The Covid era seems more than bizarre. Now protracted, it has overstayed its visit as the second lockdown is in full force across the country. There is little certainty about how the year ahead will look and the best bet is we are in this for the long haul. With this in mind, it’s time to get really creative about celebrations – whether that’s a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding party, Christmas party (by no means is this an exhaustive list). This article will provide you with a few tips to kick start your party and see your friends and family delighted even in these unusual times.

Needless to say, you must ensure all celebrations are in line with government guidance and restrictions. This means no overcrowding, refrain from inviting elderly or people who are in the high risk category. It’s best not to expose the most vulnerable to the malignant virus. Given that the rules are perpetually changing, be sure to keep up with the guidelines and laws for obvious reasons. I’m sure you’ve been informed countless times to use a bottle of sanitiser and this applies at parties too, except you’ll need a lot more to cover your guests. The options of celebrating out are almost non-existent, and thus throwing a party at home is the only suitable option. Be sure to abide by the rule of six and invite only those in your support bubble. To maximise the guest number (admittedly, 6 is a very small number for a rave) you might want to seriously consider a virtual party. This is your space to think laterally and come out with some seriously great ideas. You could send a link out to all your guests and stay celebrating online until your heart is content.

Pick a theme! It could be stylish and chic or something macabre although Halloween is over. I’m sure you get the point. You could blow up balloons and assemble a gateway of balloons, adorn your living room in pink satin ribbon or bunting running from one corner of the room to the other. Get your guests to join in on the theme to celebrate in spirit and unity.

Why not introduce some fun games and go into breakout rooms? Riddles, puzzles, an online teams disco party, or whatever you have in mind. With the advent of the internet and instant communication, any idea can come to fruition with the click of a button and some friends willing to have a fun time. Set the date in advance, notify your guests so they can register the special date in their calendars, and make a roster of games, songs and food. Have some light refreshments for the games and once the energy is going and your guests are almost ravenous, present your sumptuous party food and relish every bite. Have your guests cook one dish on your party menu and see everyone tuck in and enjoy a delectable lunch/dinner.

Introduce virtual activities on your zoom or teams call. Depending on your budget you could lead a ‘How to make an aesthetically pleasing cheeseboard’ class and watch your guests produce the masterpiece creation following your instructions. For a birthday party you could host a cupcake session so everyone bakes and has the opportunity to devour cake – a staple for every birthday party!

Bedeck yourself and throw a party to impress. With our catalogue of party service providers, there is no shortage of creative minds that can help you take your party to another level. Go ahead and refresh your zest for parties.