Katy Families Make Birthday Magic During Pandemic


June 23, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy families prove that there are plenty of ways to celebrate their children’s birthday parties during the pandemic. While many have put large-scale kid parties on hold, these Katy families prove that they can make a kid feel like royalty on their special day.

Thank you Katy Moms Group Facebook page for sharing your great ideas for this story.

Getting Creative in a Pandemic

Katy moms have been getting creative at throwing some of the best kid birthday parties during the ongoing pandemic. Some are keeping it small, just to family, while others are utilizing technology to incorporate family and friends near and far.

“All three of my daughters have had their birthday during COVID-19,” says Katy Mom Arielle Haysmer. “They all had birthday parades and have loved them! It has been their favorite birthdays ever!”

Yard Signs

Yard signs and flamingos were fun before the pandemic, but now kids are really enjoying these “announcements.” Everyone knows about their special day, and the signs offer a great backdrop for pictures during car parades and outdoor gatherings. For more excitement, families have set up a picnic or cake out among the signs.

“We did a yard sign and a car parade,” says Mandy Egan. “For the car parade we dressed her up like a queen and made her a throne out of cardboard to sit in. I also made her a cool cake even though it was just grandparents that stayed to have some.”

“We did a yard sign, car parade at her request,” says Sarah Jones. “We live on a cul-de-sac where our friends are like family so we gathered in the middle with them and ate cake.”

Princess for the Day

COVID-19 shook up little Kaylin’s birthday. First the family had planned to take their Frozen-loving daughter to Disney World and then that was canceled. Then they scheduled a birthday party at a gymnastics facility, but they chose to cancel over concerns. So, Katy mom Kathryne Pruitt had to get creative. She also got to work with her husband's birthday as he and their daughter share the same day!

Photo credit: Kathryne Pr