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Social Distancing Party Ideas for Kids

Although things have changed we can still celebrate occasions such as kids birthday parties with small changes that allow us to have some socially distant fun and create lasting memories! Read on below for our top 5 ideas for throwing a fun socially distanced kids birthday party. 

kids outdoor carnival1. CARNIVAL 

Set up a backyard carnival and have the kids rotate between the stations while maintaining a safe distance. Activities can include can knock down, bowling, ring toss, beanbag toss. 

As a final treat make popcorn balls to give out as the goody bag.

kids art party

2. ART IN THE PARK 

Pick a park to meet at and create distanced craft stations.  

Check out a popular kids craft sandart linked here. 

Activity ideas include: Outdoor painting, pudding finger-paint, rock painting, sidewalk chalk. 

Serve candy sushi  made with a rice crispy square base and candy toppers in paper cups as a party treat.

kids outdoor party idea

3. OUTDOOR MOVIE: 

A backyard movie is a great idea for an at home socially distanced kids birthday party. Set up a sheet and project a movie on to it. Set out blankets safely spaced apart and buy glow sticks and serve snacks such as popcorn in individual bowls to snack on during the movie.

Maybe have the kids stuff a Par-T-Pet before the movie begins and tuck them into their very own sleeping bag they can decorate, to watch the movie with them.

kids outdoor party idea

4. DISTANCE DANCE: 

Have a driveway dance!  

Have kids draw a social distance bubble on the driveway with sidewalk chalk and  begin to play music and have a mini dance in their zone. At the end of the party  serve ice cream in individual cones for the kids to cool down with.

kids outdoor party

5. MAD HATTER: 

Have a Alice in Wonderland inspired, Mad Hatter kids birthday party. Set up well spaced croquet on the lawn for kids to partake in. Before the game decorate hats or flower crowns with dollar store supplies at a distanced craft station. 

Serve ice cream floats in individual glasses and fruit skewers as a party treat.

 

Other tips to have a successful socially distance kids birthday party:

-Keep the party short 1-11/2 hours and numbers small

-Do a distanced gift opening kids sit in well spaced hula hoops or taped squares

-Keep snacks to a minimum and make them individual servings. Perhaps make ‘snack cups’!

-Opt for cupcakes over a cake 

 

We hope you have an awesome socially distance birthday party for your child. Let us know any tips or tricks from the blog above you will be trying, or if you have any of your own to suggest, in the comments below!