After sheltering in place for months and spending holidays chatting through Zoom, many are ready to gather once again and socialize with loved ones. What better excuse to get out and enjoy the day than the 4th of July!
While the idea of family, fun, fireworks, and really great food sounds like a dream, it's important to gather safely and maintain proper guidelines as recommended by the state and health organizations.
While planning your fun-filled fourth celebration, keep these 10 tips for hosting a safer party in mind:
Tip #1 Opt for a more intimate party with a limited number of invited guests. How many people can your backyard or party space accommodate? Take that number and divide it in half or thirds. That is the ideal number of guests to invite.
Tip #2 When making the guest list, take age, and health concerns into considerations. If anyone in your family is sick, recovering from an illness, or immunocompromised, you may want to avoid the risk of exposure.
Tip #3 Keep an eye on the weather. While it is optimal to have your gathering outside, so that guests may social distance effectively. If it rains your party has to move indoors so have a rainy-day plan as well.
Tip #4 Prior to the party starting, space tables, and chairs to adhere to the social-distancing protocols
Tip #5 Keep drinks, condiments, and food items individually packaged and self serve. Try condiment packets and chilled cans of soda pop in a cooler. Instruct guests to only take what they intend to use.
Tip #6 Keep at least 2 designated areas for hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes nearby.
Tip #7 Provide masks for your guests if they plan to be within 6 feet of each other. You can purchase fun, patriotic-themed masks from sites like Etsy. These masks make cool party favors that your guests can also take home.
Tip #8 Disinfect all high-touch areas with a disinfecting spray and/or wipes before and after the party, and at least once during if possible. Any household disinfectant should do the trick.
Tip #9 Keep the designated party restrooms stocked with hand soap, hand sanitizer, and paper napkins to avoid sharing hand towels.
Tip #10 Avoid sharing food, open containers, and buffets. Instead of your traditional 4th of July foods, opt for pre-packaged, or prepared meals that will meet the needs of your party guests, while keeping food safety guidelines.
Big Box Catering offers individual meal boxes for you and your guests to enjoy all of your 4th favorites in a safe, and delicious way! Order today and choose the fresh, chef-prepared meal that your guests are sure to love. From Smoked BBQ sandwiches to Brisket tacos, there are options for anyone and everyone attending.
Call us today and let's get your party started!