COVID has definitely changed the course of some of my family’s major celebrations this year! Jovan turned 40 on August 24th! He is such a wonderful and loving husband, father, and friend and the type of guy who takes care of everyone else… I wanted Jovan to bring in his 40th birthday with family and friends so we could celebrate and take care of him with an epic birthday bash! Although COVID postponed our celebratory plans, I wanted to create an intimate weekend of surprise events for Jovan, Sebastian, and me!
On Saturday, August 22nd, we surprised Jovan with a kayaking adventure Morgan Falls during the morning and a trip to Restore for a cryotherapy session!
On Sunday, August 23rd, we played an afternoon round of miniature golf at The Fringe in Roswell followed by an evening spin on Skyview Atlanta, the 20-story Ferris wheel in Centennial Park! The evening concluded with a romantic horse and carriage ride around downtown Atlanta!
We saved our biggest and best surprise for Sunday, August 24, Jovan’s actual birthday! First, I rented out a theater at The Springs Cinema and Taphouse in Sandy Springs. Jovan thought we were going to watch one of his favorite childhood movies. Instead, he was greeted on screen with a surprise video from family and friends who shared birthday wishes from near and far! Later that day, Sebastian and I celebrated Jovan with a surprise birthday picnic in the park at Heritage Sandy Springs! Here’s a peek courtesy of Theary Louneoubonh:
Thanks so much to my fellow event industry friends who made Jovan’s surprise birthday picnic a success: Angelica of Utopian Events, Theary Louneoubonh Photography, and Richmond Punch (violinist)! I’d also like to thank my sweet Sebastian for all of his help in making daddy’s birthday extra special!
COVID doesn’t have to halt all of our celebratory plans. We just have to find new, creative, and safe ways to keep the party going! How are you planning to celebration life’s special moments during COVID? I’d love to know in the comments below!
Dawn Jones says