Can you still have a party during a pandemic?
Yes! However, parties are looking a bit different these days, as we need to stay COVID-safe. One of the best ways to plan a party is to host it outdoors, as fresh air and open space can help reduce disease transmission.
If you want to plan an outdoor birthday party, there are a few things you need to know. If you’re ready to celebrate, keep reading to find five key tips for planning a fun and safe party.
1. Make Cleanliness a Priority
When it comes to planning a COVID-19 party, health and cleanliness should always be your main focus.
Ideally, families should stay at least six feet away from other families, for social distancing, and you may want to provide masks for your guests. Make sure you also have plenty of hand sanitizer available, as it’s one of the best ways to stop the disease from spreading.
2. Plan Accordingly for the Weather
When planning for an outdoor event, you’ll always want to have a back-up plan for the weather. Moving indoors isn’t a good idea, since contained spaces aren’t the best places for pandemic parties.
Instead, think about hiring a canopy for outdoor parties, so you can still enjoy the fun of being outdoors without being rained on.
3. Serve Food in Individual Portions
It’s recommended to serve food individually during COVID, rather than banquet style, as this is safer. It reduces people sharing utensils and keeps everyone spaced out.
To stay COVID-safe, prepare a snack plate or meal for each guest. It’s sure to be delicious and guests will appreciate the effort you put into keeping them safe.
4. Make Your Party an Outdoor Movie Night
Looking for an outdoor party idea that guests are sure to remember? An easy and affordable way to make the day amazing is by setting up a projector and screen, or even a white sheet, to broadcast a movie outdoors.
Everyone can relax on a picnic blanket and watch a Hollywood favorite—just be sure to have plenty of popcorn!
5. Create an Unforgettable Theme
Parties are always more fun with a theme, so don’t be afraid to ask your guests to dress up! A fun party theme like Hawaiian, ‘80s rockers, or movie stars lets your guests get creative with their outfits and you can hang up outdoor party decorations to match.
Throw an Outdoor Birthday Party Your Guests Won’t Forget
Even though we’re living in challenging times, you can still throw a COVID-safe outdoor birthday party! Use the tips above to come up with a party idea that will be fun, memorable, and safe.
It’s more important than ever to stay connected with friends and family, so your party is sure to be an event to remember!
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