As the pandemic continues to affect all corners of our lives, planning a simple day-out with friends and family has proved to be an extremely challenging feat today. Parties and celebrations of precious moments have been sitting in the backseat for more than a year now. Aside from closed venues and scarce entertainment resources, the fact that our guest lists are definitively shorter now makes it even more disheartening.
While online get-togethers gained popularity during the start of the lockdowns, most people are already feeling the “Zoom fatigue”. We’re now at the point of craving live social interactions. Fortunately, with extensive protocols in place, more and more states are now allowing small gatherings and celebrations.
Now the next question is: “How do I make our gatherings fun yet still Covid-friendly?” Here are some safe party ideas for you and your friends!
Cocktail Party at Home
Of course, our first option is to party it out in the comfort of your own home. You get to set the do’s and don’ts of sanitation, plus it’s cheaper! You can also enjoy the day or night in peace knowing that all the food and drinks prepared are clean and properly handled. You can even set up your party in the yard so it’s open air. When it comes to recipes, we all know that the internet is your best friend for this. You can make these DIY cocktails and impress your friends with your newfound bartending skills! No more paying $7 for a single glass of martini!
If you’re celebrating something big like an engagement or birthday party, why not head out to the harbor and rent an awesome party boat? With the music, the booze, and the view, you’re still getting all the party vibes minus the crowd. It’s just you and your crew! Granted that a yacht party may sound intimidating, but you will be surprised how budget-friendly it can actually be. There are a lot of great deals out there especially now that it’s low-season. Admit it, a boat party is such a badass way to have fun privately AND safely!
Picnic at the Park
Another open-air gathering that you can have is a carryout picnic. You can either prepare home-cooked meals or just grab a takeaway from your favorite restaurant. Now that more parks are open to the public, you won’t have any problems finding a good spot to catch up with your friends. You can even turn your picnic into an outdoor movie date with just a laptop and a portable speaker!
With all the Covid restrictions going on, it’s understandable that we now get double the stress when it comes to planning parties. Party-planning is now centered around precautionary measures more than the party needs. However, this does not mean that we have to limit the fun. Now is the time to unleash our creativity and think of ways to celebrate special moments with our loved ones without compromising our health. It may be hard, but it’s definitely possible.