5 things you should consider when planning a party in 2020
Date : May 21, 2020
Author : DR A Zayed
2020 was set to begin and go just like any other year, if not better. However, it brings with it a raging pandemic that has the world on its knees. It does not mean we have to stop everything and wait for it to pass, especially not parties. This article is going to outline five things you should consider when planning a party in 2020.
Due to Covid-19, we must follow the directives from health officials. These may include social distancing, no visitors at home, and so on.
This should not keep you from celebrating a birthday, wedding, or anniversary party. It is just a matter of planning and keeping everyone safe. If you have a party coming up, scrub all the plans you had and consider the following:
One of the essential rules to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease is social distancing. Well, having a party in your home beats the logic behind social distancing. Instead of having people in your house, which is incredibly dangerous and also careless, organise a video party.
For instance, if it is your child’s birthday, you may have family and friends join a video call for the party. Alternatively, they can send their warm wishes via video messages. The most important thing is to adhere to social distancing.
Bake a cake or make food at home
It is a norm for us to take dinner parties out to a nice restaurant. However, it is no longer a viable option. Consider baking the cake at home if you are celebrating a birthday party. Or make dinner for your partner if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary.
This minimizes the risk of contracting COVID-19. Besides, now that we are all staying home, baking or cooking can be fun.
Use social media to stream live events.
Unfortunately, if you had your wedding planned around this year, it is going to be impossible not to have family and friends at your event. However, you can have them watch your experience live on social media. For instance, Instagram and Facebook provide a live streaming option.
It is a great way to remember your wedding party after all since you keep the video. We’ve seen artists using social media watch parties to engage with the audience.
Hide gifts in the house for a kid’s birthday
It is difficult to explain to your child why their friends cannot come over for their birthday party. However, it would be sad to skip the entire party, even amid a global pandemic. You can do it in your home, with the few members of the family.
Make it fun by hiding presents in different rooms for a scavenger hunt. Alternatively, you can surprise the birthday boy/girl by inviting their friends for a parade. You may organize with other parents to have them cruise a birthday parade outside your home. Find a way to make it unique for your child without endangering your family and others.
Extend a helping hand
While you might be disappointed about all the lockdown and social distancing, especially if you had your party all planned. However, these are challenging times, especially for needy and low-income families. Instead of wallowing in disappointment that your party is cancelled, you can use those resources to help those who have been laid off and needy families.
Generosity will have you feeling useful for touching a life or two.
It is not the best year to plan parties, but we cannot skip every celebration. Even with COVID-19 tearing across the globe, you can still celebrate events, birthdays, or anniversaries. However, we must do so with caution to stop the spread of this virus. I hope the above tips will help you plan a party safely without putting you and others at risk of contracting this illness.