Here are two options how for hosting a virtual travel party.
Planning a River Cruise with friends? A great way to have a virtual travel party as you count down the days until your adventure begins.
Virtual on Zoom or in-person works if you live close enough.
As you and your friends are waiting to embark on your cruise, you can still have a fun travel-themed party to get excited about your upcoming trip virtually. You can do this monthly until the day arrives for your great adventure.
Here are some ideas:
- Choose a cruise theme: Select a theme that reflects the cruise you will be taking, such as a tropical island or Caribbean cruise.
- Set the scene: Decorate your space to fit the theme. You can use nautical decorations like anchors, fishnets, and shells, or create a tropical atmosphere with palm leaves, flowers, and bright colors.
- Dress up: Encourage your traveling friends to dress up in cruise-inspired outfits, such as beachwear.
- Serve cruise-inspired snacks: Serve snacks and drinks that fit the theme of your party. You can serve tropical cocktails, seafood appetizers, and desserts with a beachy twist.
- Talk about activities: Each of you shares choices of what you have found you can do while on your cruise. (Ask others what they did for ideas or go to Google).
- Play music: Create a playlist of music that fits the theme of your party. You can also include songs that you will hear on your cruise.
- Make a countdown: Create a countdown to your cruise by making a calendar with the number of days left until your departure. Text your friends with a gif that lets them know you can’t wait for the trip and spending time with them.
- Send each other items you can use on your cruises, such as suntan lotion, water bottle, power bank, or sunglasses.
The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the company of your friends as you get excited about your upcoming cruise.
2nd option for those who like to travel but have not determined their next destination is a virtual travel-themed party can be a fun way to bring people together and explore the world from the comfort of your home. Cultivating relationships is one of the most important things in life.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Choose a location you would all like to travel to in the future. It is always nice to talk with a travel agent.
- Choose a theme: Select a specific location or type of travel, such as a beach vacation, a safari adventure, or a European tour.
- Send invitations: Send virtual invitations to your guests, including the theme and any dress code suggestions.
- Decorate: Set up a background that fits the theme of your party. You can also encourage your guests to decorate their backgrounds or wear costumes.
- Plan activities: Come up with some activities that fit the theme of your party, such as trivia games, virtual tours, or photo sharing. You can also have a virtual scavenger hunt, where guests search for items related to the theme in their homes.
- Serve themed snacks: Serve snacks and drinks that fit the theme of your party. For example, if your theme is a beach vacation, you could serve tropical cocktails and beachy snacks like fruit skewers or shrimp cocktail.
- Play music: Create a playlist of music that fits the theme of your party. You can also ask your guests to suggest songs that remind them of the location or type of travel you are celebrating.
- Share memories: Encourage your guests to share their own travel memories or stories during the party. You can also create a virtual photo album of your past trips and share it with your guests.
Remember, the most important part of hosting a virtual travel-themed party is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company, even if, more important if you can’t physically be in the same location.
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