One of the hardest aspects of life under restrictions for parents has been trying to celebrate their kids’ birthday. It is hard to explain why they cannot celebrate as they normally would with friends and family and you will want to do all that you can to make sure that they still have a special yet safe birthday. Read on for a few ideas which will hopefully be of use if your child has a birthday coming up.
Stay Up to Date With the Rules
The most important thing to do is to keep up to date with the latest rules and plan suitable activities depending on the latest restrictions. Once the rule of 6 is implemented once again, your options become much greater for having a socially-distanced and safe yet fun party for your kids. No matter what, you must always abide by the rules and only do what you feel comfortable with.
Even if they can’t have all of their friends over, you can still have fun on the day by having a fancy dress party at home. You could even have a family-theme, such as dressing up as the Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers.
If you have space in the backyard, hiring a bouncy castle is another option and a way for your kid to have fun. When you have limited numbers, a bouncy castle can be safe yet still fun and a way for your child to have a special and memorable day.
You could also have a piñata in the garden, which would be a fun and memorable addition to the party and still allows people to stay safe and socially distance from one another or would even be a laugh even if it is just the family.
Virtual Tea Party
While there are lots of ways for you to have fun either as a household or with a few guests in the garden (if the rules permit), your child is likely to still miss their friends on their birthday. This is why you might also want to organise a virtual tea party with all of their friends and perhaps arrange for them to play some games together on a call.
It is tough for parents when their kids have a birthday in lockdown and under restrictions, but there are still ways that you can make it a fun and special day for your child. Obviously, you need to check the rules and abide by these and do whatever makes you feel safe, but even with rules you can still be creative and find ways to have fun.