Acclaimed Event Designer Reveals How To Throw A Virtual Party
We all have a friend or family member that is celebrating a birthday during this time in quarantine.
But how can you recognize their special day while still exercising social distancing to help stop the spread of [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus]?
Acclaimed event designer and author of 'A Great Party,' [ ], reveals how to throw a memorable virtual fete while adhering to the shelter in place order.
Birthday in quarantine: Acclaimed event designer and author of 'A Great Party,' Bryan Rafanelli, reveals how to throw a memorable virtual fete while remaining safely at home
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'A birthday is a milestone event that naturally makes people want to come together and lift the spirits of their friend or https://themomsite.bookmark.com/epic-things-to-do-on-your-birthday-with-family loved one,' says Bryan.
'A virtual birthday party is the perfect way to express that and genuinely make a difference in the recipient's life.'
While you may think an online celebration couldn't possibly compare to the real thing, Bryan believes that there are many creative ways to make an online party special.
'Create your own personal e-vite with a theme, dress code, and proposed recipes and cocktails,' shares the premiere planner.
'Send it to your guests a few weeks before your party, giving everyone enough time to prep.
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'Recently, we had a client who was going to be celebrating a special milestone birthday in the Bahamas.
'Since we could not physically go to the Bahamas, we brought the Bahamas (as best we could) to her with her closest friends and family.
'The e-vite said to dress tropical and included a link to a curated "island" playlist, everyone came dressed with their cocktails in hand.
'The guests all had a blast, dancing well into the night, even though their toes were in their living rooms and not in the sand!'
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'Create a scavenger hunt with past memorabilia (high school varsity jacket!) and craft a playlist of favorite songs from the past decades and have an epic dance party in your living room,' says the expert.
Don't bother cooking, if your loved one has a favorite local restaurant that is delivering, order in and support local businesses.
Since the quarantine has provided us with unexpected downtime, use it to personalize every inch of the birthday festivities.
Bryan suggests designing the tabletop, making custom menu and place cards and picking fresh flowers from your garden for the tabletop.
'Close the night with a homemade birthday cake with lots of candles and a game of "what was your high school superlative" to really bring them back to the ages!'
Blooms: 'Have fun designing the tabletop, make custom menu and place cards and pick fresh flowers from your garden for the tabletop'
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