Outdoor or drive-by birthday party?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee

We attended a drive by graduation + bday. It was fun! Those with sunroofs had balloons stick out the top, people had made signs too. This was in March when restrictions were very new so at that time they passed out pizza and cupcakes (person handling and distributing had gloves on) on a disposable plate to each person. Individually boxed cupcakes as PP suggested might be better. So yeah I’d recommend the drive by idea! I’ve also seen a ton of lawn signs that spell out “Happy Birthday Name!” so that could be a cute addition. It’ll still give your kid something to look forward to:)

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

Any chance of doing a virtual party over zoom or Group Facetime?  Finding a way for the kids to do the same activity at the same time, like watch a movie (is there a new release that would be age appropiate you could send iTunes gift cards for?) or a box of goodies they could pick up safely in advance?

I don’t see how you could get a group of young kids to socially distnace unless you tied them down..and that’s generally frowned upon!

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I would have a real party.

 

Brave of you to post this online as it is highly controversail.

Post # 19
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Honey bee

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@daliah12:  Post-Covid MIS-C is real. The kid won’t remember that they did not have a birthday party one year. But they will remember if their parents were so careless that they have a permanent heart condition.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

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@zl27:  yeah, like I said. Its controversial topic. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

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@daliah12:  Science shouldn’t be controversial. Gotta love ‘Murica.

 

I am in a state that is surging and it’s all because of selfish people who just have to have a birthday party for their kids or a graduation party or a girls night of bar hopping or a wedding because “it’s not faaaaaair” and “freedom”. And because of them, we will probably be sacrificing football season, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and realistically everything else straight through Spring Break 2021 before this covid shit is under control. Think of how many small businesses will permanently close, furloughs will be permanent layoffs, temporary pay cuts will turn permanent or into layoffs, etc. All because some kid just had to have a 6th birthday party. Or a bride “deserved” her bachelorette party “right nowwwwww”.  Times 50 million selfish people making these small decisions that add up to a really big mess. 

OP, not picking on you at all. I know it’s hard to see other parents still throwing birthday parties and think, “well, maybe I’m the one overreacting.” But no you’re not. Enjoy the drive-by party and hopefully this one year will be but a distant, somewhat sweet memory some day! 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

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@daliah12:  

“Its controversial topic.” 

Not really, no. A controversy involves two opposing views with merits on both sides, and worthy of debate. Instead of controversial, it is on one side people spouting pseudo-patriotic nonsense used to defend their utter stupidity, while on the other side there are civic-minded people who respect the lives of others.

 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
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@daliah12:  Denying empirical facts isn’t a good look. 

OP, definitely do a drive-by or no party at all. Parties legitimately don’t matter; people’s lives do. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee

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@obviousanonymous:  I never said I was denying anything. What I said was I would have a party. Which is what was asked. Interesting how not one person cares to ask for more details before spewing whatever at me. Apparently free speech in America is a thing of the past. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
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Definitely have the drive by event. There is no way that kids will socially distance. I also like the idea of pre-packaged cupcakes. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

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@daliah12:  I am so tired of people assume that freedom of speech means freedom from criticism of what you say. It doesn’t. It means that you cannot be prosecuted by authorities for what you say, that’s all. Bees telling you that they think your opinion is dumb is not a threat to your freedom of speech. It’s just people disagreeing with you and exercising their own freedom of speech to do so.

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