ISO parties – Good Times in Isolation
Get on the iso parties’ bandwagon and party from home
Because many of us are facing isolation due to the COVID-19 crisis, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still have a good time. ISO (isolation) parties are becoming increasingly more popular and if you aren’t getting involved, you need to!
The idea behind these parties is not to meet in person but rather get together over skype or zoom to have a few drinks and chat. This can be a great way to reconnect with friends and even meet some new people along the way. We all need something to do now as our favorite restaurants have been closed for some time. So order a takeaway and join an isolation party tonight!
How to have an isolation party
If you are missing your friends and you would like to organize an ISO party, the process is pretty easy.
Start by creating an event or opening up a chat to organize a time where you can all meet up online. After dinner when the kids are in bed is always a good choice. Make sure that everybody knows how to download the software and enter into your room.
Create a group room on skype or zoom shortly before everyone is supposed to arrive. Send out the link 5 to 10 min. before your scheduled meeting time and have everyone gather online with their meal or drink.
You can configure sound options or stream music through the party, or even host a special themed event to get everyone together and creating. Popular options for ISO parties have included dance parties at home, costume parties, collaborative game nights and more. Drinking and talking also works extremely well.
Stay connected with friends and family during isolation
There’s no reason why isolation should stop you from connecting with other people are having a great time. You can play a lot of fun games over skype like charades or connect in other collaborative experiences. Also if you have a strong stomach, try smeagle.
As Covid-19 isolation continues to occur worldwide, it may be a while before we can all get together again, having access to an outlet where you can connect together and have fun, or share a few drinks can be extremely important.