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How to celebrate a birthday while in isolation

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday in the comfort of your own home. See our top recommendations for ways to make an isolation birthday special in 2020.

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A birthday is always a cause for celebration. If your birthday is coming up within the next few weeks, you've come to the right place. We've gotten creative and thought outside the box to give you this list of ideas for ways to celebrate your birthday at home.

How to celebrate a birthday while in isolation

Host a virtual birthday party

If you can't get together with your family and friends on your birthday, hang out with them virtually instead. Zoom allows up to 100 people in a meeting, so if you were planning to throw a big birthday bash, this is the next best thing.

Dig into breakfast in bed or brunch

Whether you're an early riser or you enjoy a late start, breakfast (or brunch) is the most important meal of the day. Start your birthday off right with a prepared breakfast or brunch that doesn't involve cooking or cleaning.

Set up a day spa at home

Get into zen mode with the help of a spa or pamper package that can be delivered straight to your door. All you'll need to do is press play on a meditation playlist on Spotify and get into your most comfortable loungewear.

Mandarin and Lime Revitalise Gift Hamper
Mandarin and Lime Revitalise Gift Hamper


Bring out your favourite board games

If it's your birthday, you'll likely get first dibs when picking games to play. Enjoy some friendly competition with your nearest and dearest as part of your birthday celebrations.

Let your creativity flow with a craft session

Birthdays are the perfect time to try something new. Take a break from Netflix and set up a space in your house to delve into a creative project.

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic
Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


Enjoy an afternoon high tea

Enjoy a high tea with a selection of sweet and savoury treats perfect for an afternoon birthday celebration in the comfort of your own home.

Celebrate with a virtual alcohol making and tasting experience

If your birthday usually involves a weekend away at a vineyard or a night out at a bar or pub, stick to traditions with a virtual alcohol making or tasting tour this year. Everything you need will be delivered to your door, so you'll just need to set up the alcohol and your laptop to enjoy this birthday celebration.

Tiny Bear Distillery Gin Pack and Virtual Cellar Door Tour
Tiny Bear Distillery Gin Pack and Virtual Cellar Door Tour


Take some time to enjoy your hobbies

Dedicate time on your birthday to do what you love. Whether you're an avid golf player, a keen photographer or have a green thumb, there's plenty of virtual experiences that can keep you occupied on your birthday.

Tie up your apron and get creative in the kitchen

For a fun and delicious culinary experience, these meal kits make cooking a whole lot easier. Whether you want to sit back and relax while someone else prepares your birthday meal or you want to get in on the action, these meal kits offer a fun and delicious culinary experience. Bon appétit.

Treat yourself and decorate your house

No birthday is complete without flowers, banners or baked goods. If you're looking for a way to brighten someone's isolation birthday or you simply want to treat yourself (we definitely recommend this), adding birthday decorations and gifts to a living space is a nice touch.

Flex your painting skills with a paint and sip class

Pop the cork and pull out the canvas on your birthday for a paint and sip experience. Whether you're spending your birthday alone or with others, a paint and sip experience is a great way to wind down and relax. Choose from famous works like Vincent van Gogh's "A Starry Night" or a picturesque landscape, and you will be guided with a step-by-step online tutorial to create your masterpiece.

Online Paint and Sip Lesson with Creative Kit
Online Paint and Sip Lesson with Creative Kit


Paint and Sip at Home: The Starry Night
Paint and Sip at Home: The Starry Night


Play classic birthday party games

When was the last time you took a swing at a piñata or tried your luck at pin the tail on the donkey? If you are able to celebrate your birthday with family or friends, set up a bunch of party games and you're guaranteed to have a great time.

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