Virtual Dinner Parties that Feed Your Soul

Stay connected to friends and family in a new, creative way,
and grow your sense of community

Step 1:

Pick a Date & Time

Pick a Date & Time

  • Give yourself a week, or so, to plan
  • Keep in mind friends that are in different time zones
  • Schedule the virtual dinner party for no more than 90 minutes
  • Plan on having 6-12 people attend (much more can get chaotic)
  • Do you want a theme?

Step 2:

The Meal

The Meal

  • If you want to support local restaurants, pick one to support (or have everyone order from one of their favorites)
  • Or share a recipe for everyone to make, so you can compare over the call

Step 3:

Create an Invite List

Create an Invite List

  • Start small – you can always add to it (and some people may ask if they can invite 1 or 2 others)
  • Determine your method of inviting (online invitation, social media group, email)

Step 4:

Determine the Technology for the Call

Determine the Technology for the Call

  • Zoom is one of the most popular (group video call – free for hosting up to a 40 minute event)
  • Other (be sure you understand what your friends’ limitations may be)
  • Do you need technical assistance to get this set up? You can ask a friend who knows about these tools, or you can book one of our professionals

Step 5:

Have Someone Monitor and/or Moderate the Party

Have Someone Monitor and/or Moderate the Party

Someone not involved with the dinner party should act as a Monitor, and possibly also Moderate in order to keep the flow of the conversation going. Some reasons to have this include:
  • Background noise and side conversations can create a bad experience
  • Something can happen in one location that may require turning off someone’s camera quickly