5 Best Party Ideas for when Restrictions Finally End
According to public health officials, COVID-19 restrictions are absolutely necessary.
11:57 06 September 2020
But however you spin it, they're not much fun. All we can do is look forward to the day when the blasted virus is behind us and these dreaded restrictions finally come to an end. And when that day does come, we're not going to take our glorious freedom for granted!
To help you get prepared for the tremendous post-restriction liberation, we've put together the following list of the 5 best party ideas for when restrictions finally end.
1) Celebrate the birthdays you missed
Many people are having to forego their intended birthday celebrations because of COVID-19 restrictions. Sometimes it's not that important; really, does anybody get that enthusiastic about turning 34? But for big landmark birthdays, like 18, 21, 30, 40, and the rest of the big ones that end in a zero, a party can be sorely missed. For children especially, skipping a birthday party can feel brutal.
But just because the calendar date of your birthday has rushed past under a shroud of social distancing, that doesn't mean you have to go without! When restrictions end, throw yourself a big birthday bash. It doesn't matter if its 6 months late, or even longer — people will just be happy to be together under any pretext post-restrictions.
2) Roar into the 20s with a flapper themed party
The 1920s were a wild and optimistic time. The world war was over, they didn't know a second world war was coming, and the Spanish flu was fast becoming a distant memory. As far as post-plague decades go, it might end up looking a lot like our very own 2020s.
If you're looking for a theme to your post-restriction 2020s party, you can't do better than a flapper party. Flapper parties are a great opportunity to dress up like jazz age gangsters and starlets in gorgeous flapper costumes. And, if you're an eccentric millionaire still holding a torch for a woman you haven't seen in years, feel free to throw a Gatsby themed party. It's easily the most stylish way to yearn for unrequited love.
3) Finally, get the family back together
With months and months of restrictions, it has probably been a good long while since the family all came together. You can take advantage of restrictions ending to throw a family reunion — although, with restrictions still in place in some parts of the world, it might still be tricky to get everybody in one place!
4) Missed your favourite holiday? Have a party anyway!
Easter was ruined for everybody in 2020. Well, just because the season has passed doesn't mean you shouldn't whip out the chocolate eggs and celebrate it anyway. The Orthodox Church has been celebrating Easter a few weeks later than the rest of us anyway, so use that as a precedent to finally celebrate Easter in November (or whenever the wretched restrictions come to an end).
And it doesn't just have to be Easter; by the time restrictions are over, we might have several Christmasses and Halloweens to catch up on as well.
5) Gather up all the recently remote workers for an office party
Remote work has been revolutionised by restrictions. There are some good things to working from home (track pants, anyone?) but it's hard to go without seeing your favourite colleagues each day. When restrictions end, make sure to all get together for a catch up at an office party.