Social Distancing Party Plans for Kids
The global pandemic has uprooted a variety of plans, from graduations to weddings and almost everything in-between. Graduation celebrations and birthday parties are among the events that younger children are especially sad to cancel. Now that we are a few months into this and social distancing is still encouraged, families have found creative ways to celebrate special milestones while keeping everyone safe. Here are a few things you can consider when throwing a socially distanced party this summer:
This has been one of the most popular ideas for celebrating special events. Simply invite friends and family to drive by the home at a certain time and encourage them to decorate their cars with balloons and posters. Gifts can be left in the driveway for the special person to collect from a safe distance. This way, they can still see everyone they love and feel celebrated in the midst of these uncertain and wild times.
Video Chat Party
Thanks to video platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts, meeting virtually is easier than ever. Maybe the birthday boy or girl can blow out their candles while all of their friends watch on video. They could also watch gifts be opened!
Virtual Game Night
If your little one enjoys video games, incorporate that into their party. Many gaming systems offer online connectivity to play along with others, or everyone could be live on video chat. It is a fun way to be competitive with friends from a distance.
Live Stream Performances
If you had a performance planned by a local character company, many of them are still offering appearances via FaceTime or Zoom. They may also create a personalized video to send that the special birthday person could watch over and over again.
These are a few of the many creative ideas for helping children feel special during these unprecedented times. They will feel loved no matter what, so do what you can to go above and beyond to make their day!