Just because you're practicing physical distancing this 4th of July, doesn't mean you can't make it a night to remember.
Why not gather all of your nearest and dearest and host a Zoom 4th of July party to celebrate in style? Even if you live alone: get dressed up, create an awesome playlist and decorate your home as you usually would.
Over the past few months, we've discovered that you can create a fantastic atmosphere and have just as much fun remotely as you would in person. You could even prepare delicious keto, paleo or vegan snacks and match them with biohacked wine for the ultimate special treat!
After all your hard work and diligence during the lockdown — you've earned it.
Choose Your Zoom 4th of July Party Guest List
Think carefully about what type of party you'd like to have before you start inviting people. If you're going for a family party, you'll need to make sure the playlist, games and food ideas are fun for all ages.
On the other hand, if you're going for a big night in with your closest friends, you'll want to make sure you've got plenty of vegan wine, banging tunes and hilarious parlor games. Social butterflies might choose to host two parties — one that's wholesome fun for the whole family and another where you get together with friends to spill tea and joke around.
If you do go for two, save yourself a headache by making sure the wine you choose is keto-friendly, organic, vegan and contains built-in detoxing ingredients.
When your guest list is complete, you're ready to make preparations that are sure to delight your chosen Zoom party people. For the best atmosphere, try to invite around 10 people.
Set a Time
As always, when it comes to a 4th July party, timing is everything. It's tempting to start Zoom parties at the same time you would attend a face-to-face gathering. Bear in mind, though, that without being able to split off and mingle in smaller groups, time goes a little slower. It's better to host for a few short but high-octane hours than try to fill an entire day and night.
Send Out Cute Customized Invites
We love getting creative with adorable customized invites. If you've got time, you can create a unique design for each person you're inviting. Sending an RSVP creates excitement around your Zoom 4th July party and gives you and your loved ones a keepsake to remember the evening by. Here's a list of free services you can use to design the perfect invites:
Circulate Recipe Ideas
No 4th July party is complete without delicious snacks! You can collaborate over ideas for recipes ahead of the day and feel connected while you share tasty and healthy morsels prepared with love. If you and your fellow party-goers are foodies, you can host cooking demos and teach each other your favorite recipes.
At SmartVine, we love matching our organic vegan wines with delectable keto, paleo and meat-free recipes.
For us, wine is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle — provided it doesn't contain pesticides, chemicals or animal products.
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You and your friends spend your days working hard, trying to build a better planet, and caring for your family’s wellness. It’s your turn to unwind with a glass of wine without undoing all of the hard work you've put into your healthy diet and lifestyle.
Get Creative With Party Games
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to party games. Some people love quizzing, while others don't enjoy it at all. Try to make sure everyone is happy with the games you choose to play during your Zoom 4th of July party, so it's fully inclusive.
For families, charades, eye-spy, Pictionary, Boggle and bingo are endlessly fun. If you're having an adults-only night, Cards Against Humanity, Heads Up, Scattergories and trivia questions make for awesome fun. Karaoke is always an excellent option to end the night on, once everyone is into the swing of proceedings.
Send Out Friendly Reminders
Between trying to keep an eye on kids running around everywhere, homeschooling, working from home and doing our bit for the planet — it's easy to forget things right now. Make sure you send out reminders to your guests a couple of days before, just in case.
Prepare As You Would for a Face-to-Face Party
Part of the joy of going out is the process of getting ready. Pamper yourself in preparation for your Zoom 4th July party. The quest for wellness must always be punctuated with tender self-love and care. Make yourself look and feel a million dollars, decorate your background as lavishly or minimally as you like and get stuck into the holiday spirit.
If you're going to have a day of pampering, prepare your food and drink in advance. Make sure that the beverages you stock your minibar with complement your lifestyle. If you go out of your way to avoid pesticides such as glyphosate in your food — don't forget the wine, too.
At SmartVine, our wine is vegan, organic, paleo- and keto-friendly, low carbohydrate low sugar, pesticide-free and contains botanicals to fight bloat and weight gain. Phew. So you can enjoy exquisite products without the guilt.
Curate the Perfect Playlist
The more shared experiences you and your guests participate in, the easier it'll be to forget that you're not in the same room. We absolutely adore putting together a playlist.
You can select the perfect tunes for you and your party-goers to listen to and send it with the invites. Extra special touches like this are guaranteed to make your Zoom party the event of the year.
Check Your Tech
To set up a Zoom party, you'll need an account. Don't worry about making sure all of your guests do — they won't need one to join. We recommend sending out brief instructions so everyone understands how to access Zoom. You can share the link to the meeting with the reminder or just before the party is due to start.
If you stagger the invitation times, everyone won't come in at the same time. This gives you plenty of time to introduce anyone who hasn't met, and it also provides a chance to talk through the running order before everything kicks off.
With the right drinks, snacks, music and games, the good times and laughter will keep rolling throughout your entire Zoom 4th July party. Remember, SmartVine is the only wine in the world with a built-in hangover remedy, and there’s still time to stock up on your favorite healthy wine before then!
For a limited time, we’re offering SmartVine red for just one penny (yup, just $0.01!) to celebrate the release of our new Malbec Red wine! Simply purchase 2 bottles of red wine, and the third is just a penny! But hurry! You only have until July 4th!