Drive-by Celebration Tips
In an effort to maintain safety, celebrations during the pandemic have taken on creative shapes. You spent 2-5 years in school and worked your butt off. You got that promotion. You found the love of your life and want to let your near and dear bask in that excitement. Birthdays, engagements, and significant life accomplishments should still be celebrated, and can still be observed. It’s no denying that life B.C. “Before COVID” is vastly different from A.D. “After Distancing.” While the drive-by celebration is becoming the norm, there are other ways to commemorate the special moments in your life. With social distancing in mind, below is a list of tips for your next drive-by celebration to maintain fun and safety.
If you’ve been invited to a drive-by celebration:
- Ensure that you have an average temperature, and you aren’t experiencing any symptoms. It’s perfectly okay to sit out the gathering if you don’t feel up to par. If you don’t feel well, try having a loved one drop off a gift for you, video call, or send a gift online.
- Decorate your car with a beautiful sign or write a sweet message on it. Be sure not to add too many decorations to your vehicle that obstructs your view from driving.
- Be punctual! The drive-by parade is a type of event where it’s best to show up on time. If you’re late for a drive-by celebration, you may miss the opportunity.
If you’re hosting a drive-by celebration:
- Send out a digital or mailed invite, and make sure you have a specific time listed for your attendees.
- If you plan to have some people pull over, make sure you’re practicing social distancing at a minimum of 6 ft. It would also be useful to plan ahead by having extra masks, gloves, and sanitizer available. Leave out goodies for guests to pick up as they drive-by or even leave a jar for kind sentiments for guests to drop off.
- Balloons, yard signs, and over-sized pictures are a fun way to surprise your loved one during the event.
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to do some extensive research ahead of time. Check to see if your city or county has any active policies and procedures for these types of events beforehand. Celebrating life doesn’t have to end. With a little improvising, you can surprise your loved ones while still maintaining health precautions.