You probably planned this birthday in advance, or you’re a friend who was supposed to throw a surprise party, or you’re just looking out for cool ideas since we’re in lockdown right now. While a cake may be difficult to get and you may not have your family or friends around, you can still make your birthday a memorable one. So here are a few ways you can make your birthday special or make a friends birthday special even during the quarantine
Video Calling Apps to the Rescue
Whether you want to surprise your friend or you miss your family too much, just like always have a group video call at 12 am where they can all sing for you just like they would otherwise. If it is a small group of people, you can just use WhatsApp, but if your gang is a big one, the zoom will accommodate everyone. If it’s your friend’s birthday, make sure you sing loudly and clap like you were physically present there!
Watch your favorite movie
Watch your favorite movie or show, while you rant about it on your group chat, and if it’s a Netflix one, don’t forget to have your friends join using Netflix’s party. Midnight movie, snacks, and your best friends jokes throughout the movie! What a perfect start to your quarantine birthday.
While it may not be feasible to have a cake delivered home, making a mug cake, is very simple and requires very few ingredients. YouTube has many easy recipes to suit your liking. Within a minute or 2, you will have your mug cake ready! Place a candle on it and make a wish!
Make your friend a customized video
If you’re looking out for a way to surprise your friend who’ll be celebrating a quarantine birthday, here’s a quick idea. Make a simple video for them together with all your friends. Use a simple phone video editing app to edit it and send it across. It’s sure to make one’s day!
Wear your favorite outfit
While of course, you shouldn’t step out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear an outfit that makes you feel great. Whether you feel like wearing your PJs or formal attire, dress up a little different than the usual days, and make sure you get lots of pictures while you relish the mug cake!
Play some online group games
You can play a list of online multiplayer games with your friends. Have a game night with your pals playing Ludo, Psych, PUBG and so many more available. Let your birthday night be game night. We have an entire list on the 10 best online multiplayer games, be sure to check that out for some fun!
Make a curated birthday playlist
If you can’t go to the party, bring the party to you. Make yourself a curated playlist of your favorite songs, maybe some special ones for your birthday, maybe Dancing Queen, because it’s always fun feeling Seventeen! If you want to surprise a friend who’s birthday it is, send them a customized playlist of songs that y’all have memories associated with!
Make a birthday list
List down all the things you would have done this birthday or anything you’re looking forward to doing and try ticking as many off the list once the lockdown has ended. Maybe get your friends to do them with you!
Gift yourself a workout routine
Make sure you spend some time working out or doing some sort of physical activity that keeps you fit. We’ve been glued to our gadgets and beds this quarantine, and yes it’s enjoyable, but a simple workout routine will help you stay positive and fit. What better day to start on than your birthday? While you’re at it, ask your friends to join you too!
So that’s what I think can make your birthday a little more special. While you’re at it, don’t forget to post updates on your social media handles, because that’s where most of our time is spent. Have a great birthday, spending time with the most important person, yourself!