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This past year has truly been one for the books, and it isn’t over just yet, we still have a couple of months to go!
As I’m sure you know, a LOT has been cancelled this year – concerts, festivals, sporting events, and even birthday parties. We’ve had to adapt to a new way of doing things this year that I’m sure none of us ever imagined having to do.
With things slowly starting to reopen, we are able to do more than we were back in the springtime. We’re seeing more outdoor events, sports have resumed (though there are no fans in the stands), and we are able to start having birthday parties again. However, all of this comes with limitations.
The way we are planning and executing events now is a lot different than we would in years past, but nonetheless, it is still very possible to pull off an awesome birthday party while following the guidelines that your state has enforced. That is why I wanted to put together a post with some tips that will help you to pull off a successful birthday party, whether it be for a child, or an adult!
So, without further rambling, let’s get right into it!
Keep Your Guest List Limited
I know this can be hard to do, especially if you’re throwing a party for a little one who doesn’t want any friends to feel left out, but it’s best to keep your guest list limited, at least for the time being. Many states have executive orders in place that limit the amount of people you are allowed to have for a gathering, so it’s important to keep that in mind when deciding on who to invite. If it turns out that you just can’t limit the number, you may want to look into having two separate small parties, rather than one large one. It’s even probably best at this time to limit your guests to family and really close friends.
Weather Permitting, Opt For An Outdoor Venue
This tip all depends on where you live and what time of year you are throwing a party, but if you have the option to, go with an outdoor venue! Having your party outdoors not only allows for air circulation, but many states allow larger gatherings outdoors than indoors. Again, depending on where you are located, for most areas the weather this time of year is perfect for an outdoor party, it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold.
If it turns out that your location prevents you from having an outdoor party, look into a venue that has retractable doors or walls that allow for significant airflow throughout the building! Believe it or not, there are quite a few restaurants out there that have this kind of set up.
Set The Tone With Chic Invitations
I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have believed that first impressions matter, and first impressions of a party start with the invitations! I feel like many people often overlook the party invitation, and opt for word of mouth or facebook invite. However, there is just something memorable about receiving a physical invitation.
If you’re looking for customizable invitations for your upcoming birthday party or event, Basic Invite has so many adorable invitations that allow you to customize them in every possible way imaginable! No matter the type of birthday party you’re planning, whether it’s a first birthday invitations for him, or 30th birthday invitations for her, they’ll have everything you need!
Basic Invite works to make invitations as simple as possible. If you’re unsure of what you want, they offer custom samples so that you can make sure you are getting exactly what you want. In addition to the foil & non-foil options, the 40 different color envelopes, and the endless font and design options, Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service that helps you collect and store your guest’s addresses so you can make sure your invitations arrive safe and sound.
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Put Together Single Serving Snack Options
When you think of parties, you may think of snacks and treats, such as bowls of chips and pretzels and dips, veggie trays, cake, and other things of that sort! With these snacks come concerns of dirty hands in the bowls, or double dipping, or kids sticking their hands in their mouths and then in the bowls. To cut down on these concerns of germ spreading, opt for some single serving snacks!
Rather than a big bowl of chips, set out small bags of chips that you may stick in your child’s lunchbox. Instead of a bowl of dip, pour the dip into separate containers, similar to what you would receive your ketchup in at a restaurant when you order some fries. And rather than a cake, opt for some cupcakes, that way not only do you not have to worry about germs, but you won’t have to worry about cutting the cake either!
Pinterest has tons of great ideas for single serving snack options!
Come Up With A Theme & Decorate!
This last tip may seem a bit obvious, but it’s extra important during a time like this! Coming up with a party theme will not only help you to better plan the party and build excitement, but a theme and lots of decorations can help you and your guests forget about all of the things happening outside of the party.
Sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and even if it is just for a few hours, an escape from reality is nice. So go ahead and fill your party space with all the decorations that you can find! Make it bright, fun and exciting to help your guests have a good time!
Hopefully these tips help you to pull off the best party you possibly can during this time! We all deserve to have a little fun, and it’s still possible to do so while being careful.