20 Fun Things to Do at Any Party

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Zoom, the videoconferencing service that has exploded into the vacuum created by the COVID outbreak, has endured the revelation of a string of privacy and security flaws in recent weeks. How safe is it to use the platform? Muting yourself still applies. In a get-together with a couple of other friends, sure, leave yourself unmuted. Laptop and phone microphones pick up sound differently than our ears do. What sounds to you like the normal hustle and bustle of making dinner in the background while you listen to your friends talk might be a magnified banging and clashing to them. To look your best, put your laptop on a stack of books and check your background before you go live. I covered this in my complete guide to working from homebut it all still applies here. Otherwise, you risk incurring the dreaded down-facing double chin.

Neither is Houseparty or Google Hangouts before Skype. Now, though, the novelty has officially worn off, and even the best planned of Zoom parties be able to quickly devolve into a Brady Bunch—style grid of people staring at all other blankly. Really, how many times can I summarize the plot en route for old Cougar Town episodes before ancestor start declining my Zoom invites? Accidentally, with a little creativity and arrangement, a generic Zoom catchup can abruptly morph into a genuinely good age. Is anything on this list at the same time as fun as getting together with your friends at the mediocre bar of your choice for some gossip after that a snack? Well, with these active options, we can certainly try.

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Although the standard bar scene can acquire boring if it's the only backdrop on your social calendar, and assign us, there are plenty of amusement things to do at a accessory other than hit the bar. Designed for example, you could host a themed party at your home. Before you let out an audible gasp, assume about how fun it would be to have your friends show ahead in '90s gear for a ball party featuring hits from the decade, or to have them scattered about your neighborhood looking for clues all through a scavenger hunt. Not only bidding these get-togethers be memorable, but you'll likely learn more about your group's dynamics than you would waiting designed for the next round to arrive. Here's our list of 20 fun things to do at a party en route for spark your creativity. Tell your friends to show up dressed in attire from that time period, and allow a dance party using historically correct moves.

We may earn commission from links arrange this page, but we only advise products we back. Why trust us? Nov 13, Getty Images At this point, you're a pro at hosting Zoom parties. Glass of wine? Laptop charger?