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Old 07-12-2020, 03:44 PM
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DS2 turns 6 in a few weeks. Heís my extrovert and the one in my family that has missed friends the most.

I want to invite friends to drive by on his birthday, from 1-2, to say happy birthday. I thought we could pass out Capri Sun & Water and either individually wrapped cake balls (if I have time) or Little Debbies.

I have a Cricut and Iím planning on making signs and maybe some giant Pokťmon characters for the yard.

Itís also my momís birthday and so my parents will probably join us in the yard to say hi to family.

Has anyone been to something like this or have any ideas? Things I should consider?

Weíre in Texas. So things are crazy and constantly changing here.


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Old 07-12-2020, 03:50 PM
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My grandniece who was turning 6 too at the end of May and had a drive-by celebration. People met at the local community center down the block and then drove by together. I will mention that my nephew in law is a volunter fireman and was able to have 2 engines lead the parade of cars. It looked so cool on the video I saw. She adored it!

Maybe you could contact your local fire department and see if they would be willing to come out and be in the parade. They could do it on their way to gas up the trucks..
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:58 PM
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I love the idea, and think you could pass out anything store bought! He will always remember this birthday celebration!

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Old 07-12-2020, 05:18 PM
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Weíve been to two of these. One was for my 5 year old great nephew. All the cars lined up a few blocks away. The lead handed out cans of silly string if anyone wanted to spray them. They also had those special crayons to write on car windows if needed. The lead car also had some kind of siren.
Two police cars drove by the house about 15 minutes before the rest of the cars. ( Fire Dept. here said it was dangerous to unnecessarily put the shift on a fire truck due to social distancing.)
There was an adult By the house that ran up to the cars if there were presents.
It was very nice. It sounds like you have some great plans, already,
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One of my students had a drive-by party.
Old 07-12-2020, 05:39 PM
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They passed out goody bags with party favors. They just set it up for people ot drive by any time between 7 and 8 o'clock. Their own family and grandparents were witting in lawn chairs in the front yard, ate cake, and let the kids pass out the goody bags by just going near the cars and holding out the box of bags. People reached out and took what they wanted. Everyone wore masks. The mom told me that that is the way to do birthday parties. She thought it might become their family tradition.


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Old 07-13-2020, 01:32 AM
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Thank you all for sharing. We have a fire station a couple minutes from our house, so I may give them a call.
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Old 07-13-2020, 02:43 AM
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Itís a great idea! Your ds will love it. Great suggestions given. You could put two tables out front to grab a snack and leave the gifts. Enjoy!
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Old 07-13-2020, 04:17 AM
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Would everyone just be driving by when they can or are you planning on a continuous line of cars honking and having fun that way? If a continuous line, I think it would be a good idea to designate someone to be the lead car and let everyone know where to meet to start so you don't have cars driving in different directions down your street.

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Old 07-13-2020, 10:23 AM
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Good question, part of me likes it being come by when you can. Weíll have to figure it out, good ideas though!
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