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Mommy Diaries:
Let's Party...
From a Distance

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Let's Party...From a Distance

Most of us know someone whose birthday landed during this crazy time of isolation. As a parent, it’s tough to tell your child that they can’t celebrate their birthday with friends. That big milestone they look forward to all year will now be celebrated with the people living in their home that they see every single day. Boring!

At first I felt supremely sorry for these poor kids who had to be quarantined on their big day, but I should have realized that parents will always find a way to be creative! My whole outlook changed when I experienced my first virtual birthday party, and it was spectacular!

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Initially I thought, ‘oh boy, this is going to be disastrous’. We’ve all been on those dreaded zoom or google classroom meetings and, frankly, most of the time I’d rather be in labor! But this invite actually sounded exciting!

Send in the Glam Tram

This virtual party was hosted by The Glam Tram and they were incredible! They dropped off a big bag of goodies for each of my girls for a virtual spa day.

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This bag was packed full of magic! It had a facial kit, nail supplies, tattoos, jewelry, personalized spa robes, and headbands. It also included cake and juice boxes so that we were able to sing Happy Birthday while eating cake together and "toast" the birthday girl! My kids were over-the-moon excited and the party hadn't even started yet!

Everything was done via zoom and we felt like we were actually celebrating together. I had no idea how amazing a virtual birthday party could actually be. The only thing that could’ve possibly made it better would be if it came with a babysitter and a bottle of Jim Beam!

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Your Stories: Quaranteen

 

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Tara, Long Island

A 13th birthday is a special time when a little girl becomes a teenager and celebrating this milestone is a big deal for many girls; as it was for my daughter!  But gone for now are the slumber parties, poolside shenanigans and going to the movies during this strange time. In their place something magical and unique is occurring, birthday parades!!

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They are filled with surprises of who and what the next car will bring and all of the excitement of fire engines, beeping horns and blasting music. It's like Mardi Gras on wheels! Balloons, signs and presents being thrown from car windows curbside while the birthday girl stands at the edge of her driveway in amazement! I was as excited as she. It was better than any birthday party I could have orchestrated!! There are good things that come out of these trying times. This birthday celebration is one that she will always remember, the day she became a QUARANTEEN!

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Thanks for sharing your story Tara! So maybe having a birthday during this time isn't so bad after all! Perhaps it will be the one that we cherish the most! The images that we capture during this unusual time will surely have a powerful impact as we remember the ways we've shown incredible resilience!

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