With the increasing popularity of platforms like Zoom, more and more people are turning to the online space for catchups with friends or celebrations of a birthday. More often than not, arranging for a large group of people to meet in person is a great difficulty so meeting online could be a great solution. Whether you have friends that live across the world, a large family that demands a lot of time, or struggle to find time alongside work commitments, it doesn’t mean that your social life has to take a back seat. Modern technology such as phones and laptops have an array of chat services available like FaceTime, Zoom or Skype, which means that your friends and family can be accessible pretty much all of the time. So, if you have a birthday coming up but can’t be there in person, here’s what you can do to keep the party alive.
Create an online quiz
If you can’t find a date or time that suits your group to meet at your favourite pub for quiz night, then bring the pub to you. Aside from testing if you’re the intelligent member of the group, quizzes are a great way to enjoy on-screen time with your friends. Whether you all quiz one another with your carefully selected questions or choose a ‘team captain’ to create a mastermind quiz of their own, testing one another’s knowledge makes way for hours of bonding time.
Play online games
Whether you live across the world from one another or are dragged down by work commitments, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy playing a few games with your friends. A multitude of traditional games including charades, trivia and Pictionary are extremely easy to play online, and you can even find a host of online platforms that make this easier by generating the questions for you. For those who really want to push the boat out, you could even recreate the typical Vegas scene and hedge your bets on a slot machine. To discover which slot machine best suits you and your friends, it’s a good idea to do your research and see what the online casino reviews suggest for the best games night possible, that way you know you’re getting the right levels of security and safety, as well as tried-and-tested software. To hike up the intensity you can use the screen sharing feature and watch your friends as they try to get a match on their favourite slot machine.
Host a fancy-dress theme
Whether you’re approaching a festive season such as Christmas or Halloween, or you need to get into character for an online ‘murder mystery’ night, a fancy-dress online party is not only fun to prepare for but provides a host of laughs and giggles too. If you’re a lover of all things ‘quirky make-up’ and ‘costume making’, you can gather with your friends to conjure up your ideas and get ready together – after all, that’s the best part of getting ready for a fancy-dress night out, right? You could even vote for the best dressed and prizes can be delivered by post. An incentive is bound to drive up the excitement.
Watch your favourite film together
Movie parties are a thing – fact. So you’re not getting glammed up and feeling excitable about the host of games you have planned, sometimes time to unwind with your friends is just what you need. By utilising the online TV space such as Netflix or Disney+, you and your friends can sit back, relax and enjoy a tub of popcorn while you all watch your favourite film in sync. If you’d like to liven it up a bit, you can always choose a musical that you could all sing along to, though you might want to warn your neighbours beforehand.
So, there you have it, a range of ideas to host your perfect online party. Whether you choose to do them all in one night or spread them out across each party, the choice is yours.