8 Ways to Throw Birthday Celebrations for Kids While Social Distancing
While you can’t throw a traditional kids party, your at-home birthday celebration can be just as much fun.
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Invite friends to the virtual theater
Invite a group of buddies to a planned event and encourage them to grab delicious snacks and settle in for a show. Watch2gether allows you to create a room where kids can simultaneously watch a video or listen to music—while chatting or using a webcam to video conference. (It also offers a karaoke version—type in “karaoke” with the chosen song so participants can sing along.) Netflix Party synchronizes a video playback and adds a group chat option during streaming so kids can watch the same film together.
Plan a special day at home
Even if you want to keep it simple, there are many ways to make your kid's birthday celebration special at home. Set up a scavenger hunt or a tent in the backyard to camp out for the night. Make your kid’s favorite dessert or do a creative project together. Key to My Art and Sammie & Tudie's Imagination Playhouse are both hosting virtual birthday parties. Take an online trip to the zoo or a famous museum. Or let your little one be king or queen for a day—or maybe just an afternoon. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate.
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Order your kid's favorite takeout
In light of the coronavirus crisis, many restaurants in the New York metro area are offering free delivery and even free kids meals, so you can order a special birthday meal for your little one without breaking the bank. In addition to take-out and curbside pickup, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe locations are offering two Birthday Fiesta To-Go options, which include food for six (tacos or fajitas), a dessert platter, beverages, sombreros, and birthday candles.
Book a virtual group class
If chatting over Zoom just doesn't cut it, book a virtual group class for your little one and her friends so they can participate in an activity together. Clay Art Center is offering Kids Clay Virtual Parties via Zoom for birthday parties. Instructors will guide kids through a fun clay project of your choosing. If you want the kids up and moving, look into Fhitting Room's group fitness class birthday parties.
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