Plan the Perfect Post-Lockdown Get-Together! *

22 April 2020

This post was written by a contributor.

So many of us have been stuck at home for so long now, and it’s totally normal (and quite positive) to have your thoughts set on what you want to do, and where you want to go, when all this is over.

One of the things that probably comes to mind when you’re thinking this way is arranging a get-together with the family and friends you haven’t seen in many many weeks. And while it’s definitely too soon to make it happen right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning it. Here are a few things to think about…

Don’t go too quickly and organise a party too soon. It’s not safe to do that yet, and your guests will not be comfortable with the idea. Hold off for a while, focus on the planning and make it happen when it’s officially safe to do so.

You should definitely think about planning a menu for your big get-together. Think about the foods your guests will most enjoy, get some prosecco on sale and start stocking up on other drinks. Food and drinks are the most important aspects of just about any party, so these are the things you’ll definitely want to get right.

If it’s going to be a summer get-together, it makes sense to enjoy it outdoors and make it a garden party. You can transform your garden and set up a sound system to play music while people enjoy each other’s company and have a good time. That’s what it should be all about, after a tough few months apart. (Bonus: It’s safer if you’re outside, with plenty of space.)

It’s a good idea to keep things small to begin with. Post-lockdown, it’s going to be important to still be careful and not bring huge numbers of people together in one place. However, a small gathering with your closest friends and family (still at safe distances) can be much more enjoyable at times.

After the lockdown, safety is going to be one of the things that’s at the forefront of everyone’s minds. So, make sure you’re following whatever new rules might be in place, post-lockdown. It’s much easier to have fun when everyone feels safe and relaxed.

It’s been really hard, these past few weeks, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to focus on the things that will bring you joy and make you happy when all this has passed. The tips above should help you to create a perfect, small post-lockdown garden event that you’ll be able to enjoy with the people closest to you. 

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