Social distancing, safety measures and work-from-home, these have become the new norm. But that is no reason to not ring in the new year with joy and good cheer like we always do — well, almost.
Many of the restrictions to the number of people per table and compulsory masks are going to be mandatory for some time, but events and party planners have taken events in their stride and decided to creatively explore the virtual side of celebrations.
And why not? We have spent a good part of the year working via video-conferencing apps — by now, we know the most flattering lighting set-ups and the most professional virtual backgrounds like the back of our hands.
There’s no reason not to end the year with a bang too. In fact, this year the possibilities are quite literally limitless as you can have a roaring virtual party over Zoom or Google Meet and fit in more people in it than your living room would ever have been able to accommodate.