Even though the holidays will look a bit different this year, this doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of the season. By getting a little creative, we can still share special moments with our friends and family while having some fun. If you’re looking for ways to stay connected this year, here are some tips on how to host a virtual holiday party and make some new traditions.
Dress to Impress
It can take a little convincing and poking to get everyone on board for a virtual holiday party. So start planning well in advance. One way to get your guests excited is by setting up some rules, like dressing to impress. And by impress, we, of course, mean wearing the most festive outfit you can find. Ugly sweaters, reindeer antlers, elf onesies – the crazier, the better. You can offer a prize like a gift card to a local business for the best outfit.
Begin with Cocktails
Every good holiday party begins with cocktails or mocktails, and considering the events of 2020, it’s a good way to start off the night. You can get people inspired by making a competition where everyone creates their favourite Christmas themed cocktail, detailing their concoctions for another awesome prize. By starting your virtual holiday party with Happy Hour, it will give everyone a chance to relax, unwind and get into the holiday spirit.
Gingerbread House Contest
If you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family, kids and grandparents included, a gingerbread house contest is a great option. You can even get a premade kit at your local grocery store with everything you need. Once you have your cocktails ready, prop up your screens so everyone can see and start assembling. This is always a big hit with the kids!
Virtual Holiday Party Games
Playing games together is what the holidays are all about. Games help us laugh, let loose and have fun. You can find a ton of great ideas online. Some of our favourite games to play with family include Christmas Bingo and Christmas Charades.
Organize a Special Appearance from Santa
To give the kids an extra element of excitement, you can organize a secret special appearance from Santa. He can pop into the virtual party for a chat with the kids, ask what they have on their list and get everyone into the holiday spirit.
A global pandemic might keep us from physically seeing our loved ones this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t spend time with them and make new virtual memories together.