For many people, the time that the Covid-19 quarantine has lasted has been a real challenge. Since we are social beings, we are used to being around people. We also need physical contact. A kiss and a hug never hurt anyone.
However, this situation of isolation and social distancing has become a real challenge for the youngest, who understand little or nothing about the importance of staying at home.
This situation has caused events, which had been planned long in advance, to be canceled all over the world. Some were considered part of a tradition and it was considered unthinkable to cancel or postpone them.
The same has happened with countless private parties, such as weddings, graduations, birthdays and many more. But, could it be that you should resign yourself and sit idly by, while boredom kills you? It does not have to be this way!
In many countries, for the month of October they will be celebrating a party that has been gaining popularity. It is one of the most anticipated by children and young people, since it is related to the use of costumes and the consumption of sweets. It is about Halloween or the night of witches.
This day is related to the colors black, orange and purple. In addition, symbols such as the carved pumpkin are used and activities such as the well-known Trick or treat are carried out. We cannot forget the costume parties, the lighting of bonfires, the reading of horror stories, the pranks and the programming of scary movies.
How can you celebrate Halloween in the midst of the health crisis we are experiencing? Through electronic means. This time we will be explaining how to make a virtual Halloween party. Let’s see.
Instructions for throwing a virtual Halloween party
Halloween is a very popular holiday in countries like the United States and Canada. However, due to the influence of trade and other elements, it has spread throughout the world.
In the specific case of Spain, it has been the cinema that has allowed it to now be considered as one more traditional festival, despite the fact that similar ancestral traditions already existed in the Iberian Peninsula, due to the Celtic influence of the festival.
Now, if you plan to celebrate Halloween, despite the presence of the Coronavirus, you do not have to expose yourself to contagion. There is the possibility of celebrating it virtually. But how?
The first thing you have to do is choose a good application to carry out your virtual party. Don’t let the parrot go away! There are numerous options you can consider. You simply have to select the one that best suits what you have in mind to do.
Some of the most recommended are Integra video calls, which allow you to use filters. But, if you plan to include a lot of people, then you can use apps like Google’s Meet or Zoom, which will give you a chance to get things under control.
The next thing will be to think about the decoration that you are going to use. Usually, in previous years, to celebrate Halloween, you would decorate the whole house. This, for sure, was hard and tiring work. However, one positive thing about virtual parties is that you don’t have to spend too much time decorating, since you only need to decorate a small space in the house.
On the other hand, many apps allow you to choose a default image or upload your own to use as your wallpaper. You can also search online for terrifying images of haunted houses, graveyards, spooky forests, pumpkins, and even zombies that you can use for decoration.
But what do you need to make that party successful? We will be looking at it below. Therefore, look for paper and pencil so you do not miss any details.
What do you need to throw a virtual Halloween party?
As we have already mentioned, some of the necessary elements to make your virtual party are a good application or program and the decoration related to the theme of the party. But, although this is very important, it is not the only thing you will need.
Something characteristic of this party is the costumes, why don’t you hold a contest where the best costume is awarded? You can make different categories and reward the most terrifying costume, the funniest, the craziest, the most creative, the best personified, among others.
Some of the prizes can be virtual gift cards, a virtual diploma or a photo of the winner posing in their costume. Don’t forget to wear a costume yourself, since you will be the host of the party.
On the other hand, you will also need different activities that keep your guests entertained. A good idea is to prepare the narration of a horror story, this can be based on a real event or be the product of a fruitful imagination.
Remember to adapt the space for the moment of the narrative. You can do this by using dim lighting and recording noises related to the story, such as crying, screaming, moaning, hissing, crackling, etc.
If you don’t dare to do it yourself, there is always the option of using a video taken from sources like YouTube, where you can find many options. Surely your guests will die of fear. You can also watch a movie together. Choose, preferably, one that is trending, one that everyone is talking about. This way you will catch everyone’s attention.
Don’t forget about games; is it possible to make one virtually? Of course! In fact, we will be telling you how you can do it. Let’s see it.
A very fun one is the treasure hunt. This game consists of making a list of common things that can be found at home that are related to Halloween. Some of them are a pumpkin, a cat, a candle, a spider, etc.
Then, he mentions the rules of the game, they can search the whole house and make use of the resources they have at hand, except the Internet. Then, stand in front of the screen and show the object to be searched for. The first to get it will get a point and the one with the most points at the end of the game will have won.
You can also play Virtual Trick or Treat. However, for this you will need the help of the members of the houses that are participating in the virtual party. You can plan this in advance so that you achieve good results and nobody runs out of sweets.
But, what else should you take into account when carrying out a virtual party today? Take these tips into account so that everyone feels comfortable.
Tips for throwing a virtual Halloween party
Although it is a virtual party, it is important that you take into account some etiquette rules so that everyone can have a good time and remember the occasion as a special moment.
For example, if you are at the party, try to stay focused on her. Not watching Netflix or videos at the same time. This will give you the opportunity to participate in the conversations and activities that will take place at the party. In addition, this could affect the speed of the Internet, causing the screen to freeze or worse, the connection to be lost.
In case you are not speaking, you can mute the microphone. This will ensure that there are no noises that interfere with the conversation or with the narration that another is doing. Try to maintain eye contact so you don’t miss any details. In addition, this way your guests will perceive that you show interest in them and that they feel good.
Remember that everything experienced during the Covid-19 quarantine will become part of a story for the future. So make sure there are good times to remember too, like the ones you enjoyed at your virtual parties.