06 Oct 2020 | by Captain Joe


Just a few months before we can finally bid adieu to 2020! Though 2020 is about to come to a close, we're still gripped by the raging Covid-19 pandemic. With schools shut indefinitely, we have to remember that this pandemic is taking a huge toll not just on adults but also on our kids. They have to adapt to online classes, miss meeting their friends in person, and not to forget – stay cooped indoors 24 x 7. That's too much for little ones to handle.

Worry not, Captain Joe is here to your rescue. Though you may not be able to throw a big bday bash for your kid this year, that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating! As the leading birthday party caterers in Gurgaon, we have a few tricks up our sleeve. In this post, we share with you some fantastic ideas to make your child's bday special even during the ongoing (never-ending) lockdowns.

Get a pen and pad, and start jotting down these ideas. And, if you like them, don’t forget to share it with other parents who might need it.

#1: Send out Birthday Invitations


It doesn't matter if it's just the four of you or you're inviting a few neighbours as well. Start by sending invites to make the party feel real and unique. For example, you can add the venue as "Home Sweet Home" and include RSVP Mummy. If your child is too little, then you can skip this tip. However, with big kids, it's a great way to get them excited about the party, even if it's at home.

#2: Don't Skip on a Themed Party


Having a themed party during a pandemic, that too when you're not inviting that many people may feel a waste of effort, but trust us, it's sure to make unforgettable memories. For example, if your child is into unicorns, then you can make unicorn headbands for everyone at home. Use your home printer to print out colourful unicorn buntings to hang on the walls. It's sure to get everyone in the party mood and not feel like it's just another day at home.

#3: Decorate and Decorate


This brings us to the next point. Decorations are crucial to setting the party vibe. If you have leftover party supplies at home – balloons, party poppers, and streamers – great! If not, get creative. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube for making party décor using the things you have at home. Create a Pinterest board and start collecting ideas.

#4: Have a Picnic on your Balcony or Terrace

Layout colourful rugs, cushions, and set the picnic vibe. If your child is little, then you can invite his/her stuffed toys to the picnic. This is a great way to make your child feel that she is surrounded by her loved ones. Make sure to have your child’s favourite music playing in the background, to set the party mood.

#5: Order Special Party Food


What’s a party without special food? Gurgaon Bakers offers catering services for a birthday party at home. You can completely customise the menu – choose just what you want. There are no fixed menus. Add starters, main courses, desserts, and beverages – in any number you want depending on the guests' number. We deliver the food in neatly packed boxes at your doorstep – completely contactless delivery.

You can then unpack the food at your “home picnic” and relish the tasty meal with your loved ones.

#6: Connect Virtually with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends


Thanks to modern technology, we can now connect with our loved ones virtually. Set up a family Zoom/Whatsapp video call with friends and family. Ensure that you intimate the time of the call to your loved ones beforehand so that they're available. Get the entire gang to sing "Happy Birthday" for your child.

#7: Go Camping in your Living Room & Organise a Treasure Hunt


This is another unique idea to make your child's lockdown birthday party fun. Set up a campground in your living room. Make it cosy with blankets, pillows, and cushions. Hang fairy lights and turn off all other lights. Play old-fashioned camp games like cards, truth, or dare to make it fun. You can even organise a treasure hunt for your little one. Leave a series of clues all around the house and garden. The final clue will reveal your child's birthday gift.

#8: Finally, Wind up the Day with a Cosy Movie Night


Pick your child's favourite movie and watch it together as a family. Don't forget the popcorn!

Even though you may not be able to celebrate your child's birthday party with a large gathering, you can still make it memorable. With these ideas, you never know – it could be your child's best-ever birthday party!

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