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Attending Your First VParty?

For these events to work, you'll need a computer connected to a reliable web connection; there is no mobile support at this time.

 

✨ Current user experience suggests Chrome works best.


📞 You may also want your phone.

 

🎧 Please wear headphones when in video-chat spaces.

🍷 BYO-beverages & snacks. Please imbibe responsibly.

We can custom create a digital environment to suit any aesthetic sensibilities, our virtual parties work best for groups of 10-150 guests.

Looking to host an event?

 

If you're trying to find a way to make a party happen online that truly engages and delights your guests, good news:

you're in the right place.

Our online events are all developed with a focus on guest-interaction, shared novel experiences, playful exploration, and evocative scene-setting that help create memorable experiences accessible from the comfort and safety of home.

V Parties are also designed to be intuitively simple to navigate, and work seamlessly on any type of computer.

Contact vespertinecircus@gmail.com with a message titled "V Party" and we'll get back to you asap with options to custom design a memorable and delightful virtual party for your special occasion.

Are there any apps I need to attend?

V Parties are browser based and work best in Chrome. They do not require additional software.

We highly recommend attendees sign up for Spotify (it's free) in order to tune into the music for each party.

Some spaces will ask to use your camera and microphone, to enable voice & video chat between party guests.

 

Make sure your security settings allow your browser to use your mic & camera if you want to video chat.

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Hosting tips:

 

When does the party start?

If you are hosting a V-Party, remember your guests may be attending from all over the world, consider listing the starting time for different time-zones in your invitation:

https://24timezones.com/

Looking to include a dress code? 

 

We love theme parties! I always recommend adding an inspiration board to your invitation when you have guests who like to dress up as a visual guide to help get everyone's creativity going. 

Here are some examples from previous events I have hosted:

 

Beltane Cocktail party at a Gothic Estate

Cake (a Rococo Gala)

Shotgun Saloon (a Wild West party)

The Party Monster's Ball

Circuits & Slums (a Cyberpunk Fête)

Candyland (A Very Sweet Birthday)

The Roaring Vampire's Ball (1920s Vampires)

Haunt (a greyscale ghost soiree)

Space Camp (a retro-scifi pajama party)

 

Your imagination is the limit.

Onboarding is Everything

Most of us aren't used to attending parties online. We highly recommend you go the extra-mile in priming your guests for what to expect so that they arrive more comfortable.

Examples of information you can share:

 

A full copy of the guest list, so they can tell who else they know who will be in attendance.

 

The level of involvement needed to attend. "Yes there will be video chat spaces! No you won't need to go into them to participate."

 

Whether there are any dress code expectations. 

 

The anticipated party duration and whether or not late arrivals are welcome. We've found our v-parties have no trouble running for over 4 hours, though this will vary from group to group, just like an in-person event. 

 

Encourage your guests to ask you questions, and to arrive with a curious and open mind.