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How To Throw A Successful Party During COVID-19

By Emily Jabour, The Party Bebe

In a COVID-19 world where social-distancing has impacted too many special events we share with our family and friends, Emily Jabour has set an incredible example of how you can successfully throw a birthday party in this trying time. 

From Melbourne and during their current Stage 4 lockdown, Emily has done just that and has safely thrown her nephew, Ollie, the birthday party of his dreams. How has she done this? Well, via Zoom, of course! Emily has proven there is still fun to be had and has taken control of her current situation and found a way to make it work for her and her family.

Read on to find out how she did it and to inspire you to host your own virtual party.


By Emily Jabour, The Party Bebe

Zoom Party Fun

My nephew Ollie turned 3 over the weekend. 

We are still in stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne, which certainly isn’t ideal timing for celebrating a birthday, however we still managed to plan a very sweet celebration for the birthday boy! 

Ollie wanted a Paw Patrol Cake and Paw Patrol games! And thanks to Costume Box, Ferguson Plarre & Zoom, all his birthday wishes came true! 

I loved helping my sister to plan the celebration and it really gave our family something to look forward to during the lockdown.

The Theme

The first thing my sister Sophie and I did was plan the party theme – which naturally was Paw Patrol!

We then went onto Costumebox.com.au and picked out everything we needed for the day including costumes and party ware. We chose:

Paw Patrol Chase Tunic Boys Costume & Dalmatian Kids Costume

Paw Patrol Rubble Boys Toddler Costume
(which was sent to Sydney for Ollie’s cousin)

Paw Patrol Chase Boys Costume

And for the party ware:

1. Pastel Blue Lunchbox Pack of 5
2. Pastel Lilac Party Hat with Tassel Topper Pack of 10
3. Paw Patrol Lolly Bags Pack of 8

1. Peach 260ml Paper Cups Pack of 10
2. Gold 40cm Number 3 Balloon
3. Pastel Lilac Party Hat with Tassel Topper Pack of 10
4. Mint Green Round Paper Lunch Plates & Napkins
5. Matte Round Pastel Assorted Balloons 30cm Pack of 18

Paw Patrol Party Favour Mega Mix Pack of 48 for 8 & Paw Patrol Party Game

Zoom Party Packs

Sophie wanted all of Ollie’s cousins to be able to enjoy the birthday fun on the day, so two weeks before the day we put together some party boxes filled with treats and sent these via Australia Post to Sydney and to family in Melbourne. 

The packs included hand-drawn invitations (by Ollie, of course!) inviting his cousins to join in the party fun on Zoom and to dress up in Paw Patrol Costumes or themed outfits. 

We also included balloons, party hats, Ollie’s favourite treats in a Lolly bag, and Paw Patrol favours.

Party Food

On the day of the party we put together party food packs for the Melbourne based family to collect to enjoy at their homes. These included:

· Gingerbread decorating kit 

· Sausage rolls

· Fairy bread

For the birthday boy’s house, I delivered a Piñata cake and Gingerbread Decorating Kit from Ferguson Plarre, as well as balloons, party games and partyware, which all made a great backdrop for the Zoom party.

The Zoom Party

While his baby brother napped, Ollie enjoyed a little party for 3 with his mummy and daddy and we all got on Zoom to enjoy the festivities.

On the Zoom party call, we did the following activities:

· The kids had a Paw Patrol costume parade;

· We decorated gingerbreads;

· Played musical statues;

· Played pin the badge on Chase (each family had their own game to enjoy at home);

· Enjoyed party food;

· Sang happy birthday and watched Ollie blow out his candles. We also put candles into cupcakes and got the birthday boy to virtually blow out these candles too; and

· At the end of the call we gave the kids their Lolly bags and it almost felt as though we’d all been together celebrating Ollie’s special day! 

Thank you so many Costume Box for bringing the Paw Patrol Party magic to life and helping our family celebrate Ollie’s birthday while in lockdown! Thanks to your fantastic range of partyware, we were able to make all of Ollie’s birthday wishes come true! Xx

By Emily Jabour, The Party Bebe


We are so glad Ollie was able to enjoy his 3rd birthday and that we were able to help you make that happen!

Indeed, there are ways you can successfully celebrate and throw a party during lock down and Emily has proven just how easy it can be. Here at CostumeBox, we have a fantastic range of party themes and kids birthday ranges to suit everyone and every occasion. For all your party ware and costume needs easily accessible and all in one place, shop CostumeBox online today.

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