There ain’t no party like a PowerPoint Party, 'cause a PowerPoint Party don’t stop!
Want to make a PowerPoint presentation ... for fun?
Apparently, PowerPoint parties are a thing, and more and more people are doing them, especially as of late.
Under normal circumstances, these are parties where every attendee shows up with a 3-minute presentation prepared. Sometimes, the topic is very specific; other times, it's broad and rather vague. Partygoers present their work, then one is voted the best presentation. However, in today’s coronavirus reality, these parties are being held virtually and becoming a way people of all ages can connect and cope with not being able to see each other in-person.
A group of teenagers from Texas shared with The Atlantic’s Friendship Files that they were using the PowerPoint parties for those exact reasons. Their topics ranged from ranking Disney princesses to a presentation on Parks and Recs characters and more. They found it led to some interesting conversations and gave them something they enjoyed doing, and most importantly, allowed them to interact with friends and classmates they find themselves missing.
Inspired by this idea, we wanted to see what people are presenting—and the internet, as usual, did not disappoint. Here's a quick rundown of what people are presenting in these virtual PowerPoint parties:
We love pasta, and this one looks good ... now we need a snack.
Thrilled to announce I will be participating in a PowerPoint party for the first time this evening pic.twitter.com/FfHHk9gdM3— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) March 27, 2020
Wait ... Will has an actual rooster?
I had a PowerPoint party last night via zoom and ben’s topic was whether the chicken or the egg came first and then Will put on his literal rooster pic.twitter.com/edV8zFPQzF— grace 🌙 (@trashcurls_) March 27, 2020
We must admit, our curiosity is peaked at a presentation about nothing.
Tonight me and my pals had a powerpoint presentation party in isolation where there were no content guidelines. Hilarity ensued pic.twitter.com/7rMP5wzyDg— AJ (@ziraph_) March 29, 2020
Dual-flush toilets, you say?
so my improv community decided to have a powerpoint party and some of the topics were so hilarious lol pic.twitter.com/pgOaLaUScn— ria🌝 @ wang yibo is babie (@machinators) March 25, 2020
Yes, fanfiction is awesome!
invite me to your powerpoint parties I will teach you about fanfiction pic.twitter.com/e3DAnGFDFp— Palmer Haasch (@haasch_palmer) March 23, 2020
It really, really wasn't ...
Prepping for my 3 minute presentation at the PowerPoint party tonight at 5CT pic.twitter.com/twmvIP5yZb— David W. Peters (@dvdpeters) March 28, 2020
Of course, Daelen won. Do you see this presentation?
tonight’s powerpoint party was amazing and daelen won pic.twitter.com/CzXqvfoehB— means-testing is haram (@hadiya_afzal) March 29, 2020
Interesting. You have our attention.
my friends are making me do one of those powerpoint parties and boy are they gonna regret it— Julia Bush (@jabush) March 28, 2020
slide 1/160 pic.twitter.com/h9UOFpxUJe
We will probably all reach this point eventually.
Forget PowerPoint parties - this is the next virtual happy hour game I’m bringing to the Zoom pic.twitter.com/8QSwLLcSI4— Tiffany Luong (@TeaFaKnee) March 29, 2020
As you can see, people are having a lot of fun with these!
Have you participated in one of these PowerPoint parties? What would your list of topics include? Sound off in the comments!