5 tips for celebrating while staying safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed our lives, and along with it, the way we celebrate important events like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, and everything in between. If you’re the designated party planner of the family, you’ll definitely have to make a few adjustments in order to ensure that these special celebrations are safe, yet enjoyable even at a distance!

We rounded up some of our favorite tips, tricks, and recommendations for you to put together a quarantine bash to remember!

Choose a fun theme

It’s good to start off by deciding what the party’s motif is going to be. Will it be a costume party, a classy tita party, or a KBBQ party? That’s all up to you! We also recommend that you take the celebrant’s favorite things, like TV shows, movies, or K-Pop biases. Make sure to take everyone’s cravings into consideration too. Are the attendants itching to eat food from GCash QR partner merchants like K-PUB BBQ, Sunnies Cafe, or Coffee Project? List it down and order up later!

Get your gifts the contactless way

Most special occasions call for gift-giving, so why not pick up some of your presents at GCash partner merchants like Mr. DIY, Ace Hardware, True Value, Silverworks, and Daiso? Don’t forget to safely transact using GCash QR for good measure!

Set up with social distancing in mind

Once you’ve got a theme all figured out and you’ve got most of the party supplies ready, it’s time to set up space at home for the celebration! While it’s still not safe to have guests over, some members of your family (including yourself) may have spent some time outside the house during the day, so it’s still best to implement social distancing measures for the party.

Serve the family’s favorites

How long has it been since you had food from your favorite restaurants? Now that you have something to celebrate, it’s the perfect time to order your faves and scan to pay with GCash QR! Here are some GCash partner restos that can serve up meals that can fill a family: Pizza Hut, The Moment Group, Goldilocks, Mary Grace, Caramia, Bonchon, Krispy Kreme, Shakey’s, Yellow Cab Pizza, Andok’s.

Send virtual invites to relatives and friends

Given that having guests over in your home is something we have to avoid, for the time being, we suggest that you invite your loved ones to join the party over a video call, so they can enjoy the fun too!

Celebrations won’t be the same as before, but they don’t have to stop while you’re in quarantine. These days, there are tons of ways for everyone to enjoy important events while staying safe and socially distanced. With the help of GCash, you can go cashless, pay contactless, and plan great parties in a whole new way!

If you have any questions or concerns, visit the GCash Help Center to submit a ticket or call us at 2882 from 9AM-6PM daily so we can help!

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