Saturday 12th September 2020 was in the diary for our 5th Birthday party, and we weren’t going to let Covid-19 ruin that. Our team worked hard to ensure the day was memorable despite having to create a Plan B after the initial event, a gathering of all our staff and foster families at a centrally located scout activity centre, sadly couldn’t go ahead.
Birthday boxes containing cake mix, decorations, a Sainsbury gift card to buy party food, bingo cards, colouring sheets, pencils and crayons, balloons, prizes and certificates were packed and sent out to our staff and foster families for them to join in our Zoom birthday event. What would we do without technology!
With 56 different screens on our Zoom call, lots of happiness and laughter was shared, especially with our special guest Bingo Bob, who had lots of requests for more bingo games! Our scavenger hunt had our young people excitedly solving the riddles to find items around their houses and a special Young People at Heart quiz got everyone’s minds thinking. With a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday across the country, it was time to see all the lovely cake creations that had been made and decorated by our foster families. We really do have some star bakers!
It was great to see so many of our carers and young people join in, and lovely to see the effort everyone made in their homes, with decorations and some excellent fancy dress,
But lovely as the day was, we do hope we can get back to our face-to-face birthday party next year!