Yes, we currently live in a weird time. If your facetime with your besties, co-workers, and family is getting a little dull, here are some ideas to make connecting more interesting.
Take turns picking a book for everyone to read or listen to and discuss heartily. Here are some good apps for digital books: Amazon Kindle, Goodreads, Audible or Libby by Overdrive.
Since we aren’t going anywhere we need an excuse to wear something besides our sweats. So pick something fun; like western wear, pajama party, all out glam or costume party.
Try a Makeup Tutorial Together
They make applying different makeup techniques look SOOOO easy. When I try it, I end up looking like a clown. Find a tutorial and have everyone on the call try to do it. Then compare and see who is really talented and who needs to leave it to the pros.
I’m thinking just take turns playing a different song, but you can probably turn this into a game. Have each person look up the song that epitomizes the 90’s and then take turns playing your selection and decide who did the best. Or pick the best song for when you are sad, mad, carefree, etc.
List of Questions
Pull up lists of getting-to-know you questions and take turns asking and answering. You may be surprised what you find out.
Never Have I Ever
Definitely if you are having an actual happy hour, this game needs to be played. Each person takes turns saying Never Have I Ever and then say something they have never done. Everyone that has, bottoms up!
Two Truths and One Lie
Another way to get to know people. Have each person say two true things about themselves and one lie. Everyone else tries to guess which one is the lie.
Everyone has something to draw on. One person finds something to describe to everyone else, but they can only use words describing geometrical and directional clues. For instance, you couldn’t say draw something that looks a eye. You would have to say draw a circle inside of a horizontal diamond shape. The fun will be seeing how far off the mark everyone’s drawing is to the actual item being described.
One person texts everyone a list of ten items. The others race around and try to come up with all of them before the others. Make your list of items easy enough to gather together, but at the same time, try to list things that are open to interpretation, like, find something that fits in something else.
Build a Story
The first person makes up one line for a story, such as, “Bob and Natalie went to the market.” The next person adds one more line to the story. No need to repeat what the other person said, just keep the story going and try to make it as outlandish as possible.
If you have a book of these laying around, put them to use and ask each person on the call for adjectives, adverbs, nouns, etc. till you’ve filled up the page and then read the story aloud to everyone else. Always good for a laugh.
Pick a category, like, cupcakes and before the call everyone picks a version they want to make. The sad part is that you don’t get to try them all, but you’ll have some for yourself and if they turn out well, share the recipe.