8 Tips To Make Your Virtual NYE Party A Celebration Like No Other
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we party. Holidays and celebrations have gone digital, with video chats and live streams becoming the new home of just about every gathering.
It’s sad to think that we can’t ring in 2021 how we’d surely all like to. Even if 2020 has been disappointing, the night on which we ring in 2021 doesn’t have to be. Instead, throw a fun, lavish party you’ll never forget with these tips in mind.
Create a Playlist
Music is a must for any party. Curate a crowd-pleasing playlist, but make sure to play it at low volume so guests can hear each other. Alternatively, you may use software that allows guests to request songs live.
Do A Dress Rehearsal To Ensure Everyone Can Get Connected
Anyone who has participated in a virtual call over the last year has experienced a common pain: troubleshooting. Not everyone is tech-savvy, so consider inviting guests to a “test run” to work out their equipment.
Play a Game
Many of your favorite party games can be played virtually. Think of ways to take classic party games to the small screen, or search for crowd-pleasing apps or online games that you think your crowd would enjoy. Drinking games can be plenty of fun too. Let your guests help create a new one by challenging participants to take a sip each time a specific word is used.
Book an Entertainer
New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights for performers in the entertainment industry. Because of the pandemic, entertainers are looking for more ways to perform. Why not support a local entertainment act by booking them to play for your virtual party? If none are available, make your own entertainment with virtual karaoke.
Decorate Your Background
Many virtual chat sites allow you to customize your background, letting you create the illusion that you’re in front of fireworks or Times Square. Why not spruce up your actual living space, though? Get creative with lights and art, and consider transforming your room into a cosmic party atmosphere with hypnotic galaxy roses.
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Get Dressed Up
Add a twist to your NYE Party by assigning a fun dress code. You could assign guests to dress in the fashion of a certain decade, or ask guests to incorporate their pets or home life into their costume.
Cook a Meal Together
Potluck parties are always fun, but they’re certainly not optimal this year. For the cuisine component of your party, think outside the box. For example, you could challenge each of your guests to cook or bake something, and have each guest vote on traits like creativity and presentation.
Watch the Ball Drop
COVID-19 has changed many things, but some traditions are unbreakable. The annual ball drop is one of them. Consider watching the ball drop together for a glimpse of normalcy – and if you’re chatting with someone you love, make sure to send out a virtual kiss at midnight.
One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year. On December 31st, the Ball will drop in Times Square.— Times Square (@TimesSquareNYC) September 23, 2020
Times Square New Year's Eve 2021 is happening visually, virtually, safely. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/5CE5ROZgTF
We bet you can’t wait until the day you can party in-person again. By incorporating these tips into your party this year, you’ll create precious memories – and someday, you’ll look back on the time you partied like it was 2020.