How to Safely Host Parties During Covid

Parties during Covid, are they safe? As states and counties continue to lift the strict lockdown restrictions and life is returning back to normal with businesses and schools opening up again, you may be wondering if it’s possible to safely host parties during Covid. Although the threat of coronavirus is still very real, many of us are desperate for some meaningful interaction with friends and family to lift up the spirits and we at Efavormart think that it can be done—with plenty of caveats, of course!  With that being said, there isn’t even a sliver of doubt that our celebrations are going to be a whole lot different!

Whether you’re thinking about how to celebrate birthday during covid or you’re planning to host a get together for this year’s Thanksgiving or Christmas party, you will definitely need to rethink every aspect of your celebration to keep everyone safe and healthy. From modified venue settings and social distancing friendly party games and activities to introducing hand sanitizing stations and using disposable serveware, we have rounded up some amazing tips and pointers for you to make your celebrations as safe as they can be while also ensuring that you and your guests have a great time! After all, we all deserve to loosen it up a bit after months of being cooped up inside our home. So, keep on reading and discover creative and safe ideas to throw a successful soiree to end this year on a high note regardless of how many curveballs it has thrown at you!

The Guest List

First and foremost, it is essential to know the gathering size limits set by your state or locality. In some states, gatherings of more than 10 people are banned; therefore it is always best to check the limitations and restrictions before you start sending invites to your guests. The number of guests would also depend on where you intend to hold the party and how much space you have in order to comply with the social distancing rule. Once you have that figured out, make sure to send the invitations way before the actual event date to give people enough time to pencil in your event.  Send them personalized invitation cards with favors bags and boxes filled with COVID essentials such as a disposable mask, gloves, and a hand sanitizer spray bottle which they can carry along with them to the party. This will also help subtly reiterate the ground rules for attending and socializing at the party.

parties during covid

The Guest List

First and foremost, it is essential to know the gathering size limits set by your state or locality. In some states, gatherings of more than 10 people are banned; therefore it is always best to check the limitations and restrictions before you start sending invites to your guests. The number of guests would also depend on where you intend to hold the party and how much space you have in order to comply with the social distancing rule. Once you have that figured out, make sure to send the invitations way before the actual event date to give people enough time to pencil in your event.  Send them personalized invitation cards with favors bags and boxes filled with COVID essentials such as a disposable mask, gloves, and a hand sanitizer spray bottle which they can carry along with them to the party. This will also help subtly reiterate the ground rules for attending and socializing at the party.

parties during covid
parties during covid

Venue Settings and Decorations

As the novel coronavirus is known to spread through respiratory droplets as well as airborne aerosols, it is important to consider where to hold the party and how the venue can be modified to make a safer environment. Thus, taking your party outside is the most sensible choice for your party venue settings. Whether it’s a small dinner party or you’re looking to cheer up the kids with fun-filled birthday parties during Covid, opt for an open and airy space where it is easier to space out the guests and maintain the advised physical distance at all times to significantly lower the risk of transmitting the virus. Outdoor spaces such as your backyard or garden are just the perfect place. Go all out and bedeck your backyard with fun and peppy hanging decorations, garlands, paper lanterns, and balloons to make the birthday celebrants feel extra special. In case you’re planning a festive holiday dinner party for your family, we suggest that you set up a long table in your backyard, a farm, or in a woodland forest nearby by joining two or more tables for a distant seating arrangement. Opt for our waterproof plastic tablecloths to cover your long tables giving them a refined and sophisticated appeal. These plastic tablecloths are also disposable and easy to clean and disinfect during the party using antibacterial sterilization wipes or sprays that’ll help you maximize protection against harmful bacteria and germs.

Venue Settings and Decorations

As the novel coronavirus is known to spread through respiratory droplets as well as airborne aerosols, it is important to consider where to hold the party and how the venue can be modified to make a safer environment. Thus, taking your party outside is the most sensible choice for your party venue settings. Whether it’s a small dinner party or you’re looking to cheer up the kids with fun-filled birthday parties during Covid, opt for an open and airy space where it is easier to space out the guests and maintain the advised physical distance at all times to significantly lower the risk of transmitting the virus. Outdoor spaces such as your backyard or garden are just the perfect place. Go all out and bedeck your backyard with fun and peppy hanging decorations, garlands, paper lanterns, and balloons to make the birthday celebrants feel extra special. In case you’re planning a festive holiday dinner party for your family, we suggest that you set up a long table in your backyard, a farm, or in a woodland forest nearby by joining two or more tables for a distant seating arrangement. Opt for our waterproof plastic tablecloths to cover your long tables giving them a refined and sophisticated appeal. These plastic tablecloths are also disposable and easy to clean and disinfect during the party using antibacterial sterilization wipes or sprays that’ll help you maximize protection against harmful bacteria and germs.

parties during covid

However, with the cold and chilly breeze announcing the arrival of the winter season, things could get a little tricky. If the weather outside doesn’t allow you to host an outdoor party, you can always choose a spacious indoor space with good airflow and ventilation. But you don’t want to lose the beauty and aesthetic feel of a gathering, thus we suggest that you create an intimate and cozy dining space within a larger room. Set out all the chairs at least 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing during dinner or you can also group members of one household together who don’t need to be 6 feet apart and just separate their tables with other family units using our portable isolation dividers with Clear Vinyl drapes for unhindered communication yet unsurpassed protection that’ll surely build a safe yet cozy atmosphere.

parties during covid

However, with the cold and chilly breeze announcing the arrival of the winter season, things could get a little tricky. If the weather outside doesn’t allow you to host an outdoor party, you can always choose a spacious indoor space with good airflow and ventilation. But you don’t want to lose the beauty and aesthetic feel of a gathering, thus we suggest that you create an intimate and cozy dining space within a larger room. Set out all the chairs at least 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing during dinner or you can also group members of one household together who don’t need to be 6 feet apart and just separate their tables with other family units using our portable isolation dividers with Clear Vinyl drapes for unhindered communication yet unsurpassed protection that’ll surely build a safe yet cozy atmosphere.

parties during covid
parties during covid

“Party in a Box” Virtual Celebrations

In this age of social-distancing, virtual parties during covid have definitely become a huge trend. And rightly so, as you can connect with multiple people in real time just like you would in an in-person party without risking your safety and health. People who can’t attend in-person can surely join the party over zoom or video calls for virtual celebrations. However, to get them into the spirit, mail them small boxes full of party supplies beforehand to help your virtual guests decorate their space and prepare them for the fun activities and games you have planned for the day so they don’t feel left out. This virtual party in a box idea is also a great alternative to those over the top office holiday parties since employees won’t be able to gather together to celebrate with their work family.

“Party in a Box” Virtual Celebrations

In this age of social-distancing, virtual parties during covid have definitely become a huge trend. And rightly so, as you can connect with multiple people in real time just like you would in an in-person party without risking your safety and health. People who can’t attend in-person can surely join the party over zoom or video calls for virtual celebrations. However, to get them into the spirit, mail them small boxes full of party supplies beforehand to help your virtual guests decorate their space and prepare them for the fun activities and games you have planned for the day so they don’t feel left out. This virtual party in a box idea is also a great alternative to those over the top office holiday parties since employees won’t be able to gather together to celebrate with their work family.

parties during covid

Sanitation Stations

Moving forward in this era of the pandemic, setting up hand sanitizing stations is hands down the most creative way to ensure that your guests have access to sanitizing solutions to stay protected at all times during the party. Regardless of the venue settings and the number of guests, having PPE stations is surely a must. To set up a DIY sanitation station, all you need are some packs of disposable face masks, sterilization wipes, vinyl gloves (we recommend that you opt for our powder-free vinyl gloves in case someone is allergic to the powdered kind), liquid hand sanitizer, decorative tray organizers, and a table to set these PPE essentials all in one place. Check out the DIY Sanitation Station set up video to gather some inspirational decor ideas and organizational skills to creatively decorate your sanitation station to draw attention to your station.

parties during covid

Sanitation Stations

Moving forward in this era of the pandemic, setting up hand sanitizing stations is hands down the most creative way to ensure that your guests have access to sanitizing solutions to stay protected at all times during the party. Regardless of the venue settings and the number of guests, having PPE stations is surely a must. To set up a DIY sanitation station, all you need are some packs of disposable face masks, sterilization wipes, vinyl gloves (we recommend that you opt for our powder-free vinyl gloves in case someone is allergic to the powdered kind), liquid hand sanitizer, decorative tray organizers, and a table to set these PPE essentials all in one place. Check out the DIY Sanitation Station set up video to gather some inspirational decor ideas and organizational skills to creatively decorate your sanitation station to draw attention to your station.

parties during covid
parties during covid

Dinnerware and Serveware

Another important thing to take into consideration besides social distancing is to eliminate common touchpoints. This is where disposable dinnerware comes into play. Combining the benefits of elegantly plating up your meals with the convenience of disposability, our affordable and cheap disposable plates and bowls are surely a great choice to avoid any direct contact with used utensils after the party is over. For holidays and birthday parties during covid, having a big buffet table isn’t safe anymore. Instead, go for a COVID-safe food station with pre-wrapped individual treats in small disposable serveware for a safer dining experience. You can also hand out lunch boxes with disposable dinnerware, cutlery, and paper napkins which can be tossed in the bin by the guests themselves right away taking shared touch points out of the equation. In case you are looking for ideas to serve the cake and dessert, pack it in our plastic jars and customize them to say happy birthday, happy holidays, or whatever you wish to serve a decadent treat in a safe and fun way. Hot chocolate with marshmallows on Christmas tastes better in a mason jar anyways!

Dinnerware and Serveware

Another important thing to take into consideration besides social distancing is to eliminate common touchpoints. This is where disposable dinnerware comes into play. Combining the benefits of elegantly plating up your meals with the convenience of disposability, our affordable and cheap disposable plates and bowls are surely a great choice to avoid any direct contact with used utensils after the party is over. For holidays and birthday parties during covid, having a big buffet table isn’t safe anymore. Instead, go for a COVID-safe food station with pre-wrapped individual treats in small disposable serveware for a safer dining experience. You can also hand out lunch boxes with disposable dinnerware, cutlery, and paper napkins which can be tossed in the bin by the guests themselves right away taking shared touch points out of the equation. In case you are looking for ideas to serve the cake and dessert, pack it in our plastic jars and customize them to say happy birthday, happy holidays, or whatever you wish to serve a decadent treat in a safe and fun way. Hot chocolate with marshmallows on Christmas tastes better in a mason jar anyways!

parties during covid

Fun Activities for Parties During Covid

Surely it’s always nice when there are special plans for entertainment for your party guests. However, in light of the pandemic, it is crucial to plan social distancing-friendly games and activities for a safe yet joyous celebration. Here are some fantastic party ideas, games, and activities that do not need close interaction but are super fun and exciting.

parties during covid

Fun Activities for Parties During Covid

Surely it’s always nice when there are special plans for entertainment for your party guests. However, in light of the pandemic, it is crucial to plan social distancing-friendly games and activities for a safe yet joyous celebration. Here are some fantastic party ideas, games, and activities that do not need close interaction but are super fun and exciting.

parties during covid
parties during covid

Social Distancing-friendly Games

There are a number of games that can be modified according to the social distancing rules. Just make sure there are no common touchpoints and the players stay away from each other at all times. For instance, charades are definitely one of the classics and are suitable for all ages. To make it extra safe, instead of having chits you and your guests can all download an app on your phones to generate the titles of famous books, movies, T.V shows or characters to act them out. Hide and go seek is another classic game that already has been helping kids keep their distance for years so it’s a perfect game for birthday parties during covid. Check out our interesting blog on creative birthday party ideas during covid to discover more ways to celebrate your special occasions and events.

Social Distancing-friendly Games

There are a number of games that can be modified according to the social distancing rules. Just make sure there are no common touchpoints and the players stay away from each other at all times. For instance, charades are definitely one of the classics and are suitable for all ages. To make it extra safe, instead of having chits you and your guests can all download an app on your phones to generate the titles of famous books, movies, T.V shows or characters to act them out. Hide and go seek is another classic game that already has been helping kids keep their distance for years so it’s a perfect game for birthday parties during covid. Check out our interesting blog on creative birthday party ideas during covid to discover more ways to celebrate your special occasions and events.

parties during covid

Sip and Craft Parties

Arts and crafts with something to sip on the side, it doesn’t get any better than this! Whether you‘re having a birthday party or you’re looking for covid bachelorette party ideas, sip and craft activities are perfect for both kids and adults. Commemorate the occasion with DIY crafts or make decorations for your party table centerpieces or wall hangings to creatively deck out your space. Set up crafting stations at least 6 feet apart or host a crafting session over zoom and provide crafting supplies to your guests to let everyone show off their artistic skills. While kids can create birthday cards for a sip and craft birthday party activity, crafting festive wreaths together is a wonderful idea for holiday celebrations.

parties during covid

Sip and Craft Parties

Arts and crafts with something to sip on the side, it doesn’t get any better than this! Whether you‘re having a birthday party or you’re looking for covid bachelorette party ideas, sip and craft activities are perfect for both kids and adults. Commemorate the occasion with DIY crafts or make decorations for your party table centerpieces or wall hangings to creatively deck out your space. Set up crafting stations at least 6 feet apart or host a crafting session over zoom and provide crafting supplies to your guests to let everyone show off their artistic skills. While kids can create birthday cards for a sip and craft birthday party activity, crafting festive wreaths together is a wonderful idea for holiday celebrations.

parties during covid
parties during covid

Holiday Mask Contest

Draw inspiration from the ugly sweater competition and organize a holiday mask contest for your guests to get them in the competitive spirit. Ask your guests to get creative and don a festive and unique face mask when they attend your party. The holiday masks are a great way to incorporate the ever so important face masks while also adding a fun element to your party.

Holiday Mask Contest

Draw inspiration from the ugly sweater competition and organize a holiday mask contest for your guests to get them in the competitive spirit. Ask your guests to get creative and don a festive and unique face mask when they attend your party. The holiday masks are a great way to incorporate the ever so important face masks while also adding a fun element to your party.

parties during covid

Car Party Parades

If you are all about celebrating your special occasions with a bang, there is nothing better than having a car party parade with your friends and family without risking any close interaction with people other than your family members. Unleash your creativity and deck out your vehicle with balloons, garlands, personalized balloon banners, paper decorations, giant sized artificial flowers, ribbons, and fabric bolts and parade around the block with friends and family for a grand festive charm.

parties during covid

Car Party Parades

If you are all about celebrating your special occasions with a bang, there is nothing better than having a car party parade with your friends and family without risking any close interaction with people other than your family members. Unleash your creativity and deck out your vehicle with balloons, garlands, personalized balloon banners, paper decorations, giant sized artificial flowers, ribbons, and fabric bolts and parade around the block with friends and family for a grand festive charm.

parties during covid

Even small and intimate gatherings will take lots of planning and effort, but being able to socialize with friends and family makes everything worth it. Don’t you agree? Make sure to always check the local guidelines about gatherings before planning an event and cross-check the list of do’s and dont’s for social activities from the centers for disease control and prevention to keep everyone safe. Did you find this blog helpful? Let us know in the comments below and also check out how to plan a wedding during COVID-19 for ingenious tips and pointers to tackle big events in this pandemic age.

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