Zoom Holiday Parties? How To Decorate For Remote Events

The holiday season is fast approaching and with most people maintaining social distancing, the question of holiday parties is left in limbo. There are a few different ways to keep your holidays delightful. One of which is hosting and even via Zoom or Skype. Costumes For All Occasions is always here to help you make the most of your event, even if that event happens to be hosted online. Break out your tinsel, pull on that little black dress, and decorate your background to bring the holidays to life. We have a few tips and tricks that will help you decorate your home or even just a single room to make your Zoom event a success.

What is a Zoom Holiday Party?

A Zoom party is basically a holiday party or special event hosted online. You and your guest attend from your own locations via the internet. You can use your tablet, laptop, phone, or any other video enable device to connect via the Zoom video conferencing app. Zoom events can be small or large. This idea is not limited to Zoom, you can also use Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or any other video conferencing program that you prefer. With so many people limiting their time in crowds, online parties, game nights, virtual concerts, online dance parties, and other social events have moved online.

Holiday Backdrop

You may be wondering why even bother hosting a party, let alone zoom events, after all, the point of parties is socialize in person. With interstate travel bans and social distancing rules in force due to COVID-19, maintaining a link with friends and family is more important than ever.

How Do You Host A Online Holiday Party?

Hosting your holiday party online is easier than you think. Also, since you don’t have to cook or cater food for a crowd, you can spend more time on your decorations and your outfit. The first step is choosing a date for your holiday party. Send out e-cards as invitations to everyone on your guest list. Give an option of two or three different time frames and choose the one that gets the most votes for your even time.

Everyone can join the fun when the party is online!

It is also important to have a party itinerary for your event. While just turning on a camera and having a big conversation may seem like a good idea, it will make things more festive if everyone can participate equally. Consider having set times for games or a roundtable, or even a list of topics that you want to touch on during the event. Giving your guest a general timeline will allow everyone to put their thoughts together beforehand while also ensuring everyone has a chance to be heard.

Create A Theme And Decorate Accordingly

Picking a color scheme for your event will help everyone connect and feel a better sense of community during your virtual party. If you are hosting a Halloween virtual even, consider having a spooky backdrop, plenty of candles, of course, a spooky costume. For festive parties such as thanksgiving, you can create a heartwarming atmosphere by decorating for the season.

Halloween Party Backdrop

Consider placing your camera in from of your Christmas tree or decorated fireplace for Christmas events, or even setting up a stunning New Years’ backdrop with golden balloons and fireworks for an NYE party. Although you may not be cooking for a crowd, there is no reason not to cook or order a decadent meal for yourself to enjoy during your event. Make sure all of your guests are aware of the theme in advance, so everyone can decorate accordingly.

Engage Your Guests

Just because you are not all in one place doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun. Decorating will get everyone in the mood, providing entertainment will keep everyone engaged. You or one of your guests can hire an entertainer to dazzle everyone from one location, or you can even consider booking virtual entertainers. Bring out the card games or even set up a virtual board game to make your holiday Zoom party memorable. No matter what your theme, we are sure to have the decor to make your online party a hit.

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