Virtual Dinner Party Tips

The hardest part of planning a Virtual Dinner Party? Usually it's "what’s for dinner?" Luckily, with HelloFresh, you’ve got that part figured out.

But at HelloFresh, we are all about giving you recipes you'll love. So, here are a few simple steps you can take to make your Virtual Dinner Party a delicious success:


1. PICK YOUR PLATFORM

As we've all learned, there are a lot of great apps to help us connect virtually. Whichever platform you choose, be sure you have enough time for your party, and that everyone has downloaded and registered before the big event.


2. SPREAD THE WORD

Whether you're just going to hang with one other couple or you're inviting as many people as can possibly share a screen, a proper invitation helps make it even more eventful. Check out evite.com or a slew of other free digital invitation providers.



3. GET COOKIN' (TOGETHER)

HelloFresh makes this part easy and fun. Invite everyone to pick up a HelloFresh Meal Kit, available at Target. You can all make the same thing, or mix it up and everyone can share their individual experiences.


4. SET THE TABLE & THE MOOD

Keep in mind you're probably going to need a lot more light than usual so that people can see what’s going on. Then, as the hosts, you set the tone and the mood that suits you best. From calm and quiet to a virtual dance party, be open to anything!



5. PASS IT AROUND

One of the challenges of Virtual Get-Togethers is overlapping conversations. Be sure you use the "raise your hand" feature available on many apps to let the hosts know you’ve got something to say. Or, ask a question that everyone can answer and "pass it around the table," so everyone gets a chance to connect. "Rose, Thorn and Bud," is a great conversation starter. Each person takes a turn telling about their "roses" (things that they're grateful for or that makes them happy at the moment), "thorns" (something that's a disappointment or a difficult moment from the day), and "buds" (something they're looking forward to or hope to do).


6. PLAN A LITTLE GAME TIME

Another great way to connect is to play some online games once dinner is done. There are some great platforms out there like jackboxgames.com – or go for something simple like an online trivia site or maybe even a fun game of "Would You Rather."


We hope we've helped you not just make a delicious meal in minutes, but also create great moments that can keep us all connected.