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14 Zoom Party & Stay Home Entertainment Ideas

This post has been in drafts but with the good news that has just been announced, I thought I better ping it off before Zoom meet ups are a thing of the past! IFollowing on from my how to keep the kids entertained during lockdown piece, I wanted to put something together for adults and families too. Here are some top-notch Zoom party ideas, online cocktail masterclasses, virtual wine tasting sessions, mind-bending challenges and delicious DIY meal kits to keep every occupied.

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Virtual Cocktail Parties & Masterclasses

Cocktails By Lollipop

Throw a virtual cocktail party with Cocktails by Lollipop. The team do everything from preparing and sending the cocktails to organising your Zoom call. All you have to do is wait for your delivery, grab some glasses and open your laptop!

WeAreLollipop.co.uk 

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Stir Crazy Drinks Online Masterclass

Want to master a new skill during lockdown? Perfect the art of cocktail making with Stir Crazy Drinks. The cocktail company deliver the ingredients to your door and then you join their live masterclass on Saturday night to pick up some new skills and discover your new favourite drink.

StirCrazyDrinks.co.uk

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Cocktail Making

Hook up with boozy events for a virtual cocktail making class — ideal for birthday celebrations and alleviating Saturday night boredom! Boozy Events will send you a cocktail ingredient kit, metal and glass equipment and a cocktail maker to shake it all up. Once you’ve received your kit, a mixologist will join you on Zoom to guide you through the menu.

BoozyEvents.com

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Virtual Wine Tasting

Rebottling Wine Experience

Join a luxurious wine and chocolate experience with flavour alchemist Paul A Young. Order the wines, book your place on the rebottling experience and wait for a delivery and instructions on how to join the event. It’s certainly a place to indulge and learn a thing or two about fine wines. The next pairing experience is 15 February 2021, so save the date!

Rebottling.com

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The Fine Little Wine Online Tastings

Enjoy a guided online wine tasting session with The Little Fine Wine Co. Each month the team select a different wine region to travel through and work to share their knowledge about vineyards around the world. February is all about New Zealand and features three delicious white and one fabulous red. Private sessions and corporate bookings are also available.

TheFineLittleWineCompany.co.uk

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Unwined Private Wine Tasting

Host your own wine tasting party or sign up for a private session with Unwined. The DIY tasting kit takes you on a wine tasting journey where you can go at your own pace to level up your wine knowledge. Alternatively, let an Unwined sommelier take the reins and join you and your friends on a Zoom chat. Choose from a selection of four kits with three or six bottles or work your way through them all to become a true wine aficionado.

UnwinedBars.co.uk

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Virtual Family Games

Games Night In for Macmillan

Sign up to host a virtual Macmillan games night with friends and family. Let the attendees know that it’s a fundraiser so they’re able to donate a little to the charity too. Macmillan has a range of games to choose from including Whodunnit?, Trapped! An Escape Room, Horse Racing Night and Quiz Night.

GamesNight.Macmillian.org.uk

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Tulley’s World Domination Online Strategy Game

Keep the whole family occupied with this live action strategy and role-playing game. The aim of the game is world domination! For two hours, you’ll work to improve your designated country by making alliances, boosting the economy and increasing living standards… or causing the next world war. Book a private or public game and get involved.

World-Domination.co.uk

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Virtual Magic Time With Thomas Dixon

Planning a birthday party or a family Zoom event? A virtual magic show is just the ticket to keep everyone entertained. Book Tom Dixon to experience some mind-blowing magic. It’s certainly something you don’t do everyday!

ThomasDixonMagic.com

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Ping Pong Fight Club’s Lockdown Challenge Show

For lots of laughs and great family entertainment, I highly recommend Ping Pong Fight Club. Log on for a 45-minute Zoom show and get involved in ping pong challenges and trivia rounds as you compete against friends and family to win the lockdown challenge.

TheBigSmokeEvents.com

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Escape Hunt Adventure

Escape Hunt has taken its escape room games online so everyone can play along at home. You and your teammates (who can be from different households) can all come together to solve a variety of puzzle-solving games and challenges. Choose between the remote escape room challenge, print and play and digital games.

EscapeHunt.com

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DIY Dinner Delivery Kits

A Taste Of France

Get stuck into a DIY food delivery kit from Cote At Home. The French bistro delivery company has a huge range of starts, mains, desserts and set menus to choose from — all made from the best, high-quality French ingredients. I’ve got my eye on the lobster frites and artisan cheese selection.

CoteAtHome.co.uk

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Pizza Kits At Home

Pizza making is a brilliant activity to get the whole family in the kitchen. Each kit comes with all the ingredients you need (dough balls, mozzarella, tomato sauce etc.) fresh from the pizzeria. There’s also an option to make garlic bread and a Nutella pizza! Mmm…

PeterInThePan.co.uk

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DIY Burger Kits from Patty&Bun

Missing Patty&Bun? Or want to learn how to make a top-notch burger from scratch? Order a DIY Patty&Bun burger kit to recreate the London burger chain’s signature smokey cheeseburger. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

PattyAndBun.co.uk

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Activities

10 Things To Do With Kids During Lockdown This Weekend

Running out of kids’ lockdown activities? It’s pretty easy to have been through all the family board games, art supplies and Netflix shows when we’ve all been in the house for so long. With homeschooling in full swing, it’s important to come up with some kids’ lockdown activities that are active and creative to help them unleash some pent up energy. I’ve picked out some nature trails and challenges that have been keeping my family sane, as well as some cool online activities and subscriptions that are well worth getting involved with. What are you doing to keep the kids occupied? Please leave a comment below with any recommendations!

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Hogwarts Is Here

Is there a Potter fan in your house? I’ll be surprised if there isn’t! Hogwarts is Here is a fantastic online platform for the kids to immerse themselves in the wizarding world. They can enrol for realistic Hogwarts courses, earn house points and play with magic in the common room. Sign up and get involved!

 

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Kitchen Disco With Sophie Ellis Bexter

Get everyone up and dancing around the kitchen with this hit playlist from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Featuring hits from Donna Summer, Cher and Boney M, get lost in some classic pop hits.

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Disney Plus

With over 500 movies and 350 series, Disney+ is a brilliant way to while away the hours and watch all of the classics. It really has something for everyone with the Pixar favourites (Toy Story, Monsters Inc etc.), the Star Wars films, 30 Marvel movies, The Simpsons and loads more.

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London Symphony Orchestra – Online

Catch a performance from The London Symphony Orchestra. Discover what happens to an orchestra when everyone has to keep their distance. Learn how sound travels and what you can hear between the notes.

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Check out List.co.uk for more events like this.


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Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts can take as little or as much planning as you have time for. I’ve put together a list of nine tried-and-tested scavenger hunts that will keep them occupied indoors and in the garden. An ideal lockdown activity!

9 Scavenger Hunts To Do At Home With The Kids

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Learn to play cards

No need to buy anything, just pull out your pack of playing cards and teach the family some new card games. Fun Attic has a good selection of games for 1-4 players. If you do need to buy a pack of cards, you can order them here.

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Discover somewhere new

Geocaching

Geocaching has been around a while but it’s really started to rise in popularity again since we’ve been in lockdown. Rediscover the world around you with this fantastic geocaching app and get involved in a worldwide treasure hunt. Be warned, it can get addictive!

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Forestry England

Is there a Gruffalo hiding in your local forest? There have been sightings of the mythical beast around the UK, so check out Forestry England website to find more. There is also a family-friendly Gruffalo-themed orienteering course that will hopefully be reopening soon (covid-permitting!).

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Treasure Trails

Sign up for a socially distanced adventure with Treasure Trails to get the cogs ticking out in the fresh air. Buy a Treasure Trail for your local area via the website and then have your young detectives solve clues, catch crooks and find the hidden treasure.

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Get creative

DIY fake snow recipe

Missing the snow? With two ingredients you can create your own! If you have a toddler, DIY  snow is great for sensory play, while older children can have fun making mini snowmen and creating a fake snow small world.

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Water pistol art painting

Definitely one for the garden, pick up a canvas and dig out the kids’ water pistols and let them blow off some steam firing watercolour paint to create a new piece of artwork.

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