At the moment, you might be feeling as though it was a lifetime ago that you went to a party or out clubbing. And whilst it will be quite a while until we’re able to do this again in the same way, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a night out with your friends – even if it’s just virtually.
The pandemic has had the knock-on effect of making people feel isolated. So by hosting a virtual event, you’ll be able to benefit from socialising and staying in contact with your friends whilst being in the safety of your home. Emphasizing the importance of this in a unique way, it can be the perfect opportunity to celebrate a birthday or another event.
So what will you have to plan for it?
Which Platform You’ll Use
The first thing you’ll want to plan for your virtual party is what software you’ll use. Thankfully, there are now plenty to choose from, from the popular Zoom to FaceTime and Google Hangouts. Keep in mind, however, that each software will have a limit as to how many people can join the call and how long you’re on it for.
Who You Invite
Just like inviting friends to a real party, a virtual party will take some planning as to who you have there. You’ll want a group of people that gel together well – so you’ll want to work out how each person’s personality will go together. If you then have people on the call that don’t know each other, it’s important that you introduce them at the start to ease the awkwardness.
Send Out an Invitation
Even though this might seem a little formal for a virtual party, it can be a fun thing to do that will put you all in the spirit. Detailing the time, dress code and what to expect, it’s a feature that will make your party feel more official. Whether you do a virtual invite via email or have customised ones printed, it’s bound to go down a hit.
Decorate, Decorate, Decorate
Ok, so you might not be having people physically around your house for the party, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate. A few balloons, disco lights and banners will set the scene and make it feel like a real party!
Line Up Some Music
What’s a party without any music? To get the night going, consider lining up some music in advance. From using trance samples to other suitable dance music, you’ll be able to dance around the living room with your friends. Filling the gap until you can do it in person again, it will boost your mood and create a night to remember.
Dress For The Occasion
Despite being in your living room or another room in your house, it’s the ultimate opportunity to dress up for the occasion. It’s undeniably been a while since you wore anything a little formal, so why not use this excuse to do it?
So, there you go! That is 6 key steps to take to plan your virtual party. Of course, what you do is up to you. But however you plan it, it’s guaranteed to be a night that you and your friends remember for long after the lockdown ends.