Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustangs are finding ways to celebrate family and friends’ birthdays under quarantine regulations.
One of the most popular is drive-by parades. Family and friends of the person celebrating drive by their house, tossing them gifts, honking and playing music, and holding posters they made for them.
LRHS senior Connor Schrand has participated in a birthday drive-by, which he deemed a successful way to safely celebrate.
“The drive-by’s and making of posters has been fun and adds a sense of normalcy to these crazy times. In a fun way, it makes up for not being able to be with the person on their special day,” he said.
Mustangs have also been making social media posts for people on their birthday, showcasing fun memories and making the person feel special on their day. Whether one picture, or a video compilation, it’s an easy way to make people still feel appreciated during quarantine.
“Making posts on social media is fun because the person will wake up to a picture or video that was a fun memory to look back on. It never fails to make people smile and reminisce, especially during these times when we can’t hang out with people,” said junior Emma Tullio.
Baking goods and dropping them off at people’s houses, as well as mailing them cards or gifts, has also been a popular form of celebration.
Junior Ella Botko decided to bake her friend’s goods for their birthdays. “I love to bake, and my friends love when I drop off cookies or brownies for their birthday. Not only does it only make a good present, but it’s a fun way to pass free time during quarantine,” she said.