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4 Tips for Hosting the Ultimate Virtual Holiday Celebration


This holiday season is a little bit different than past years. We may not be able to gather together, but that isn’t going to keep us from having a good time. This year, get all your favorite people together for an online holiday celebration. Whether your gathering is formal or informal, use a few of these helpful tips and tricks for hosting a virtual festive party to make it one for the books.

1) How to Pick a Time and Platform for Your Virtual Gathering

We know – the holiday season is always a busy one. The best way to get everyone together at once is to create a Facebook Event for your virtual celebration, invite all of your potential guests, and create a poll with possible party dates. Create another poll for which platform you should host it on – Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc. Let your friends and loved ones vote for what works best for them!

2) What Should My Online Party Theme Be?

A theme can really make a party, and an online party is no different! Choose a classic red and green or blue and silver theme, Disney holiday, or maybe even a festive Alabama Crimson event (Roll Tide!). Whatever it is, have fun with it! Set your virtual background to match, create a public holiday playlist that everyone can use, and let your guests bring some creativity to the table, too!

3) How to Host a Virtual Holiday Contest

A great way to get everyone in the virtual party involved is by having a simple group activity. A few ideas might be a gingerbread house decorating competition, a holiday karaoke contest, or a costume contest in line with your party’s theme.

4) Where to Find Great Gifts Near the University of Alabama

For an easy spot to find a gift for everyone on your list, head to University Mall on McFarland Boulevard East for great finds.

Enjoy the Holidays!

Get creative and have a blast with these great virtual celebration tips from UNCOMMON Tuscaloosa. Happy holidays and a very merry new year!


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