As social distancing measures continue to be in place due to COVID-19, people are coming up with clever ideas to spend their time in isolation. From creating Tik Tok’s, to neighborhood social distancing Zumba workouts, and of course, celebrating birthdays.
Communities have been getting creative when it comes to children’s birthday parties during this pandemic, to ensure that despite the circumstances, kids can still have a birthday to remember.
Texas mother Brittney Bush-Rudd did everything she could to give her daughter Jacey a fifth birthday she won’t forget.
Bush-Rudd took to Twitter to share photos of her daughter posing with all of her presents, while holding a bottle of Lysol.
It’s Her Birthday! And we are making it the Best we can by Staying Positive, Hopeful, and Happy! We’re practicing #socialDistancing, But All of her Imaginary friends are here to turn UP!!! #HappyBirthdayCece #QuarantineCutie pic.twitter.com/ncSuT0W6wk
— brittney Bush-Rudd (@brittneyBush1) March 19, 2020
“It’s Her Birthday! And we are making it the Best we can by Staying Positive, Hopeful, and Happy,” she wrote. “We’re practicing #SocialDistancing, but all of her Imaginary friends are here to turn UP!!! #HappyBirthdayCece #QuarantineCutie”
A community in Lorena, Texas came together to make nine-year-old Emmy feel extra special for her birthday. Although she was looking forward to her party that was planned to be held at Blitz MMA, a new plan had to be put into place as the party was cancelled due to the outbreak.
Her mom, determined to give her daughter a memorable birthday, took to Facebook asking families and friends to decorate cars and prepare signs to give Emmy her very own birthday parade.
“The parade was a big success and the easiest ‘party’ I’ve ever planned,” he mother stated. “She had a huge smile the whole time and the attendees seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as she did.”
In Fort McMurray, Alberta, people are coming together on a Facebook page, which encourages those throughout the community to join in on parades for children who are unable to have birthday parties during the state of emergency.
Through this Facebook page, they were able to hold a very special birthday parade for Jax Maher, who was looking forward to celebrating his 9th birthday.
Maher, who has severe special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, was surprised when a parade of more than 40 vehicles passed by his home with balloons, music playing, and the community singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to celebrate his big day.
His mother, Renee Maher, was overjoyed by the response from the community. “This was something so special and to be a part of, for people to come together in such a difficult and sad time right now,” she said. “It just made for the best birthday party ever.”