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Posted by Lauralyn Brown on May 27th 2021
Just because COVID is still hanging around doesn’t mean that you can’t host a fantastic party! If you’ve been working remotely or learning to operate remote meetings in the past year, then you’ll know that Zoom is one of the most popular platforms to connect with your friends, family, and coworkers digitally!
Hosting a party through Zoom is a lot easier than it sounds, and it’s a fun and creative way to interact with everyone! So please put on your party hats because we’re about to share with you our best tips to host your Zoom party!
Wi-Fi can be such a pain, can’t it? If you are hosting a party with a higher number of invitees, you’ll want to make sure that you have good Wi-Fi that won’t become spotty. Maybe test out a big Zoom call beforehand to test the wifi and see if it’s strong enough!
Pro-tip: Stagger your invitations and have people join in gradually. This way, ten people won’t be trying to enter at the same time and experience technical issues!
Through Zoom, it’s more challenging to get 15-20 people talking and interacting with each other than just 5-10. At a real-life party, it’s much easier for people to split off into groups and associate with each other! Virtually, you don’t want 20 people talking at the same time. Consider hosting a smaller, more intimate party with some of your closest friends!
It’s essential always to be prepared for anything! If you’ve planned out this party far enough in advance, it’s a good idea to make sure everyone knows how to access and use Zoom before the party.
This is still a party, after all. Get creative! Plan fun games that you can all play together virtually, use fun backgrounds that Zoom provides, get to know everyone, and let the conversation flow naturally! Even if you all are miles apart, there are still so many ways to throw a fun party together!
What is one of the key staples of any social event? The food! Enjoying delicious food or a full meal with friends and guests is a great way to bond and bring the event together, and something that can really be indulged in! Catering services just add a little zing to any event or party [...]
If you’re planning a murder mystery-themed party, one of the most important ways to bring the scene to life is by decorating! Decorating for your themed party can help you and your guests get into character and enjoy the full experience of solving the mystery! But how should you go about decorating for your [...]
TRADITIONAL | MINGLING FORMAT Preparing the kit: You are given the option for an instant download or boxed set (the party pack). If you choose the instant download, you'll need to print and prepare the kit. This is more economical but it will take more of your time, and you'll need ink/paper and a printer. [...]
The following breaks down our traditional, in-person murder mystery games to our new virtual format.Storyline: the storylines are along the same, traditional lines. However, some of the virtual games might incorporate the actual experience of being virtual into the game. Overall format: The traditional (in-person) games have a mingling, clue based design with a scripted solution round. Most [...]
Most hosts want everyone to have equal involvement, and this means assigning each player to be a suspect character - even with a large group. Unfortunately, you might be headed for chaos if you do that. But not all is lost - you can still play a game with a large group. In-person games can [...]
What is a virtual murder mystery? A virtual murder mystery party can be played on Zoom or any other video chat interface. It is best to play a game that is specifically-formatted for virtual play, so you aren't having to convert the format or be forced to know unnecessary spoilers as the host. Try to keep [...]
Welcome to 2020, where the world as we knew it has drastically changed without warning. You might have been in the midst of planning your next huge bash, and now, you're at home longing to be with your friends and family. I've had my nose to the grindstone writing new virtual games that can be [...]
No matter where you land on the calendar, there is always the next holiday around the corner to give you an excuse to start dreaming about your next fabulous party. Mardi Gras always falls on a Tuesday - Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday. The following day is Ash Wednesday, which commences the forty-day Lent season for Western Christians, which [...]
Summer is when party hosts should start the initial planning phase for fall parties. Whether the event is for back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the winter holidays, now is the time to get started with a game plan so you can take your time and reduce the stress of being a host. Murder mystery [...]