If you’re like most people on this planet right now, you’ve probably had a party, graduation, prom, or vacation canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is necessary to maintain proper social distancing and keep everyone safe, these cancellations are still a disappointment.
It’s good to let ourselves grieve these disappointments, but it’s also good to celebrate these moments anyway. Birthdays and graduations shouldn’t be skimmed over just because you can’t host the huge party or attend the ceremony.
To gain some inspiration for how to celebrate our milestones this season, we asked our Facebook community, Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker, how they’ve been celebrating. They had some amazing ideas.
Transport Yourselves to Another Place
One family turned their living room into a tropical paradise to celebrate a 45th birthday. They hung a beach backdrop from the window and used colorful beach-themed accessories. Celebrating at home doesn’t have to be boring. With a few decorations, you and your family can transport to another place, even for just for a little while.
Throw a Car Parade Party
Several families talked about coordinating car caravans to celebrate their loved ones. One family celebrated their little boy’s birthday by having his friends drive by while he watched from his driveway. One husband threw a parade for his wife who just finished chemo. And one pastor threw a surprise parade for a family’s daughter whose MRI showed she is still cancer-free.
These moments in life are worth celebrating, and you can still celebrate them in a big way.