Humans are attracted to other humans. It is in our DNA to desire the company of others of our species. The time-honored tradition of throwing a party will not end with our current challenges. I can just imagine the first party, held in some cave. Real flowers probably hanging about the cave walls and floors. Mammoth steaks are on the fire. The drummer is over in the corner with a hollow log and a club. Yep, a real barn burner or “cave burner” I should say. Our species must gather, we must communicate with and support each other. In fact, without gatherings and parties, we are nothing more than one more giant herd moving back and forth across the globe. It’s PARTY TIME!
We Can Party Responsibly
Despite the hand wringing and concerns, it is safe to gather with your fellow humans. There really is nothing new under the sun. We hear today about social distancing but just a couple decades ago the catchphrase was “personal space”. Both mean to keep a respectful distance from others. Suddenly hand washing is all the rage, but remember when your mom used to make you wash up before dinner? In addition, staying home if you are sick. . . did we all really need to be told that? With some personal responsibility on your guests’ part and some due diligence by you, the host, you can gather for safe party time. It’s
Party Like It’s 1999
I am showing my age with a Prince reference but hopefully, you get the idea. All of the same health and social precautions that are bandied about today were with us in 1999. As you know, staying a few feet away from others, washing our hands, and staying home if you are sick have been staples in our culture for decades. As the host you should monitors arrivals, perhaps checking guests with a no-touch thermometer, and even handing out a small bottle of hand sanitizer can help ensure you have a healthy party. Something as simple as narrowing the guest list to limit numbers can make a big difference in risk. Performing, simple health precautions and awareness at your function can make nearly any gathering safe, or at least as safe as the world today can be. So why not make today a party time?
A Safe, Clean Space – The Beacon Center
At The Beacon Center, we understand health safety. Our owners, Becky & Gil Stonebarger are well versed in public health issues and general safety. In fact, we recently upgraded all of the venue’s faucets, soap, and towel dispensers to hands-free. We’ve upgraded our cleaning products and fully comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines. Add all that to the fact that all of our surfaces, from tile floors to our equipment are all chosen based on ease of cleaning and disinfecting. We would love a chance to show you how our sparkling clean facility can be your home for any type of celebration, party, or meeting. Simply visit our website and book your free tour. We will be waiting, with masks on.