01/6Planning a memorable digital birthday for your kid
Birthdays are one of the most special events our kids look forward to. Apart from the gifts, it is partying with friends that they get excited about the most. But with COVID-19, things have changed drastically, impacting majorly the way kids had fun on their birthdays. But where there is a will, there’s a way too. With lockdown and social distancing rules, digital birthdays are the way forward and if you think they cannot be fun, you need to keep reading. Here’s how you can plan a memorable digital birthday for your kid!
While we all have been surviving with video calling our friends and family in the lockdown, this technology can be the key factor while planning a digital birthday party. Create a video calling link and share it with friends about a week before the birthday. This will give them time to download and get friendly with that app. You can also first check if everyone is comfortable using that app. Choose the one that gets the highest votes. It is always good to not hassle your guests “technically”.
There is a whole list of games you can play with your friends online. From Ludo to Uno and many more, ask your friends about the games they are most familiar with playing online and choose at least two. Send them links, invites etc, so that they are ready to get in the game instantly on the D-day.
We are all new to the world of digital gathering and there definitely can be last-minute failures. Be ready with a backup plan if your online gaming doesn’t work out. Prepare a list of physical games that you can play with your friends on camera and ask everyone which one they would prefer to play. From dumb charades to quiz time, Never Have I Ever and even a dance party, it will be great fun to play with friends on a video call.
Conducting an online workshop for kids is also a great way to make a birthday party special. You can either ask an expert to join the kids online or do it yourself. From face painting (which also becomes easier for everyone because they are able to face themselves in camera) to craft-making or slime making, there are numerous ideas you can use to make this digital party interesting.