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Home: your venue for all celebrations

If it’s your birthday, anniversary, promotion, or any celebration, shout out loud and be happy about it. And if you are upset or do not know how to celebrate special days amid lockdown, then you have come to the right place.

When every other day, it is just the same thing past few months, how can we let our special occasions get lost in the avalanche of uncertainty? We all are supposed to stay inside, keeping in mind our safety and undoubtedly our only constant and the safest venue is our home sweet home.

If the lockdown concerns you because you can’t go outside anymore for parties, birthdays or any celebration, don’t worry, let me show you a brighter and a different side of lockdown that will make you celebrate the days in an interestingly unusual manner. We do not know when things will get back to normal, and therefore its best now to find a way to live life with a smile and celebrate while we can.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate
-Oprah Winfrey

You are not going to forget your special occasions celebrated during the lockdown. Who would have thought to conduct virtual parties, online weddings and what not! Yes, all this is possible but not on the usual terms and conditions. Thanks to life-saving video conferencing apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc. All you need is functional internet connectivity while maintaining the safety guidelines.

Let us dive deep and explore the ways to celebrate:

 

BIRTHDAY BLAST

a boy blowing birthday candles in lockdown

Wow! Birthdays are and will always be special, and I am going to make sure you feel it that way. It’s simple, whether it is your birthday or your closed ones, its time you go an extra mile to make it great.

  • Bake the cake at home
  • Get the cake delivered if it is your friend’s, cousin, or boyfriends’ birthday.
  • Make a time-lapse video of handmade card and share it with the birthday star
  • Inform the entire friend group to be ready with a birthday message
  • Get on a group video call

Celebrations amid lockdown might not be the same, but with some elements, you can still be sure to have a blast.

 

ANNIVERSARY TOAST

a couple holding hands

Instead of starting the day with the much-predicted cake cutting ceremony, let’s plan it creatively.

  • Surprise your partner with a photo album expressing your love journey
  • Lit candles and spread it in your room (be careful with the fire)
  • Things that you would have done at an outside venue, like calling for delicious food, cocktail, desserts, etc., just plan the menu and call for home delivery. Consider calling it from restaurants with safety badges.
  • Arrange a group video call with loved ones and play some games like- truth & dare, quizzes on personal likes and dislikes, memory games etc.
  • Cook breakfast together, and if you are away from your partner, still do everything together by being available virtually. It’s going to be one beautiful memory.

Love means no boundaries!

 

BABY IS HERE

father holding baby in his hands

Many rock stars have arrived amid the lockdown and have brought back the excitement, love, positivity, warmth so much at one time. Let us welcome them all with love.

  • Get a customised welcoming cake
  • Make some handwritten loving quotes on motherhood and stick it on walls, tables etc.
  • Decorate your home with some handmade paper cut-outs and welcome the mother with good energies
  • Prepare some delicious and healthy food for the new mother and welcome her with grace
  • Arrange a video call with all family members to let them see the baby star finally. Together recite some traditional prayers for the well being of the mother and baby.

Use some pillows, soft toys, and bedsheets as a part of your dรฉcor. Cherish the moment and be ready for an incredible journey.

 

BIG DAY CEREMONY

Of course, no grander Indian or destination weddings, but there are ways you can get married virtually over a call or with a guest list of 50 as permitted by the government of India. Honestly, I was not very sure of the virtual wedding at the beginning of the lockdown, but after seeing many couples who made it possible, and it changed my mind. Let us look at some of the ways of conducting weddings amid the lockdown.

  • Planning remains an essential activity, even for a virtual or even for a very closed wedding. If you are to call your 50 guests at a venue, social distancing is mandatory.
  • Right from wedding shopping to wedding feast, make a plan and book things online in advance.
  • Create an e-invite and with date, time and venue and select a dress code(if any). Share it with your friends, family and just get ready for the historic wedding.
  • Inform your people to be ready for raising a toast during the wedding. Do not forget to take a picture or a screenshot of the moment
  • Make the wedding selfie corner at your home to click exclusive wedding photos.
  • To make it unique, pick some online gifts and get it delivered at your guests’ doorstep as a token of love.
  • Finally, spare some time for one another and just relax over a drink.

A virtual wedding should not stop you from enjoying your big day. Do it differently while maintaining social distancing.

 

GET – TOGETHER

Remember the days when every weekend was just like a mini get together with friends, colleagues, or family, the one without restrictions. Now, we all think twice before even stepping out of the house; clearly, life is not the same. Fortunately, we have exceptional technology, and it is our best friend in these difficult times. So, with a video conferencing app and some fresh ideas, you can still manage to have your people around you.

  • Ask all the guests an appropriate time during the weekend and fix an hour for the virtual get together party
  • Decide the food menu and plan some games. You can play online Ludo or Tombola on WhatsApp groups to make it more engaging and exciting.
  • Ask everyone about their lockdown experiences.

You may miss physical presence, but such virtual get-togethers will bring back your memories and will keep your bond intact with your closed ones.

 

There aren’t any reasons for not to celebrate. Whether you keep it simple or dramatic, make sure you weave a great celebration story to tell your kids, friends, family and many other. Hoping to make it easier for you, we would love to know your views on the same.

 

Photo credits – UnsplashPexels.com

 

Disclaimer:

You are reading this blog on your own free will. Any recommendations, links you click or content you consume is of your personal choice. We strongly recommend you to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the government for any celebrations amid the lockdown. The Artmired suggests that you perform your independent research in regards to the guidelines during the time of your event while keeping in mind the location of the event. 

 

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