Planning a Zoom party soon? Check out our list of the best online party hosts in the Philippines for your future celebrations.
In this article, you’ll read:
- How celebrations are done in the time of pandemic.
- The best online party hosts in the Philippines
- Tips for parents in making your kid’s online party memorable
You’ve been looking forward to throwing your kid an awesome birthday party. But then, the pandemic happened. Get-togethers are discouraged, kids are not allowed out and social distancing should be observed. That leaves you in a pickle, since there’s no way you can have that big birthday party for you were hoping for. So now what?
Celebrations in the new normal
Because of the new normal, we have to be creative with the way we do celebrations. Zoom parties or online parties are all the rage at the moment. But albeit online, these parties still require a bunch of planning and effort.
You don’t just send a link to your guests and call it a party. A bunch of kids staring at each other on-screen is still different from face-to-face interactions where your child and his guests are sharing an activity together. You need a program. You need a plan.
The challenge is to make your child’s party fun and memorable, even without getting together with his friends physically.
Luckily for us, some event companies saw the demand for online party hosts and suppliers in the Philippines and decided to bring their services online.
It’s their way of answering the need for online suppliers and keeping their businesses afloat, while also finding a way to stay relevant and keep up with the times.
Organizing a party online may be hard, but help is here!
So who are these people and how can they save you from your online party dilemmas? Check out our list below:
Best Online Party Hosts in the Philippines
If your kid loves building Legos, he will surely enjoy the Bricked MNL’s STEM-based activities. They even do customized party boxes with bricks and everything your guests need to enjoy their online build session.
Not all online parties are confined in front of the computer. Do you have an energetic kid who loves moving around? Fitness Bee hosts live online fitness classes and Zoom parties. They are run by occupational therapists who knows what they’re doing when it comes to fitness and physical play. You can even choose from different themes (Space exploration, superheroes, etc.).
Rates start at 2,500 per booking with unlimited screens.
Is your kid musically inclined? Zildjian is a professional singer and coach who teaches music online, but you can contact her to host your online party too.
Does your child dream of meeting her favorite cartoon character? Madison Events can make it happen! They have a wide variety of services for a virtual party including styling, party kits and entertainment.
They have character-based programs (from Disney Princesses to Marvel superheroes) and themed-parties like baking, beach or science.
Kids love to create, and this group specializes in creative play and arts and craft. If you’re raising a reader, Khool Kidz Party also partners with publishing house Adarna to host read-aloud sessions for kids. They can also tailor-fit a workshop for you.
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The fun doesn’t have to stop just because it’s online.
KICCA Interactive Play & Cafe is the first digital play cafe in the Philippines. They have a big, interactive space that they rent out for parties. But due to the pandemic, they had to branch out to doing virtual kiddie parties instead.
You can avail of their DIY party packages from P2,500 which includes party decorations, a host, games and even a video of your online celebration.
They have been in the party scene since the ’80s. But because of the new normal, they have found a way to connect with their market, even overseas. Your kids and their friends can meet their favorite characters and hang out through creative activities on their online kiddie parties!
Experienced mommy event planners to the rescue! Need help with party decorations in your home? You can order a party box of decorations curated for your child’s party theme. Want to send cake to your guests? They can make it happen with their stacked cookie cake kits. Your child’s socially distanced birthday celebration will definitely be better with these mommas’ touch.
They have been in the business since 2006, creating magical experiences for kids through theater and arts. Since the pandemic, they have ventured into online workshops and virtual parties as well. They do hosting and games, sing-alongs, character appearances, arts and crafts and storytelling. They can even make customized story book(featuring the birthday kid, of course) or video for your online celebration.
Everyone’s favorite magician! If you are looking for a simple setup for your Kiddie zoom party, then Handsome James is the perfect host for you. A known magician and party host, he is able to light up any party whether online or not.
Online doesn’t mean NO FUN!
They all sound fun, right? Make sure to book them ahead of time so they can help you with your child’s virtual party.
Tips in planning a virtual party
But if you don’t have the means to hire these professionals, you can always DIY. Remember, preparation is key. Here are some helpful pointers in planning your child’s online bash:
In preparing for your child’s online celebration, treat it as you would a physical party. Pick the most conducive time for your kid and his guests. Choose the application to hold the party in – make sure it’s accessible to most of your guests. Send the invite and the link at least two weeks before, and ask the invitees to RSVP.
2. Choose a theme.
This will make it easier for you to think of decorations, food and most importantly, the activities for the online party. Create a schedule with allotted time duration for each activity. If you’re thinking about playing games, check out this article about some Zoom activities that may help!
3. Stick to your program.
At the start of your party, inform your guests about what to expect during the program. Follow your schedule to avoid dragging the party to the point where your guests get bored and leave. Make the activities fun and engaging to keep the kids interested. They can mingle and chat with each other when the activities are done. Also, don’t forget to blow the cake and take a group photo before the party ends and the guests log out.
A party is still a party, online or not, right? 🙂
Finally, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy your child’s party as well. Make the most of this time together at home to create a memorable birthday celebration with your little one.
Did your child have a virtual birthday party? Tell us how it went in the comments section!