How To Celebrate Your Birthday At Home

April 8, 2020

Quarantine Birthday? How to Celebrate Your Birthday At Home

Hi Aries & Taurus babies!  I see you! Wondering how to celebrate your birthday at home?! I’ve got you covered. Yesterday was my 34th birthday and it was one I won’t be forgetting. It’s hard to social distance on your birthday but there are some things you can do while at home to still make your day extra special. Here is a list of 8 ideas for how to celebrate your birthday at home. Happy early birthday!

How To Celebrate Your Birthday at Home

1. Have a Meal with Friends Over Zoom/FaceTime

Plan a birthday brunch or dinner just as you would if you could go out and see your loved ones; and just have it over teleconference! I had a Zoom brunch/high tea with 5 of my girlfriends and it was so much fun. To be honest, it may be the best birthday meal you’ve ever had since you can have friends in different places all celebrating together! For me, my main group of girlfriends is here in Vancouver, where I live now, but my best friend lives in Ontario and my other closest friend lives in Australia. I had all of them on Zoom for our brunch and it was the first time they’ve all met / ‘hung out’. It was amazing to have that happen!

2. Do a Group Activity (From Your Homes)

You can do more than just have brunch with your loved ones. Find an activity you love and get everyone involved. You could all do a group workout class via Facebook Live, or you could all watch a movie together by downloading the Netflix Party extension in Chrome. It lets you all sync a Netflix movie and you can pause at the same time and chat about it!

3. Have a “Bar Crawl” in Your Home

Want to feel like you’re getting to try new spots on your birthday? Turn your home into a ‘bar crawl’ by making a different cocktail for different rooms. If you’re living with a partner or a roommate, have them join you by having a drink in each room. You can even decorate the rooms or have snacks to go with the theme. For example you could have: margaritas with chips and guacamole in the living room; mint juleps while listening to country music in the kitchen, and martinits while listening to jazz in the bedroom.

4. Get Take Out From a Fancy Restaurant

Many restaurants who would never normally have take out have created take out menus to adapt to this unusual time. Take advantage of that and enjoy a really fancy meal at home!

5. Dress Up!

You may not be able to go anywhere, but there’s no reason you can’t dress up in a party dress and do your hair and makeup. Have fun getting glam and go over the top, because why not!?

6. Embrace the Down Time

It’s rare to have so much time to ourselves and so much time stuck at home, but on your birthday turn that into a positive! Have a bubble bath, read magazines on the couch for hours, listen to an audio book, do whatever makes you feel relaxed and enjoy the time alone.

7. Go Birthday Present Shopping!

These are weird times my friend. Times where no one is going to bat an eye if you buy yourself some birthday presents. Enjoy some online shopping (at least sales are insane right now!) and buy yourself some gifts on your big day. If you’re looking for ideas of things you may need/like while stuck at home, don’t miss What I Stress Shopped While Social Distancing. I’ve got tons of great finds in there!

8. Don’t Forget the Birthday Cake!

Whether you want to try your hand at baking and make yourself a cake the day before or order from a local bakery, you can still have a birthday cake! Many local bakeries are struggling, of course, and would appreciate the support of you ordering a cake to be delivered!

It’s a weird time to have a birthday, I know, but the world needs all the extra happiness and joy it can get right now so I hope you live up your big day and have the best at-home birthday!

47 comments so far.

47 responses to “How To Celebrate Your Birthday At Home”

  1. Jodie says:

    I have to admit that the zoom or virtual meetings is a life saver.
    Happy birthday,

    • Lee says:

      I totally agree! I’ve done so many work meetings, ‘double dinner dates’ and drinks with my girlfriends over Zoom the past 3 weeks!

  2. I love all of these ideas! My birthday is May 11th so I will be sending this post to my hubby.

  3. Happy birthday!! Love these! My 35th is at the end of this month, I’ll be putting these ideas to use!

  4. Shauna says:

    Mine is next month! I know we’ll still be quarantined by then, so I’ve been brainstorming fun little things we can do. Hope you had the best Birthday, girlie! XO


  5. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    Happy Birthday!! Love these ideas!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  6. Nahid Akhter says:

    Happy Birth Day! Thanks for the share. Cheers!

  7. Rach says:

    I just celebrated my birthday and wish I saw this post!! These are great ideas!

  8. I’d like to get takeout right now! I’m so happy that I’m a Pisces and my birthday was at the end of February right before the quarantine started.

    Happy belated birthday. Hope you enjoyed it in this (temporary) new normal.

  9. Ah great ideas! I just have to wait another 10 months for mine to roll around lol.

    Allie of

  10. Lizzie says:

    These are fun ideas! From the way things are going I’ll probably be celebrating mine in quarantine too haha!


  11. Megan says:

    These are all great ideas! I feel bad for everyone with birthdays during this time but you are definitely making the best of it. That’s so awesome! Happy Birthday!

  12. Melissa Vale says:

    Omg love this!!! Sounds almost more fun to spend a bday at home!! Hope you had a great time!

  13. Having a birthday during the current crisis is not ideal but glad you were able to make it work despite everything! xoxo, Sarah

  14. maynardamanda says:

    I love the idea of a bar crawl! That’s genius. Happy Birthday!

  15. Shy says:

    LOVE the post so great because Soo many people are at home celebrating their birthdays

    • Lee says:

      Totally! All of us spring babies are going to have celebrate at home it sounds like, and it definitely is possible to make it fun still!

  16. Emma Peach says:

    I had never even heard of zoom until a few weeks ago! This pandemic has prompted a lot of us to learn new tech! Happy belated birthday and thanks for linking up!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. Despite being quarantined, it sounds like you made the very most of your 34th, and I’m sure you’ll never forget it! Sending you lots of love and positivity throughout the coming months and years!

  18. annaefox01 says:

    Happy Happy Birthday lady! I love these ideas, so fun!

  19. Amy Ann Arnold says:

    Happy birthday!! These are great tips, and I hope you were able to enjoy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. blogthirtyminusone says:

    Hope you had an amazing birthday despite the quarantine. My little one is having a birthday this week, so I may have to do some of these, like the group activity.

    Xx, Nailil

    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much, I definitely did! Aww happy early birthday to your kiddo! How old is he/she turning? and a group activity would be perfect!!

  21. Elisse says:

    My birthday was April 1st, so this is my favorite blog post of yours! Basically I enjoyed it on Facebook with my friends who are scattered all over the world, & went thru the 1500 sales emails I got looking for birthday deals!

    • Lee says:

      That’s great that you got to celebrate with friends all over! Thats one of the few benefits of these forced online birthday celebratiosn for sure. Haha and omg I feel ya on the birthday sale emails, there’s so many lol! I was excited to see that Starbucks is extending the free birthday drink for a few months since they’re closed right now. I want my birthday latte lol!

  22. cottagebunny says:

    Happy Birthday to you. My birthday is coming up fast and I will be doing a virtual family meeting. Thank goodness for that much. At least we can see family. I hope it made your day special.

    • Lee says:

      Aw happy early birthday! I hope the virtual family time is fun and that you enjoy the day despite social distancing1 <3

  23. Natalie says:

    My birthday is tomorrow April 20th and these are great ideas about how to celebrate! This is my favorite blog post of yours (or at least one of them)!

  24. Macie says:

    Aw cute! Going to try the bar crawl 🙂

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