One of the most anticipated activities on Christmas is where we can gather with our closest ones and celebrate together. During times like these, it may be hard for some people to be able to celebrate together in one place. To avoid them feeling left out, holding a virtual Christmas party is the best way to do it. Not only is it inclusive for everyone, we don’t have to do a lot of clean ups after a virtual party! We have compiled a list of the best and the most fun activities to do during your virtual Christmas party to make it far from boring.
Online Movie Marathon 🍿
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For a chill and laid back Christmas party that doesn’t need a lot of preparation, a movie marathon is the answer. You can use your favourite streaming platform and use the share screen feature. For the best experience, you can try using online watch party platforms or extensions such as Teleparty, Scener, and Kast! Here are some 2021 movie recommendations for your Christmas party:
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings
- Raya and The Last Dragon
- Black Widow
And some Christmas movies:
- Little Women
- A Christmas Story
- Home Alone
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Polar Express
Decorating Competition 🧁
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No Christmas is complete without festive decorations. Be it cakes, cookies, gingerbread houses, Christmas trees, or sweaters, all of them need Christmas decorations! Set a timer and have a decorating competition to see which one of you and your friends have the best decorating skill. You can each vote for the winner or ask the people on social media to vote!
Virtual Christmas Games 🎲
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Perhaps you don’t have time to prepare for a decorating contest? There are also ways to keep the competitiveness going without any hassle. You and your friends can still have fun with online games such as:
- Guess the Christmas Song (play the song for 1-2 seconds and have them raise their hands to guess)
- Guess the Drawing (you can use the whiteboard or share screen feature on the virtual meeting platform)
- Christmas Trivia (you can read the question out loud and have them show their answer on a piece of paper or use Kahoot!)
Virtual Secret Santa 🎁
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Having a secret santa for a virtual Christmas party is not impossible, but it may take a little bit more effort. You can each randomly pick a name and buy the gift for that person. After the gift is beautifully wrapped, send it to the receiver without giving away your name. And on the day, you can unwrap the gifts together through a virtual meeting platform. It would be fun to have each of you guess who the sender is!
Virtual Escape Room and Murder Mystery 🔍
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Everyone needs some challenge once in a while. To keep your virtual party entertaining, solving an escape room or a murder mystery is the way to go. Here are our recommendation of virtual escape room and murder mystery games:
Virtual murder mystery
Free Virtual escape room
Christmas Scavenger Hunt 🏃♀️
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Scavenger hunt may sound complicated to be done virtually, but no worries! You can do an easy scavenger hunt such as having them find certain items in their house and the one who can show it in front of the camera the fastest, wins. You can even make it Christmas themed such as “get a purple Christmas decoration”, “get a childhood photo of yours celebrating Christmas”, and more!
Not being able to meet your family and friends for Christmas day may be disappointing. However, with the right activity, all of you can still have fun during a virtual Christmas party. Go get your Santa hat ready and invite them now!
For inspiration on Christmas decoration, check out Trending Pinterest-Inspired Christmas Decorations 2021!