Birthdays are a day that many people look forward to. For some people, especially young people, birthdays will certainly be more impressed if they are celebrated with a lively and exciting celebration party.
However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, you have to postpone this fantasy and only celebrate with your family.
Even so, there are still many ways to keep a birthday memorable in the midst of this situation. As summarized from various sources, here are ideas for celebrating birthdays in the midst of a pandemic that you can emulate.
First, you can have a virtual party with friends and relatives through several video conferencing applications, such as Skype and Zoom. Choose an app that lets users talk to each other from their own homes via webcam and can host some of the best virtual meetings. That way you can invite your guests in the birthday video conference party.
Restaurant style dinner
Celebrating an anniversary at your favorite restaurant in situations like this is still worrying. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it at home.
You can set the dining table like in a restaurant by setting a few candles, adding a teal table runner, picking up a bottle of your favorite drink, and enjoying a delicious meal while you’re at home. Also invite and involve your housemates, family or partner in spending time eating several restaurant-style set menus.
But if you live alone or you can’t get the ingredients needed for cooking, you can get your favorite foods by using online food ordering.
Party karaoke at home
If you’re bored with just eating together, you can also organize a karaoke party. Make a list of your favorite and festive songs to sing with your housemates, family, or partner and sing together at home using existing technology.
If you have a large enough garden and good weather at home, a picnic is an equally fun option. You can make your favorite sandwich, then grab a birthday cake, and sit in the sun.
However, for those of you who live in a shared flat or house, there is nothing wrong with changing the living room or work space by adding sheets and Tumblr-style lights, for an indoor picnic.
For those who still want to see relatives and friends in person, but are still reluctant to have a real party, a drive-through party can be an option.
Give it a try, decorate your front yard with glee, and send out invitations (maybe a birthday hat, balloons or trumpets as well) so relatives and friends can drive through your front of the house at the appointed hour. Don’t forget, prepare hampers filled with food, snacks, desserts, toys, and others that you can hand over when they drive-through in front of the house.
This method is also effective, because they can also hand over gifts without having to get out of the car. However, make sure you also keep using masks and hand sanitizers and don’t forget to take a photo together as a memory.