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Old 05-18-2020, 04:26 AM
 
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I’ve seen many having car parades done for them Others still have small gatherings with family and friends celebrating their birthday not caring about social distancing and the stay at home order. I’ve noticed some dropping off birthday packages on porches. These are some of the creative ideas I’ve seen on FB or seen people doing.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:02 AM
 
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I’ve seen many having car parades done for them Others still have small gatherings with family and friends celebrating their birthday not caring about social distancing and the stay at home order. I’ve noticed some dropping off birthday packages on porches. These are some of the creative ideas I’ve seen on FB or seen people doing.

My daughter's birthday is Wednesday and I'm not sure what we will do. We might wait until the weekend to do something as we should go into Phase 2 on Friday at 5 pm. We will try to do something outside as long as the weather cooperates.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:06 AM
 
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We just cancelled out Twins birthday party early in the pandemic. It was scheduled for the day after they closed the schools. We went to an indoor playland instead and spent the whole day there. They loved it. There were maybe 2 other children in the place the entire day, they could do whatever they wanted. This was a day or two before all businesses were ordered to shut down.

One of their friends had a drive-by birthday greeting. It seemed to go okay. The cars lined up, the mom handed out birthday favors and collected gifts. Then we all drove past the kid and waved. It was very short.

We would not attend any party to which we were invited, presently.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Car parade for my 7-year old stepson. He loved it and proclaimed it the best bday ever.

We've attended many car parades since march...some people we don't even know.
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:39 PM
 
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My sons 6th bday is this weekend. We just moved about 40 min away from his classmates so I’m not sure on the parade thing. We are getting a cake and he is getting a lizard that he’s been dying for. I’ve seen some people even asking the police and fire depts to drive by for their kids bday parade. My daughter’s bday was at the end of March right when all this started and we didn’t do a parade for her. Seems kind of unfair to do one for her brother. Lol. Agh corona
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I’ve seen many having car parades done for them Others still have small gatherings with family and friends celebrating their birthday not caring about social distancing and the stay at home order. I’ve noticed some dropping off birthday packages on porches. These are some of the creative ideas I’ve seen on FB or seen people doing.
I don't find that creative. I find it, well, stupid.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:35 PM
 
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For my daughters bday at the end of March it was just our immediate family, me, DH, her brother. For my sons bday I will likely include my parents. I live in MA and our state has opened up a bit today. Next weekend salons will be open.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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My sons 6th bday is this weekend. We just moved about 40 min away from his classmates so I’m not sure on the parade thing. We are getting a cake and he is getting a lizard that he’s been dying for. I’ve seen some people even asking the police and fire depts to drive by for their kids bday parade. My daughter’s bday was at the end of March right when all this started and we didn’t do a parade for her. Seems kind of unfair to do one for her brother. Lol. Agh corona
I wouldn't worry so much about "fairness" in this case. My experience is that it all comes out pretty even.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:12 PM
 
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My sons 6th bday is this weekend. We just moved about 40 min away from his classmates so I’m not sure on the parade thing. We are getting a cake and he is getting a lizard that he’s been dying for. I’ve seen some people even asking the police and fire depts to drive by for their kids bday parade. My daughter’s bday was at the end of March right when all this started and we didn’t do a parade for her. Seems kind of unfair to do one for her brother. Lol. Agh corona

Asking the police or fire dept? No wonder Americans come off like a joke to other countries, oh the entitlement....LOL.

Those parades should be for critically ill childern, only, not due to this. I can't even imagine someone having the gall to call up request this for a birthday party.

A cake, a lizard, and the family is more than enough.

I think this whole situation if anything positive can come out this is people looking at their priorities, what
s important in life.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:42 PM
 
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My sons 6th bday is this weekend. We just moved about 40 min away from his classmates so I’m not sure on the parade thing. We are getting a cake and he is getting a lizard that he’s been dying for. I’ve seen some people even asking the police and fire depts to drive by for their kids bday parade. My daughter’s bday was at the end of March right when all this started and we didn’t do a parade for her. Seems kind of unfair to do one for her brother. Lol. Agh corona
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Asking the police or fire dept? No wonder Americans come off like a joke to other countries, oh the entitlement....LOL.

Those parades should be for critically ill childern, only, not due to this. I can't even imagine someone having the gall to call up request this for a birthday party.

A cake, a lizard, and the family is more than enough.

I think this whole situation if anything positive can come out this is people looking at their priorities, what
s important in life.
I lived and taught in the suburb of a large city for over 30 years. We had six elementary schools (4K to 5th grade) each with about 500 students, plus at least six private schools with (I'm guessing) an average of about 150 students K4 to 5th graders in my suburb. That is 3,900 children who are "prime" birthday party age. We have been under safer at home policy for nine weeks. So, during that time over 600 children in my community had a birthday. Can you imagine the chaos if all of their parents called the police and/or fire department to ask them to participate in a birthday parade for their child or loved one?

Just think about that during the self-quarantine so far over 600 elementary age children in my community had a birthday. And, that is not even counting older children with special needs who may have wanted a birthday party/parade or preschool children or senior citizens celebrating milestone birthdays like 80 or 90 or 100 years old or children/young adults with cancer or other serious illnesses.

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