Throwing a Virtual Cocktail Party
There was a time when a virtual cocktail party would sound strange and unnecessary, but not right now.
With everyone staying indoors given the COVID-19 outbreak, your social life may seem bleak. At the least, most people are already bored, inching towards depression, or missing any form of social interaction. The good news is, while a lot of things have been shut down, the tech industry is working double-time to expand efficient means of communication. So, you can make the most of the situation and put these platforms to work for some virtual socializing. What’s more social than a cocktail party?
Right now a virtual cocktail party is a gem and a wonderful idea to dig into fun, drinks, chats, and more all from the comfort of your home. Planning one is simple because make no mistake, virtual or not, you have got to make a few arrangements. We have it all put down for you.
- Choose a venue.
The venue or location here will be any of the appropriate online platforms. Your options include Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and Google Hangouts. The number of participants each of these can accommodate at once is 50, 30, 100, and 10 respectively. You want to choose a platform that everyone on your guest list is comfortable with and consider how long you can stay connected on the platform.
- Send invitations
This brings us to the guest list, which is a vital part of planning a virtual cocktail party. Event Planner Bronson Van Wyck thoroughly explains this when he says, “You need talkers and listeners if you know what I mean. A great party comes down to choosing a great guest list.” The invitations don’t have to be overly formal either.
- Choose a cocktail and snacks.
You need the drink of the hour. It is good to stick with what you know and the items you have at home. You can opt for spirit or spirit-free cocktail recipes. Be sure to roll out your nicest glasses and share the recipe well before the fixed time for the party.
The snacks should also be party-friendly snacks that are easy to prepare. You don’t have to make your guests make the same snacks. Everyone can just stick with something they like.
- Set up the room.
Decide on the spot you would like to have your virtual cocktail party. Setting the scene helps your party feel real and serious. You can light a candle or use artfully placed lamps. Create a playlist and share it with all your guests. The décor matters too because your guests can see what’s behind you during the party.
- Dress the part.
At this point, it’s probably been weeks since you dressed up for a party. Take advantage of being home and go all out with your look. There’s no better way to swing into a party mood than organizing your looks.
There you have it and you can get your party started in no time. Remember, the aim is to have fun, socialize, and come away happy. Don’t get sucked in by planning and lose the reason for the party.
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