How to throw a socially distanced party

How to throw a socially distanced party for kids – and adults!
Through the lockdown we’ve all had to make sacrifices and with social distancing still in place, you might be wondering how to do I celebrate or throw a party with my children and friends? Well here are some tips and tricks on how you can still have a good time even during these unusual times.
Be sure to check government restrictions first
Of course, we’re not going to tell you to invite 50 people over to your house but if you know you want to keep the guest list to close family members, there are some exceptions, for example:
• You can only socialise in your house with members of up to two households
• Groups of up to six people from different households can socialise outdoors
It’s also advised not to hold celebrations if you know social distancing simply cannot be maintained. You can find more information here from the government guidelines.
With this in mind, if done responsibly, you can still enjoy small gatherings and not completely miss out on celebrating yours or your child’s birthday, for example.
Have fun outdoors
If the weather is forecast to be bright and sunny, then naturally you’re going to want to have some fun out in the garden.
Luckily there are still options available if you’re interested in hiring party equipment such as Bouncy Castles, which can be hired responsibly as many companies are enforcing certain rules to ensure they’re setup carefully with social distanced measures in place.
If you would rather stick on the BBQ and have a nice meal with the family, then setting up a table outside with lots of decorations is a great, easy way of making the most of the celebration, you could even make home-made decorations with the kids beforehand to get them involved in some arts and crafts before the family arrive.
Another idea to keep kids entertained out in the garden is a treasure hunt! If your garden leaves you a little restricted, an indoor treasure hunt is just as fun, with prizes at the end.
Get creative!
Many bakeries and food stores have adapted their business to do take-away orders and so ordering a cake or desserts is still achievable if you want something custom for yourself or your kids.
If you know you’re keeping numbers small to only the people within your household, you could throw a bakery party and have everyone make and decorate their own cake! This makes for some great fun with the family, especially if you’re on a budget.
If you’ve hired party games for the garden and are going down a themed route, creating fun hats, masks and even home-made costumes can be great fun for the whole family, so whether you’re having a princess day, superhero day or jungle themed party, the fun doesn’t have to be put on hold.
Let’s not forget the adults here! If you’re having an adults-only party, then making some homemade cocktails can be a great way of breaking the ice after being apart for so long.
Go Virtual
Something that has never been more useful is the ability to chat with friends and family online, in larger groups than what’s allowed in your home. If you would rather no one missed out on the celebrations, getting everyone together on platforms such as Zoom, will ensure you can all sing Happy Birthday together!
Virtual parties have become a weekly event for many households and as online quizzes allow friends and families to rein act their own pub quiz, this can be a great addition during your own celebration – you could even drop off prizes in advance to create the full experience.
Author Bio
Greenfrog Entertainments are specialists in party equipment and bouncy castles for hire in Mansfield and can provide families with a range of entertainment services across East Midlands.

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