How to Have Fun While Staying Safe in your Holiday Party Hosting
How to Enjoy the Holiday Break while still Staying Safe
The pandemic is undoubtedly one of the most feared global health crises of our time. Quarantine and social distancing were words we never thought would be as trivial as they are today. But should this plight stop us from having fun, especially when we're in the holiday season?
Definitely no. But it doesn't mean we have to ignore safety measures for the sake of fun. Virtual setups - from team meetings to family reunions - are very much common these days. Thanks to technology!
In this article, we'll help you get through the holiday season in style - safe and sound from the comfort of your home. And oh, we'd be giving you handy indoor storage tips as well!
Set up a Zoom Party!
Like mentioned earlier, virtual meetups are a thing this year, and probably in the next year to come. Host a zoom dinner or zoom holiday party, and consider organizing virtual events to make the season bright and merry. Zoom is pretty easy to set up and it's free (for basic users)! You can also check out alternatives such as google hangouts or facebook messenger. This will be perfect for out-of-town relatives who can't make risky trips. You can have long conversations, virtual games, and even dinners face to face (via a camera).
This means you have to make your home photogenic too! Gather up the family and make some bonding time by cleaning up and decluttering your home. Make sure you have enough household storage to secure your stuff away when not in use.
Host an Outdoor Party the Fun Way
If your friends and relatives are just within your local community, then a backyard party might be a good way to ease up the stressful year (depending on how restrictions are implemented within your area). Bear in mind that social distancing is still a must so make sure that you're following safety protocols. And what's a game best done when taking that into account? Scavenger hunt! There will be little risk involved as participants will be in different locations.
You can also host a brief gathering around a fire (six feet apart from each person). Serve hot chocolates to keep everyone warm and share stories of your funny experiences. There's a lot of ways to have fun without compromising safety. Spreading out is the key. Just make sure you have secure storage compartments for your party materials so they don't get cluttered around the vicinity.
Don't Party Like Crazy!
Whether you like it or not, there are a couple of things you need to adjust when making your party plans. First off, you have to consider your state's safety guidelines against the coronavirus infection. If you are hosting a party in your home, offer masks to everyone coming. Place hand sanitizers throughout your house, making it easily accessible to anyone who needs it. Indoor storage boxes will come in handy for these essentials so make sure you have enough. This will make things more organized as you store these items in their respective boxes.
Keep the party duration shorter too! Instead of the usual long hours, opt for a simpler and shorter one. It can help people stay mindful of personal space and safety. Space the seating for dinners appropriately and bring in extra tables if necessary.
Take Advantage of a Secure Storage Unit.
If you think your house does not have enough household storage space to accommodate your guests comfortably - bearing in mind the coronavirus safety requirements - take advantage of a secure storage unit. Entrust your furniture and other belongings to a reliable storage provider. Temporarily get rid of stuff that you don't need for the party and may get in the way of guests spreading out.
You can always reach out to us so we can assist you in this regard. Having a secure storage spot, for the time being, is the most efficient way to get organized while you're planning out your big day. We'd be happy to help you get through a couple of options suited to your needs.
Otherwise, an indoor storage area would be ideal (if you have one) while you're prepping for the holidays.
Whatever plans you have for your upcoming parties - may it be during the holiday season or after that - it pays to keep safety in mind. It's worth the effort! Plan ahead and don't forget to have fun while you're at it.