Celebrating while Social Distancing


Celebrate–you have successfully navigated your way through two full weeks of social distancing! And while you may have your new daily routine in place, there are still some big life events that are challenging to create in a less social world.  Here are some helpful ideas for how to celebrate with family and friends:

Birthday Parties
Our friends at Chicago Parent share six ways for you to celebrate a child’s big day–from birthday car parades to Zoom scavenger hunts to virtual game parties–including a virtual party from our partners at Sky Zone, the indoor trampoline company.  Although they are closed for in-person parties, they are throwing virtual birthday parties where kids–and their friends–are lead through 20 minutes of active play and games in their own homes.  So fun! Click here for more fun virtual birthday party ideas.

College Visits
If you and your high school student were set to visit college campuses during your spring break week, don’t worry–you can still get the information you need without even leaving your home. Many colleges are hosting virtual college admissions events, like these which have curated by NACAC and this list which was curated by Rebecca Chabrow.

Girls Night Out
Now more than ever we need to spend time with our girlfriends.  Thanks to modern technology, you can host your own virtual happy hour with your best gal pals–complete with cocktails and conversation.  You can get tips for hosting your party here. You can also grab some great ideas for themes and conversations here. Our favorite–a virtual game night!

Baby/Wedding Shower
Before you cancel that upcoming baby or wedding shower, consider moving it online.  “The key advantage to a virtual event is that no one has to travel, a bigger group can be invited and it’s much less expensive compared to [an in-person] event,” says Kurt Perschke, owner of Webbabyshower.com, a program that helps plan virtual showers. Click here for step-by-step ideas on how to host one of your own. The Knot also has come creative ideas for a bridal shower and bachelorette party.

What events are you celebrating while being sheltered in place?  We’d love to hear your ideas!





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