We've put together five steps to help you throw the best lockdown party. Due to the unique circumstances it's likely this will be a birthday party like no other, a celebration that your kid's or grandkid's will always remember!
Our guide consists of five steps to help make your kids birthday a special day. You'll be able to keep the kids entertained during lockdown while still following the isolation rules and keeping your bubble. So without further ado here is our guide.
1. Talk to the birthday boy or girl
This step is the most important, It's likely that your birthday boy or girl will feel like it's unfair and be a little disappointed that their birthday is during a lockdown. If you haven't done so already, explain to them what's going on and why we are in lockdown and how we are stopping the spread of covid 19. Reassure them that it is going to be the best lockdown party ever and that their birthday is still special! Then explain the rules of the lockdown very clearly, what they can and can not do and then invite them to imagine the best lockdown party ever. Make it fun, allow them to go wild with the lockdown rules in mind. Once you have an idea of how to make the party special move on to the second most important step, planning.
2. Plan ahead
This is the year to tap into your online shopping skills and be organised! As we approach and then enter level 3 restrictions, online shopping is where you can get birthday presents, decorations, entertainment and anything your party requires.
Ensure you allow a few extra business days for courier parcels incase of delays and tell your close family to do the same too. During level 3 it may be possible to organise a birthday cake to be delivered to your door or you could bake a home made cake and make it special by using ingredients and decorations from The Cakers Pantry. Chances are your kid will appreciate it and they can even join in on the fun.
Since your child or grandchild's birthday party is going to be based at home, it is an opportunity to convert your house from a place of lockdown and into the best themed home party your child could imagine. Decorate the bedroom, the family lounge or a space that you use for video calling with all your friends and family, this is the time to go overboard! Decorations can be ordered online and delivered to your door, check out our collection here or head to Build a Birthday for an even greater range. Balloon decor can be ordered and delivered to your door by our team here at Pop Balloons. Note you will only need to pay shipping once if you order separately from these stores.
4. Ideas (creative things to do)
We've curated a list of ideas that can make your child or grandchild's birthday party one to remember.
- Present hunt (like an easter egg hunt but with presents)
- Virtual hangouts with friends and families (use video calling apps such as Zoom or Houseparty)
- Making an at home theatre with popcorn
- DIY kits (find some here at Build a Birthday)
- Slip a note into your neighbours letter box and organise for your neighbours to come outside at a set time and sing happy birthday
- Backyard camping
- Dress up party with friends on video call
5. Party bags
We all know how important and exciting party bags and lockdown restrictions doesn't mean party bags are out the door! If you want to go the extra mile, and not only make it a special day for your child, you could also put an extra smile onto your child's friends faces by sending them a party bag online. Imagine the excitement! Furthermore if you like the idea but it seems like a lot of effort, our team of party consultants are FREE and are here to help. Get in touch with us here.