Celebrate your birthday& corona: how to still have an unforgettable day!

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Hugging your favorite people, eating birthday cake together and laughing the day away – that’s what makes our birthday special. This year, however, many will have to celebrate their birthday quite differently than usual.

To make your birthday unforgettable, we have collected the best ideas for you and show you how you can have your loved ones with you despite social distancing!
And for all of you who don’t have a birthday, but want to make a future birthday boy or girl happy, even from afar, we have captured some creative ideas. Let’s celebrate your birthday together instead of alone!

Remote party via video chat

Even during the current social distancing, you don’t have to celebrate your birthday alone! Invite your loved ones to a virtual birthday party. The video chat does not have to take place only via the PC anymore, almost all messenger services have this function as well. Often there is the possibility to chat with several people at the same time, regardless of whether they are together in the same place. It’s not the same as sitting and celebrating with your loved ones, but it’s a way to share and give virtual hugs. You have several options that you can use via your smartphone or PC: WhatsApp offers a video chat, but you can also use Facetime, Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts.

By the way, the app Houseparty works similarly to WhatsApp but with video chats that can also take place in groups. About it you can also play games together or mix cocktails together. As you can see, it’s very easy to "meet" your loved ones virtually and get into a party mood.

Planning a birthday party in 2021: what you should keep in mind!

You have a birthday in spring or summer and want to celebrate this special day with your loved ones? Then it’s worth planning several alternatives that work for different scenarios of Corona rules. If you are planning a larger party with location and service providers, contact them in time and discuss if and how a party after lockdown is possible. Keep also directly options for cancellation or postponement, should it come to renewed tightening of the measures on your birthday. If it is possible, many service providers are currently acting accommodating and try to find a solution for your celebration together with you.

Please note: Due to the currently applicable regulations, birthday parties cannot currently take place. Due to the regional Corona hotspots, different regulations may currently apply in the various counties. So be sure to inform yourself about the measures that apply to you and follow the recommendations of the federal government.

Loving senior woman giving a Birthday present to her husband while relaxing on a penthouse patio. ©skynesher

Celebrating birthday during lockdown

Even if the big birthday party can’t take place right now, you can of course make up for it as soon as it’s possible again. Then you can embrace all the hearties again and celebrate your new year of life in a proper way. Your loved ones think currently certainly the whole day on you and will ensure with dear messages and small surprises that you still feel like a birthday child.

Your birthday can be a special day despite contact restrictions. Use the day to try something new at home.

1. Virtual cooking class

Take a virtual cooking class and learn new dishes. Many providers of cooking classes and co. provide cooking boxes. This you get with all the ingredients you need for the dish of the course sent in advance. In the course you will get virtually explained every step of the recipe and conjure up a delicious birthday dish for yourself.

Tip: Ask your partner or your best friend to cook with you!

2. Creative& Handmade

You love to get creative? Then use your birthday to learn a new skill or deepen a beloved hobby. Online you can find a wide variety of courses, often with the option of having the appropriate materials delivered directly to your home. Get inspired by these ideas:

  • Painting& Drawing
  • Macrame knotting
  • Handlettering or calligraphy
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery
  • Origami
  • Sewing
  • Photography
  • Pottery

3. Gifts to yourself

You’ve been wishing for something special for a long time, or you’re flirting with an item you’ve all wanted to make come true? Give yourself a treat for your birthday. Our tip: Order the gift to yourself a few days before your birthday and open it only on your big day.

Cooking a birthday menu

Photo series of two female teenage vegans learning to cook while watching tutorials in internet. ©IStock

How to surprise the birthday girl at home: 3 creative ideas!

Someone you love has a birthday in the next few weeks and you already know that you won’t be able to see each other that day? Then surprise your favorite person with a little something! We’ve put together three creative ideas for you that you can easily replicate to put a smile on the birthday boy or girl’s face!

Idea 1: Send birthday greetings by mail

Especially in those difficult times when the birthday boy or girl may even be sitting alone at home in quarantine, handwritten words take on a special value and conjure up a little joy in the restricted daily routine. So surprise the next birthday boy or girl with a nice letter or a self-designed card. With a personalized text and your favorite snapshot on the card, you’ll be spreading love even when you can’t be there. Why not send a reply card directly with it and make it a kind of "pen pal" like in the old days? In times of digitalization, this has a very special charm.

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