With social distancing guidelines in place, the holiday season may look a little bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can celebrate with your friends and family. Thanks to video conferencing, you can still host all your favorite holiday parties with your loved ones from the comfort of your own home! This year, celebrate the holiday season while also social distancing by hosting one of these virtual Christmas parties.
Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange
One of the most popular holiday parties to host during the Christmas season is a cookie exchange. But just because you can’t see your loved ones in person doesn’t mean you can’t exchange your favorite Christmas cookies. Instead of hosting an in-person party, why not share your cookies through the mail?
You’ll get a chance to try out all your loved ones’ favorite cookie recipes but you don’t have to gather together in one place to do it. Ask all the participants to mail their cookies by a certain date, then enjoy the cookies together over video chat on a specified date.
Online Ornament Party
Making your own holiday ornaments for your Christmas tree is a great way to get creative during the holiday season. Turn your crafting session into a party by hosting an online ornament making party.
Gather up all the supplies your guests will need to make the ornaments and mail them a package with the supplies and instructions. Or include a supply list and instructions on the virtual invitation. Meet up on video chat to put the ornaments together as a group for a fun virtual Christmas party this year.
Virtual Cocktail Party
Meet up with your friends and family for a virtual cocktail party this Christmas. Send out invitations listing the time and meeting platform for your celebration. And don’t forget to tell your guests to make their favorite cocktails for the event. Then, meet up with everyone online for a fun adult party this holiday season.
Gingerbread House Party Online
Constructing a gingerbread house is an annual tradition for many families. This year, make your gingerbread house party a virtual event.
When you send out invitations to your party, let your guests know that they’ll need to purchase their own gingerbread house kit or list the supplies they’ll need to create their own gingerbread house. Then, gather together online to put together your own gingerbread homes as a group.
Virtual Secret Santa
Celebrating the holiday season with a secret Santa gift exchange is a fun way to give gifts to your friends and family. And the best part about this party idea is that you can do it online. Gather up all the names of the participating players and put them in a hat.
Draw names to match up each player with a secret Santa, then provide each Santa with the name and address of their gift recipient. Tell all the players they must mail their gifts by a certain day. Then, log in to open all the gifts together and enjoy each other’s company.