Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic made an unexpected debut in our world, our idea of ‘normal’ has adopted a new definition. Socializing in person was almost considered a taboo, and face masks have become a significant part of our daily attire.
As a result, even birthday parties are a big no-no in these uncertain times. But does that mean you have to cancel all the birthday celebrations on your kid’s special day? Absolutely not!
It’s the people that make a fantabulous party! And with the availability of high-quality video conference apps like Zoom and Skype, meeting close friends and family for a get-together is as simple as writing your ABC’s!
In this article, we have mentioned some fun virtual birthday party ideas to make your child’s day extra special! Read further to know!
1. Scavenger Hunt
Now, you don’t have to go outdoors to scour for objects and hidden treasures! You can host a scavenger hunt at a virtual birthday party!
You could list some objects like an old coffee mug, a childhood toy, or a blue book. Make your treasure list oddly specific and instruct your participants to search for them, and show them on the screen before the time runs out!
You can also make it creative and more challenging by asking the kids to take a selfie with their pet or a family member or draw a specific object on a sheet. The player who completes the task and displays it first takes the winning cup!
2. Virtual Escape Room
Sure, scavenger hunts are fun, but escape rooms are better! While you only have to search for treasures with a given time limit in Scavenger hunts, escape rooms feature intricate plotlines and mysteries to crack as you uncover clues and escape! They are way more immersive, and they will keep the kids hooked till the end!
Fortunately, several escape-entertainment brands have gone virtual by introducing mind-gripping online virtual escapes. According to your instructions, the game master will turn into your party mates’ eyes and hands during the zoom call as they scour the themed room. You can put your kid’s detective instinct to the test while giving them some fun memories to cherish with these games!
Make a booking with any escape brand of your choice, and they will do the party work for you!
3. Whiteboard Pictionary games
You must be aware that Zoom has a Whiteboard feature for group annotations in meetings and online classes. You can turn this feature into a fun Pictionary game by sharing your screen and drawing objects for everyone to guess. Your kid can also explore their artistic expertise as they draw and indulge in the guessing game!
Some other games you can incorporate are classic tic tac toe tournaments, word dash, charades, and celebrity heads!
4. Video Game Night
If the birthday boy/girl has a special relationship with their tablet or PlayStation, a multiplayer video game night would be the perfect treat! Several popular games like Call of Duty, Clash of Clans, Tambola, and Among Us have a group voice chat option; the kids can bond and connect as they game the night away!
If the guest invite list includes family members who are not familiar with these games, you can employ some online boards game. Family amusement board games like Monopoly, Ludo, and Uno now have interactive online versions! Learn the ropes and have some stimulative fun during the virtual birthday party!
5. Dance Party
You don’t need to be a well-trained dancer to put your hands up and groove! Have someone take the role of the DJ as they share their screen and play your kid’s favorite songs and beats as everyone lets loose!
Another way to host a dance party is by learning some popular TikTok dances! They have a short duration and have simple steps that can be quickly followed by the little ones!
Host a dance party on zoom, and burn up the dance floor with some funky moves at home!
6. Set up a theme party
Every child has an imaginative mind with some fantasies and dreams. Some kids may want to become a princess of a kingdom, while some have an undying love for superheroes. Implement these dreams as a birthday theme and surprise them! You could get costumes and color-coordinated birthday decorations to make it seem as real as possible.
For instance, if the birthday theme is based on the famous Spiderman movie, you can arrange for a customized webbed spiderman cake and snacks too!
Also, there are plenty of themed online escape rooms you can try, like Minecraft escape room, Hogwarts digital escape room, superhero escape room, and Bank Heist!
Incorporating themes will surely make your kid’s birthday a fun and memorable one!
7. Movie Night
If your kid is not a fan of all the glitz and glam, you can host a casual movie night party. Re-watching their favorite movies or exploring new ones with friends and family can make for a pleasant and exciting time!
You can host these by choosing the desired movie on Netflix or Amazon and sharing your screen on the Zoom call.
There is also a “watch party” browser extension option by Netflix that allows multiple people to watch a movie simultaneously. You can download the extension, choose the film, share the link, make a chat room, and invite the movie guests.
Add in some popcorn, candy, and cola, and you are all set for a good time!
Birthdays are extremely special as they remind you of the day your child was born into this world, bringing along happiness and love into the family. So, you cannot let a pandemic stop you from celebrating the little ones! Thanks to technology and innovative communication options, partying with your kinsfolk from anywhere around the world is just a click away!
Sing the birthday song off-key, blow the candles, and bond by implementing these easy-to-follow birthday ideas! Host your next Zoom birthday party soon!