Who knows when we’ll next be able to host a party with all of our nearest and dearest? Big functions are off the cards for the foreseeable future, but this doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate important milestones. You need to follow the guidelines, stay safe, and start thinking outside the box.
Keep it Small
When you throw a party, of course, you want all your loved ones there so you can all celebrate together. However, with the current circumstances you’ll have to scale back the plans you may have been forming earlier this year. However, just because it’s smaller doesn’t make it less fun. You can still give gifts, write cards, and show your loved ones how much you care. Now more than ever it’s important to appreciate those closest to us.
The rules of what we can and can’t change all the time, so it’s important that you make your plans flexible. One way of doing this is planning an indoor and outdoor version of the event, not only because of the weather but some of your guests may feel more comfortable meeting outside. If you do have to change your plans, try to remain calm. Despite the circumstances, you still want to enjoy the day!
Make it Special
The chances are you will never celebrate like this again, so why not throw yourself into it and make the most of this situation? If you’re having a birthday at home, turn your lounge into a disco. Host your happy hour and come up with your own cocktail creations. For anniversaries turn your kitchen into an elegant restaurant and dress up like you’re going out for dinner. For a family party, you may not be able to meet up face to face but at least you can see each other online. From wine tasting to karaoke – there’s so much you can do.
Food and Drink
Whether you want to prepare dishes for your guests or perhaps treat yourself to a hamper – nothing brings people together like food. Your party might be smaller than you had in mind but you can still have an absolute feast. If you’re having online guests, you could tell them what you’re having and you can all eat together.
Remember this won’t last forever. Right now it’s all about staying safe and making the best of a bad situation. What important events do you have coming up, and how do you plan on celebrating them?