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May 25, 2024

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Virtual Birthday Parties for Kids!

Quarantine or not, you can still use technology to pull out the stops for your child's' special day.

Many kids look forward to their birthday party each year, and while it’s obvious that it will be a little different this year, there’s no reason to cancel! Here’s how to set up a virtual birthday party for your child and how to keep the birthday epic!

Host a Virtual Birthday Party on Zoom or Google Hangouts

Zoom is free to join and offers a 40-minute time frame for your party. You can simultaneously share the screen and you can even use the virtual background feature to change the look of your background. Or, if you prefer, use creativity to decorate the background for your child with balloons, streamers and party-theme. Sign up for free then send your friends a link via email.

Send an invite via Evite
Virtual party evites are trending! Get in on the fun here.

Create a Facebook Pop-up Party

Host a Virtual Surprise Party With Vidhug
Yes! You can create a virtual surprise party for your child by inviting friends and family to create a video montage on a free site called Vidhug. You send a special link to your guests so they can eaily record and submit videos from any device. No downloading is needed. Vidhug creates a fun montage that can be shared with everyone.

Host a Virtual Amazing Fairytale Party 

Book a Princess Video Chat with Sew Classy Princess Parties

Virtual Character Visits! Includes the Easter Bunny.

SKYZONE: Virtual Birthday Party in Your Livingroom


• Send invites alerting everyone to the online party and the link you are going to send via Zoom or Google Hangouts. Alert parents that they may want to provide a special treat for their child during the party since the birthday child will have cake.

• Choose a theme and ask kids (especially if they’re little) to dress up if they want too.

• Decorate. Even if you only have the family in the house, hang banners, streamers, balloons and more in the background area of your computer screen.

• Be prepared with a cake so everybody can sing “Happy Birthday” to the birthday child.



About the Author

Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.