Birthday parties are special. Obviously, this year is different. Since our new normal is social distance, small and large meetings have been canceled, leaving many birthdays to be celebrated at home.
Although you are unable to throw the party you planned, there is no reason to skip the celebration altogether. If you or someone you love has a birthday coming up, plan one of these alternative party ideas. From making a commemorative video for the birthday boy, to organizing a party by videoconference, or even making your party a philanthropic event. There are many ways for the birthday boy to have a special day. And when this pandemic is over – and it will be over – you will have every excuse to throw the biggest birthday party ever.
1- Send a card
The easiest way to show your love is with a card. Send an electronic card: there are countless online sites to choose which type of card you will send. It may be simple, but the right words can be right in the heart of the birthday boy.
2- Make a video for the birthday boy
One way to enhance a traditional birthday card is to make it interactive. Use a service like Tribute to create a custom video montage. Ask friends and family to record the birthday video using a birthday video maker and Tribute will gather them and send them to the guest of honor. The present will surely be remembered for years to come.
3- Organize a virtual birthday party on Zoom
Make an appointment at Zoom or the video conferencing application of your choice and invite all your friends to a virtual happy hour . The video quality in Zoom is very good and you can see the face of each participant in a simple grid view. Do you want to make things really special? Make an appointment with the birthday boy a little later to enter the room, so that everyone else can sing “Happy Birthday” as soon as he arrives.
4- Organize a party on Netflix
If you like movies, schedule a virtual party. Download the Netflix Party extension on Chrome and you and your friends can watch the same Netflix movie at the same time. The extension has synchronized video playback (so that everyone’s screen stops and continues at the same time); in addition, there is a chat room for you to share your impressions of the film.
5- Send a cake or other festive dessert
A great way to support local businesses in these difficult times is to request services for delivery. Choose a local bakery or bakery and send the birthday boy something sweet, like cakes, mousses, pies, etc.
If you are the birthday boy, how about sending cupcakes to the guest house of your virtual party?
There is a greater sense here: making your party a reason to help people at this critical moment will help you keep that date in mind not as a time of deprivation or frustration, but of joy for having mobilized people to do good.