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Most family reunions plans have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet thanks to technology, no one is far away. Using various online platforms, it’s easy to organize a virtual family reunion to spend quality time with your loved ones. But different time zones, internet connection speed, and device-related issues can put a dampener on your carefully planned virtual reunion.
To be honest, it doesn’t have to be so hard. Virtual reunions are the safest way for members of a family to see each other. And with a little bit of planning, you can host a virtual family reunion that everyone can enjoy.
Here’s how you can plan a fun family get-together online –
Sending invitations for a virtual family reunion is not just an amazing way to communicate the date, time, and online venue of the event. It is also a fantastic build-up to get people interested and excited about the meeting. If you have a family WhatsApp or Facebook group, post your invitation there and watch the conversation start.
- Plan Activities
Always plan for some fun activities during the virtual family get-together to make the event engaging and lively. A lot of video calling platforms include games that everyone can play together while talking to each other at the same time. However, there are several games you can organize yourself –
- Family Trivia Quiz – Organize a fun quiz to find out how well your family members know each other. Make a set of trivia questions about your aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins, which everyone can enjoy.
- Virtual Talent Show – Ask everyone to record videos of their talents, such as dancing, singing, or magic tricks and send them to you. You can then combine all the videos to create a compilation and everyone can watch the video together during the reunion.
- Bingo! – One of the easiest games to organize online is bingo. Mail the tickets to everyone in advance and play by calling out the numbers during the online reunion. Send gifts to the winners later!
Every family event can be made memorable by sharing gifts with your loved ones. This is especially a great thing to do if the family reunion marks an occasion. Choose a beautiful family gift to send to everyone before or after the family reunion. One of the best gifts to give can be chocolate boxes or gift bags of assorted chocolates.
ROYCE” Chocolate takes orders for different flavors of chocolate gift boxes, or you can make your own chocolate gift basket full of your favorite chocolates to share with your family!
You could also gift care packages to everyone. These packages could include face masks, hand sanitizers, picture frames with old photos, snacks and a chocolate basket.
The most important decision to make when planning a family reunion online is to choose the right platform to host the event. It should be simple to use, free of charge and should enable a smooth conversation among all the participants. Some of the most popular online video conferencing apps include Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and Google Hangouts.
Remaining far away from one another does not mean that we cannot keep in touch with our family. Finding new ways to express our love and care towards each other is an essential part of battling these extraordinary circumstances. Plan a beautiful virtual family reunion to spend quality time with your loved ones and stay safe during the pandemic.