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How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party

How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party
As traditional birthday parties are yet to resume, you may be wondering how you can celebrate your birthday with friends and family. Luckily for you, you can still host an amazing virtual birthday party! Gather your loved ones together on zoom or Facetime, and host an incredible birthday celebration that is both fun and safe. Here is our how-to guide on party hosting:

Sending Invitations

Just because your birthday celebration is online, doesn't mean you can't send invitations! Invitations are so exciting to receive, and show you have put a lot of thought into your party planning. Foil 21st Birthday Invitations - Sparkly Typography - Pack of 10 Featured Product: Foil 21st Birthday Invitations - Sparkly Typography You can still send normal invites, too. Just make sure you have all of the party plans finalised beforehand. Alternatively, opt for e-cards to match the virtual theme. There are so many different styles that you can find online for free!


Get into the party spirit by decorating your house, and make sure you have lots of decorations in the background of your video call! Zoom image Featured Product: Age 21 Iridescent Balloon Kit Traditional balloons and banners make the perfect decoration, and you can order them easily and safely online. Here at Dotty about Paper, we have so many different decorations to choose from, so you can easily find something that suits your party vibe - and everything is perfect for budget birthdays, too! Check out our full range of birthday decorations here.

Dress Up

If you are seeing all of your friends and family on your video chat, you'll want to be looking your best! Either get dressed up and look glam, or choose a fun fancy dress theme. A fancy dress theme is so much fun, and makes a great way to get conversation flowing. Make sure you include the details of the dress code on your invitations, or send out a message beforehand to make sure everyone has enough time to plan their outfit!

Party Games

Now it's time for the party games! There are so many fun activities you can host at your virtual birthday party. If you love cooking, there's nothing better than a bake off! Get baking birthday cakes from home, and have a competition to make the best cake. A pizza party makes a fun and tasty alternative if you don't have a sweet tooth. If you're not tired of them yet, you can't go wrong with a quiz! Take a fun spin on the quiz and ask questions about yourself, to see how well your loved ones really know you! You could also ask questions about pop culture on the year you were born. We also love the idea of hosting a dance party over your video chat! Play some of your favourite tunes, have a drink, and enjoy yourself. Everyone will be so glad to get into the dancing mood.


Obviously as everyone will be at their own homes, they can provide their own food. However, if you want to give your party guests a fun surprise, you could put together a hamper for them. Drop off a delicious basket of goodies outside their houses before the party starts! Sandwiches, nibbles, and a slice of birthday cake will be well received. You could even add a bottle of wine, some chocolates, and party favours for a more luxurious touch. Make your hampers even more fun by including some cool accessories, such as feather boas, party hats, and glasses.

Thank You Cards

Don't forget to say 'thank you' after the party has ended! A hand-written thank you card shows how grateful you are, and are available in so many lovely designs. Zoom image Featured Product: Ready to Write Thank You Cards - Funky Typography Explore our full range of adults birthday thank you cards here. We hope you have enjoyed this blog! For more help with birthday party planning, check out our other blogs.