BALLOONS AND DECOR - by PATTIE
TIPS(suggestions) ON HAVING SAFE PARTIES
INDOORS(especially)
DURING THE PANDEMIC

          1. LIMIT THE NUMBER OF GUESTS.

          2. INVITED GUESTS MUST BE TESTED NEGATIVE
              AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO PARTY OR 
              HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST THE FIRST DOSE OF
              THE VACCINE. 

          3. KEEP A DIGITAL THERMOMETER AT THE ENTRANCE
              TO CHECK TEMPERATURE.

          4. MASKS SHOULD BE REQUIRED AND DISPOSABLE ONES
              SHOULD BE ON HAND TO GIVE TO GUESTS WHO FORGOT 
              TO BRING ONE.

          5. HAND SANITIZERS SHOULD BE ACCESSABLE TO                                  EVERYONE AT THE PARTY. PURSE SIZED ONES ARE 
              WONDERFUL TO HAVE IN A BASKET AT THE DOOR SO 
              YOUR GUESTS CAN TAKE ONE AND KEEP IT WITH THEM.

          6. KEEP NUMBER OF TABLES TO 50% OF NORMAL CAPACITY
              TO KEEP SEPARATED AT LEAST 8FT APART

           7. TAKE THE NORMAL MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF ANY TABLE                     AND REDUCE IT BY HALF FOR NUMBER OF CHAIRS
              EXAMPLE...
              5FT. ROUNDS SHOULD HAVE 5 GUESTS 
              6FT. ROUNDS SHOULD HAVE 6 GUESTS 
              4FT. ROUNDS SHOULD HAVE 3 GUESTS

           8. IF YOU HAVE  A LARGE NUMBER COMING TO THE PARTY,                   IT'S BEST IF YOU SCHEDULE YOUR GUESTS TO COME
               IN GROUPS AT 30 MIN - 1HOUR INTERVALS.
               AFTER ONE GROUP LEAVES, EVERYTHING SHOULD                           BE SANITIZED FOR THE NEXT GROUP OF GUESTS.

          9. REPUTABLE CATERERS AND FOOD PROVIDERS SHOULD 
              BE HIRED TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE AWARE OF THE
              FOOD/COVID SANITATION LAWS.

          10. IF BUFFET STYLE FOR FOOD SERVICE IS USED,
               MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SERVER BEHIND
               THE FOOD TABLE.
               IF SELF SERVICE IS A MUST, GIVE ALL THE GUESTS
               ACCESS TO DISPOSABLE GLOVES SO NO ONE IS
               TOUCHING THE SERVING UTENSILS WITH BARE HANDS.

          11. ANY GAMES PLAYED SHOULD NOT HAVE ELEMENTS
              THAT HAVE TO BE TOUCHED BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON.
              EXAMPLE...
              PINATAS - HAVE MORE THAN ONE STICK AVAILALBE SO                      YOU CAN SANITIZE ONE STICK WHILE THE OTHER IS                          BEING USED.

         12. INDIVIDUAL SLICES OF CAKE OR CUPCAKE IS BEST TO
               SERVE TO THE GUESTS. THE GUEST OF HONOR 
               CAN HAVE HIS/HER OWN SMALL CAKE TO BLOW OUT
               THE CANDLES. 

          13. FAVORS SHOULD BE HANDED OUT TO GUESTS AS
                THEY LEAVE. DON'T LET THEM RUMAGE THROUGH
                THE FAVOR BAGS LOOKING FOR THEIRS.


 IT CAN BE VERY INVCONVENIENT TO FOLLOW ALL THESE STEPS JUST TO HAVE A PARTY.  BUT TO HAVE A SAFE PARTY DURING THIS COVID WORLD,  A LITTLE EFFORT CAN MAKE YOUR PARTY FUN AND SAFE FOR ALL SO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES CAN GET TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE AGAIN AND AGAIN ALL THE SPECIAL EVENTS IN YOUR LIVES.

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY
EVERYONE!