If you’re looking for virtual Christmas party ideas, you’ve come to the right place! COVID-19 is still around and has put a real damper on celebrations this year, but you can still have some festive fun by hosting a virtual Christmas party.
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How to host a virtual Christmas party
Hosting a virtual Christmas party is easy – just set up an online event using video meeting software like Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, WebEx, or any other software. Many of these are free or have a small fee to host. Simply set up your event, get the important info (like the meeting ID and password or event link) and you’re all set.
Virtual Christmas party invitations
Invite your guests to your virtual Christmas party with a festive virtual Christmas party invitation. We’ve added a bunch of fun and festive virtual Christmas invitations in our Etsy shop. Simply purchase one of our invitations, enter your personalization info in the box and we customize everything for you! Our virtual invitations come in both JPEG and PDF format, so you can print as many as you need, email them to guests by embedding the JPEG file or attaching the file to the e-vite, or text to guests in a group chat, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, etc.
Virtual Christmas party games
You can still have fun virtually without gathering in person! We have several instant download Christmas party games in our Etsy shop that make a perfect virtual Christmas party activity everyone can do together. Some of our fun games include:
- Christmas trivia games
- Christmas movie quote games
- Name that Christmas song games
- Christmas game bundles
All games are available to download instantly once purchased. All you have to do is download the file, save to a computer/laptop and then share it electronically with guests before the party begins so they can print on their own or download the game to their phone or computer. Or, if the video meeting software you’re using allows you to share your screen, you can pull the game up on your own computer and share their screen with your virtual party guests.
Festive cocktail ideas for a virtual Christmas party
Come up with a fun Christmas cocktail or two before the party and share with guests before your online event. This will give everyone time to collect the ingredients they might need and you can all have a celebratory cup of cheer together.
- Christmas margaritas (via call me PMc)
- Winter sea breeze (via Buzzfeed)
- Holly Jolly Christmas citrus cocktail (via Halfbaked Harvest – PS, all her recipes are SO delicious!)
- Mrs. Claus cranberry whiskey cocktail (via The College Housewife)
- Jingle juice holiday punch (via Inspired by Charm)
Want other Christmas drink ideas? Check out my Christmas party ideas board on Pinterest.
Virtual Christmas party decoration and backdrop ideas
While guests will definitely not get to experience the “coziness” that Christmas decorations in your home bring, you can still make your virtual backdrop as festive as possible.
We love these fun Christmas decorations from Amazon that can add a festive touch to your virtual backdrop:
- Christmas pillows for your couch
- Curtain lights to hang behind you
- Comfy Christmas throw blanket
- Christmas lantern for a nearby table
- Happy holidays for a wall behind you
- Christmas balloon arch
There are literally thousands of fun Christmas decoration ideas on Amazon that you can use for a fun virtual backdrop! Sign up for Amazon Prime and you’ll get free two-day shipping, too! We have a special discounted Amazon Prime subscription link for you starting at just $5.99/month.