Ok so you read my previous post and watched all my recommended shows. Now what? Still bored out of your mind. No worries. I got you covered.
For example, did you know there are parties going on right now? Every week people all over the world are getting together and reclaiming a sense of normalcy through virtual parties/hangouts.
Check out a few examples below and I will also teach you how to host your very own virtual party as well.
If you are missing the club scene well look no further. You can recreate your very own club right in your living room. DJs from around the world have been providing music of all genres and all you have to do is show up.
Pajamas, blue jeans, or stillettos — the choice is yours. And the best part about it all — no cover charge. Some DJs, like DJ Sisko, ask for donations and use the funds to purchase food and toiletries for those in need.
Find the DJ that fits your mood streaming live on Instagram, Mixcloud, Twitch or Facebook among others.
Do you enjoy getting your friends and family together to play board games or card games? Well the fun doesn’t have to stop because of the quarantine. Recently, with the help of Zoom and Facebook Video Messenger my sister hosted her first game night where her friends played Uno, Black Card Revoked, and Cards Against Humanity.
My husband also played a game with his friends called Power Hour where they would take turns playing 60 seconds of a song and his friends would have to guess the name of the song.
The possibilities are endless with game night. Most games can be downloaded from the comfort of your home. And, almost any game can be played virtually with others, you may just have to get a little creative.
Miss your after work unwinds with your work family?
No need to have the fun stop, you can host a happy hour with the team by just sending an invite and meeting up online. Once everyone is logged on, raise a glass and have a toast.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
Here in Atlanta, brunch is a social necessity, a rite of passage if your will. It’s as common as Church on Sunday. If you were a part of this Brunch Brigade, virtual brunches may help you get that noon-day breakfast feast fix.
Just pick a time, cook up some breakfast faves, and join your friends for an online brunch. This may require more effort and depending on your cooking skills, the food may not be as appetizing. BUT, this will hopefully provide a close alternative until the quarantine is lifted.
These are just a few ways to help pass the time, but there’s also virtual Book clubs, Birthday parties, Dinner dates, and Slumber Parties. It’s all up to you.
How to Host a Virtual Party
1. Send an Invitation
Pick a date, time, and guest list. Send the invitation via text or email. Having something to look forward to will help curb the anxiety of being stuck inside.
2. Pick an App
Zoom: This new chatting software allows you to connect with up to 100 people for up to 40 minutes for FREE. After that a subscription is needed.
Houseparty: This app works across desktop and mobile devices and allows up to 8 people to join in. This is the optimal choice for game night and bonus, this app includes its own games.
Google Hangout: This Google platform allows up to 10 people and works on both desktop and mobile.
Skype:Download for FREE and chat with up to 50 people with screen sharing capabilities.
FaceTime: Popular option among Apple users, this option allows you to add up to 32 people.
As you can see, one of the upsides of boredom or solitude, is that it can also spark creativity and resourcefulness.
Although this is not our ideal situation. We are all in this together and we will make it through with the help of each other.
Can’t wait to hear how your virtual party went.