Birthdays are among the most awaited days any individual looks forward to in a year. All the planning and excitement came to a halt due to the lockdown protocols.
We know how bummed you must be thinking about how different things would have been if there had been no crisis to begin with. But don’t worry! We have got you covered with lots of ideas to make you feel special on your big day.
So huddle up with your friends virtually and put on some party music!
From Organizing to Candle Blowing
Keeping in mind the social distancing norms, let us discuss some of the most interesting ideas to turn your boring birthday into one that will live in your memories for quite some time.
Start by picking a theme for your special day. Think about your favourite sitcom, or your favourite movie or actor. The theme will decide what sort of decoration you’ll be needing to make your living space look the part.
The theme will also help you showcase your day better on social media for your friends and family and make them a part of your special day. Oh, and of course, the likes and comments are a part of the package.
You can also organize a virtual movie party on your desired OTT platform like Netflix, HBO, or Amazon Prime Video to give your friends a platform for all sorts of banter and mischief.
Cakes take centre stage on any birthday. Bake your favourite cake by learning different ways you can do so, or if you’re feeling a little extra, order a designer cake from a local cake shop.
No matter what, you will definitely wake up early on your birthday. Start the day by doing a home workout session to put you in the right mood for an exciting day ahead.
To organize a virtual party, you will need to notify your friends well before time. Show your creativity by making an e-invite for all of them to join you. Make the invite as goofy as possible to make sure they show up on time!
If you tend to sway yourself towards astrology, you can have a virtual tarot card reading online! Find out which websites offer virtual tarot card reading sessions and book yourself for the desired time.
To mark the special day, add a member to your family by adopting a pet. All they need is a new home and what better occasion than your birthday to commemorate it.
Apart from cakes, the other thing that catches the spotlight is food. Chef up and learn some interesting dishes that you can get better and if they turn out good, make them a “your’s only” speciality.
Glam up! The pictures aren’t gonna click themselves. Wear your favourite outfit and go crazy with makeup and wear them like you own them. Instagram will be buzzing for days!
Attend a live virtual concert or a standup comedy show to experience a one-time event that you will recall for a long time to come.
There are a lot of people out there who are lost and don’t have a lot of hope from the norms getting back to normal. If you want to do something for the less privileged, organize a fundraiser for the needy or help out NGOs to distribute food and shelter for those who need them.
Take the pandemic as an opportunity to reach out to all those around. Share a slice of cake with your neighbours or some yummy snacks with your security guards as a gesture of gratitude.
These were ideas for your birthday. Now let us turn the attention to your friends who wouldn’t see your surprise coming!
Send a well-decorated card. Birthday wishes will come and go, but cards with deeper meaning will stay with them forever. Put it in their mailbox personally, or post it to them for a contactless delivery.
Gather a few of your other friends and make a video montage of your friend by collecting pictures and videos of them from times that you spent together and add little clips of separately wishing them the regards for the upcoming year.
If your friends have personal vehicles, organize a drive-by near your friends’ residence to surprise them with gifts, hampers, and birthday wishes to make their day.
Apart from organizing games, organize a talent show, and rate them. This way, everyone gets to show their skills and also provides some amazing content to look back at.
Take out some time and make a quiz and send it to all your mutual friends. Frame the questions in a way that will signify who knows your friend better and make it feisty.
At the end of the day, the best gift that you can give to your friends is your presence with them for the entire day. Schedule a conference call, and endless laughter will follow.
The part that makes your day are the memories that you make when spending time with your loved ones. The pandemic has hindered lots of minds, and emotional states even more.
Now that the rules are more relaxed than before, spend some time with your friends and family to re-celebrate yours and your friends’ birthday, which was missed due to the strict lockdown measures.
There are now hundreds of multiplayer games that you can enjoy with your friends on your birthday and challenge them for bragging rights.
Take the opportunity to thank the medical workers who have fought non-stop to help reduce the number of active cases by involving them in your celebration. Visit hospitals and clinics and give them sweets and chocolates to make them feel that little bit special.
Anything that you do, make sure that you make it memorable and have no regrets whatsoever. Any idea that you feel comfortable with, feel free to take the help of some more pairs of hands. Have an amazing day!