10 Totally Free Virtual Christmas Party Ideas for 2020 (Tools + Templates)
They will not be the new normal, but at least for this year, virtual Christmas parties will fill a gaping hole in family and work festivities.
And seriously; congratulations for looking to bring festive joy online this year. We hope this list of 10 fantastic and free virtual Christmas party ideas will help you!
4 reasons why a virtual Christmas party this year will not disappoint
Sure, a whole Christmas behind closed doors would have been inconceivable last year, but that doesn't mean it will be worse. A global pandemic may be to blame for changing tradition, but it is our responsibility to take it the right way.
If you have a positive attitude and the right enthusiasm for organizing a virtual Christmas party, here are 4 reasons why you should:
1. Great for remote connection - Chances are that at least one of the party guests may not have been able to attend a live party anyway. Virtual Christmas parties keep family and work ties strong, no matter how far away the guests are.
2. So many ideas - The possibilities for a virtual Christmas party are practically endless. You can tailor any of the ideas below to suit your guests and keep the festive joy flowing everywhere.
3. Super flexible - No need to travel anywhere means you can party with family, friends and colleagues on the same day! If it's too much and you don't rely on transportation, you can change the data when a hat falls off.
4. Great practice for the future - The job in the future will have a much higher demand for a virtual Christmas party than one in the office. More and more workers are moving away, which means that if you plan to host a Christmas party every year, this will be a great chance to see what works for your team.
10 free virtual Christmas party ideas for colleagues and families
Here we are then; 10 free virtual Christmas party ideas suitable for a family, a friend or a remote Christmas office!
Idea # 1 - Christmas Ice Breakers
Finish the lyrics like a virtual icebreaker for a virtual Christmas party.
What better time of year can it be to break the ice? This is especially true when it comes to a virtual Christmas party, where newcomers may be a little overwhelmed by what is happening.
Fluent conversation may be hard to find before the alcohol starts flowing. So, break the opening of some festive icebreakers you might have your party in a leaflet.
Here are some ice-breaking ideas for a virtual Christmas party:
Share a funny Christmas memory - Give everyone 5 minutes to think and write something hilarious that happened to them during the past holidays. If it's embarrassing, you can easily do it anonymously!
Alternative Christmas Lyrics - Give the first part of a Christmas carols lyrics and make everyone come up with a better ending. Again, the handcuffs of anxiety are disabled if you make anonymous answers!
What image or GIF best describes your Christmas so far? - Provide some images and GIFs and ask your audience to vote on which one best describes their hectic holiday season.
If you are looking for more, we have 10 great virtual icebreakers here! Best for remote parties at work, but any of these ideas can be tailored to any virtual Christmas party with family and friends.
Idea # 2 - Christmas Karaoke
Christmas karaoke session for the elderly.
We must not lose Any drunk, sung with spirit this year. Online karaoke is perfectly possible nowadays and anyone from the 12th egg could claim it.
It is also very easy to make ...
Just create a camera on Video Sync, a free, unrecorded service that lets you accurately sync your videos so that every attendee of your virtual Christmas party can watch them at the same time.
Once your room is open and you have your companions, you can queue up a bunch of karaoke hits on YouTube and each person can close their holiday heart.
Idea # 3 - Virtual Secret Santa
Santa Claus on Christmas laptop.
Okay, so it's not technically free, but it can definitely be cheap!
The virtual Santa Claus secret works the same as always - only online. Take the name out of a hat and give each name to a person attending your virtual Christmas party (you can do all this online).
Delivery services intensify their game naturally during Christmas. You should be able to get almost anything delivered to anyone's home.
Some tips ...
- Give it a theme, such as "something purple" or "something personalized with the face of the person you received."
- Put a strict budget on gifts. Usually, there is a lot of hilarity that results from a $ 5 gift.
Idea # 4 - Christmas Quiz (2 free templates!)
You've probably noticed this already, but tests on Zoom have really taken off in 2020. Now, these are a base of virtual offices, virtual pubs and soon, virtual Christmas parties.
The technology has met more than the social requirements it has brought this year. Now you can take super fun and online interactive tests and host them live and free.
Super fun, interactive and free is our bag from AhaSlides. In fact, I left and I did a family Christmas Test with 40 questions, it is 100% online, free to download right here!
Alternatively, if you are looking for a Christmas party idea for remote employees, we offer coverage there too! Below is our Christmas Test with 40 questions - also completely free to download and edit:
Note that there is no crossover between these two tests. You could easily combine both in a mega test!
To start using each test immediately:
- Click on 'sign up'.
- Create a free AhaSlides account in less than 3 minutes when prompted.
- Choose "Family Christmas Test" or "Work Christmas Test" from the "My Presentations" dashboard.
- Start adjusting your questions to suit your audience!
- Check out our full article on how to adjust one or both tests to suit your guests!
Idea # 5 - Origami Christmas Tree + Other Crafts
There's nothing you don't like about making an adorable paper Christmas tree: no fuss, no mess, and no money to spend.
Simply tell everyone to grab an A4 sheet of paper (colored paper or origami if they have one) and follow the instructions in the video below:
Once you have a virtual forest of multicolored firs, you can make other cute Christmas crafts and show them all together. Here are some ideas:
Hex Star (Easy)
Santa Claus (Environment)
Again, you can use Video Sync to make sure everyone at your virtual Christmas party is following in the footsteps of these videos at the same pace.
Idea # 6 - Make a Christmas present (action)
Make a presentation with AhaSlides for a virtual Christmas party
Are you having questions from the beginning of the lock? Try mixing it up to get guests to make their own presentation about something unique and festive.
Before the day of your virtual Christmas party, either assign them at random or allow everyone to choose a Christmas theme. Give them a set number of slides to work with and the promise of bonus points for creativity and hilarity.
When it's party time, each person presents an interesting / cheerful / wacky presentation. Optionally, get everyone to vote for their favorite and give prizes to the best!
Some Christmas gift ideas (action)
- The worst Christmas movie of all time.
- Some beautiful Christmas traditions from around the world.
- Why Santa must start complying with the law on animal protection.
- Candy canes also become curved?
- Why Christmas should be renamed the Feast of Tears in the Frozen Sky
- In our opinion, the crazier the subject, the better.
Any of your guests can make a truly captivating presentation for free using AhaSlides. Alternatively, I can easily do it on Google Slides and incorporate it into AhaSlides to use live surveys, tests and question and answer features in their creative presentations!
Idea # 8 - Learn more about Christmas cards *
Create an online Christmas card and make it a competition.
Speaking of creative ideas for virtual Christmas parties, he can get some serious laughs.
Before the party, invite your guests to try to make the best / funniest Christmas card they can. It can be as elaborate or simple as they like and can include almost anything.
Pretty much no graphic design skills are required for this, as there are some great free tools:
Canva - A tool that gives you a bunch of templates, backgrounds, Christmas icons and Christmas fonts to create a Christmas card in minutes.
Photo Scissors - A tool that helps you cut faces from super photos and easily download them for use in Canva.
As you can tell, I made the image above in about 3 minutes using both tools. We are sure that you and the party guests can do a better job in an equally fast time!
Convince your guests to present their creations created during your virtual Christmas party. If you want to increase the heat, you can promise prizes for the most voted answers.
Idea # 8 - Recreation from wrapping paper
Vote for the best creation of wrapping paper movies in a virtual Christmas party using AhaSlides.
Have you ever seen a child have more fun with wrapping paper or a card box than with the gift inside? Well, that baby could be you in Wrapping Paper Recreations!
In it, each player receives or chooses a well-known movie. Then, they have to recreate a famous scene from that movie using mounds of used wrapping paper from open gifts.
Recreations can be 2D works of art or 3D sculptures, but they must use nothing but wrapping paper and traditional wrapping tools (scissors, glue and tape).
Make it competitive and offer a prize for the most voted recreation!
Idea # 9 - Christmas Cookies
Vote for the best emoji cookie in a virtual Christmas party using AhaSlides.
Laptops in boys' kitchens; it's time to make something very simple Christmas Cakes together!
The Christmas cookie-off is a big compromise for the fact that we all eat socially spaced meals this year. It is a virtual Christmas party activity that challenges cooking or mastery skills alike.
Most simple cookie recipes require only ingredients and equipment already in the average home. They need about 10 minutes to cook and are a great social way to stay connected during the party.
This special recipe amplifies the fun with a simple emojis-shaped glaze design. You can make everyone recreate their favorite emojis and have a poll for which ending is the best!
Idea # 10 - Online Christmas Games
Play Christmas lounge games like Fictionary during a virtual Christmas party on AhaSlides.
Because Victorian Britain has given the world so many aspects of Christmas that we know today, it is fair to honor the Victorian-style ballroom era (with a modern twist).
The board games have enjoyed a huge revival in recent years. Why? Well, many of them are easy to adapt to the limits of almost any online setting, including a virtual Christmas party.
Here are some that are great for family, friends or colleagues ...
Fictionary - Read a strange word and make each guest understand what it means. Show all the answers and then ask everyone to vote for which answer was most likely to be correct and which answer is the funniest. Give 1 point to the highest voter in each category and another point to anyone who actually received the correct answer. (See the GIF above to learn how to do this for free on AhaSlides).
Charades - Maybe the salon game is charades. You know how it works, so it should come as no surprise that it works just as well during a virtual Christmas party!
Pictionary - This old classic now has a modern twist. 2 drawing allows you to take pictionary online and even eliminate the pain of trying to think of drawing pictures. Simply download the game, invite everyone to your room and draw as well as possible the concepts of obscure and obscure images.
Please note that Drawful 2 is a paid game. Of course, you can only make regular pictionary on paper if you don't want to make $ 5.99.
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