Virtual Party and Zoom Entertainment Ideas
For Office and Family Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties and Celebrations
Over the last year many of us have become Zoom, Facebook Rooms and House Party aficionados – with people using group video call for everything from work meetings, to big family celebrations.
But how do you keep those virtual parties fun? Here are our favourite Zoom & Virtual party ideas - watch the video for some quick ideas, listen to our podcast or read more about our top 8 ideas below! And don't forget, to make your party extra-special, you can download your Zoom party backgrounds from our library and book any kind of entertainement just by filling in our request form.
1. Hire an Entertainer
The best way to get everyone chatting and to make yours a party to remember is to hire a virtual entertainer or party host. You can hire everything from an Elvis impersonator or tribute act, to singers, magicians, bubble performers, comedians and kids entertainers. You can find out about all our zoom party entertainers and virtual entertainment services here.
2. Cocktail Party or Wine Tasting
For a fabulous cocktail party, send round your cocktail recipes with your party invitation so you can all play at being mixologists and try out your own creations. For a fun wine tasting, choose a country and ask each of your friends to buy a different wine so you can share tasting notes. A bingo card with wine terms and flavour descriptions will add to the fun! And don’t forget those giant glasses to ‘swill’ your wine in…
3. Pick a Theme
Like any other type of party, having a theme can really make a virtual party feel special. Once you’ve picked a theme you can let everyone know on your digital invitations (or paper if it fits with your retro theme!) so that they can set their backgrounds or filters and get their costume, food & props ready! Here are just a few ideas that we really like…
- Historical or Vintage
- Carnival Theme
- Holiday Destinations
- Winter Wonderland
- Fairy or Dinosaur land for your kids parties
- Under the sea
You’ll find zoom backgrounds for all of these here.
4. Book a Virtual Skills class
Have you ever wanted to learn to tango, do magic tricks, sing or juggle? Virtual skills classes are a great way to fill your virtual party full of fun and give your friends something to talk & laugh about. Just fill in our request form and we'll get our performers to send you their ideas and quotes direct.
5. Virtual Party Games, Treasure Hunts & Murder Mysteries
Treasure hunts have become a bit of a tradition for virtual party entertainment, because they get everyone up, moving and involved. There are some great ideas here for scavenger hunts. You can tie your treasure hunt into your party theme – for a Hollywood theme party for example, why not get your guests to find something that rhymes with the name of a film star, or a prop that acts as a clue to the name of a film?
You can really go to town with a Murder Mystery theme too. Each of your guests can dress up as a character, with a background from a grand, spooky mansion.
You could even hire a zoom entertainer, host or compere to organize your online event for you, so everyone can play a part or perhaps a magician to make your clues appear! Just fill in our request form below and we’ll get our entertainers to send you a quote and make suggestions for your party. You can find out how to organize your virtual murder mystery here.
6. Movie Night
So simple, but such a great way to spend time together. You and your friends can choose a theme and have a movie-athon, or just pick one all-time favourite, classic film to watch together. Grab the popcorn, turn down the lights, relax and enjoy!
7. Virtual Dance Party
Spotify is made for this! Just create a playlist so you can all add your suggestions before your party. You can go for Dance classics, Disco, 80s, 90s or whatever puts you in a dancing mood…or get started with our Get-Up and Dance playlist.
8. Karaoke or Virtual Talent Show
Just because we might not all be able to meet up, doesn’t mean you can’t still have a truly interactive party. Why not start your virtual party with a skills class or online lesson from a professional singer, belly dancer, musician or magician. A singing lesson is the perfect warm up for a Karaoke party, helping everyone to feel more relaxed about singing their hearts out.
You could also hire different types of entertainers for lessons in break-out virtual rooms, before coming back together for a fantastic Virtual Talent show. There’s some useful advice here on how to set up the technical aspects of a Zoom Karaoke Party and you can just fill in our form to get quotes for a virtual skills class with any type of professional entertainer you can think of.