Your Next Zoom Happy Hour Could Be a Pasta-Making Class in Rome
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Updated Oct 11, 2018 2:10 PM
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Home should be your happy place—now more than ever. Head to the #MakeYourselfAtHome hub to find tiny projects, feel-good recipes, and clever decorating ideas to make each day a little bit brighter.
Time to amend those FaceTime happy hour plans—we just figured out your Friday night. Airbnb is officially moving its Experiences sector online, hosting more than 50 virtual adventures from all over the world. All you need is a Zoom log-in and you can travel the globe with your friends from the comfort of your sofa. It definitely beats sipping a cocktail solo while trying to talk over six other people on a grainy screen, right?
As of right now, there are Online Experiences from 30 different countries. The best part is that they’re all made for groups—whether you want to amp up your virtual birthday celebrations or just catch up with friends, there are so many types of activities to choose from. Here are the ones currently on our calendar.
If Your Group Chat Is Full of DIY Project Photos
Live from New York, it’s Drawn From Within: a one-hour-long sketch class hosted by visual artist Ben Ponté. All you have to bring is a pencil and paper—no art degree or fancy watercolors needed.
If You’re Big on Potlucks
Have everyone come together to make fresh tagliatelle, courtesy of the Make Colorful Healthy Pasta class, broadcasting from Rome. You’ll learn how to use natural dyes to tint the dough (pick up some spinach or red cabbage on your next biweekly grocery store run) and end the evening in one big virtual dinner party.
If You Just Want to Drink
Book a drink-a-long with nine of your closest friends. The GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home course from Bath is basically a sophisticated happy hour. Part education, part mixology, you’ll get an upgrade from your usual bottle of wine. Fancy dress encouraged but not required.
See more activities to try at home: For a Bit of Cooking Therapy, Add Flowers to Fresh Pasta 5 Games to Play on Zoom, Because Your Social Life Doesn’t Have to Stop How to Make Natural Dye With What’s in Your Kitchen