East Dallas resident Gene Davis forms part of the duo behind The Que Pastas with Simon Flory. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

The coronavirus is a party pooper. While we’re all social distancing to slow the spread of the virus, it’s hard to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.

If your kids have an upcoming birthday and won’t be able to celebrate, they can cry about it — it is their birthday after all — or they can have a virtual party with The Que Pastas.

Little Forest Hills neighbor Gene Davis of the acclaimed kindie band is bringing music, dancing and songwriting to children across the United States via quarantine birthday parties on Zoom.

“As someone with kids, you want to make their birthday as special as possible,” Davis said. “This lets the kids shine and brings everyone together.”

Davis organized the first virtual party about a month ago. Since then, he’s delighted children in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Portland.

The 40-minute party consists of trivia and games centered on the birthday boy or girl, as well as high-energy dancing and singing. At the end, Davis and the online partygoers sing “Happy Birthday” and a special new song they wrote about the host. A recorded version of the song is available for families to keep.

“This has been so much more fun than I expected,” Davis said. “When things go back to normal and people still want it, I’ll be here at my computer being a goofball.”

Visit quarantinebirthdayparty.com for pricing and booking information.


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