How To Plan A Post Lockdown Birthday Party

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How To Plan A Post Lockdown Birthday Party

With birthday parties firmly on hold for the last year, it's safe to say we're excited to get planning for 2021. Or the half of us with birthdays post June 21st are, anyway.

But with gatherings and joviality of any kind on holiday for the last year - the irony - the team at Prezzybox thought we all needed a little reminder of how to plan a birthday party. Gone will be the days of zoom celebrations, shouting Happy Birthday through partially open windows and freezing your bits off outside with the birthday boy or girl in a park on a snowy April afternoon.

And aren't we excited to see them go....

How To Plan A Post Lockdown Birthday Party

1 - Write a guest list

Guest? What’s a guest?

It’ll be pretty strange to invite actual real life people to your birthday party post-lockdown, but, provided the roadmap goes to plan, you’ll be able to. You’ll even be back to enjoying a super awkward goodbye hug with each and every one of your attendees. If that’s not living, we don’t know what is.

2 - Decide on a theme

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a giant unicorn sprinkler!

Themes are no longer the reserve of the young. We’ve been party-free for over a year now, so there’s never been a better time to throw caution to the wind, and give your party the theme you’ve always dreamed of.

Who says you can’t have a Teletubbies-themed 30th?

Whatever floats your boat...

3 - Choose a venue

The idea of hosting your birthday party anywhere but over zoom, in your garden or in the park is a pretty crazy one, but the world will be your oyster when it comes to venues post-lockdown.

And when we say the world, staying within a 30-mile radius from your house is probably the safest bet.

Whether it’s your favourite restaurant, the local pub or a trampoline park (just thinking outside the box here), enjoy venturing further than your garden this birthday.

4 - Create a birthday playlist

It’s not a birthday without a playlist and we’re sure all your guests will love unleashing the more-than-a-year’s worth of dad dancing they’ve been desperate to break out. Give ‘em something to embarrass themselves to with a birthday party playlist.

5 - Build the hype

Post-lockdown, you might have a few social engagements to compete with, so make sure you build that hype. In the run up to the event, posting 6 or 7 times per day on your social media site of choice is the perfect way to get your guests excited (and those who didn’t make the cut incredibly, incredibly jealous).

6 - Enjoy

When the day finally arrives, it’s your time to shine. Greet your guests, enjoy your theme (no matter how bizarre), enjoy your food and party the night away.

And, of course, reminisce about the good old days of lockdown where awkward goodbye hugs were not permitted.

Swings and roundabouts, we guess.

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