If the novelty of hosting a Zoom happy hour has worn off for you and your friends or family, you're in luck! We've put together a list of virtual gathering ideas for you to try, whether you want to learn how to roll sushi or take a yoga class with your bestie. Plus, most are offered by Colorado businesses.
It's a great way to keep safe and connected while supporting our local community!
Food & Drink
- At-home cupcake and cake decorating kits from My Make Studio, perfect for a sweet party
- The Truffle Cheese Shop's virtual burrata and mozzarella cheese-making class
- Step-by-step Sushi Rolling Classes from Colorado Sake Co.
- Baking Classes by The Good Food Project
- Cooking Classes with The Seasoned Chef
- Mixologist classes from Spirited Cocktails
- Have everyone grab one of these To-Go Meal Kits, then prepare and enjoy dinner together
- Set up a coffee date, then try different blends from local companies and compare notes
- Virtual Beer/Cheese Pairing with Denver Beer Co.
Crafting & Art
Order kits online and work through them together with your people! Learn to macrame, make string art or distressed wood art, how about building a clock?
- Upstairs Circus Make-At-Home DIY Project Kits
- Various Denver DIY Kits from the 303 Magazine list
- Canvas & Cocktails classes—you can purchase material packs from them
- “Visit” the Denver Art Museum together by viewing the highlights of the Mexican Modernism exhibit, then discuss your points of view.
Exercise & Dance Classes
- Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
- Livestream classes from dance2b
- For virtual yoga classes, The Freya Project
- Denver Parks & Rec fitness classes
Movies, Games & Books
- Get together for a virtual gift exchange with Camp's White E-lephant
- Solve an online murder mystery with My Mystery Party or The Digital Murder Mystery Co.
- Host a private, virtual trivia night with the help of Geeks Who Drink
- Netflix Teleparty with synchronized video playback and group chat
- Play charades, set up virtual karaoke or throw a party that includes Zoom Games
- Start a virtual book club with help from a local bookstore—and a few tips to get you started.
A final note. If you're going to host a Zoom happy hour this holiday season, make it an Ugly Sweater Party with voting and prizes for the best/worst sweater!