Celebrating your birthday during a world-wide quarantine is something you’ll always remember- so let’s make it count! Whether you’re quarantined alone, with loved ones, or simply trying to spread joy (not germs), here are a few ways to kick the birthday blues and get your party started.
If you live in a condo with a balcony, it’s time to put that to good use. Take advantage of the fresh air and let that beautiful sun kiss your skin on your birthday. Clear the space so you can treat yourself to breakfast with a view, and don’t forget your whipped coffee that’s TikTok worthy. Now for those living in a house, escape to your backyard for the ultimate retreat. All it takes is a little ‘elbow grease’ to set the vibe right and transform that hideaway into a Boho-Chic picnic topped with a firepit. Or you can cozy up with some blankets and sheets to create the perfect tent for glamping. To kick it up a notch, use a projector for a movie night under the stars. Don’t worry; there is no need to break the bank; part of the fun is the scavenger hunt around the house to find your supplies to bring the vision to light.
Calling all Extroverts
Lockdown or not, you’re the life of the party and aren’t settling for anything less on your birthday- well, no stress my social butterflies! It’s time to start downloading the HouseParty social app that makes connecting face-to-face effortless. It alerts you when your friends are in the house and ready to chat so you can jump into the festivities. HouseParty streams games like Head’s Up, Chips and Guac, Trivia, and Quick Draw for you and your besties! So, turn the speakers up, line up the bottles of bubbly and get your birthday best on.
Sending Love from AFar
Drive-by celebrations are all the rage these days, pile yourself in the car with some balloons, and drive past your best friend’s place to show some love! Honk, wave, and flash some birthday banners-they’ll love the hype! If you’re a parent, practical gifts are always safe, feel free to order groceries to save your kid a trip to the store- they will appreciate it! Wholefoods, Metro, Walmart, and the Superstore are all providing contactless delivery, to help you seal that thoughtful deed. Of course, you can order them a custom cake from Ecakes, and Sweet Flour Bake Shop or even get their favorite dinner delivered straight to their door from UberEats. Helpful Hint – Terroni is an excellent place to start.
Sexy and Single
It’s your special day so starting your morning off right is imperative. I suggest getting champagne delivered to your door from Marbl or ordering yourself a caramel macchiato from Starbucks – after all it’s all about you! You owe it to yourself to dance to your favorite songs in your ‘birthday suit’ or have a little karaoke fun. Be sure to reach out to your friends via Zoom or Google Hangouts, to stay connected. If you choose to have a peaceful Zen birthday, it may start with a fresh morning walk, followed by a home spa day. In that case, you can order salon-quality products from BeautySense who are currently offering free shipping for all your wellness needs. Another personal favorite of mine is Saje diffusers, along with The Body Shops essential oils to set the mood.
It’s all about the little things, personalized birthday signs around the condo, breakfast in bed, and flowers from Bloomex are always a nice touch. Whether it’s a gift for him or her, Indigo Chapters and Amazon are an excellent place to begin with their variety and quick delivery. Whether it’s a love note, or even a personalized Lovebook these acts of kindness show that you took the time to celebrate them. Finally, with Pinterest to the rescue, anyone can “chef it up.” So, surprise your honey this year with a home-cooked meal from the heart. To make it memorable, set the scene, and create a menu with different courses to mimic a real date night in Toronto.
Happy Birthday from HOLR! Remember, you hold the keys to your happiness, be present on your day, and don’t forget to take at least one selfie with your birthday cake and medical mask for memories!