Three Steps to Create Your Perfect Digital Party

Enjoy these simple steps on how to throw a fabulous social distancing party from Boston Ballet’s Special Events Manager Lauren Fremont.

Lauren Fremont at home in front of her computer in a green dress. Photo credit Vicki Grafton Photography

Lauren Fremont

Photo credit: Vicki Grafton Photography

But first, a bit about the event-planning maven. Lauren manages all Boston Ballet events, which bring people closer to the art and artists, and each other. She recently created a spectacular a rock ‘n’ roll-themed Boston Ballet Ball, one of the city’s premiere annual social events. She transformed The Castle at Park Plaza for 500 guests and raised a record $2 million. Although a Paris-native, Lauren lived in New York City most of her life and always knew that she was going to be in the business of creating magic and memories. Before joining Boston Ballet in 2019, she was the founder of Loli Events, a decade-old New York and Paris-based boutique wedding planning business with a focus on approachable luxury and hospitality. Lauren first honed her event planning skills for celebrity chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Gabrielle Hamilton so she knows a thing or two about throwing a great party.

Step 1: Invite your squad

Pick a date and time to create a link on a virtual meeting platform of your choice.

Send out a fun digital invite instead of a boring calendar invite. I love the virtual party selection from Paperless Post.

Make sure to include in your invite:

  • A theme: Sunday Brunch, Friday Happy Hour, Ladies who Lunch

  • An attire: anything your little heart desires from black-tie to silly hats (just not pajamas because, let’s be honest, most of us are already wearing those 24/7)!

Step 2: Make it a little special

You might be a modern-day Martha Stewart and make everything from scratch or want to support a local restaurant or catering company during this difficult time. Our favorite Boston Ballet caterer, Max Ultimate Food, started a home line for delicious no-contact delivery.

If you want a special beverage without leaving your apartment you can order through sites like Drizly or Mini Bar for everything from fancy bubbles to local beers.

Set up the table the way you would if friends were coming over, bring out your favorite china and fancy napkins. If you love flowers, remember to order from your local florist or delivery service a few days before.

Many of the virtual meeting platforms have the option to add a custom backdrop. Want to pretend you are in your favorite destination? Just download a free image from Pexels.

Step 3: Party time

Have fun and fill the virtual air with laughter!

After catching up, eating delicious food and drinking lovely libations, turn this party into a dance party by having everyone start the same Spotify Playlist. Quanrantunes is a current favorite and very on-brand.

You are not alone and before you know it we will once again be able to have parties where we can safely hug and hang.

XOXO Lauren

The audience connection to the art is what truly brings it to life.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director