After a year of virtual birthday celebrations that saw raucous affairs reduced to quick, sweet catch ups, the birthday party is back good and proper in 2021.
The UK rules on social distancing have now been lifted and parties can go on as they did in 2019. That means more fun, more party planning, and more guests that we have been used to of late.
Now it’s time to blow up the balloons and get into the party spirit, here are our tips on how to throw a covid-safe birthday party this year.
Throw a party at home
At your home, you can be 100% that all the COVID safety precautions have been taken and that no outside contaminants have infected the venue and potentially your guests.
Additionally, being at home makes a birthday celebration more intimate. Something we all need after 18 months in isolation.
Keep numbers to a minimum
Keeping party guest numbers low is a great way to keep attendees safer. The more people that attend, the more risk that COVID will spread if it is present.
If you have a large family and friendship group, you could split your birthday into two or three parties, each 10 days apart to minimize COVID risks.
Rent a private event space
Private venue hire is a great way to keep your birthday party guests safe. Having a space all to yourself will eliminate the additional risks of socializing in a space with other people.
Private event rooms in pubs or country houses are ideal for cozy autumn gatherings, no matter the occasion.
Host your celebrations outside
The risk of contracting Covid-19 is much lower when socializing outside. If your birthday falls in the drier and sunnier months of autumn, why not consider throwing on outside birthday to keep guests safe?
A bonfire theme or camping are great autumnal ideas for birthday celebrations and make a nice change from the usual clubs and bars.
Ask everyone to test before attending
All UK residents can order free lateral flow COVID-19 testing kits from the UK government to test if they have the virus.
Requesting guests to test the day before your party can help to stop someone unknowingly spreading Covid-19 at your party.
Celebrating your birthday safely this year will ensure everyone has a great time and that your guests take home only great memories.