Celebrating a birthday is always a special occasion, but with the ongoing pandemic, throwing an in-person birthday party may not be feasible. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with your loved ones. A virtual birthday party is a great way to bring people together and create a memorable experience. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips and ideas on how to throw a virtual birthday party that still feels special.
Choose the Right Platform
The first step in planning a virtual birthday party is choosing the right platform. There are several options available, including Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and more. Consider the number of guests you will have and the features that are important to you, such as the ability to share screens, play games, or send virtual gifts. Once you have chosen a platform, make sure to send out invitations with clear instructions on how to join the party.
Decorate Your Space
Just because you are celebrating virtually doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your space. Hang up some balloons, streamers, or a birthday banner in the background to make the space feel festive. You can also dress up in your favorite party outfit or wear a birthday hat to make it feel more special.
Plan Some Games and Activities
Games and activities are a great way to keep everyone engaged during the virtual birthday party. Some ideas include virtual trivia, charades, Pictionary, or even a virtual scavenger hunt. You can also plan a group activity, such as cooking or baking together, painting, or crafting. Make sure to provide all the necessary materials beforehand so everyone can participate. Another fun game to play during a virtual birthday party is a “guess who” game where each guest submits a baby picture of themselves, and everyone else tries to guess who is who. You can also try a virtual escape room, which can be a challenging and exciting way to work together as a team. Consider mixing up the activities to keep things interesting and ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Send Virtual Gifts
Just because you can’t exchange gifts in person doesn’t mean you can’t send virtual gifts. Consider sending a digital gift card, e-book, or subscription to a streaming service. You can also create a personalized slideshow or video montage of memories and send it to the birthday person. In addition to these options, you can also consider sending a birthday gift online delivery to the birthday person’s doorstep. There are many online retailers that offer a wide range of gifts, from personalized mugs to gourmet food baskets, that can be delivered directly to their homes.
Have a Virtual Cake Cutting
No birthday party is complete without a cake. Consider having a virtual cake-cutting ceremony where everyone sings “Happy Birthday” and the birthday person blows out the candles. You can also order a birthday cake online or from a local bakery and have it delivered to the birthday person’s doorstep beforehand.
Hire a Virtual Entertainer
If you want to take the virtual birthday party to the next level, consider hiring a virtual entertainer. There are several options available, including magicians, musicians, comedians, and more. Make sure to book the entertainer in advance and coordinate with them on the details. When hiring a virtual entertainer, make sure to choose one that fits the birthday person’s interests and personality. For example, if they love music, consider booking a virtual concert or karaoke party. If they enjoy comedy, a virtual stand-up show or improv session might be a good choice. Be sure to communicate with the entertainer about any specific requests or preferences to ensure a fun and personalized experience.
Have a Virtual After-Party
Just because the virtual birthday party is over doesn’t mean the celebration has to end. Consider having a virtual after-party where everyone can continue to chat and catch up. You can also play some more games or watch a movie together. Make sure to set a clear end time so everyone knows when the party is officially over.
In conclusion, a virtual birthday party can still be a special and memorable experience. By choosing the right platform, decorating your space, planning games and activities, sending virtual gifts, having a virtual cake cutting, hiring a virtual entertainer, and having a virtual after-party, you can create a fun and engaging celebration that everyone will enjoy. Remember to be creative, have fun, and most importantly, make the birthday person feel loved and appreciated.