Ideas and Tips for Your Perfect Heyhoo Party

Plan a perfect Heyhoo Party that’s fun for everyone. After all, your party should be one to remember!

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Kahoot! - create and solve fun quizzes
Skribbl - draw and guess words together
Dixit - a creative card game
The Classic - “Guess Who?”
Black Stories
Charades
Book an Online Experience with airbnb
Surprise your Guests with a Take Away
Give the Kids their own Video Chat Room
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Send your Personally Designed Invitations

Announce your fantastic party! Create and send your personal party invitations to keep your guests intrigued. Let your invitation show your guests just how much you’re looking forward to seeing them at your party. An original invitation is the first step to a successful party!

Create an Introduction

Now, with the help of some simple tools, create your Introduction Page and set the right mood for your upcoming virtual event. For example, you could share a short, fun video that’ll get your guests into the party spirit. Write a short text. Your Introduction Page is the first thing that your guests will see - grab their attention!

Choose your Background

On Heyhoo, you have the opportunity to choose between a summer or winter themed background. Just click on your chosen format and your party area will either appear in winter white or summer green. Just like in real life, it’ll be just like summer or winter.

Forget Just One Channel - Create Multiple Rooms

Create multiple rooms. Your guests can come and go as they please, just like at a real party. Name your rooms just like at home eg. -Lounge, Dining Room, Balcony, Terrace, Winter Garden. Check out our suggestions or make up your own fantasy rooms. Guests can switch between rooms as they choose. A total of six Video Chat rooms are available for your party.

For a smooth party experience, follow these tips:

Catch Up Together With Just One Other Guest in an “In Private” Room

The “In Private” option is switched on. This allows your guests to meet up, one to one. Within moments of selecting a friend to meet with “in private”, friends can enjoy a catch up in the privacy of their own video room - just the two of them. Private rooms are only open for two selected guests at a time.

Your Party Plan

With the help of a time schedule, you can plan activities for virtual party. Let everyone know what’s in store. Allow a guest to make a toast, schedule a time for a group “CHEERS”. Light a sparkler or include a countdown to a birthday.
Maybe your guests have got a surprise in store for you? Get creative!

Choose a Suitable Film or Video for Your Party

Take advantage of the specially created Heyhoo Cinema and share a film or video with your guests. Choose the right video for your party - it’s so easy to set up and is the perfect accompaniment to any Birthday or New Year’s Party. It’s guaranteed to lift the party spirit!

Choose the Right Music for Your Party

Your Heyhoo Party features a Music Room for you to fill with all your favourite tunes. Find the perfect DJ set or playlist for your party on YouTube and share it with your guests. Guests can decide for themselves if they want to play your background music.

Communicate with Your Guests via Chat

If you or any of your guests want to communicate something during the party, then Chat is the best way to keep everyone informed. The chat function can be used simultaneously to any of the video chats or other tools and is the best way to share content with all guests.

Your Guestbook

Your Heyhoo Guestbook allows party guests to share greetings, salutations or even congratulations for your mega party. Once the party’s over, you’ll have a written memento of all the fun.

The Classic - “Guess Who?”

(Here’s a quick run down of how to play, in case you missed Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”)

The other players choose an identity for you - someone famous who is relatively easy to describe. Usually you would have a post-it note stuck to your forehead with the name of your character - this won’t work in video chat, though! So, either you cover your ears, or the other players decide your character via WhatsApp. Block your ears, or leave the room - try not to find out who you’re meant to be. With the right questions, the other players have to work out who you are - you can only answer with “Yes” or “No”. The more creative and unusual the characters, the more fun the game will be.

Black Stories

This game requires a great deal of fantasy and brains! One player, as narrator, reads a short text - a Black Story - aloud. He or she then asks the question, “What happened?”. In most cases, the story is a mystery. With the help of questions, the other players have to work out what happened in the often bizarre or macabre story. Only questions that can be answered with “Yes” or “No” are permitted. This game is a whole lot of fun since most of the cases are really not easy to solve and are usually quite strange.

Examples of interesting cases and their solutions can be found here
Or you can buy the “Black Stories” card game for between €5 - €8 from Amazon
Also available elsewhere online

Charades

For Charades, players divide themselves into two teams. One player from Team A thinks of a word (or a film, book, song or tv series) and shares it with a player from Team B via smart phone or second screen who now has to act it out so that his team members can guess it correctly. This games will not only challenge your acting ability, but your creativity and fantasy. Some people chose to play with a time limit, while others prefer a more relaxed game without the time pressure.

Kahoot! - create and solve fun quizzes

Quizzes are a great way to entertain your guests. You can access Kahoot! quizzes directly from our Heyhoo Game Room.

Kahoot! (www.kahoot.com) allows you to take part in quizzes with all the excitement and feeling of a live game show. A simple game play and cool background acoustics make this app very popular for playing amongst friends, despite it being developed for teaching and educational purposes.

After every question, players can see how many guessed correctly and which player is currently in the lead. The moderator controls the quiz from the shared screen. Guests answer the questions from a second device (eg. smartphone). To take part, guests enter the game code and a player name on the website kahoot.it. The game code is sent to guests via the shared screen or the chat function. One major pluspoint - guests don’t need to create an account. Even the host can select and take part in a premade Kahoot! quiz without registration. However, a self created quiz can bring so much more fun - base your questions and answers around fun shared experiences, old memories, films, holidays etc. To create your own quiz, you will need to register with Kahoot! at www.kahoot.com

Skribbl - draw and guess words together

Skribbl is a fun drawing and guessing game which you can play on Heyhoo directly from our Game Room. The game is accessible without registration.

Guests are invited to play via a link to a private game. In this online game, players take turns at drawing a word for other players to guess in a group chat. The fun begins when you realise just how difficult it can be to draw complex terms under time pressure. Guaranteed fun all round!

Dixit - a creative card game

Dixit is a fantastic game for people with fantasy which you can play on Heyhoo directly from our Game Room.

Each player receives 6 or 7 cards, depending on the number of players. With each new round, players take turns at playing the Storyteller. The Storyteller looks at their cards and considers a definition or description for one card. The clue can be one or more words. You can quote a book or a film or let your fantasy run wild. The crux of the game is not to describe what you see, but what you feel or what you associate with the image on the chosen card.

The other players select the card from their hand that they think best fits the clue given by the Storyteller. The selected cards from all other players and the Storyteller are gathered, shuffled then revealed. Players now have to guess which card was the Storyteller’s.

What makes Dixit so interesting is that all 84 cards are created so ambiguously, that it is always possible that more than one card will fit the clue given by the Storyteller. But which card is closest to that of the Storyteller? Don’t give away too much information, but also don’t keep too much to yourself - that’s the art of Dixit.

Book an Online Experience with airbnb

Book a unique virtual experiment at airbnb and spend part of your virtual evening at an interactive workshop with your guests where you can all try something new together. Get to know hosts from around the world, ready to share their knowledge and give you glimpse into their world.

Duration: 60-90 Minutes Price: From €8 Language: Mainly in English

Surprise your Guests with a Take Away

You can pre-order food and drink to arrive at a specific time for your guests. How about a pizza or a bottle of wine for each of your party guests delivered to their door from Dominos or Pizza Max

Give the Kids their own Video Chat Room

It’s possible that you and your guests have children who also want to join the party, but they’re all over your computer and you can’t get a word in edgeways! Well, we have the solution - open up a Kids’ Room - they’ll love it. It’s a WIN-WIN situation all round.

Discover What is Possible on HEYHOO

Send your Personally Designed Invitations

Announce your fantastic party! Create and send your personal party invitations to keep your guests intrigued. Let your invitation show your guests just how much you’re looking forward to seeing them at your party. An original invitation is the first step to a successful party!

Create an Introduction

Now, with the help of some simple tools, create your Introduction Page and set the right mood for your upcoming virtual event. For example, you could share a short, fun video that’ll get your guests into the party spirit. Write a short text. Your Introduction Page is the first thing that your guests will see - grab their attention!

Choose your Background

On Heyhoo, you have the opportunity to choose between a summer or winter themed background. Just click on your chosen format and your party area will either appear in winter white or summer green. Just like in real life, it’ll be just like summer or winter.

Forget Just One Channel - Create Multiple Rooms

Create multiple rooms. Your guests can come and go as they please, just like at a real party. Name your rooms just like at home eg. -Lounge, Dining Room, Balcony, Terrace, Winter Garden. Check out our suggestions or make up your own fantasy rooms. Guests can switch between rooms as they choose. A total of six Video Chat rooms are available for your party.

For a smooth party experience, follow these tips:

Catch Up Together With Just One Other Guest in an “In Private” Room

The “In Private” option is switched on. This allows your guests to meet up, one to one. Within moments of selecting a friend to meet with “in private”, friends can enjoy a catch up in the privacy of their own video room - just the two of them. Private rooms are only open for two selected guests at a time.

Your Party Plan

With the help of a time schedule, you can plan activities for virtual party. Let everyone know what’s in store. Allow a guest to make a toast, schedule a time for a group “CHEERS”. Light a sparkler or include a countdown to a birthday.
Maybe your guests have got a surprise in store for you? Get creative!

Choose a Suitable Film or Video for Your Party

Take advantage of the specially created Heyhoo Cinema and share a film or video with your guests. Choose the right video for your party - it’s so easy to set up and is the perfect accompaniment to any Birthday or New Year’s Party. It’s guaranteed to lift the party spirit!

Choose the Right Music for Your Party

Your Heyhoo Party features a Music Room for you to fill with all your favourite tunes. Find the perfect DJ set or playlist for your party on YouTube and share it with your guests. Guests can decide for themselves if they want to play your background music.

Communicate with Your Guests via Chat

If you or any of your guests want to communicate something during the party, then Chat is the best way to keep everyone informed. The chat function can be used simultaneously to any of the video chats or other tools and is the best way to share content with all guests.

Your Guestbook

Your Heyhoo Guestbook allows party guests to share greetings, salutations or even congratulations for your mega party. Once the party’s over, you’ll have a written memento of all the fun.