COVID-19 has scuppered many people’s plans in the past twelve months. From weddings that have been postponed, to holidays abroad that have had to be cancelled, it is becoming tiresome to be stuck at home without seeing our friends and family.
Birthdays are one thing that most people have had to cancel in the past year, and this can truly feel rubbish to say the least. We all want to celebrate our birthdays with the ones we love, be it family, friends or even co-workers. Nevertheless, we all have to do our part to keep everybody safe, and if that means changing our birthday celebrations, so be it!
Online parties are awesome fun, despite the fact they can’t match up to being in a room full of your best friends. In this blog you will find out how to throw an online birthday party during COVID-19,
Organize It In Advance
Just like organizing a physical birthday party, you should organize your online party well in advance. Although we are all stuck at home during this time, that doesn’t mean your friends’ and families’ calendars won’t fill up super fast!
To organize your online birthday party, you could send an e-vite, or use a QR code Generator to develop an easily scannable QR Code for the party. This QR Code could take users to the party link, or to the online event you have set up in advance.
Bring Multiple Activity Options
One thing that is easy to forget during online parties is that the host has a big responsibility. Unlike physical parties, in which people naturally form groups and chat amongst themselves, online parties require a leader to organize the fun throughout the evening. This means that you will need to bring plenty to do, as well as to come up with a basic structure for the evening.
Some things you could include in your party are…
- Drinking games.
- Competitions, such as dance-offs or drawing competitions.
- A “dinner party”, in which every guest cooks a meal and you eat it together.
Encourage People To Party At Home!
Last, but certainly not least, you need to encourage people to party at home! In your online event post, you should include what you would like people to wear, and insist that those who drink should bring something to sip on during the event! There’s nothing worse than people showing up too casual to a big bash, so make sure you are clear about how BIG you want your party to be.
You could incorporate this party feeling into your activities, such as holding a catwalk of party outfits in people’s respective homes, or asking people to bring their favorite alcoholic beverage to the event! By doing this, you are encouraging the party feel, getting people to let loose in their home and enjoy the fun as if it were a real party.
If you are throwing an online birthday party this year, make sure to follow these steps to ensure it’s a success!