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    How to celebrate birthdays during the pandemic

    Birthday celebrations of the children in big hotels with many guests had become a fashion in the recent years. However, the pandemic has brought a stop to such big celebrations with large gatherings. But the celebration scan still be on inside De e the house with just the immediate family members and home made food, or even the cake now that shops are open.
    Can there be other ways of celebrating the birthdays of the young children without g lii no out?
    One way could be the whole family watching the child's favourite movie together with popcorn in hands followed by a grand home cooked lunch.
    I am sure there would be other ways as well. Please list out the ways in which the birthday can be celebrated without going out.
  • #2312

    This is the nice question posed by the author as many have been pondering over how to celebrate children birthday and what we have done that we have asked the relatives and friends of the child to make a video and say few pampering words about the child and such video message is made to release on the birth day to the surprise of the child. And when the cake was made in the home and same was shared to the friends and relatives through the whats app it was a whole some surprise pack for the birthday child and surely such kind of participation from far and yet near would make the child feel so proud. In fact the elders, the young ones feel elated to see so many wishes coming for the child from far and near and this new thought is spreading fast and in almost every home only such kind of birthdays are being celebrated.

    K Mohan Platinum member ISC Ranked 3
    Child has every reason to play and ask questions

  • #2315
    This indeed is a nice way of celebrating the child's birthday. Would definitely keep this in mind.

  • #2316
    In fact it was tried at many times during the pandemic and those relatives who have not visited us during the good days also participated and gave message on birthdays and that was good feelings.
    K Mohan Platinum member ISC Ranked 3
    Child has every reason to play and ask questions

  • #2321
    Members can give more suggestions on the matter to celebrate birthdays in different ways.
    K Mohan Platinum member ISC Ranked 3
    Child has every reason to play and ask questions

  • #2325
    WhatsApp and video chats are really very useful in these times. Children would also be happy to talk to their friends over phone.

  • #2328
    Children get varied thought process and using the gadgets to best use and celebrating their birthday more than a memorable one.
    K Mohan Platinum member ISC Ranked 3
    Child has every reason to play and ask questions

  • #2336
    Very relevant question asked by author. I happened to have registered on the site today only so responding with what I have done for my little one.

    I actually had this question when I had to celebrate my daughters birthday which was in July end.

    So let's tell you what I did, hope it may help you. All children love gifts and surprises so I began like this:

    1. Brought atleast 10 small gifts and 1 big one, packed then well and hid it in almirah. Since not many people were coming so to compensate I ordered so many items.

    2. Ordered a chocolate cake well in advance.

    3. Brought decorative ballons and Happy Birthday strings balloon for decorating the hall.

    4. Since inviting many people and friends was not possible, so I invited only 2 of my friends and family who had kids and stayed in my society only and also was sure that they were healthy and their kids too.

    5. My wife prepared a list of food that she will make. For kids we got some snacks and for dinner only 3 items were prepared. Food choice is always your own decision so I skipped explaining what we made.

    6. Arranged a list of birthday and dance songs which kids love.

    7. I emptied and arranged one more room for kids to play near the hall as I know kids need big area for activity and can't be restricted at one place.

    8. Informed other close relatives that we will be making a video group call in the evening, so keep their phone batteries charged and don't get engaged in any other activity. We told them that we will call between 8-9 pm, so everyone should keep themselves free during that duration.

    Now since my daughter was very eager to get gifts, we told ger that she get a lot of gifts but only on her birthday and not before, she complied but her eagerness and curiosity everyday waiting for her birthday made us really ecstatic.

    Now I have told all my preparation and what all I prepared and everything happened smoothly. In the evening fiends arrived, we served them snacks and drinks (soft) and later proceeded with cake cuttings and giving all the surprise gifts. Then made a video call to grandparents, they wished her birthday and then allowed the children's to paly with their gifts. Music was playing in the background throughput, then after cake cutting and vidoe call the turned into dance floor for kids.
    Later everyone was served with dinner and sweets and everyone left happy and satisfied. My daughter lived it and didn't wanted any of the kids to leave as she wanted to play more. This virus has actually clipped the wings of children.

    One most important thing everyone who came was asked to sanitize their hands and leave their footwear outside.

    Hope that we do not face such issue on the next birthday of our children and by then vaccines will be available.

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