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5 Creative Virtual Parties For All Ages!

Happy Hours + Camp Outs + Dance Offs

virtual party ideas for kids and families

Let’s party! With all the social distancing happening now, families, friends, and teams are looking to connect more in creative ways. Good news people, the Little Steps team has gathered up the best apps for hosting virtual parties and also provided 5 popular themes as well. Organize a dance-off, have a camp-out or sip wine at a virtual happy hour. This round-up is for all ages – enjoy!

Top Virtual Party Hosting Platforms:

Zoom – The free version allows up to 100 people and up to a 40-minute session

Skype – Up to 40 guests and 4 hours of calling

Facetime – Up to 32 devices can join!

Google Chat – Up to 10 people

House Party – Up to 8 people – easy and free

  • Birthday party camping indoors

    VIRTUAL CAMPFIRE GATHERING: Zoom

    To schedule a virtual campfire, ask your friends to join a virtual campfire gathering when the sun goes down. Next, download on a different device the Winter Fireplace app which you can stream to your TV. Turn off all the lights, ask everyone to grab a candle and prepare 1 haunted ghost story to share with friends. You can also light a marshmallow (with a match) and prep smores from afar. Happy camping!

    Winter Fireplacedownload here

  • virtual happy hour

    VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR WITH FRIENDS:

    Download the House Party App, schedule a time to get together online (from your mobile or laptop), grab a bottle of wine, and chat it up with as many friends as you like! While there are other apps that do similar features, House Party is unique in that it is very easy to use - even grandma can get involved easily (no codes required!). If you are gathering with more than 8 people, Zoom might be a better option to connect.

    House Party - Appledownload here

    House Party - Google Playdownload here

  • NETFLIX AND CHILL WITH FRIENDS:

    Who says movie night has to stop with all this social distancing? Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. It synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. TV Watch Party and long-distance movie night - here we come! The best part - it's free!

    Netflix Party, www.netflixparty.com

  • VIRTUAL FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHTS:

    Game night with friends can also be done online! This is a great option for a fun night between family members living apart, friends being quarantined, and youngsters looking to organize a virtual playdate. Below are some fun options (most of which are free too!). For Pictionary, you can download Mural and play the game with friends. Good luck.

    Settlers Of Catanwww.catanuniverse.com

    Dominiondominion.games

    Muralmural.co

    Monopolywww.pogo.com/games/monopolyclassic

    Words With Friendswww.facebook.com/WordsWithFriends

    Cards Against Humanitywww.airconsole.com/play/card-games/cards-and-humanity

  • virtual dance party ideas

    VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY:

    Get your boogie on with a virtual dance party! Use your favorite app - such as Zoom, House Party, Facetime, to Skype depending on the number of people coming to the party. Zoom might be easiest as it allows up to 100 people to join the party. Be sure to plan activities in advance and let the group know what you have in mind to ensure that they come prepared. Create a playlist on Spotify in advance which is also shareable for the party. Ask everyone to dress up (your theme of choice). Ideas to include in the virtual party include - dance-off, musical statues, dance contests, and more. Zoom,

    Dance Party Ideasclick here

    Zoomdownload here

  • MORE VIRTUAL PARTY IDEAS:

    Virtual Book Clubs - listen and chat!

    Virtual Baby Showers - host and share gifts

    Virtual Supper Club - share your dish online with friends

    Group Yoga Or Workout Classes

    Virtual Pajama Party

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