How to Throw a Facebook Party

by Chelsea Baldwin

Facebook is more than just a social networking website; it's become a household name and a social phenomenon that everyone knows about even if they're not active users. With slang verbs such as "Facebooking" to describe what we're doing with our time, it's clear that Facebook's influence is pretty far-reaching. Throwing a Facebook party for you and your Facebook-loving friends is a great way to spend time together in person, while keeping in touch with your favorite communication medium.

Items you will need

  • Large sheet of paper
  • Colorful markers
  • Digital camera
  • Random props
  • Stickers
Step 1

Make a "wall" out of a large sheet of paper draped over a wall in your house for your friends to write messages on throughout the party. Provide colorful markers, but make sure they won't bleed through the paper. At the top of the paper, draw what the top of a person's Facebook wall looks like, including the "What's on your mind?" text that appears in the box before you start typing, and the "Share" button.

Step 2

Make a corner of the party area a place where guests can snap pictures of themselves and others. Since Facebook wouldn't be what it is without the tagging and the interaction that happens around pictures, adding a photo element to your party is essential. Use a digital camera to upload and tag the pictures on Facebook after the party. Provide random props for people to use in the photos and encourage them to come up with their best profile picture yet. If you like, use a Polaroid camera for some pictures and post them onto the wall once they develop.

Step 3

Provide "like" stickers for people to use during the party. They can stick them on each other, the refreshments provided, wall posts, or anything they deem appropriate throughout the duration of the party. The stickers can say "like" or just feature a simple thumbs-up picture.

About the Author

Chelsea Baldwin began writing professionally for local newspapers in 2008. She has published articles in “High Country Press” and “Kernersville News.” She also produced newsletters for a local chapter of AIESEC, a global nonprofit organization. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Appalachian State University.

Photo Credits

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