The party doesn’t have to stop in 2020… the party changes in 2020!! Unlike any other year, 2020 has made it challenging to have social gatherings. It has been heartbreaking for many people have to cancel or postpone their events. With Idaho currently in Stage 3, Idaho Tents & Events is here to make your event (up to the recommended amount by the CDC) possible by providing helpful tips to make your party in 2020 safer & just as FUN!
Take It Outside
The best way to ensure the safety of your guests is to have a party outside. But Summer is definitely here and it is HOT. Provide shade for your guests by having a tent. If you are worried about social distancing, we have special event coordinators that would be happy to provide a layout for you showing tables six feet apart.
Don’t Clink Your Drink
Clinking glasses and saying cheers is usually a very important part of a party. Even though we don’t recommend a good cheers at the moment, the fun shouldn’t have to stop. Simply inform all of your party guests that they will need to bring their own drinks. This is a great way to keep everyone safe, and besides, who doesn’t love a good BYOB?
Put a Lid on It
You can’t have a party without having food! Having a buffet is usually a very popular option, and that can get a little tricky with having multiple people reaching in for food at this time. To avoid this problem, why not have a designated server at the buffet table in a mask and gloves serving everyone their food? This option is definitely safer and appears more glamorous. Chafers are a great way to keep your food warm and covered. Talk about a win-win!
Rolled Into One
Serving food means providing silverware, and since we are taking all these steps to make a party more safe, we recommend rolling your flatware beforehand. This is the best option to ensure that all of the flatware stays as sanitary as possible.
Wash Your Hands of It
The biggest recommendation is to have everyone WASH THEIR HANDS as much as possible. Because of this, sanitizing stations have become SO popular! If you go out to a restaurant or anywhere in public… they have sanitizing stations. If you have washing stations throughout your party, the guests are going to feel more comfortable and are less likely to possibly spread germs.
Staying in groups of people you have been with during this time is a safer option than sitting at a table with people you don’t know. To ensure that you are sitting at a table with family or close friends, make those tables smaller such as a 4 ft round and space the tables 6 feet apart. Coordinating the seating chart beforehand, think about including name tags and remove any extra chairs to prevent people from moving an empty chair to a table that may already be full.
Good Clean Fun
What makes a party memorable is the entertainment. Make sure your guests have the time of their lives and give them a sense of “normal” even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Let your guests boogie the night away by making the dance floor extra large to allow social distancing. A 10’x10′ to a 12’x12′ dance floor can usually accommodate about 100 people, so instead get a 16’x16′ or 20’x20′ with taped spaces to show where its safe to dance. You can also ensure your guests have a great time by making sure everyone can hear the music. Throw on a speaker with a mixer to your order so you can have a mic plugged in as well. We guarantee it will be an unforgettable event!