While we’re all eager to bid 2020 a final farewell, New Year’s Eve this year is going to look much different than that of years before. Dance parties, cafe bashes, and other get-togethers may not be the trend but, it is absolutely possible to throw a virtual New Year’s Eve Party that’s just as fun and memorable as any get together.
Choose an activity
No matter how large or how small your guest list, you need to plan a group activity. The range of options is wide, and the best one depends upon the kind of crowd you’re hosting. You can go for trivia, karaoke, bingo, or can even hire an entertainer to virtually entertain your guests: a DJ, comedian, drag performer, singer, anyone.
Make note of your budget
If you have a bigger budget, you can send your guests goodie bags with crowns and noise-makers and other things. Also, you can send a meal, dessert, or a bottle of champagne (depending upon what your guests like). If you want less stress, hire a party planner to make the virtual celebration even more special and polished. Planners can help you with DJs, catering companies, etc; making your celebration over the top.
Choose a theme
A dress code connects people at a party in a way nothing else can. For New Year’s Eve party, we have plenty of fun themes to try. Classic black and white, disco, glitter, pajama party, etc- to name a few. Themes based on TV characters, puns, or celebrities are a good option too. Giving a prize to the best dressed is an incentive to dress well, making your party brighter and over the top.
Invite and time
New Year’s Eve is a busy night, so send your invites early- nearly three weeks to a month in advance. If you’re hosting a general dance party or a crowd-friendly game like bingo, the more the merrier. When deciding upon the time of your party, be specific. Adding a meeting end time is also a good idea for a virtual celebration.
Have a rehearsal
A simple technological glitch can end it all down in an instant. Therefore, having a dress rehearsal beforehand is a must. On any day preceding the party, set aside 30 minutes or so with the producer / entertainer, and make sure you know all about setting up your Zoom with a waiting room, using break-out groups, and other technical aspects of the party. A good YouTube tutorial is always a good way to learn. An hour before the party, make sure your WiFi is all set and everything is going smoothly. Now, just make sure everyone has fun and you’re good to go.
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