The times are a-changing and that includes birthday celebrations. But don’t worry! There are plenty of creative ways to celebrate a birthday for that special someone while complying with current COVID-19 standards. Here are some fun ways to plan a socially distant birthday party. (Keep in mind that it will depend on the ordinances in place in your area.)
Get creative! If you have a video camera on the porch, you can even allow people to sing or hold up a sign to the camera. Got a regular doorbell? Just ring and run so that the gift is a secret surprise waiting to be found. Use custom reminders to provide these additional instructions in the automatically generated reminder email.
An event like this allows the celebrations to go on throughout the day and can really make the day feel extra special. It is also nice to have a celebration that allows for in-person interaction while maintaining safe social distancing practices.
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Genius Tip: Create individual slots for gifts, list images of the gifts and collect money to purchase the gifts on a sign up. Participants can pay on the sign up and allow you to choose and ensure the correct gifts are purchased.
Once the big day arrives, everyone can join via video. Sing happy birthday, watch the gifts being opened or play a fun trivia game. There are many ways to make the digital party a hit and ensure the birthday boy or girl feels special on the big day.
Genius Tip: Create custom themes to provide multiple images of the individual or examples from classic drive-by birthday celebrations to inspire guests.
To do this, create a sign up and name each slot the assigned text that you want participants to read in their video. For example, “Happy Birthday Ms. Lawson” could be broken down into smaller roles. There would be a slot for “happy birthday,” another slot for “Ms. Lawson” and so forth. Participants can sign up and fill all the slots for a fun birthday greeting.
There are lots of creative ways to plan a special birthday during this time. You can even try some of our favorite birthday themes to make it more fun. Even though our favorite events look different, online sign ups make it easy to coordinate groups and celebrate the guest of honor. With a little planning, you can organize a birthday celebration that everyone will remember and cherish.