You may be swapping heels for slippers and cologne for the smell of frozen appetizers baking in the oven this New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to stop at six feet. No matter if you are a family of four or by yourself, Great Plains Communications has found some fun and creative ways to virtually celebrate bringing in the new year with family and friends.


Escape Room

The Escape Room remote adventures are for groups of any size.  All you have to do is choose if you are a small or large group, the date and time you wish to do the activity and then find a theme! Do you want to escape from a prison break? Or does a gold rush sound more exciting? Check out the video below for more information on the experience.


Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? And if a mystery with your friends and family playing the parts sounds like your jam, check out Red Herring Games Virtual Murder Mystery Games. You can choose from themes like, Murder on the Dance Floor and An Isolated Case. It’s as simple as emailing your guests an invitation with information on their role and what software/app you will be using (Zoom, House Party, Google Hangouts, etc.) and let the fun and intrigue begin!


Jackbox Games

You might have heard of Jackbox Games, as it has been all the buzz in commercials and on social media with its popular original games, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Quiplash, Fibbage and Drawful. These games are family friendly and include bluffing, drawing and lots of laughs. The software is also compatible with multiple gaming systems, such as PS4, XBOX and Nintendo Switch. You can find tips on how to enjoy these games virtually here on their website.



If you and your friends love all things trivia and want to put your minds to the test, check out Trivia Mafia and their virtual option through Twitch on NYE. There are around 8 rounds with themes of General Knowledge and a Mystery Round where you must try and figure out how the questions/answer relate to each other. Find more information about their NYE event and other trivia nights here on their website.


Virtual Adventure

As travel has rapidly decreased with the pandemic, Airbnb has pivoted part of their business model to include Online Experiences. There is everything from watching a Classical Piano Concert Live from Vienna to learning how to cook Spanish Paella. You will choose your date and time and find what event fits your budget and group’s interests.

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