We want to inspire you to host a virtual dinner party and stay connected with us at Stir Crazy Cooking. The party never ends if you are a born cook/entertainer and love hosting dinner parties with friends and family or just like having some people over for a good catch-up over a nice meal enjoyed with a glass of wine.

Food is connection and along with food cravings, human beings naturally crave social interaction. That is why while social distancing has made things a bit more difficult for us, we at Stir Crazy cooking have gathered some ways to push through this hurdle. In the face of hard and difficult times we encourage all our Stir Crazy readers to share your dinner parties, birthday parties and any life event because in the face of fear we choose triumph!

Technology has allowed us to keep contact no matter where we are in the world. You can still lay your table, cook a lovely meal or cook with friends and eat together, by just setting up your phone, tablet or laptop and connect virtually with your friends and family.

Entertaining separately but always together, virtual dinners are heart-warming, fun and a great way to stay connected.

Here is a guide on how to start hosting your virtual dinner party:

Decide how you are going to connect with your friends and family.

hosting a dinner party on video call

Here are some options:

  • Skype

Socialize with up to 50 people with this free app. It’s easy to use for messaging, video chats and video calls. It’s multi device compatible, so you can use it on your computer, laptop, tablet and mobile phones. Download Skype App here

  • Zoom

It is a conferencing service that allows you to video calling, audio chatting and online meetings. However, it does have a 40-minute time limit on conferences where there are three or more people. Download Zoom App here.

  • Facetime

FaceTime is a video chat platform available on Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Macintosh computers. You can add up to 32 people at the same time using Group FaceTime. Download Facetime here.

  • WhatsApp Video Call

WhatsApp is free as long as you have Wi-Fi. It is a messaging service owned by Facebook. The app allows up to 16 people to video chat at the same time. Download WhatsApp here.

  • House Party

Houseparty is a social networking service for group video chatting, games and fun quizzes using mobile and desktop apps. The app is free and there are no in-app purchases. Up to eight people can video chat together on Houseparty at the same time. It’s perfect if you have an iOS, Android, Mac or Google Chrome, you can use Houseparty. Download House Party here.

Choose your menu

Choosing a menu

Our Stir Crazy kitchen has a variety of recipes available to make your choice easy.

Our recipes can take you all around the world in a single taste; all you have to do is decide where you want to go. Gather up your friends or family and test out our amazing recipes together via video call!

We have delicious recipes that we send out in our weekly newsletters as well as recipes we post on our Social media like Facebook as well as on our Stir Crazy Cooking website.

Try out spectacular Stir Crazy recipes here.

Enjoy your time!

a woman enjoying her dinner

Light some candles and set the scene for your family or friends virtual dinner party. Cooking brings people together and that still proves true in these unusual times. Delectable food and some great music set the mood for easy conversation and can prove to ease up your nerves and anxiety in these challenging times.

Try out our Easy Entertaining Class here.

Disclaimer: Due to National lockdown and the uncertainty raised, we have had to postpone some of our cooking classes, courses and events leading into April during this difficult time.

Once we reopen, we will confirm all postponed booking dates against our updated schedules and provide the necessary details for you to continue with classes, courses or events you may have been interested in attending.

To contact us for more information or any enquiries: enquiries@stircrazycooking.co.za or Phone: (+27) 21 501 0695 / Cell: (+27) 66 513 5326