In this time of isolation and Covid-19 birthday parties are happening a little differently with parents turning to virtual parties and small family in-house celebrations!
Our Celebrate Society members have pivoted and are offering various services and products to help kids celebrate small at this time!
I’m delighted to share these products and services in this blog post for you so you can continue to celebrate during Covid-19!:
Cakes and Desserts can still be a part of any birthday with our members offering mini cakes, mini dessert packs and more. These are just a snapshot but any of our members in your location (view our Directory) will be offering mini cakes for your home birthdays:
Celebration box – Cake from the Heart Sydney
Mini cakes – Cake Chemistry by Genevieve Sydney
Mini cakes and other desserts – JK Cake Designs Sydney
Whether you’re having a zoom party and want to dress up the wall behind the laptop or just want to decorate your home for your child’s birthday, our members are offering backdrops and party packs to suit:
Zoom party backdrops – Favor Lane
Virtual party backdrops – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
DIY Balloon garland – Fat Unicorn Party
Contactless balloon deliveries – Confetti Party Hire NSW
Party kits – Oh My Party
Party at home pack – Favor Lane (different themes available)
Stay at home mini party packs – The Party Pack Co (different themes available)
Party at home packs – The Pop Up Party Co (various themes available)
Party packs – Beyond Events by Hira Niaz (Washington, USA)
Complete party pack – Saffy and May
Petite party hire pack – Saffy and May QLD
Birthday celebration pack – Jo’s Signs by Design
Home Celebration packs – Sassy Snaps
Mini party setups – Memorable Parties Perth
These cute pre-filled favour bags can be dropped off at the guests houses to join in the fun during zoom along with partyware and an edible treat:
Favour bags – Oh Goodie
These activity booklets are also great for party favours to be dropped off and the kids can even do them together during a virtual party:
Activity booklets – The Party Pack Co
These cookie mix bottles are great as party favours OR a party activity to drop off at guests house for everyone to do some baking together via zoom during a virtual birthday party:
Cookie mix bottles – Sweet Health
We hope these ideas and products will help you plan a virtual or smaller birthday party celebration during Covid-19 while in isolation!
If you search our Directory you will also find balloon vendors who are all offering contactless balloon deliveries for birthdays and many of our members are offering services at this time and are able to do deliveries for you – so please view the directory and contact them to help you celebrate your chilld’s birthday!
Today we are sharing another fantastic zoom party feature to inspire you all having to plan your child’s birthday during covid-19! There are lots of fun and creative ways to still give your child a fun virtual birthday party celebration in isolation and help them connect virtually with their friends! Ellana from SweetP Cakes and Cookies created this fun party for her daughter’s 12th birthday!
Ellana explained how they got Ava’s friends involved in the celebration and we love this idea:
“We dropped off (knock and drop, ISO safe) individual zoom party boxes to all the party guests instructing them to not open their boxes til the zoom party. This built excitement around the party and created a lot of joy for the birthday girl Ava in preparing the boxes for her friends. ”
“The boxes contained: Sweets, Handmade SweetP Cookie, Party Plate and Cup from The Pop Up Party Co. Mini DIY Balloon Garland (100% biodegradable balloons) to match the Birthday Girl’s large garland, drink and invitation. Zoom codes were sent to parents prior to the party.
The girls opened their gift boxes during the party and made their balloons and shared their party food with Ava whilst signing happy Birthday. ”
We love the setup Ellana created for her daughter to make the zoom party setting still special and make her feel like she really was in a party setting!:
The gorgeous birthday cake made by SweetP Cakes and Cookies was later shared with Ava’s immediate family. A zoom party doesn’t mean you can’t have cake!!
This definitely was such a gorgeous example about how a zoom party can still be truly special and still give your child the “party” feel along with including their friends both virtually but also by dropping off items to enjoy during the session!
We hope this inspires you if you have a child’s birthday to celebrate in isolation – that planning a zoom or virtual birthday party can still be lots of fun! Many of our members are offering party packs to suit a zoom party and mini cakes and contactless balloon delivery to help celebrate during isolation!
Well who would have thought I would be doing a post about virtual parties and “drive-by” parties…but with our current COVID 19 situation, virtual parties and “drive-by” celebrations are THE latest way for your kids to still connect with their friends on their birthday and have fun!
Dalia from Tiny Tots Event Hire in Sydney shares the virtual SURPRISE party she organised for her daughter’s 10th birthday! Her daughter declared it one of the best ones yet even though she has had big parties almost every year since she turned one so it’s a big call!
Dalia’s daughter is obsessed with slime but like most parents – isn’t allowed to play with it at home. So Dalia organised a surprise slime making virtual party for her daughter along with a Mexican fiesta!
“She had chosen Mexican for dinner (our kids get to choose dinner on their birthdays) so we decided to go all out and decorate the deck Mexican fiesta style the night before! “- which Dalia could do using props she already had from her Tiny Tots Event Hire business. Dalia continues…
“The next day, she went up to do her homework (completely oblivious) Then at 12pm, we called her downstairs and opened the blinds to reveal the Slime workshop/Mexican fiesta extravaganza.
I had pre-organized with Simone Birthday Fairy to do a live zoom slime making workshop for her and her siblings! Simone was amazinggg as usual and went above and beyond!
My daughter actually said she went and checked her bed to make sure she wasn’t dreaming!! That’s how happy she was. THEN after slime making, we cut the cake (probably first homemade cake ever with her favorite Nutella and Oreos on top 🤤) complete with a cake topper by Sugarlicious Parties and some other yummy snacks!
After present opening, I had organized her a surprise “drive-by bday parade” with some friends, which was sooo cute and she absolutely loved and wasn’t expecting!
The day ended with some yummy homemade tacos and burritos to carry the theme through… and voila – there you have it. A birthday in the time of Corona!”
OTHER IDEA’S FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY DURING COVID-19
Dalia from Tiny Tots Event Hire also has some other ideas to share:
– Do a “drive by bday parade” where his/her friends/family surprise him by driving past your house at the same time with signs, banners, music, balloons, presents, lollies etc.
– Ask close friends to pre record happy birthday video messages and surprise him/her on the day. Will definitely put a big smile on their face!
– Pre organize a whole day menu with all his/her faves! Fave breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner etc. He’s the boss that day!
– Decorate/theme an area of the house the night before and do a “reveal” when it’s time for the celebrations to begin! Think balloons, banners, posters, garlands, hired props, cut outs etc! The key is choosing a theme they love!
– Hire some toys or giant games like giant jenga, giant snakes and ladders, giant naughts and crosses, giant bowling, foosball table etc and have a family games night! These can be hired from www.toyhire.com.au (full disclosure: that’s my business )
– Have a “house party” with all his/her friends on the “house party app” or Zoom
– Get a bunch of balloons delivered to the house on the actual day as a surprise! (I can recommend business who do this if you need)
– Depending on age, you can get a personalized pre recorded message from an entertainer dressed up (eg fairy, Elsa etc) or you can take it one step either by doing a live zoom party with an entertainer doing dancing, cooking party, slime party etc for your child and their siblings. (Can recommend businesses who do this if you need)
– Hire an outdoor movie screen package and have a family movie night complete with a popcorn machine! (Also available from @tinytotseventhire)
Add your own touches depending on what he/she loves doing! Hope these ideas help with some inspiration! Good luck and party on!
WOW – thanks Dalia! What an amazing birthday all while still being in isolation and with her daughter saying it was the best birthday ever!!
So as you can see, with a bit of creativity and the use of the internet, you can still have a wonderful birthday celebration that I am sure your child will never forget!