With so many people across the nation socially distancing from friends and family, many are looking for unique ways to safely interact with one another. One way to do so is via video chat. Many are turning to platforms such as Zoom to enjoy one another’s company from afar. This can easily facilitate a couple’s night, all from the comfort of everyone’s individual homes. Learn below how to host the ultimate virtual couple’s nights to relax, unwind, and laugh with friends from afar.
Step One: Pick a Date
The first step is to reach out to the invitees to pick a date and time that works for everyone. Once that’s settled, send out a calendar invitation with the video chat credentials included. You can make this even more fun and exciting by pairing it with a festive e-vite from a site like Paperless Post. If the night is going to have a theme, include that information here. You can go with something like a Mexican Fiesta, a Hawaiian getaway, or a roarin’ 20’s night. This will indicate that guests should decorate and dress up accordingly to give the event even more flair.
Step Two: Send out a Menu
If desired, send out a menu for the evening to suggest what guests should prepare to enjoy during the video chat. Keep things simple as not everyone may have the same skills as a cook. Consider something like flatbread pizzas, a pasta night, or a taco night. You can even suggest wine or drink pairings on the menu and include fun cocktail recipes.
Step Three: Choose Games
What would a virtual couple’s night be without some fun games? You may be surprised to learn that there are quite a few games that can be played together virtually. Try virtual card games or virtual bingo. Apps like Heads Up! are a good way to get everyone involved, too. Another site that facilitates virtual group games is Jackbox Games. This is a fun way to play quick and witty games with friends that will get you all laughing.
If you’re not into the idea of playing games or are looking to supplement these with conversation, have some questions prepared to get it flowing during the video chat. Ask questions about how everyone met their respective significant other, their favorite thing they’ve done together in quarantine, and what future plans they have together that they’re most excited about. This will spark some interesting conversation throughout the entirety of the couple’s night.
Step Four: Decorate
Get creative! Decorate your space to match whatever theme you set to make the virtual couple’s night as festive as possible. If you don’t feel like hanging real decorations, go with a virtual background that will fit the bill (and then there will be no mess to clean up afterward!).
Step Five: Finishing Touches
Now, it’s almost time for the big night! Make sure that you have everything in order and put on some light music for the event. Sign in early to ensure that all the technology is working correctly and have the games queued up and ready to go once everyone is ready to play.
Step Six: Enjoy!
Now all that’s left to do is to enjoy the company of your friends and the ambiance you created. While times certainly aren’t normal right now, having these relaxing and fun social interactions helps to create a better sense of normalcy and are a great way to unwind, connect with others, and de-stress.