Tips for a Socially Distant Get Together

With restrictions easing across the country, many people are looking at outside gatherings like sand picnics to reconnect with friends and family. But is it possible to do those activities responsibly? Yes, say the experts — with the proper precautions, you can absolutely spend time with close friends and family, all while staying safe and having lots of fun.


Keep the guest list small

A recent poll by the New York Post shared that seventy-eight percent of Americans surveyed said they expect strict safety measures to be enforced at any party and they’d only be comfortable with an average of six guests in attendance.


Keep social distance by placing the chairs 6 feet apart

Use masking tape or chalk to indicate 6 feet!


In the same poll by the New York Post, in terms of safety measures that would make respondents feel comfortable, 49 percent would like to see socially distanced tables and chairs.


Make a sanitizer station

Place the sanitizers in a few different spots so people don't congregate!



Skip the buffet or family style- do single serve



Skip the buffet or family style- do single serve.

Use paper or plastic everything






Forgo the pot-luck. If you don't want to prepare anything, just keep it casual with frozen apps that you can easily heat up


Have individual crafts for the kids