Thanks to the internet, your social life can thrive from the comfort of your home. A virtual gathering is a great way to stay connected in our on-the-go society, and hosting one is simpler than ever. Whether they are your neighbors at our Oak Park Place apartment or friends scattered across the world, you can invite your friends and family to a fun night in with one (or more!) of these virtual gatherings.
Netflix Watch Party
Everyone enjoys getting together to go to the movies, and now you can watch a movie with your friends without leaving your apartment using Netflix Party. Netflix Party is a free Google Chrome extension that synchronizes viewing of a movie or TV show. There is even a text-based chat feature that allows you to share your thoughts without interrupting the movie. No matter where everyone is, they can join the party. Popcorn not included.
Online Board Game Night
Board games are a fabulous way to spend an evening with friends, and many can be played over the internet using sites like Tabletopia. Invite your friends to learn a new game or introduce them to a lesser-known classic like Parcheesi. Use Zoom or Discord to video chat while you play. The best part is no one is stuck cleaning up the pieces at the end of the game.
Virtual Happy Hour
Knowing where to go for the best happy hour is easy when you’re the host. Plan a video-chat soiree for all your friends using Zoom. To make your happy hour special, don’t stop at setting a time and texting everyone the link. Take the time to create an e-vite, or set a theme that your guests can have fun with. You could suggest a type of drink or food, a costume to wear, or anything that’ll make for a fun virtual gathering.Back to all posts