Four Tips on How to Host a Zoom Party

Posted by Lauralyn Brown on May 27th 2021

Four Tips on How to Host a Zoom Party

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!

Make sure you have a good Wi-Fi connection.

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!

Invite fewer people than you would at a physical party

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!

Make sure everyone knows how to use Zoom beforehand

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.

Have fun! 

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!