Getting the decorations just right takes up a lot of party-planning time. To simplify things, here are some decoration basics you should nail down first.
Though the coronavirus pandemic complicates party-planning, it doesn’t halt it altogether. Thankfully, there are ways you can prepare safely without risking the health of your guests. In the end, you can still enjoy quality time with loved ones on the most precious occasions in their lives.
When planning a birthday, little actually changes in the decoration department. Though you’ll need to tweak some things, there are certain essential birthday party decorations that are constant. Here’s a brief guide to five of these.
First, balloons are essential. They have such a strong association with birthdays, especially kids’ big days and adults’ milestone birthdays. There are a couple of tips for picking the best party balloons, including whether you go for inexpensive latex or a fancy foil alternative. Foil balloons are excellent for forming letters and numbers to spell out someone’s name or float their age up for all to see. Maybe just refrain from allowing the kids to inhale helium together after the party so that germs don’t proliferate.
Centerpieces for respective tables also set the tone well. While balloons can serve as centerpieces, you have many better options, particularly when celebrating an older person. Floral arrangements, creatively displayed candles, and interest-specific items all give guests’ tables the pop they need.
During the pandemic, food presents the biggest obstacle. Food serves a profoundly decorative purpose as well as a practical one, but it also requires hands-on attention to produce. If your area is relatively safe, you may go forward with serving and displaying your own food on a common table. However, if you or anyone attending worries about getting sick, you can enlist their help to prepare their own food. That way, each table holds a unique cuisine, each adding substance to the party (though you won’t eat what others brought). When in doubt, always go with the safest option—after all, when things go back to normal, we can all enjoy sharing meals again.
Party Hats and Confetti
Two more essential birthday party decorations, for the most classic of birthday observers, are the party hat and confetti. Wearing these fun hats and throwing colorful confetti completes the picture of a normal birthday party even as the coronavirus makes everything more abnormal.