Due to the recent health crisis around the world, many people have had to put off things like weddings, engagement parties, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. However, as things start to slowly open up again in some areas, some are wondering if they can safely have their bachelorette party before their wedding. While it may not be the party you first imagined, there are a few things you can do to make the event safer for everyone involved.
The best way to make sure everyone attending stays safe is by having a virtual bachelorette party. Thanks to apps like Zoom and Google Meet, you can now connect with your friends and family over video chat, while remaining a safe distance away. Through video chat, you can talk, drink, and play all sorts of games. It’s now the same as getting to see everyone, but it’s the safest option currently available.
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Stay Away from Crowds
If you do decide to have your party in-person, then the biggest thing you’ll want to avoid is crowds. You should look to have your party with as few people as possible in an isolated area. For example, rather than walking the streets of Nashville for a weekend, rent a house somewhere, and just hang inside. The smaller you can keep your group, and the more you can stay away from strangers, the safer you will be.
This same idea applies to travel. If anyone has to fly to come to the party, they are likely better off not coming. Mass transit options should be avoided whenever possible, to reduce their risk of catching anything.
If your group needs to travel somewhere together, consider looking for ways to do this on your own. For example, you could get a school bus rental that only has your group and the driver. Whenever you travel, and wherever you are, you should essentially look for ways to avoid others as much as possible.
Wear a Mask
Masks are one of the best things we can do to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. Whenever your group will be close to one another, everyone should wear a mask. This includes any time you are inside or traveling somewhere. To make the event a little more festive, have some custom masks made for the party. If you have to wear a mask during the party, you can at least make it a little more fun, and give everyone a keepsake to remember these strange times by.
Keep an Eye on One Another
After a drink or two, people may start to relax their safety behaviors. As a group, you need to stay on top of one another. If someone takes off their mask while you’re out, remind them to put it back on. Bring around extra hand sanitizer and remind everyone to use it frequently. You’re all responsible for one another during the party, so don’t be afraid to enforce the rules a little. The goal is to have as much fun as possible without risking anyone getting sick, and the only way to do this is if you all agree that safety is a priority.
Get Tested Before and After
Finally, it’s a good idea to get tested for Covid-19 both before and after the party if you can. Knowing that the entire group received a negative test before arriving will grant everyone some peace of mind. Then, you should get tested after, because if anyone is sick, you will want to know this as soon as possible. Testing availability varies from state to state, so you will have to see what is available in your area. But if you can get tested quickly both before and after the party, this will help to keep everyone safe.
Make Safety a Priority
The best thing you can do during this time is to nothave the party at all. However, we understand that everyone’s situation is different. If you are going to go ahead with the party, you should at least take every precaution possible to ensure that no one gets sick. This means limiting your interactions with crowds, wearing a mask, keeping an eye on one another, and getting tested. There’s no guarantee that these measures will work, but they are better than nothing.
We hope that you can have the bachelorette party you’ve been wanting despite the global health crisis. But remember, safety is the most important thing, so if you are unable to have the event safely, it’s much better to postpone it and do it another time.