How To Have A Virtual Super Bowl Party

How To Have A Virtual Super Bowl Party: Complete Guide

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

Planning a virtual Super Bowl celebration can be just as exciting as the actual game. I had the opportunity to host one last year, and it was a blast.

Instead of crowding around the TV, my friends and I gathered online, each in our comfy homes, cheering, munching on snacks, and sharing the excitement virtually.

So, how to have a virtual Super Bowl party?

I’ll share simple steps to help you throw your virtual party, ensuring you have a blast while staying connected with your friends.

8 Ways To Throw A Fun Virtual Super Bowl Party 

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1. Invite Friends & Family Over Video Chat

Gather together virtually and enjoy the big game’s excitement, including watching the game, cheering on your favorite team, and enjoying snacks. 

You can also get creative and make it a themed party by decorating your room or creating decorations online [1]. 

Inviting friends and family over video chat is the perfect way to connect with those you love while enjoying the big game. But who was singing the halftime show in the Thanksgiving Day game?

2. Decorate The Background With Team Themes

This tip lets your guests customize virtual backgrounds with their favorite team’s logo, colors, and more. 

This way, everyone can show off their team spirit and get into the game-day spirit. 

On top of that, Adding in the team themes helps to create a more festive and engaging atmosphere that everyone can join in on. 

3. Plan An Interactive Super Bowl Game & Trivia

Guests can virtually compete in various interactive games, from Super Bowl Trivia to Sports-themed Jeopardy or Charades. 

They can also participate in a traditional Super Bowl Squares pool or create their own unique Super Bowl-themed game for the group. 

“The thing we found out was, when you get to a Super Bowl, both teams are treated the same, talked about in glowing terms. But when the game is over, only the team that won matters.” 

Don Shula, American Football Coach

Besides, there are online resources to help you find creative ways to bring the excitement and competition of the Super Bowl to your virtual party.

4. Have A Virtual Happy Hour With Drinks & Snacks

If you want to spice up your Super Bowl party with extra fun and excitement, hosting a virtual happy hour is a terrific idea.

Invite everyone on the call to bring their favorite drinks and snacks to the party and prepare for a great time. 

Take turns sharing your snacks and drinks with the rest of the group, and chat about the game as you enjoy your treats. 

5. Dress Up With Your Favorite NFL Team’s Gear

One of the best ways to throw an exciting virtual Super Bowl party is by encouraging your guests to dress up in their favorite NFL team’s gear. 

Everyone can coordinate their team colors, jerseys, hats, and other accessories to show their team pride. 

This is also fun to show off your favorite players and get everyone excited. You can even compete to see who can create the best fan outfit. 

6. Set Up A Virtual Photo Booth

Throwing a fun virtual Super Bowl party does not have to be boring or lack the excitement of a real-life party. 

Setting up a virtual photo booth is one way to bring your virtual Super Bowl party to life. 

Creating a virtual photo booth at your online Super Bowl party is a fantastic way to involve your guests and bring uniqueness into the event.

“Whether near or far, the thrill of the Super Bowl unites us all through pixels and pixels of fun.”

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With a virtual photo booth, you can set up a backdrop, props, and even filters to allow your guests to take pictures and share them with everyone at the party. 

You can also add a hashtag to make finding all the pictures your guests have taken easier.

7. Play The Halftime Shows

A virtual Super Bowl party can be as fun as an in-person one. Playing Super Bowl Halftime Shows from previous years is one of the best tactics to make the event more enjoyable.

This adds an extra layer of entertainment for your guests to enjoy. 

You can either stream the halftime show from YouTube or have each guest bring their favorite halftime show to the party. 

8. Host A Virtual After-Party

Hosting a virtual after-party with music and dancing is a great way to keep everyone connected and entertained during the game.

 You can create a music playlist that everyone can dance to or even create a live DJ experience by having a few friends mix songs. 

Or you can also have a karaoke session by providing a list of songs for everyone to sing along to. 

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Which Platform Is Best For A Virtual Party?

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Video chat platforms like Zoom [2] or Skype are the best options for hosting a small or large virtual party with a few close friends or family. 

These platforms allow you to connect with multiple people at once and provide features like screen sharing, chat, and the ability to record the event. 

But if you’d prefer a more personal setting, services like Houseparty or Google Hangouts may better suit your preferences.

These platforms allow for one-on-one conversations as well as group conversations. 

Also, they have many fun features like virtual game rooms and the ability to watch movies together.

How Long Should A Virtual Celebration Last?

A virtual Super Bowl celebration should last for 2-3 hours. 

But the length of the celebration should be determined by the amount of time the participants have available, the amount of enthusiasm they have, and the number of activities they decide to plan. 

However, no matter how long the celebration is, it should be a fun and positive experience for everyone involved. But when exactly should the Super Bowl begin?


What are the downsides of virtual events?

One downside of virtual events is that there may be technical difficulties that can disrupt the event flow. 

Another downside of virtual events is that it can be difficult to keep people engaged due to the lack of physical interaction.

How can you keep people interested in virtual events?

Engage your audience with interactive activities such as polls or Q&A sessions to keep them engaged throughout the event. 

Utilize creative visuals and design elements to make the event more engaging and visually appealing.

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Final Words

A virtual Super Bowl party is the next best thing if you can’t be in person with your family and friends for the big game. 

By following these tips, you can make sure your virtual get-together is as fun as the real thing. 

So get your friends and family together, set up your screens, and get ready to cheer on your team to victory. 


Kimberlee Johnson
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