to decorate your space for the party. If space is an issue, our post on holiday decorating in small spaces will help.


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