To say this year was challenging would be an understatement, and it’s not even over yet. But the current situation doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself anymore.
With Christmas fast-approaching, it’s typical to start thinking of ways to celebrate.
Recent months have made everyone realize the value of video-chatting platforms. From Zoom meetings for work to Skype calls with family and friends, there’s no reason not to hold a party through these platforms with a selection of Christmas themes.
You can connect with people while following social distancing protocols.
Taking the Christmas Party Program Online
Plan your virtual party similarly to how you’d do it for a traditional party. You can even check out Christmas party theme ideas to make it more fun and entertaining for guests.
Here are a few things to remember for a successful party.
- Send out invitations with the date, time, theme, and other instructions to set the mood
- Deliver food and drinks to guests, so everyone can enjoy the same treats during the party
- Encourage guests to talk to each other while waiting for the others to arrive
- Prepare games and prizes to make the party fun and engaging.
- Send out Christmas gifts and prizes from the games the following day, so guests have something to look forward to
Setting a Holiday Party Theme for More Fun
Your Christmas party’s theme is just one of the ways you can enhance this virtual experience. It can set the mood and lift your guests’ spirits. It may even convince reluctant party-goers to attend.
Use the limited space of your guests’ laptop or desktop screens for an activity. Before the party, ask them to decorate the area that will be seen on screen. Then, have them dress up in a costume that suits their decorations. This creates a festive environment and dissuades guests from attending in their pajamas.
Bingo has experienced newfound popularity as it trended on Instagram earlier this year. This interactive game brings out the competitive spirit in most, making it exciting even through a screen. Customize your party’s bingo cards by making them about your guests (e.g. birth months, hobbies, shirt color, etc.).
Take a traditionally in-person party program and make it virtual for your Christmas celebration. Much like the food and drinks you’re ordering for the party, you can contact a bar for cocktails. Many establishments have made their cocktail menus available for order and delivery online. Make sure to contact them weeks before your party to secure a slot.
Movie Marathon Party
Hold a Christmas movie marathon for your party.
Unlike the costume party, you can have guests attend in comfortable clothes for a sleepover-like mood. Get a little discussion going after every movie over hot cocoa and sweet or salty nibbles.
Here are some lesser-known holiday movies to check out:
- Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
- Trading Places (1983)
- The Family Stone (2005)
- The Holiday (2006)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
- Mixed Nuts (1994)
End the year the way you started it — bright-eyed and hopeful. Use the ideal theme for your Christmas party to celebrate surviving a challenging year with family, friends, and colleagues.
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