Whether for holidays, birthdays, or corporate events, a virtual cocktail party gives you the perfect opportunity to have a fun night with friends and family from all over.
You can decorate your house with balloons and streamers, invite everyone online at the same time, and have an awesome themed menu. Here are some tips for planning an unforgettable virtual cocktail party.
Decide on the Platform
Where do you want to host this virtual party? It doesn’t matter if you do it over Skype, Discord, Twitch, Zoom, or a YouTube live event. If you’re planning to invite friends and family that use different platforms, be sure to figure out what works for everyone. Most virtual parties use Zoom because of its convenience and ease of use.
Send Out Invites
What’s a party without guests? Make sure you’re clear when inviting people to your virtual party. Provide details like when you’ll start, how long it will last, and what guests should expect when they join. Since you’ll be mixing some cocktails during your event, include the ingredients and everything they need so they can collect them before the event.
Hire an Event Planner
Virtual events need planners, too! You’ll be surprised to see these talented folks can help you achieve a fantastic virtual party without any effort at all. You can hire someone who specializes in private mixology classes. Crafting cocktails is much easier when you have the right tools, ingredients and guidance, so hire professionals to help you craft your drinks.
Whether or not you hire an event planner or host, make sure you have the ingredients to make your favorite cocktail recipes, including ingredients of fun! Create a playlist so guests can find their favorite songs easily, or ask more musically inclined people to help out with that!
Keep the Fun Going
Now that everyone’s in, what’s next? You can get everyone to interact by playing games or holding impromptu giveaways for some extra fun. If you’ve decided to hire a virtual party planner, you can let them know your goals so that you and the hosts can lay out a plan of action.
End on a High Note
Our final tip for planning an unforgettable virtual cocktail party is to leave your guests wanting more. Just like in-person parties, it’s vital to end your virtual event on a high note. You may have a limited amount of time for a virtual event, so make sure that guests know when the party will end, and be sure to thank everyone for coming!