In this day and age where you can do just about anything virtually, it probably is no surprise to you that you can throw a virtual birthday party for your child! Sometimes if family or friends live far from you but would like to attend their birthday party, you can throw a virtual birthday party that will make your child feel like those people are still there able to be a part of their special day. The first thing you will need is a smart device with video and sound capabilities. The most popular applications are Zoom, Google Hangouts and Facetime! With Zoom or Google Hangouts you can have many people come to your virtual party with sometimes as many as 100 guests who can all see each other on little squares much like the Brady Bunch squares we remember as a child. Everyone can see and hear each other which makes it feel like they are right their in the room with you! To make your birthday party feel like it's in person we advise you send out paper invitations to each of your guests and some parents have found mailing tangible items in the mail ahead of time for the party makes it feel more "real". Sending a cupcake to each child by a local bakery and favors for each child can make them feel that they are truly celebrating with the birthday child. Everyone can sing happy birthday together and each their cupcakes together just like they would if they were with you in person! To make it even more magical you can hire a costumed character to join in your virtual chat room to entertain the children. Virtual costumed character appearances can include story telling, story reading, singing songs, playing games, doing an art or craft project, questions and answers, dance lesson, exercise and the possibilities are really as vast as your imagination!
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