How to Throw the Best Virtual Birthday Party Ever!

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How to Throw the Best Virtual Birthday Party Ever!

Maybe your loved ones are living far away from you making it hard to get together during birthday milestones. Or maybe you are one of the unfortunate ones who is celebrating their birthday during this world pandemic. Whatever the case may be, although it may be a bummer not being able to celebrate in person, a virtual birthday party is a great way to celebrate your special day.

Pick a virtual forum

We like Zoom & Skype as they are both pretty user friendly. Set out a meeting date and time to get together. With Zoom, you can even record your party to keep forever. Send out virtual invitations to the party so everyone knows when to hop on their electronic devices.

Theme it out!

Pick a fun theme for everyone to participate in. You can make it super easy with a pajama party theme. Everyone gets together in their favorite pajamas. Or you can step up everyone’s creativity and have them dress up as their favorite movie characters and have everyone guess who they are. It is a theme and a game! Tropical, Fiesta, and Pirate – all great themes for a virtual party.

Send an invitation

It’s easy and free to send an electronic invitation to your birthday party. Choose an invitation design that coordinates with your party theme. Sendo has a wide selection of birthday invitations to choose from. Then paste your Zoom or Skype video chat link into the invitation. Your guest will be able to easily click the link in your invite and join the party. You can even add a photo or your favorite song to the invitation!

Virtual Birthday Toast Zoom Invitation from Sendo

Deliver goodie bags beforehand

Deliver fun goodie baskets to your guest’s doors before the party if they are local. Goodies can include, treats to eat during the party, drinks, even a bottle of champagne for a toast! Think about your party theme when creating the baskets maybe include items for their costume or a fun hat or headband to wear.

Play a game

While playing a game virtually may be a bit difficult some games work on this platform. Charades are a fun game to play virtually. You can also have a dance-off game. This will come with lots of laughs and giggles. You can choose someone to be the judge of who has the best moves.

Have a special guest attend virtually

Do you have a little princess at home? Your little princess can have her virtual party with an online virtual princess of your choice. Choose a princess to attend your child’s birthday via skype where she will entertain your little one and friends with singing, games, and storytime. Visit: Fairy Skye.


You may find yourself enjoying throwing parties this way. No big clean up afterward and no guests overstaying their welcome. Either way, this is a great way to get together when circumstances say you can’t. Stay healthy and safe!

Do you have other ideas for a virtual birthday party? Please leave them in the comments below.

Jennifer Sitko Skarakis, a graphic designer and design enthusiast, is the founder of Sendo Invitations and editor of The Sendo Blog.

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