Our little ones missed out on so many things during the COVID-19 pandemic – from school, to play-dates and birthday parties with their friends. These milestones are a huge part of growing up, so it’s sad to see them fly by.
Like us, naturally kids are very excited to see everyone again, as society returns and maintains a typical routine again. As we settle into ‘COVID-normal’ and restrictions ease, we can all start to enjoy the things that we missed in 2020, including birthday parties.
After social distancing for so long, it can be hard to know what’s okay and what’s not. So what are some of the safety precautions you need to take when throwing a birthday party with COVID-19 restrictions still in place?
Social distancing: stay safe, together
There are certain steps we can take to keep each other safe and healthy at your child’s celebration.
Children under the age of 12 in Australia do not need to wear a face mask. Any adults present will need to wear one, though – so it’s important to be mindful of how children might react.
Here are a few other ways we can protect each other:
- Socially distance by staying 1.5m apart
- Have plenty of sanitiser for everyone
- Regularly wash hands
- Regularly disinfect surfaces
- Check to see how many people you have can have to your home. This number will vary by state.
- Try not to share food – keep a separate, named plate and drink cup for each child, or encourage parents to bring their own food from home.
It’s also important to remember that normal to not everyone will feel comfortable with attending social gatherings just yet – and that’s okay. Everyone will emerge at their own pace when they’re ready.
Socially-distanced activity ideas
There are all sorts of things you can do to celebrate your child’s birthday. No matter how you decide to enjoy the occasion, there are fun activities to keep everyone happy. Whether you celebrate in-person or virtually, here are a few ideas:
As outdoor gatherings are far safer than gathering indoors, why not have a picnic in your own backyard?
A games day
Keep everyone entertained with fun outdoor games like hide n’ seek or maybe even a treasure hunt.
How about a movie marathon?
Get some popcorn ready and settle in. Whether it’s taking the kids to your local outdoor drive-in, setting up a projector in the backyard or having a virtual movie day, watching your kids’ favourite flicks is always fun.
While we may have COVID restrictions still in place, this doesn’t have to limit the fun. However you choose to celebrate, you can still make your child’s birthday something really memorable and special.
We care about your little people and their happiness. We also have a huge range of activity kits to help keep them busy, including our Australian animals for kids. We also have a helpful page to help you choose which item to pick.
If you have any further questions about our range, give us a call on 0450 615 247 or get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org