Looking for ways to make a birthday special for your little one in the age of social distancing? Here are some tips and ideas for having a safe and fun COVID-19 kid's birthday party!
Back when coronavirus first hit the scene, I remember a video circulating. It started with a man sitting in front of his birthday cake wearing a mask. His friends are singing, "Happy Birthday," and just as the song ends, he pulls out his blowdryer and blows the candles out. His friends cheer, and as the camera pans over, it's revealed that they're all on Zoom on six different devices. It made me laugh at the time, but as time went on, it became much more real. Birthdays just look different these days.
Sadly, you probably won't be able to go to sky zone or race go-karts this year. Although, there are still plenty of ways to have an exciting and unique birthday like no other. It's all about how you frame it.
Before you get started, here are 8 things to consider when having a party this year.
Now that we have all that out of the way, here are some ways you CAN safely have a kids birthday celebration this year.
2. Virtual Gatherings: One of the safest options for you and your family is to not invite anyone over in person, and instead make all interactions virtual. You could have a game night with their friends over Zoom!
Talk to your child about why their birthday is a little different this year. Just because all of their friends can't come over, it doesn't mean they're loved any less! Talk with them about why things are different this year. No matter how you celebrate, be safe, courteous, and weigh the risks and options. If you have any ideas for a socially distanced birthday for kids, let us know in the comments. And be sure to share your birthday party memories on FamilyApp!