It’s been a tough year for most of us. 2020 and 2021 so far have seen the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic dominate headlines, our thoughts and our lifestyles. We’ve had to drastically change how we live and what we do on a day to day basis as a result of this pandemic. Social distancing and social isolation measures have been implemented to slow the spread of the virus and save lives. This, of course, has been worth it. But it has been a struggle.
Many of us have had to start working from home. Some of us have had to start teaching our kids from home. We haven’t been able to go out and socialize. We’ve let go of many of our hobbies. We’ve let go of many of our much enjoyed out-of-the-house activities. Put simply, many of us are bored, lonely, and eagerly awaiting for all of this to pass.
Now, with the rollout of vaccines across the world, more and more of us are hoping that life will return to usual sooner rather than later – and what better way to celebrate getting out of a pandemic than throwing a celebration? Of course, you can’t throw a party right now. But there’s no harm in planning one for when Covid has passed. Here are a few steps to take when planning your own!
Don’t Set a Date
First and foremost, it’s best to be logical when planning your party. Avoid setting anything in stone, as we have all learnt that this pandemic is unpredictable. We can’t be entirely sure when it will come to an end and when we will definitely be able to throw parties again.
So, make sure that you don’t put a specific date on your event. Instead, plan more generally. If you start booking venues or other services, you may find that you have to cancel. This will not only mean disappointment but financial loss too. So, make your planning general wherever possible.
Consider the Type of Party You Want to Throw
Next, consider what kind of party you’re going to throw. Do you simply want a few of your nearest and dearest family members and friends around your house for dinner and drinks? Would you like an outdoor BBQ that spans through the day and into the night? Do you want to have a huge party at a venue that can be really decorated with Party Catering and all the stops pulled out?
Whichever you want is absolutely fine. Just make sure to take all factors into consideration. Come up with a budget that you’re happy to spend. Consider how many people you want there. Consider if you can accommodate them all. This will help to keep things realistic and under control.
Next, start considering your guestlist. You’re going to want to make sure that all of your guests gel together well and enjoy their time together. Sure, you may want lots of different individual friends who you get on well with. But remember that you can’t entertain everyone at once – your guests are going to have to socialise together, often without you involved in the conversation.
These are just a few considerations to take into account when it comes to planning a post-Covid celebration. Hopefully, some will help you to plan the best party possible!