birthday during the pandemic

Yes, it’s that time of year again. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since last time this year: your birthday. However, a pandemic has struck all over the world so you’re not allowed to invite your friends or family. Let alone throw a big ass party. Either way, celebrating your birthday isn’t less fun during COVID-19. Just because they’re different, doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! In this article, we’ll give you some ideas on how to go about celebrating your birthday during the pandemic.

A small party at home

When you were little, you didn’t need fancy venues, dj-sets and the whole shebang. Your parents probably decorated the whole house with party decorations (Dutch: feestversiering) and other party items (Dutch: feestartikelen) such as balloons. Even as an adult these kinds of parties can be so much fun. Make a playlist with fun music from the decade the birthday boy/girl grew up in and make sure you have enough board games at the ready. You can make the loser do a shot or even say that the loser of UNO or Monopoly has to do the dishes for a week … believe us: it’s gonna be a fun party!

Restaurant at home?

Many restaurants that never used to deliver, have turned to delivery to survive this pandemic. If you usually like to dine out for a birthday party, you can let the restaurant come to you! There are even chefs with Michelin stars that have turned to food delivery. Have you ever dined out in your own kitchen? Now you can!

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Throw a virtual party

We know a virtual activity isn’t the same as hugging friends and family in real life, but hanging out with them online can be a lot of fun too. We recommend you to look at activities instead of just ZOOM conversations; lots of companies offer fun virtual activities, such as a wine tasting that delivers the wine to your doorstep or an online escape game.

We know this has been such a weird period of time, but we hope you can make it a fun quarantine birthday nevertheless!