Celebrating Family Occasions at Home in the Time of Pandemic

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Birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, the Fourth of July, and many more in the future… it seems that we will have to celebrate all these momentous occasions in the comforts of our home. It even looks like we’ll have to spend the rest of the annual holidays (even trick or treat) making cookies in our kitchen. Forget about lining up for the Black Friday sale in November. If you don’t want to take the virus home with you, we’ll have to make do with online shopping.

This is essentially how your lives have been for the past months. Thankfully, there’s no reason for you to fret about celebrating at home. There are plenty of ways to do that. Thanks to the internet, you can have access to all the supplies you need, including affordable lab-grown diamond rings if you have to pop the question to your partner.

Celebrating these occasions are still important even as the world grapples with a health crisis. These occasions are reminders that despite everything, you’re still okay. You are surrounded by friends and family. At this point in your life, there is nothing more important than that, and that’s always a cause for a celebration.


Technology made this phase bearable. Whether you’re using Zoom or Skype or Facebook Messenger, you can connect with more people than you can invite into your home. There is even an array of special backgrounds that you can use to make the video calls more celebratory. Someone can play DJ and play music for everyone. You can play games or talk about what everyone has been up to.

Dress Up

People weren’t able to celebrate the Fourth of July in style. There weren’t enough barbecue parties. But why did you let the coronavirus stop you? It’s not too late. You can dress up as Uncle Sam and have a barbecue party at home. You don’t need people over to celebrate this occasion. Your family should be enough.

Take out the grill and the tables and chairs. Order some festive paper cups and buntings from an online store. Decorate your backyard as you would if it’s the actual Fourth of July. Then, have fun grilling hotdogs, steaks, hamburgers, buns, and many more.

Try New Recipes

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Did you plan to have people over in your home to wow them with some of the amazing recipes you’ve been trying to cook? Why not still do it? Cook something for your friends and then send them containers of these dishes. There are plenty of couriers that you can book to bring these meals to your family and friends. As long as they live less than an hour away, the couriers will have no problem bringing the meals to them.

Or, you can simply indulge yourself. Take out your favorite china and enjoy a good meal with your family. Think of it as going out to eat. Not too many people are comfortable with eating out, especially with children. Preparing a nice meal at home is the next best thing.

Organize a Birthday Parade

The quarantine is hard enough for adults so imagine how your kids must be feeling. They cannot see their friends. They can’t even celebrate their birthdays with them. Thankfully, there are ways to still celebrate these milestones in your child’s life. Organize a birthday parade where your friends and family will decorate their cars, hold birthday placards, and cruise by your home. Though they cannot stay for long, your kids can give them loot bags containing an assortment of cupcakes, candies, toys, and many other things.

Of course, you also need to decorate your home. Bring in some confetti, buntings, and pom-poms from the local party store. Even though you don’t have guests, that shouldn’t stop you from making your kids feel that this day should be special.

Get Married at Home

In terms of celebrations, the worst part of having to quarantine is not being able to push through with a wedding. You’ve long planned the date and details of the wedding. Then, you have to postpone everything. And though the reason is valid enough, it’s still disheartening not to get to marry your partner.

You can still do it at home. Decorate your backyard. Call a priest or anyone legally allowed to marry you. Wear your dress. Practice physical distancing by inviting only your parents and some important friends and relatives as witnesses. Make sure everyone wears a mask. Say your I do’s. For the meals, pack them away in nice containers and let your guests go home after the ceremony is over. In the future, you can celebrate more in style.

Don’t let this pandemic hamper any plans or events you have. By now, you should learn that every day is a cause for celebration. As long as you’re healthy and with your family, nothing should stop you from commemorating each day.

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