It’s still not a great idea to have get-togethers and parties yet due to the pandemic . . .
but if you’re determined to throw one anyway, here are five tips for how to do it as safely as possible.
- Hold it outdoors. There’s been a lot of evidence that suggests the virus is more contagious when we’re packed indoors. So, if you’re going to have people over, set it up outside in the backyard.
- Don’t do a buffet. It’s going to take a little more work on your part, but single-serving meals are better than buffet-style food. Like sandwiches and individual bags of chips, instead of chips and dip in a communal bowl.
- Serve individual drinks as well. Like cans of soda, beer, and bottled water, versus a big vat of punch. It’s also less likely that people will mix up their drinks if they’re not all in cups that look the same.
- Keep the desserts simple. Cookies and cupcakes work better than a big cake.
- Have extra PPE on hand. Have plenty of hand sanitizer set out, along with some extra disposable face masks if anyone needs one.