The current situation is making us seek out new ways to stay connected, keep our spirits up and help one another through these unprecedented times. You can get involved in lots of ways – both big and small. And one of our biggest allies here is technology.
As a result of this distance, friends and families are relying on technology more than ever to connect and communicate. The next time you video chat with your friends and family, mix it up with one of these fun virtual party ideas!
In the absence of being able to see your friends and family in person, a video call could help to bridge the gap. Scheduling a regular catch-up can give you both something to look forward to and helps to add structure to your day.
- Make the most of video calling, whether that’s with Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime or various other methods that are available.
- It might also help to put up photos of friends and family around you too.
Some ways you can
1. Host Virtual Dinner Parties
When we want to hang out with people, the first activity we suggest is going to a restaurant or hosting a dinner party. Since restaurants are only serving take-out or delivery and having people over is highly frowned upon, the next best thing is to host a virtual dinner party!
Invite your friends and family to join you for dinner one night via a video chat. You can all cook the same meal, order from the same restaurant, or make a different meal at home.
Take it a step further and challenge your friends to dress up as if they’re attending a fancy dinner party!
2. Celebrate via Video Chat
Birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations—the list goes on forever. All sorts of celebrations have been canceled or derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we can’t be together in person for these momentous occasions, we can still honor the person or event.
Don’t use distance as an excuse not to celebrate a major life event! Send out invitations, create party decorations, pour celebratory drinks, and, most importantly, have fun.
3. Happy Hour with Coworkers and Friends
When you can’t grab a drink with your work buddies after a grueling day at the (home) office, what do you do? You walk to your kitchen, pour your favorite beverage, and head into a virtual happy hour instead!
Don’t skip bonding with your work pals just because the bars are closed for now. Set up a regular happy hour online and enjoy the company of friends as you wind down from the workday.
4. Virtual Game Night
Another way to connect with family and friends while social distancing is by hosting a virtual game night. Choose a fun group game such as Scattergories, Pictionary, Bingo, and Cards Against Humanity and let the best player win.
Invite your closest friends and family members to participate in a virtual celebration using the our Video conferencing tool of your choice. How have you and your friends connected virtually while being apart?