If we have learned anything in 2020, it’s to make sure we don’t take anything for granted. Do you wish you celebrated your last pre-lockdown birthday in style? If so, don’t worry because this is the case for many people across the globe. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has destroyed all hope and plans for 2020 and now in 2021. This generally means that almost all of us can’t do what we love to celebrate turning one year older! As sad as this seems, there is still plenty of opportunities for us to stay positive and celebrate in our own special ways. If you are celebrating your birthday amidst the pandemic in lockdown, here are some tips to help you host the perfect lockdown birthday!
Send the invites
One of the first things to consider is how you will host the birthday party. Since you will more than likely be in your home, you have the opportunity to choose your favourite and most convenient platform to host. For example, if you have access to a webcam or a camera on a mobile device, you can invest your time in an application such as Zoom or Skype. This means your guests can join in from wherever they are in the world at whatever time – proving the time difference isn’t too drastic for them. Once you’ve made your decision, you can start sending your invites. There are plenty of websites that allow you to create digital invites that suit your theme.
Choose a theme
On the topic of themes, now would be the perfect time to choose your favourite theme to make your party extra special. Some themes can be optimised so they work well on a digital video call and others work well at home if you have decided to keep it small and among those within your household. For example, a great choice for an occasion at home is a tea party. This is a fantastic option as it is rarely done, making it a special opportunity to celebrate. You can invest in speciality tea, fancy décor and great cakes. Overall, themes are a brilliant way to spend some time out of the ordinary for once – and your birthday is the perfect time to do so.
Choose your activities
Once you have chosen your host platform and your theme, from here you can choose the activities you’d like to do with your guests. If you are digitally celebrating, choose activities that work well online. Some ideas include a Netflix Party, Jacksbox Games, and a well-planned out murder mystery. These ideas will allow you to have fun over an online platform, so it is best to do your research to find out what your preferred options would be. If you’re celebrating in person, you can do these things too. However, a fantastic in-person option could be a cooking challenge whereby your guests would cook something never done before.
There are many options to consider when hosting a birthday party in lockdown. You can be sure to still have fun no matter the circumstances!