Pandemic-Proof Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Your child may or may not know that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, but they do know when it’s their birthday. And even if you were planning a small celebration, chances are high that the logistics are no longer an easy option right now. Here are some pandemic-proof birthday party ideas to keep your little ones happy:
Kid’s Virtual Birthday Parties
Even if you can’t celebrate the way you (or your child) imagined, it’s still important to commemorate the occasion. There are bigger impacts at play here beyond eating cake: A Washington Post article shares that birthdays and other milestones allow children to feel connected to their community. And during this time of uncertainty and unrest in our country, it’s important for kids to feel like we’re all in this together.
You can still create a memorable birthday party during this time. It will require creativity and a shift in mentality (and maybe even lessening expectations), but it will be worth it.
If gathering in groups is still an uncomfortable thought, remember that technology is our friend right now. Use Zoom to bring friends and family–both near and far–together in a virtual party. Maybe ship everyone a package with streamers, hats and cupcake mix so they can partake with the same supplies.
You can even pair this with a drive-by or walk-by parade for people nearby. Better yet, make it a surprise for your child!
Pandemic-Proof Outdoor Parties
Now that temperatures are warming up, why not host the birthday party outdoors to ensure that everyone has ample room to spread out and even stand six feet apart. Hire a comedy magician or any type of entertainment for a party (in DC & MD), to share music and laughs during the day. You can still keep things safe while celebrating in the same physical space.
If you’re an outdoorsy family, consider camping in the backyard. Make smores, play a movie, and snuggle up on an air mattress – just make it special and unique! Other ideas include making a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course, or a slip ‘n slide.
Whatever it is, make sure the day is about them. Do you need help planning your kid’s pandemic-proof birthday party? Call an Entertainment Exchange booking agent today!
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