Host a Gala Watch Party
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
1. Fill out the form linked below with your interest in being a 2022 Gala Watch Party host. All registrations are due on February 1, 2022. You will receive our Watch Party planning toolkit with info about the agenda, invitation template, programs, and hosting tips for a seamless digital experience.
2. Invite your friends and family to watch the MFK 2022 Gala on February 19th, 2022.
3. Optional: Plan a fun dinner and a theme for the evening (e.g., Haitian rum tasting, Rara festival night, e.g...).
4. Tune into our Gala Live Stream on Saturday, February 19th, and enjoy a wonderful evening we have planned for you and your guests.
IN-PERSON OR ONLINE:
During these challenging times, some people are still understandably hesitant to have gatherings in their homes. If you do have an in-person watch party, make sure to follow all local and state COVID restrictions. You can also decide to meet online with your friends! Free online platforms like Zoom or Skype allow you to virtually host your friends before the event starts or after the program concludes. Your guests can use their smartphones, tablets, or computers to be part of your virtual watch party.
This virtual event will begin at 6:30 p.m CST, so we recommend starting your gathering about one hour before the event. The virtual event will last approximately one hour, including the virtual after party, so you should be able to work in time before and after the stream for just you and your guests to mingle and celebrate.
YOUR GUEST LIST:
If you are choosing to host a small gathering in your home, we recommend inviting six to eight friends to be your guests – think, your table guests. If you host in person, you will watch the virtual event from one Zoom portal. Social gatherings are always nice, but with these watch parties, you can take it to the next step and share your passion for MFK and why you’re encouraging your friends to be a part of the event with you. We would love for guests to participate in the event any way they can, by donating or just learning more about MFK overall.
TECHNICAL SETUP:Host Sign-Up
Since you are hosting the watch party at your home, you can either set up your TV to stream the virtual event or you can connect your laptop to your TV. Other options are Google Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire, or Apple TV. You will want your guests to participate in the auction and donations, so ask them to bring their fully charged phones or tablets too! Zoom meetings can also be done through your TV or computer.