Park Play Party keeping celebrations alive during the coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 13:14:15-05

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to get a little more creative when it comes to celebrating birthdays and other events, and Park Play Party is making sure each celebration is still memorable.

The party business has hit a snag these days, but Park Play Partyis keeping things fresh. “The celebration has to go on, just safely,” said owner Lakeesha Bussey.

The business is offering COVID-19 safe party packages with drive-thru or virtual versions with props, ponies and more.

“The kids miss their friends at school. They’re missing that social interaction. And then we need to switch it up, we’re all at home,” said Bussey.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, large gatherings are a no-go for many, but people still want to celebrate.

“Even though we’re separate, we can still feel that energy. If you’re doing it online or just driving by,” she said.

Bussey said no party is too small for any moment.

"We’ve been to parties where it’s literally been the birthday child and the parents, and that’s it, and the child talked about it for weeks. So people don’t have to think about, ‘We don’t have this huge gathering.' It’s still memorable and important to that child," she said.

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